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  1. ylexot

    Monstaliner bumpers and 2-tone hundy

    I've wanted to do this 2 tone nod to the 55 since I got my white 100 several years ago. Source of inspiration: The powder coating on my front dissent bumper failed and the poor bumper was getting rough. I had an excuse to, in fact a need, to do some cosmetic work. I don't have great before...
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    Eva build

    Perhaps it is bad luck to christen a cruiser before it is built, see my Squirtle build retired before it really began. But, my wife is all in in this one and lives the vision and name, so she is/will be Eva. I've been putting off this tread long enough, so here it goes. This 1988 FJ62 came to...
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    Harbor Freight folding trailer caster bracket

    Can any of you fellas with a Harbor Freight or similar folding utility trailer help me out? I need to fab up the bracket with casters to roll this thing around when folded. (Whatever that part is called.) Planning to use some 2x2 L stock and either bolt or weld some casters on. What is...
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    For Sale Restored 88 FJ62

    Not mine, but my dream rig, I've been outbid already. I did get to see it in person. Simply stunning. Blue FJ62 beautiful paint, rebuilt engine, new h55, near flawless interior. Much more. It is like a new 62. It is clear much care and love went into it. Cruiser porn, if nothing else...
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    Squirtle build

    Kids named my new 62 'Squirtle' after their favorite blue Pokemon... I'm riding with it. Picked up this 88 from the rusting beaches of Nantucket via Philly. When it arrived it was rusted in places I didn't know could rust, like along the edges of the fender next to the hood. My body guy who...
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    80/20 roof rack build

    I did this roof rack mod over the summer. Im a little late posting the thread, but now after several uses, i can attest to it being solid. I had 3 general uses in mind: * be able to carry home 4x8 plywood and other bulky lumber with out hauling a trailer. * carry Yakima skybox and ski rack at...
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    Battery and fuel economy

    I figure this might be of interest to a few. It is a bit of a happy head scratcher for me. My aged battery was sufficiently worn out in my that it failed a battery test at the dealer and became unreliable to start the car. Replaced the battery with an Autozone special a couple weeks ago...
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    What is this?

    Not sure how to look this up. I took my LX to the dealership this past week. Just noticed when I got it back that the little cover for this is missing. What is this? I push down the white bit and it kind of feels like a button: springy. What does it do and why would the dealer be messing...
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    For Sale 100 s running boards -free to a good home

    I have a pair of running boards from an alpine white LX470 and the skin and bumper remains from the same in Vancouver WA (Portland OR) Free to a good home. They were rediscovered in the attic as we are preparing to move. Need them gone or they are going to scrap. Hope they are useful to someone.
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    For Sale 285/75R16 E-rated ATs mounted and balanced

    I took these off my 2000 LX470 with stock rims. Hankook Dynapro AT/m RF10 285/75R16 E-rated 10 ply tires on LX470 16 Toyota alloy rims. Deep tread. Approx 11/32 tread (13/32 new) I love these tires. Great traction in snow, rain, gravel, loose dirt, moderate mud. I like them so much I...
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    alternative fluids for AHC system

    I was talking to Keith over at B&B Suspensions the other day and one of the topics was the AHC hydraulic fluid. He recommended using Dexron VI instead of the Toyota AHC fluid. It is cheaper, has better thermal performance, and according to him meets or exceeds other requirements for the...
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    Coil springs for AHC

    Im going to install new coils in the rear in a couple weeks. Does anyone have a sense of how new OEM AHC coils compare to used and tired (180k) non-AHC coils? I can get a set of tired used springs for cheap, but I don't want a stiff ride. I may put a 150lb drawer system in the rear sometime...
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    pair of AHC globe questions

    So my AHC globes appeared to be toast: 6 ticks on the reservoir between H/L and crumby ride. I got a set of used globes that were in good working order when removed. I've got a couple questions: 1. Is there any way to tell if one globe is OK on or off the rig? 1.5. I noticed when bleeding...
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    MSDS for AHC globes

    Does anyone have the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the OEM Toyota AHC Suspension Control Pressure Accumulator (spheres, globes, etc) Part numbers: 4914160010 4915160010 So, I got in touch with Amayama to order a set of globes. They quoted a good price initially, but sent me an email...
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    powder coat color match

    Amyone got a color match for the stock LX wheel color, preferrably in Cardinal or Prismatic powder coat colors? I've got a pearl white LX with stock alloys. As I do bumpers, roof rack, and sliders, I want them all to match the rims. I've searched and I've gone to a powder coat shop and...
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    LX to LC hood, grill, etc

    So I bought my LX a few months ago, and I still haven't quite embraced my inner Lexus. For a while I went back and forth about which was more pretentious: driving a Lexus or taking Lexus badging off to be more proletariat. Eventually I realized I didn't care about that enough to waste much...
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    Time/risk to adjusting torsion bars

    I have a LX470 that I picked up a couple months ago. I have noticed a decline in ride quality over the last few weeks and that the LX now has a stink bug stance. I thought that the LX was set to ride flat. I'm taking a 3 hour road trip with the family this weekend and debating the wisdom...
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    Serial Number on front diff???

    Does anyone know if there is a serial or part number stamped on the front diff for these? If so, is there a numerical difference between 98/99 and 2000+ that can be determined from that number? I ask because I'm going to do a final prepurchase inspection on a 2000 that had a used diff...
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    Choice between 2 100s

    My quest for a good hundy may be close to an end. After several near buys, I've been pretty choosy looking for both s good price on a rig in the right condition and with a good history. It seems I have 2 good prospects, both were with the original owner until last year and neither have been...
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    Second thoughts on purchase

    I like to have my second thoughts before I buy rather than after, and that's where I am. I'd like to get your thoughts on this... I have found a 100 with my wish list: 99 with factory locker, clean exterior all the expensive maintenance done recently, within 2000 miles in fact: Tbelt, water...
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