The 40 nuts are a pretty durable design, its the chrome covered ones that are on my 62 that seem to get messed up. Not to mention some of the sports cars that have lug nuts that feel like they are made from recycled beer cans! On my non modern vehicles, I am the only one that turns the lug nuts...
I think you should go back to anti seize, if for no other reason to prevent galling. I always put a light coat on the studs. It only takes one jerk at a tire shop to ruin a stud with an air wrench. Those lugs take a lot of abuse, heat and environmental.
FWIW, if it turns out that the alternator is bad I would suggest rebuilding yours or buying a factory reconditioned one from Toyota. I had terrible luck with two cheapo big box store alternators in my 88.
I think you could have garnished it with some 1975 Fj40 brochures, large keys, or TEQ flashlights. I am usually drooling by the last picture. Sorry, the presentation was lacking, you may not make it to round two. Not your best effort. :)
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Could be the flasher, tap on it and see if it starts to click. I would check the ground on the front blinker as well as the socket and bulb. Turn the right blinker on and check for power at front and rear. Jiggle wires and see what you come up with. Post where you have power.
I will also add that you may need to swap some wires around in the plug. I had to swap a couple. Just use the old plug for a reference. I think the color were the same on both, but a couple of the wires were swapped on the new plug.