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  1. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    Hope you get it figured out! Definitely check your sunroof drains also...they might be clogged. Something the glass shop noted...as they do most of ther Land Cruisers in the Portland area (including 60/62 models), they noted that if a shop does the gasket that doesn't follow the FSM and water...
  2. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    UPDATE: Got my '97 back from the glass shop - they kept it over the long weekend to test the main windshield gasket. They went above and beyond to verify that the windshield gasket is not the issue with letting water in. A few weeks back I did something I didn't want to do and that was to seal...
  3. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    Thanks! Yeah, I don't want to do an over the top build - either a 2' lift or OEM springs/shocks...BUT, I'm planning on a sleeping platform/cargo drawer system that my buddy is designing, so I'll probably need something more "heavy", especially with the swing out tire carrier; I've had her for...
  4. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    Soooooo, it’ll be like being 15 again in the garage with my father…only he drank Diet Coke and not beer 😂👍🤷‍♂️ Hey, whenever you have the time! 👍 :cool: I know you're busy...I saw the thread with that engine update. I'm definitely game to have those gremlins stabbed. Let me know what beer...
  5. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    Thanks! I've been looking at your winch mount. I'll also pick up your license plate set up. I'm torn between keeping it more of a stock look or adding the IronMan bull bar; I watched my dad's 80 (before he passed) lose its front end when someone made an illegal turn in front of him, and I've...
  6. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    On Monday the rest of my Front End / Knuckle Rebuild kit arrived; The "555" Tie Rod set from @cruiseroutfit and knuckle stud set from @NLXTACY , along with the (DRUMROLL) dual console Cupholders from @bhicks (note, I liked the big dal one so much when I purchased it for my brothers Cruiser, I...
  7. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    An update: 11/14 - Had the windshield gasket replaced (OEM with a shop who knows 80 series cruiser glass gasket requirements) and thought this would alleviate my water issues...come to find out - I was wrong. 12/11 - Found out the hard way that the seal on the sunroof isn't getting the job...
  8. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    Yeah, from what my LC shop said, when they saw the rust bubbles around the edge AND some of the outer gasket pried up, they knew. When I spoke with the glass shop, they initially said that I might need some body work done around the windshield depending on how bad it was. Thankfully, it wasn't...
  9. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    UPDATE: I posted this in the "What did you do this weekend" thread but I'm trying to keep a running account of my baseline and other work on the Cruiser, so, here is an update... The shop found that the gasket in the windshield was popped-up a little and this was "more than likely" causing my...
  10. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    When I was a kid, around 14 (soooo, way back in 1991 or so) my dad began teaching me how to drive in his 1973 two doo Lincoln Continental LAND YACHT around the neighborhood...once I actually had my learners permit (at 15), he started teaching me how to drive stick in the FJ40. THE DAY I got my...
  11. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    Ah, gotcha! Thanks for the clarification. Yeah, my brother was super stressed about spending the $$$ on his DS seat as the motor wont allow it to go back...I sent him the same video as above; he was thrilled. Like me, it's just him in his Cruiser most of the time, so he doesn't really care...
  12. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    Yeah, I think it's real easy to get that one not to be correct...take a look. I've read some threads where people didn't get the connecting thread to "click" in properly. When you mention the "servo motor" I'm assuming that's regarding the power seat? If yes, there's a good and detailed thread...
  13. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    Ok, a (verbose) update: She's been running AMAZING...so very quiet now that the fan clutch was replaced, and she's staying cool, even under a tow-heavy load of a heavy pop-up trailer tent (2300 lbs)...no more than 189 Degrees F per the ODB2 reader I use in conjunction with my tablet. So, to...
  14. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    All put back together...then washed and waxed and ready for the next update!
  15. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    OEM Heater Control valve (Before and after), new Aisin Blue Fan Clutch, & Denso Radiator installed.
  16. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    More photos...New thermostat and water pump.
  17. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    Ok, so the cooling system update happened this last weekend... PHH wasn't completed...ran out of time. The only casualty to the entire endeavor was, seemingly, the AC Compressor...the day leading up to cracking everything open I noticed the AC taking longer and longer to kick in, and then it...
  18. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    Good suggestion, thanks! I'll look into that.
  19. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    That I don't know about...I'm using the Samsung Tab tethered to the Torque Pro app - I would have used my iPad but I've followed up on the app enough that most users state the app and apple don't like each other at all, mostly because the app wasn't written for Apple...?
  20. DirtyPepper

    1997 FzJ80 - Let's Begin a Baseline!

    This weekend my Cruiser gets refreshed...cap, rotor, wires, plugs...cooling system overhaul. The only items on this list that are not "ready" is the stereo and Fuel Injectors...those are both set for another time (and it's not my full WIP spreadsheet, only the "purchased/Ready to Install"...
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