Andy's Taco build thread

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They are from a guy in Gettysburg - ended up being the same guy I got my AC parts from.
 
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They look like new, nice score!

I'm toying with some different seats for the 80, but it's low on the list.
 

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Yeah, he has parted out Toyotas for a long time and had an old bus crammed with parts up in the back 40 that he is cleaning out.

These seats were in there - he believes close to 15 years!
 

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Hoping to see those seats installed in the Taco this Saturday!!!!!!
Not likely! It's missing a bunch of parts and sitting in the garage with a coating of dust - just where I like it to be when the snow is falling...

I'll be traveling in style for the meeting in the GX.
 
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I love that the bellhousing is bolted to the front of the transmission during install/disassemble, unlike that in the old cruisers. Makes the install much easier. And no offset overhang of the transfer case- another benefit to the newer stuff. Keep us informed of what all you do Andy!!!!!!

 
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Since I have time while saving up for parts, I've been playing.

I split the tranny to check it out and to reseal it and clean it up. Looks great inside!

Going to replace the output bearing because it is a little scored, the input and output seals, the shifter seat, and the shifter base gaskets.

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Since I have time while saving up for parts, I've been playing.

I split the tranny to check it out and to reseal it and clean it up. Looks great inside!

Going to replace the output bearing because it is a little scored, the input and output seals, the shifter seat, and the shifter base gaskets.

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Did you scotch pad the whole case by hand Andy?
 

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Thanks, we have a cabinet at work too. I didn't want to disturb the cast surface, and honestly they cleaned up really well just with pressure washing.

I ended up being pretty successful finishing it off with steel wool and a product called Nevr Dull.

Then I ran both sides through the dishwasher and it dimmed them down to the way I wanted them to look

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