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Updates today are infrastructure and prep.

Spare 50A 220v breaker and an extra 6ga Romex lead to a 6-15R installation. Always good to have my pops in the shop teaching me a thing or two. This should be plenty for any welder purchases in my future.

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Everything is ready for taillight rehab, led kit from Digi-tails, new covers and gaskets

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Lastly is prep for repaint of the first of many plastic and metal trim parts. Like I said in the beginning, chrome for me belongs on very very few vehicles made after 1970. This isn’t one of them.

I’ll be doing some experiments with Cerakote on plastic and metal substrates.

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Great point. I found similar rust on mine under these caps, mostly pass. side. I had wet carpet there intermittently and finally noticed the rust stain draining from this cap. It's a very hidden rust area on these trucks. Any idea from where and how it collects water??

Need to scrape it out vacuum it out and fill it full of CorrosionX or something similar.
If I had to guess, maybe bad drip rail sealant leaking down the A pillar, stuff seeping in from the fenders or bad rear hood seal or spray from the wheels getting in if the fender seals are removed 🤷‍♂️
 
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Received some sandblasted hinges on eBay, so I hit them with self etching primer and some duplicolor bty1578. We shall see how much of a pain in the ass these will be to swap

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Worked some to install the digi-tails. I didn’t like approximation of the parallel placement of the adhesive brackets so I 3d printed a fixture to have a common datum.

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Also put some heat shrink the connectors, as they clip very poorly.

I would rather have some sort of bolted design for these, along with some more robust connectors.

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New LEDs on the right vs old left

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A good friend of mine had a donor FJ for a project he was working on and I picked up some parts he had laying around. Windshield, new dash pad, door cards that don’t suck, snorkel, etc.
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Also cruiserparts 2/2 with the only place I could find this damn window
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That rat nest is your NSS and reverse light wiring. It actually looks quite original. Be careful with everything there and just clean the grime off it.
What are your engine/transmission plans?
 
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That rat nest is your NSS and reverse light wiring. It actually looks quite original. Be careful with everything there and just clean the grime off it.
What are your engine/transmission plans?

Roger will do.

Ly6/lq4 or similar and a 6l80 (or whatever I find that’s reasonable). Maybe throw a mild truck cam into it before I stuff it into the FJ. Finding options that run locally is my biggest issue so far
 

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Roger will do.

Ly6/lq4 or similar and a 6l80 (or whatever I find that’s reasonable). Maybe throw a mild truck cam into it before I stuff it into the FJ. Finding options that run locally is my biggest issue so far
Nice, we have a FJ62 6l80e build on deck here so look out for swap products for it in a few months
 
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Today was removal of old sound deadening/jute/etc. 25lbs of dry ice, a gallon of isopropyl alcohol, and a few flat head screwdrivers. Wife was kind enough to help, she likes demo style projects

Beginning

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During

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Final product after a vacuum and simple green/drill brush. Not perfect but all the underlayment and anything loose is gone.

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Next is picking what to put down. Noico? Dynamat? Seems like a sound deadener first then a foam/vinyl after.

Carpet has been shipped. Thanks @dnp !

Forgot to add, anyone use these? Flares, 60 Series Landcruiser Flares, Sahara Style Wheel Flares – By FRP - https://siegeoverland.com/collections/frp-flares/products/flares-60-series-landcruiser-flares-sahara-style-wheel-flares-by-frp

Always wanted the elusive flares
 
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Today was removal of old sound deadening/jute/etc. 25lbs of dry ice, a gallon of isopropyl alcohol, and a few flat head screwdrivers. Wife was kind enough to help, she likes demo style projects
Wow. This is a job I am both excited and afraid to start. Yours looks immaculate!
 

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Today was removal of old sound deadening/jute/etc. 25lbs of dry ice, a gallon of isopropyl alcohol, and a few flat head screwdrivers. Wife was kind enough to help, she likes demo style projects

Beginning

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During

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Final product after a vacuum and simple green/drill brush. Not perfect but all the underlayment and anything loose is gone.

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Next is picking what to put down. Noico? Dynamat? Seems like a sound deadener first then a foam/vinyl after.

Carpet has been shipped. Thanks @dnp !

Forgot to add, anyone use these? Flares, 60 Series Landcruiser Flares, Sahara Style Wheel Flares – By FRP - https://siegeoverland.com/collections/frp-flares/products/flares-60-series-landcruiser-flares-sahara-style-wheel-flares-by-frp

Always wanted the elusive flares
Floor looks REALLY good and clean!

You're going to be blown away by how much difference your new carpet is going to make! To say it's transformational is a bit of an understatement.....especially if yours was like so many of ours whose carpet was dirty / tattered / faded!
 

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@BurntToast : You did a spectacular job removing the old carpet and bitumen and you'll be pleased with your new carpet.

I bought my carpet in early 2021 from DNP and at the time he provided a tip sheet which recommended 80mil Noico as the best value. My OEM bitumen and floor was in great shape, so I left the bitumen intact and covered that with the 80mil followed by 157 mil Siless closed foam liner. You have to make sure this is cut back around the doors, seat mounts and other tight spots so the carpet lays smooth into those areas, but this extra padding has a nice feel and (along with new door rubber) made a HUGE difference. I only used Noico in the doors.
 
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@BurntToast : You did a spectacular job removing the old carpet and bitumen and you'll be pleased with your new carpet.

I bought my carpet in early 2021 from DNP and at the time he provided a tip sheet which recommended 80mil Noico as the best value. My OEM bitumen and floor was in great shape, so I left the bitumen intact and covered that with the 80mil followed by 157 mil Siless closed foam liner. You have to make sure this is cut back around the doors, seat mounts and other tight spots so the carpet lays smooth into those areas, but this extra padding has a nice feel and (along with new door rubber) made a HUGE difference. I only used Noico in the doors.
Thanks!

Yup noico/Kilmat is the plan on floor and doors. Then something like SecondSkin closed cell foam/MLV over the floor pre carpet.

I am really looking forward to the final product, heard nothing but good reviews doing this replacement.

Now I just need to find suitable front seat replacements. My oem foam and covers are beyond toast
 

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FYI...you can drill 1/2" to 3/4" diameter holes into the bottom of the expensive SOR seat foam to make it tolerable if you want to go the OEM-like route. Maybe better to just get different seats if you are looking for comfort.
 
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FYI...you can drill 1/2" to 3/4" diameter holes into the bottom of the expensive SOR seat foam to make it tolerable if you want to go the OEM-like route. Maybe better to just get different seats if you are looking for comfort.
I have seen that option but like you said needs work to make them not super hard.

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Maybe recoverable. But I want something comfortable. Maybe BMW seats, Scheelman would be awesome but they cost more than I paid for this truck….
 
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I have seen that option but like you said needs work to make them not super hard.

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Maybe recoverable. But I want something comfortable. Maybe BMW seats, Scheelman would be awesome but they cost more than I paid for this truck….
I’ve been looking into a set of these…

I’ve read good things about them but I haven’t checked out a set in person. Some pros are they’re suspension seats, adjustable and they can be customized to match the interior nicely. If anyone has experience with them maybe they can chime in. Scheelmann are reeeaallly nice though.
 
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I’ve been looking into a set of these…

I’ve read good things about them but I haven’t checked out a set in person. Some pros are they’re suspension seats, adjustable and they can be customized to match the interior nicely. If anyone has experience with them maybe they can chime in. Scheelmann are reeeaallly nice though.
I like those too, I’m just struggling for something that is 75% of scheelmann in the used market maybe. They look so perfect in a truck, still torn
 

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