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kling-on

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Well I started gettin parts for my 1982 BJ42



H55 out of a low milage BJ60



old school ARB bull bar:grinpimp:



8274 :bounce:

I also have 33 1250r15 KM2 a 2 in lift kit and a turbo





I hope to have it all on by round up ... but first step replace the blown up rear diff and fix a the exhauts leak ..... then bumper.... I'll keep ya'll posted as I go
 
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I am jealous of your bumper, I've always wanted one. Can't wait to see where this build goes.
 
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I thought I would never find one ... but I got it on here from the wanted section:grinpimp:...also adding FJ60 P/s and have the motor side parts for A/C;)
:hmm: I will have to give that a try then. I think you made the right choice by going with the 60 series power steering.
 

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kling thanks for the pic of my 40...glad you like it. so how about pics on what your progress..we love pics..
Wish I had some updates but all I have done is buy parts ... The diff swap is the first time I got to work on it in months... My 60's been eating up what little free time I have. Nexted month it's going to get the h55 and p/s installed by Wimberly 4WD. With 3 kids the big projects will never get done so I farmed it out.
 
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Nice rig, I like the shot with the FJ Cruiser wheels....what are the tires on there?

Doc
Those are 16 inch rims from 4Runner spare tires-steel rims and i have 9.00x16 military tires .

Kling i also have to put on mine the fj-60 PS box...but family 1 then the toys...will keep an eye here to check your nice 40...:beer:
 
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Kling-ey:

One suggestion I might have if you can come up with the scratch, is to ceramic coat that manifold (and possibly turbine housing). We did that on the 40/3B/turbo and after a hard drive I can almost touch the manifold and turbine housing, but as soon as my hand gets near the plain steel exhaust it is HOT.

I'm honestly amazed at how well it keeps the underhood temperatures down. Impressed enough that I think I need to start budgeting for my 1HZ manifold to get ceramic coated for just that reason.

You'll love it with the turbo, either way. Ours is still not turned up much, and it's like driving a hot rod, a sweet sounding efficient hot rod. ;) You'll also love the 60 series steering. Our 40 had factory PS, and was in pretty good shape, but we still converted to 60 series, and it is amazing. With only a tape measure rough alignment it drives straighter than any other vehicle in the family (including some newer IFS vehicles).

Dan
 

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when we pulled the head we found cracked swerl cups ... good thing we pulled it these buggers fallin in the motor would been bad



head looks great down here



I don't think the valve springs should look like this fightte



lower end looks great walls are clean
 

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go the FJ60 p/s convertion done



whoo hoo no more bell crank



swapped out the column with a pre79 so the firewall bearing would work



swapped all the guts and keeped the cool steering wheel
 

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