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    Wow! Great! Looking for updates on this. BTW I love the color..... my fj45 shares Rustic Green! EDIT: Are those rear sliders on the hardtop???? Never seen those on fixed top!
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    'Bug Catchers'

    ok, ok, ok. As a guy who is "new" to bug catchers..... I am basically doing the same thing as Dizzy. I am making a nice set of doors out of like 3 old doors. What do you guys mean by 16" vs 17"???? I thought all bug catcher stuff was the same. I have the little chrome locks on the bottom.
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    My front drive shaft adventure

    The pinion side is Grade 8. The T-case side is metric class 8.8, but they are larger than the pinion side bolts. I agree some drive shaft studs would be better in there, but for now I am not too worried about breaking them, or people looking too closely at my shaft ;) Load psi Grade 8...
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    Do you see the problem?

    I would use a BFH to beat the crap out of the cross member... just enough for the clearance. No welding, no cutting..... although you could heat the tube before you wack it.
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    My front drive shaft adventure

    DC shaft from a Tacoma. Normally I wouldn't run a DC shaft on the pinion side, but there isn't enough clearance between the pan and the output flange. I don't really need a DC shaft, but it was $40 from the wrecker and it was the lenght. EDIT As for bolt sizes, I know they look odd. Both...
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    Omix Ada 5.29 gears?

    up to $109. There are Chinese R+P 5.29 for $215 on ebay. I figure these would be worth the risk for 1/2 price.
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    My front drive shaft adventure

    Ok... full disclosure.... all wrecking yard parts FYI 79-82 mini truck female slip joint to 3 speed case Turbo 400 cut with a zip disk and sanded with a flap disk. 98ish Tacoma Short Box 4x4 rear shaft, Double Cardon "male end" Grade 8 hardware purchased new :grinpimp:
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    My front drive shaft adventure

    I went a different route all together...... 3speed case, AA adapter, Turbo 400. After pricing out the AA kit to be delivered to Canada, I figured I could figure something else out. I used a 79-81 Mini Truck Female end to Flange on the tcase side to a 98 Tacoma DC shaft to the front axle. Fits...
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    Project LandROC

    I am wiring up my 45 from front to back. I will be using a Rebel harness... Which is almost the same as painless. Also made in USA with the same make connectors. I can't wait to see your headlight harness to see how you run the relays. Great work!
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    High School Auto shop FJ40 Project

    As a fellow shop teacher..... You will love working on your cruiser with the kids. Cheers! Ryan from Samuel Robertson Technical :) Check my build in the 45 section to see my class project.
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    Installing a rd153 in a semi float rear with 5.29s

    Quick question... Full floater or in a front end..... Do you still need to grind 5.29??
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    FJ55 Rear Axle Questions...

    details please on the non legal disk conversion.....
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    Split Hood Ornament On Non-Split Hood

    Thanks MUD! I was thinking putting a piece of 1/8 Rubber under the ornament to fill any gaps and cut down on rusting and "wiggleage." When I get around to the mod I will update this thread with pics. In the mean time, anyone else have experience with this? Pics?
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    Split Hood Ornament On Non-Split Hood

    Because I have a split hood ornament that I want to put on a non split hood :grinpimp:
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    Split Hood Ornament On Non-Split Hood

    Has anyone drilled holes in their non split hood and attached the blade style chrome hood ornament from a split hood?
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    Need Help Removing Full Float Rear Axle Shaft

    heat + chisel
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    Rescued a 1970 FJ40 with Hone-o-Drive (pics)

    Bull put a newer drivetrain with 4 speed and 4 speed case in that rig. I bought the vacuum tcase / overdrive / and trans from him. I needed the tcase, and I thought that I was going to run the Overdrive. I took the overdrive all apart, redid the seals and it works fine, and actually...
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    Help! Real Time Turbo 400 Rebuild question!

    one last thing with this rebuild though........ I don't know what this clip is for. Left on the work bench after the install :doh:
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    Help! Real Time Turbo 400 Rebuild question!

    never mind, figured it out.... FYI, for searching purposes..... There is a small 12 point 3/8 bolt hiding under the VB
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    Help! Real Time Turbo 400 Rebuild question!

    Hello all. I am busy tonight rebuilding the t-400 for my FJ45 but I can't figure this out and I am pulling my hair out!!!! I need to swap output shafts for the Advanced Adapter to the landcruiser 3 speed tcase, and I am so close! I can't get the last "case" thing out. No snap rings or...
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