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    1967 FJ40 Fuel Tank Replacement

    Max.Powerzz, just curious what tank you ended up going with and why?? Like your rig man!
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    For Sale Super Winch - Fine Spline (30) Locking Hubs - San Diego

    Thanks Mark. I guess I thought I had "ball and claw" style axles for my '66, and not birfields? You are correct, it is a MAF conversion. Good idea on the 5 minute disassembly. Sometimes I get ahead of myself...
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    For Sale Super Winch - Fine Spline (30) Locking Hubs - San Diego

    bmoonhajjar, I'm interested in your super winch hubs. I have them on my 66 and may just buy them for spare parts. I don't know anything about that part assembly so I am curious about the 30 (fine) spline part. I have the Chassis & Body manual and it doesn't cover locking hubs. Mine is...
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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!!!!!!
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    '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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    drive shaft nuts and bolts

    I ended up getting a shaft from Adams Driveshaft in Nevada. It's who Man-a-Fre uses. They used a 69-73 Toyota [round] flange with a 10 count spline and 10mm bolts, and Spicer u-joints. I am quite happy with the unit. Took out the vibes I was having and she runs pretty smooth now. Evidently...
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    40 series front disc brakes: 79+ OE vs any other conversion?

    Hmm, you make some good points pbgbottle. My truck has V8, H55F 5 speed combo, done by PO. I have been working on a new rear drive shaft, so pinion flanges are at the front of my brain. Weird coincidence, after changing sizes at multiple times, but the 8-78 to 7-83 trucks have the same bolt...
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    40 series front disc brakes: 79+ OE vs any other conversion?

    Hey all, I am looking at doing some front axle work and had some questions. I have a 66 and my axle is ball and claw, converted to disc, spring under. I will not be hardcore wheeling this rig, tho obviously I don't know what it has been through up to now. Apart from some breather issues and...
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    Wanted Early fj40 wiper motor parts, 2 things if you have an old gutted motor

    hyhpe, it turns out that this motor has a c-clip at the bottom of the main driven-shaft where it pops through in the lower housing. That c-clip is what holds that shaft down, in place, and in line with the brushes. The 1st motor was not like this. I dove into it today and it turns out the two...
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    drive shaft nuts and bolts

    Mark, I have multiple people telling me about mini-truck drivelines, and it is an interesting direction. If I may ask, do you mean just mini truck, or are you pointing towards a double Cardan style driveline? Are they synonymous? Thanks.
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    Wanted Early fj40 wiper motor parts, 2 things if you have an old gutted motor

    Hey there. I am also looking for a part for my wiper motor. The first one I went through had this part but the 2nd one did not. Here is the part. There are two arrows pointing to it, though it is one piece. I'm guessing it keeps the main shaft from jumping up and down. Thanks.
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    drive shaft nuts and bolts

    I was going to ask the same question.
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    drive shaft nuts and bolts

    OK, so I had too much pie for dessert. That 1/74-7/78 bolt pattern is NOT the same, at all. End of scenario. Still may be possible with the 8/69-1/74 and 10mm bolts tho... Add in to the equation, angle of driveshaft, u-joint type, bolt head height, yada yada yada...
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    drive shaft nuts and bolts

    PS, all this is BECAUSE my splines are out of tolerance, so I need to replace the driveshaft anyway. I definitely would not throw away a perfectly usable unit just to switch to 11mm bolts.
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