Did I miss the info in this thread or am I such a rookie that everyone already knows about these arms except for me?
What made you/the owner decide to go with these vs Blackhawk or Delta?
That is some amazing detailed and dedicated work! I would love to feel how that truck drives. Re Safety: I just got back from Central America chasing that last south swell and I've been surfing and camping in Latin Am areas since I was a kid. I have never felt unsafe or been robbed, save the occasional donation but otherwise its mellow at the coast. Obviously some areas are different and commo sense. There are also an abundance of LCs down too.No worries and you are welcome.
However @ohsix wants us to do it we can and will do it. The project and Cruiser is not being left unsecure during this build. Video surveillance on my lot and it is locked down inside. So not really sure what you mean by "especially since access will be easy with it all torn apart."
I know there is a lot of threads on here about security. My Cruiser is safe in my driveway, not everywhere in this country is your Cruiser at risk, yet. If worried, why not just pull the coil wire? It is going nowhere without one and most people who look under the hood will have no idea what is missing unless they know FZJ80's. A simple ball valve on the primary fuel line that you can close also solves this problem, as long as any thieves don't see you closing it. I have considered this when doing trips down to Panama and back. This style, if they come to rob me in camp, put a gun in my face, I hand them the keys. I then disappear into the darkness while they get 200yrds and it dies. The South Africans have come up with some real creative ways to prevent vehicle theft, even car jacking. Check it out!
I am personally not a fan of alarm systems, remote start, you live in the Rockies, ok cool no worries. Or where it gets 110*, sure remote start makes sense. But alarms, meh. Must be time I spent in Latin America? They go off all the time 24/7 down there and it is over nothing other than loud busses and bikes with no mufflers driving by. I personally don't live in or have lived in a location where theft is an issue for 25yrs. On the road south, I had my ways of dealing with security, an alarm system was the least useful.
I don’t thiiink you mentioned this yet. Will you put any insulation on the firewall?