FJ62 (1987) rebuild, and 1HZ diesel swap (1 Viewer)

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@Earwigg I may need you to elaborate. Is there a bezel mount on the two fenders that I replaced, that I need to recover from the old rusted panels?

I am keeping the square headlights, although I am missing a section of the chrome trim on the left side.
The tabs that the headlight surround and indicator/Park lite mount to on the gaurds are different.
A couple of spot welds hold it to the fender.
 
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So... we have no more rust... Prepped and Primed for painting. I will probably wait to put the engine back in before spraying to avoid damaging the new paint job.

I was lucky the guys in our workshop had some downtime to work on this between other jobs. (my business partner's other business converts Toyota Hilux trucks into armoured Cash In Transit vehicles for moving cash around central Africa). I just covered their wages and materials which makes this job viable from a cost perspective. Thanks Mike :)

Very tempting to go with another colour... but I actually really like the white. Its going to be cooler in the bush and I will be less worried about the inevitable scratches from the devil thorns in the places we like to go.
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The tabs that the headlight surround and indicator/Park lite mount to on the gaurds are different.
A couple of spot welds hold it to the fender.
Thanks for this advice... The 60 headlight mounts definitely dont match the 62 headlights. We measured them up this week and will weld the original back on.

I am missing a piece of the left hand side shroud over the indicator. I will have to go and scour some scrap yards for a replacement.

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Finally got to disassemble the old 3F and H55F gearbox.

Wish I had searched mud before doing this... we didnt remove all the bolts inside before trying to remove the bell housing... took a bunch of time struggling with a chisel before we realised.

So steps we took:
- Removed the gearbox from the bell housing
- Undid the outer bolts for the Engine to Bell housing
- Removed the inner bolts for the clutch etc
- Had to rotate the flywheel to get to all 4 bolts (people say you can do this by hand... I ended up having to insert a crowbar into the flywheel teeth to get it to rotate so we could access the top 2 bolts
- Removed the final interior bolts holding the bellhousing onto the engine

The clutch plate was not in a good state, and the pilot bearing had no cover with half of the ball bearings missing.

Now what to do with the 3F - I was discussing turning it into a backup power generator. Our electricity supply is not stable here in South Africa. Or maybe I just sell it.

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