Builds 1993 PZJ77 - The Evolution Continues

jmlockwood

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I have completed the return trip to Tallahassee. Somewhere around 2800 miles and the truck was perfect. The Windrock weekend was a lot of fun and I really put the truck through the works. I’ll post a more through post-trip summary in a day or so. Bottom line, this was really fun and I would do it again. I have lots of people to thank in the next post for making this happen.
 

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Back in the office today after a pretty cool 10 days on the road. I have certainly never driven that much in such a short span of time. By my calculations, I drove around 2,916 miles not counting the days spent in the Windrock area. I say by "my calculations" because the truck had some speedometer cable issues that arose the morning I was set to depart so I had @SNLC just disconnect the cable because I was ready to get on the road. I basically drove NASCAR style and used GPS to find a couple of good RPM #'s for driving the speed limit. LOL this truck is not capable of exceeding the speed limit........

I really like this truck and we certainly grew pretty close on our travels across the country. It started up every morning, did not leak any fluids, and never ran hot or even close to hot. Sure, it really hated the altitude but I expected that to be the toughest part of the trip.

First, I cannot thank Ian (@SNLC) enough for everything he did with the truck. I did not purchase the truck with the intent of doing such a quick and intensive build in order to make it to Windrock. I was actually going to drive something else. But, Ian seemed pretty jazzed about taking on the project so I was more than willing to go along for the ride. He did a great job of documenting everything he did along the way through this thread and his communication was top notch. I can pretty easily go overboard sometimes and he did a great job of telling me when my ideas may result in time delays that would rule out making Windrock. He also did an insanely good job of prioritizing work so the things he could not finish (fridge and ARB compressor) were not that big of a necessity. For example, if he had not fabricated those bases for the Scheel-Mann seats I would probably be at the chiropractor right now. Actually, the truck would probably have not made it much further than Colorado and I would have just flown home.

I honestly expected to encounter some mechanicals problems along the way. I've had enough projects over the years to know that sometimes things happen especially after so many parts were replaced. There were literally a lot of moving pieces on this build and it really only had a short "testing" period before I hopped in for the first day of driving. But it was a very uneventful trip from a mechanical standpoint. No issues whatsoever. Bottom line, I cannot recommend Ian enough and will absolutely use him again (already have something in mind). Maybe next time I will give him an extra week or two on the timeline!

@wardharris and @orangefj45 also get a big thanks. @wardharris came through in a big way with the Scheel-Mann seats and @orangefj45 was able to expedite some parts to Ian so we did not experience any delays. Georg kept things organized as I was having parts shipped to three different shops for three different trucks during the same time. Those guys are awesome. Go buy some seats, fuel tanks and knuckle kits.

@cruiseroutfit also was a huge help with the OME suspension, bumper and winch setup. The truck rides so incredibly well now and looks awesome. The whole team at Cruiser Outfitters was super easy to work with and also got parts to Ian in a very timely manner. It seemed like we were ordering stuff daily at one point. BTW I still need my sticker.......

Rob at Odd Iron in Thomasville also came through and was able to find me a set of LED's and some of his infamous 70 series recovery points on fairly short notice. Luckily, did not need the recovery points at Windrock but I am glad to have them on the truck. Rob has been pretty busy on my 80 series but I'm sure he will get a peek under the hood of this truck in a few months.

So what is next for the truck? Good question. I had a lot of ideas on the road. Most of them were crazy. I want to just drive it for a while and see how things shape up. I will probably look into having some paint issues addressed in the near future. I have a rear Kaymar bumper to get installed. Of course, a motor swap is on the horizon. Not necessarily because the 1PZ is so bad. It's actually quite manageable in Florida. But I have a 40 series project that could greatly benefit from the 1PZ. I am not there yet though and really need to focus on the 80 series diesel swap as that project is starting to really take shape.
 

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...@cruiseroutfit also was a huge help with the OME suspension, bumper and winch setup. The truck rides so incredibly well now and looks awesome. The whole team at Cruiser Outfitters was super easy to work with and also got parts to Ian in a very timely manner. It seemed like we were ordering stuff daily at one point. BTW I still need my sticker...
PM me with your addy and shirt size and we'll get something coming :D
 

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Lots of stickers coming your way from the build. ;)

Big file on the truck for you with import docs, all instruction manuals, warranty info and the like. Few last minute items as well that were not here yet when you left.

Thanks again John, it was a real pleasure. Excited to watch the Cruiser continue to evolve.

Cheers
 
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jmlockwood

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Starting to work on some of the finer points with the truck. Ordered some various interior trim pieces to get things cleaned up. Starting with the top cap that had some decent wear.

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The new cap “appears” to be fastened through some clips. However, the old one did not want to budge once I popped the clips. Upon further investigation, there are some bolts underneath the dash that must be removed. Had to take the vents, glove box, and radio out in order to get to all the bolts. Final result was worth it.

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Had some inspiration from @monst6 for my roof rack. I ordered a Rhino Rack a few months ago for an 80 series. I saw how good Josh’s looked and thought I would give it a try. Fit perfect!

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I am told there are some end caps for this but they did not come with the setup. I may call Slee and ask what’s up but they had the rack drop shipped to me so doubtful. Looks good enough to me.
 
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Any more info on visors from Rosen? Pics? I’m quite interested in what you ended up with.
Same, I can't seem to find LH and RH visor part numbers in gray, only RH:
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Are they not handed or something dumb like that?
 

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Same, I can't seem to find LH and RH visor part numbers in gray, only RH:
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Are they not handed or something dumb like that?
Hmmm. So I have an email for Dan Cable at Rosen. I just tell him I want the Land Cruiser visors and he sends me a set. I’ve ordered maybe 4 pair in the last year and they have all been the same. I think they cost around $300 shipped. I’ll post some pics tomorrow.
 

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Hmmm. So I have an email for Dan Cable at Rosen. I just tell him I want the Land Cruiser visors and he sends me a set. I’ve ordered maybe 4 pair in the last year and they have all been the same. I think they cost around $300 shipped. I’ll post some pics tomorrow.
4 pair for various types of cruisers? Do they clip into the front clips that hold them stationary?

Yes, pics please. =)
 

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@Honger and @FJ40|RUNNER here you go. These just replace your existing sun visors and bolt right up. I know they work in 40 series, 70 series and 80 series. I wish they would fit a 200 series but no dice.

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They are around $300 shipped from Rosen. If you would like a set you can email or call Dan Cable:

Dan Cable
Customer Support Specialist
Rosen Sunvisor Systems
Phone: 800-284-7677 x 116
Fax: 541-344-2498
dcable@rosenvisor.com
 

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@Honger and @FJ40|RUNNER here you go. These just replace your existing sun visors and bolt right up. I know they work in 40 series, 70 series and 80 series. I wish they would fit a 200 series but no dice.

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They are around $300 shipped from Rosen. If you would like a set you can email or call Dan Cable:

Dan Cable
Customer Support Specialist
Rosen Sunvisor Systems
Phone: 800-284-7677 x 116
Fax: 541-344-2498
dcable@rosenvisor.com
They are reflective too!
 
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