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  1. fjdiesel

    What have you done to your Land Cruiser this week?

    Nice!! Thanks for the pic. Nice to see it on a vehicle. I agree with @Engineer8000 What rings are those? Thanks.
  2. fjdiesel

    What have you done to your Land Cruiser this week?

    I have to agree with you. I just recently said the same thing about my own. I had thought about trying to find some older fj45 headlight trim rings. I haven't looked yet, but its on my list of things to look for. If you go that route let us know what you did. Rig is looking awesome by the way!!
  3. fjdiesel

    FJ40 shackle angle/ Do I need new springs?

    I don't think you can check shackle angle until you have all the weight on it. And I would put a couple miles on it to make sure everything settles in. After that, if you choose to remove a spring that would be the time to make that decision. Hope that helps.
  4. fjdiesel

    Builds Meet Ivy, 1976 FJ40 w/VW TDI

    Just an upgrade I wanted to make. My thought process was that on tdiforum.com some claim it is a necessary upgrade. Due to our higher horsepower. Making more heat?!?! It comes factory on the Passat NMS which is (I think) 140hp?? Couldn't hurt I figured..
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    Disc brake conversion for 3/70 FJ40

    I just pulled everything off an axle. Last post in my build thread. I was gonna sell. PM if you are interested in going that route.
  6. fjdiesel

    Builds Meet Ivy, 1976 FJ40 w/VW TDI

    Then I moved onto the front end. I need to give a big shout out to Georg @orangefj45 for all his help at this point. I called him to ask questions about the pinion seal, flanges, etc. And he told me to put the front diff in the rear because of less use. And he said he has pinion flanges to work...
  7. fjdiesel

    Builds after KOH LV build

    I just came across your thread about a week ago. I have to agree with the others, your pics and trips and very good motivation to get my rig on the road!! Thank you!
  8. fjdiesel

    Builds Meet Ivy, 1976 FJ40 w/VW TDI

    I didn't like my gear ratio as soon as I drove it. When I set it up I figured I would use 35" tires. Well I hadn't done any homework on tires before to learn that they say 35 and measure 33.5. And I learned that 1.5" is close to 400 rpms.. So I had the axles that were in the 40 when I bought it...
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    Builds Meet Ivy, 1976 FJ40 w/VW TDI

    I agree on the weight. I thought I would be closer to 3000 #'s when done and I posted a few weeks ago that I stopped at the scale and with me and a full tank of fuel and no gear(chains, jack, etc.) it came in at 3800#'s... I was surprised to say the least. I kept the factory fan system. It was...
  10. fjdiesel

    Fj40 camper - ideas

    When I picked up my 40 from the upholstery guy we talked about making a pop out of the back. Even talked about a version that a person could stand up in. I just got mine on the road this fall. So this may be in my future. Especially since I have an artisan willing to fabricate outside the box...
  11. fjdiesel

    Builds Meet Ivy, 1976 FJ40 w/VW TDI

    Right now I figure it is about 180hp. I still have room to turn it up. We will see after I get some more miles on it and get a few bugs worked out. I only have about 100 miles on it so far. And only about half that is on the pavement just driving it to work. The other half is cruising the dirt...
  12. fjdiesel

    FJ40 / 6BT / NV4500 / NP205

    His shocks must have only been an inch long as well... :rofl:
  13. fjdiesel

    Builds An Accidental Frame Off..................

    I'm surprised you don't have much snow and the streams are still open. When I think of Montana I figured you would be the same as us or colder.. And we are 3 feet deep in salt!!!
  14. fjdiesel

    What have you done to your Land Cruiser this week?

    Thanks @rkymtnflyfisher! You don't happen to remember how much lean you had before you mounted your tire and carrier? Long shot, but just curious to see how much the tire would change it. I know for my year it should be on the Left, but I thought if it changed the lean I could put it on the...
  15. fjdiesel

    What have you done to your Land Cruiser this week?

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    What have you done to your Land Cruiser this week?

    @reddog90 Could I see a pic of the back of your cruiser? Mine is green as well and because of the lean I was thinking of ordering the tire carrier on the pass side. So I wanted to see how it looks from the rear. Thanks.
  17. fjdiesel

    Builds Meet Ivy, 1976 FJ40 w/VW TDI

    I got a little time in the garage this morning. The duct hose that came with the unit is 2 in. It fits inside the 40's factory defrost tubes. I had to work it in there. It was a snug fit. Just to make sure it wouldn't come out I put some foil tape around it. It is sealed and tight in there now...
  18. fjdiesel

    Builds Meet Ivy, 1976 FJ40 w/VW TDI

    After the controls, I was gonna put the decals on. Needless to say, I am not very impressed with their printing on the decals.. A bit off center... The center one is the best. The other two are off quite a bit.
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    Builds Meet Ivy, 1976 FJ40 w/VW TDI

    Slowly making progress on the heater install. I really didn't want to drill or grind on the dash. But to fit the fan, temp, and def knobs I had to put a little notch in the holes. And I notched a stainless washer as well. Here is a pic of the control. And here they are in their new...
  20. fjdiesel

    Builds Meet Ivy, 1976 FJ40 w/VW TDI

    And this pic shows how it sits to the factory holes. Which I will use to mount it to. Sorry for being out of order... And the future owner.. Cleaning tools. lol
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