1983 FJ60 Rebuild Project LS conversion (1 Viewer)

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I'm new to this forum. I started a blog on my project on expedition portal but will migrate to here. Here is my project to date:

 
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Project is nearing completion.

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Almost done. I ordered an ARB bull bar from 4wheelparts.com some months back. just recently unpacked it to mount only to find that all the mounting hardware was not in the package. I called them and I am just getting the runaround so I have a $1,000 chunk of metal sitting on the floor that I can't mount. I called ARB and they say I have to deal with 4wheelparts as that is where I bought it. I may file a claim in small claims court and see if that gets their attention. Pissed.

I have mounted the rear bumper and rack. photos coming.



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You don't want to use their bolts anyway- they rust up in no time.
I swapped all the fastners they provided with stainless steel after they became rust buckets, (and yes, stainless steel bolts are plenty strong).
 
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You don't want to use their bolts anyway- they rust up in no time.
I swapped all the fastners they provided with stainless steel after they became rust buckets, (and yes, stainless steel bolts are plenty strong).
The problem is without the brackets that attach between the frame and the bull bar I'm dead in the water even if I do buy all SS bolts and nuts.
 

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Ouch. What happened in your case?
I don’t want to say to much. I am trying to work with a shop in California that did some very poor work. It cost me $1400 to fix his install. I’ve sent emails and talked on the phone. I told him I would not blow him up on social media or extort money. Im not his priority for sure though I think I should be as I am I unhappy customer.
What I have learned? Take your rig to the best well respected shop even if you have to drive 400 miles and-rent a car to get home. It’s worth the $$$$$. Land Cruiser Specialist with a proven record.
live and learn. I’m trying to take the high road on this.
 
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Well after 4 more calls to 4WheelParts and two to ARB USA. I got them to confirm a part # for the mounting kit (6172076SP) and 4Wheelparts charged me $157 for their screw up. Said it will be coming from Australia and might take several months to be delivered. Jerks......
 
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Does anyone have photos of the routing for the speedometer cable? I forgot to put it in and don't know where it should penetrate firewall. I think I used the penetration point for other cables. EEK.
 

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Looking for a picture but it goes through the hole in the floor behind the center HVAC ducting, to the right of the accelerator pedal. The grommet is on the cable to seal up the hole.
 

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