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    '66 FJ40 drag link question

    "Dance with the one that brung ya", they say. It is my first FJ of any kind and it's been a STEEP learning curve to say the least. I have been trying to go through the truck and address things as needed, keeping to the Toyota DNA when the situation allows. For example, I built a new front...
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    '66 FJ40 drag link question

    ditto on that sentiment!!!!!!
  3. sfab

    '66 FJ40 drag link question

    I had to look up the penny trick. Nice!! I will address this when I pull the pitman arm. Will be way easier while it's not on the truck. Yes, mine is a '66, converted to disc F/R. As for the alignment thing, it is weird. I chalked it up to worn tie rod ends that had a little wiggle in...
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    '66 FJ40 drag link question

    I agree middlecalf. I checked the steering left to right and they are not the same, so I have ordered a pitman arm remover and will sort that out. Just ordered new linkage and tie rod ends and hopefully all good. LOL on the horn. Yeah, it doesn't work- imagine that. Keep forgetting to fix that.
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    '66 FJ40 drag link question

    sorry for the orientation on these. Still working on why these get rotated. Tried rotating them in my photos, but still no luck. Left photo is pitman orientation with wheels straight- 4:30-5 o'clock. 2nd from left shows the drag link rod distortion as there are no threads past the clamp...
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    '66 FJ40 drag link question

    3-puppies, you are correct: I am talking about the rod that runs parallel to the frame (drag link if I have read it right). With wheels straight forward, the pitman arm is currently at 4:30-5 o'clock looking directly at it, so definitely clocked behind where it should be by a good 1.5-2". I'll...
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    '66 FJ40 drag link question

    Truck was aligned a year ago or so when I did new tires. They said at the time that was the best they could do as the tie rod ends had some play. I get that. drove and steered quite well though, albeit a little wiggle in the steering wheel. It I looked at that receipt this morning and no...
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    '66 FJ40 drag link question

    As stated in the thread title, this is a [January] 1966 40 series. I'm a NOOB, so bear that in mind. Steering was not entirely on my radar, but it is now. I have discovered something kind of dangerous and will replace all the involved parts but I want to get to the bottom of why it is the...
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