55 rebuilding project

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Tonight went at it again tonight getting the front clip off along with the drivetrain out. I pulled the head off to see if everything was kosher and it looks pretty nasty inside. The cross hatching on the cylinder walls is almost fully gone with alot of vertical streaks not to mention the head needs to be fully gone through. I was a bit unpleased to find this because I was hoping to keep it all original. I do have a fantastic running 2f sitting just waiting for it to run again so I might go that route? The next move will be getting the body off and the rolling chassis out for sand blasting

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Getting a lot of work done quickly. Nice start. Might join us pig heads over on the 55 page too. Lots of support and skills there .
 
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Iron Pig Preservation Society. A sub forum here on mud. Scroll down towards the bottom of the forum page. You’ve already got a good start by posting a lot of pictures, we love pictures of swine.
 

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Ouch... that poor driver back rear :( Front fender looks somewhat typical though I don't think I've seen rust-through that high.

As others said, we are a friendly bunch down the in 55 section. Lots of useless knowledge and words of encouragement :) And occasionally stupid ideas :p
 

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No harm at all keeping the thread in both forums.

How's the transmission and transfer case? I had a set-up in my '71 FJ40 until a few years ago from a '78 FJ55. Sold it to Georg at Valley Hybrids - it's probably found a new home by now.
 
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No harm at all keeping the thread in both forums.

How's the transmission and transfer case? I had a set-up in my '71 FJ40 until a few years ago from a '78 FJ55. Sold it to Georg at Valley Hybrids - it's probably found a new home by now.
The Trans feels tight just playing with the shifter. I'm going to pull both apart and inspect it all and reseal it.
 
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Got some more work done on the swine. I still need to get the glass and tailgate off. A few more odds and ends and the body can come off and the frame will be ready for sand blasting

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I’m jealous, I’m wanting a pig. Unfortunately, the 40 is realistically the only project I can handle at the moment. Tempted to pick one up and shelve it. Keep up the progress, you give me hope.
 
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I’m jealous, I’m wanting a pig. Unfortunately, the 40 is realistically the only project I can handle at the moment. Tempted to pick one up and shelve it. Keep up the progress, you give me hope.
I'm glad to hear it gives someone hope because I don't see the light at the end of this tunnel! Unfortunately my 40 is sitting on the back burned right now
 
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