1. Boomslang86

    Trailer Suspension Rebuild — Teardrop — Heavy Duty / Off-Road

    Mudders — I am rebuilding a trailer suspension for a client. Their tear-drop's original suspension cratered, big-time [see Photos, including an photo of the whole trailer]. It's a relatively simple set-up: an axle, attached to parabolic springs by u-bolts, with shackles to the rear, and...
  2. Sykoslug

    Demolished 3B Piston Sleeves- what caused this?

    For all of the engine failure sleuths out there, I have a great mystery for you to help me solve. I finally got around to stripping the head off of my most recently failed 3b and can see the condition of the cylinders, bearings, gasket, etc. It's very interesting and I hope someone can tell...
  3. CaptainAussum

    Rebuilt Power Steering System Sucks Now?!

    I have a ‘97 LX450 that was squealing like a pig every time I turned the wheels. So this weekend I fully rebuilt the PS pump and gear box using the fine resources on Mud and OEM rebuild kits and a new bearing in the pump (original one was absolutely toast). After the rebuild, torquing...
  4. Drake2

    Wiper motor rebuild (worst one ever)

    I received this wiper motor in a crate of miscellaneous cruiser parts that were shipped over from California. At first glance I thought "ok, this is toast" and I was on my way to the scrap bin when I remembered that I don't scrap any cruiser part unless it is absolutely 100% totally useless...
  5. twigs

    Rough price of non-running 1HDT 80 series cruiser

    My '92 1HDT cruiser recently copped the infamous big end bearing failure... I am weighing up my options on whether to get it rebuilt, new engine, sell it as it is etc. The problem is, cash is tight at the moment so i'm not too keen on dishing out the cash to get it rebuilt. The interior and...
  6. ExpatResto

    1983 FJ45 Build

    Ok , so I’ve always been after a shorty 40 or a 45 series and when one popped up I quickly jumped on the chance to buy it! It’s been heavily modify already (not the way I would of gone but beggars can’t be choosers!). It’s currently sporting an EFI ford 302 v8 (presumably Windsor) , t700...
  7. Sparkman86

    Lucy the LC: 1969 FJ40 Frame Off Rebuild

    I found this bucket of bolts about a year ago. I'd always wanted a fixer upper project car and boy did I get one! This 1969 build, '70 year model, had been sitting in Arizona for a while judging by the condition of it. It looked mostly original and was relatively rust free. The engine had a...
  8. WanderinWill

    Warn XD9000i rebuild

    Greetings all, I just started a rebuild on a sweet Xd9000i. Tearing it down and evaluating now. Can’t wait to see where this takes me.. Anyone else running this winch??
  9. HawkDriver

    Builds  Hawkdriver’s 1975 FJ40 Refurb Thread

    Holy schnikies! There are enough “build threads” on this section that the subject should probably have its own subforum. This factor alone has been a main reason that I’ve hesitated to start my own thread, ever since the ol 40 was parked and this project began some 3+ years ago. Among the other...
  10. B

    1985 Toyota Pickup DLX Turbo - 2LT - Restoration Project

    Hi Everyone, This is my first post, and I'm new to the forum. Been lurking and reading for a long time, but finally decided to post. A little about me, my daily driver is a 1985 Toyota Pickup SR5. I live on a gnarly mountain road, and this billygoat gets me around no matter what the weather...
  11. alohamade

    Info needed with 1964 FJ40 Hard Top Rebuild

    Working on rebuilding my 1964 fj40 here in Hawaii Currently reassembling the hard top, having a hard time figuring out where everything goes. Anyone has a manual or knowledge on this year?
  12. SgtChase

    Fj60 FlyWheel grinding on the block

    I have a 1984 fj60 with a 2FE conversion with H55f. I replaced the clutch and flywheel a while back ago and when i removed the old flywheel it had groves worn in on the engine side of it that the new one didnt have. And where you press in the rear main seal the metal on the block is flat, shiney...
  13. MexicanNewby

    Seats rebuild: OEM Springs VS. Foam

    So, The moment of seat re building has come in my 1965 FJ40LV project, which I am trying to keep as original as possible. The original upholstery is there but its toast (it's the light orange/peach color, pics attached). So I am at this dilemma: Should I rebuild exactly as it was originally...
  14. PurpleFJ62

    For Sale  Complete 1FZ-FE Engine with M/T ECU

    I have complete 1fz engine from my fzj80 land cruiser. Pulled with about 215k miles. No knocking sounds but did smoke on cold start. Strong runner, numerous leeks. Vehicle bought by me at 207k miles so previous history not known. Engine was disassembled by me and 3d scanned, this is the reason...
  15. 60ranchero

    Wanted  1F or 2F Engine Colorado

    The engine in my 1971 FJ40 runs but has a bad rod knock and low compression in #5 cylinder. I am looking for a good used or rebuilt 1F or 2F motor or recommendations for a good 1F engine builder in the Denver, Colorado area. Thank you!
  16. Wompom

    1FZ-FE Break In Procedures/Tips/Advice

    Yes - I searched. There are about two threads that I could find that really cover this. I'm hoping to pick some peoples brains who have broken in their motors with a similar rebuild on them. Planning on getting my fresh 1fz in the truck this weekend. It has a rebuilt head (same cams -...
  17. MrsCait

    Starter: rebuild/replace and where to get in SoCal?

    We just received our '88 LJ70 2.4TD from the shippers not too long ago and unfortunately we need a starter. I asked the Spanish mechanic to fix it just before we left, but apparently that was lost in translation and he only cleaned it, not replaced the parts. Anyway, can't cry over spilled milk...
  18. sunrk

    Rebuild on a HF1A part-time transfer case

    Anyone with a HF1A (part-time) transfer case done a self-rebuild on theirs? Mine is I think original to the vehicle. It's got a wobbly rear output flange so that means it's at the point of needing proper attention. I can get a rebuild kit. I've never pulled a transfer case apart but would there...
  19. nobadtimes

    Trying to wrap my head around my transfer case full of ATF

    First post here! I've searched around for an answer but there's so much info i can't really seem to understand what im looking for. I have a 1988 FJ62 with 211000 miles. 3rd owner. Purchased last december. When i was checking the vehicle out, i noticed (what i thought) was gear oil slowly...
  20. FJ40Roland

    Rolands Rebuild

    After flying to another city with my brother in law I picked up my dream car. A relatively stock (with the exception of sitting on 35’s with a SOA setup and a webber carb) 1978 FJ40 Landcruiser. After checking with the PO that it would make it through the mountains home we decided to drive the...
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