FJ62 build, 38's with no lift, etc

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  1. 72rockcruiser

    72rockcruiser

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    Everyone loves pics, so I will start there:
    First trip out was fun (stock) 31" A/T's:

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    Starting with an 88 Toyota Landcruiser FJ62. Completely stock, with the exception of 31 BFG A/T's. Only 160k, even has cold A/C! Got it very cheap due to the rust and dents. The frame is a little rough, but more on that later.

    So far, the only mods have been removing the saybars, welded the rear diff. I bought a complete front third with a lockrite for 200 baloneyskins, just gotta get it here from Roxboro somehow. I have a very good friend who is a welder/fabricator, and we are gonna try making our own welded ring birfields, like the original longs. We will see what happens.

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    That was a few weeks ago, it has changed a bit since. I found a Samurai Sword in the rear cargo area, so what better to chop the top off with?



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    And when the sword went dull we turned to this.

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    A little fender trimming, some wheels and tires I had laying around from a previous project, and:

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    Let a friends wife drive last trip out and she did this:[​IMG]
     
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    So tonight, I installed 1" lift shackles to give the tires a little breathing room, and prevent the shackles from inverting again. The front was only 1/2" from the bumpstop in the first pic w/the 38's. The front shackle pins were bent as all getout when I too them off , so it was actually Lower than stock in those pics.
     
  8. RockDoc

    RockDoc check your nuts, they might be loose or lumpy

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    What have you had to do to the inner fender wells up front to fit the meats?
     
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    quite the battle wagon!
     
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    And the rear, especially around the door jams...
     
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    Cut till it fit. Does this help?
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    Gotta figure out to get pics bigger. Not too good w/ computers.

    Gimme a bit:beer:
     
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    How did you fit the rear tires in there? The fronts can be trimmed quite a bit, but the rears don't have much room on the door jam side.
     
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    See where the line is? That is where we cut. Then some on the inside, wherever it looked liked it needed. You just gotta commit, and where there is a will, there is a way.

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    Maybe the rust helped? The rockers were done. I will try to get some good pics of the rear wells for you guys. It looks like it has plenty of room now w/the 1" shackle lift. (no pics yet) Wheelin (light, no gears yet) pics soon.:steer:
     
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    NICE i thought I cut mine alot :hillbilly::wrench::clap::steer:

    bob the rear you'll love it more after you do
     
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    I have no idea why the HOA hates me:

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    Started measuring for the bob tonight. The frame is a little rough behind the arches, so we gotta do it anyway. Cage is next too. Holy cow steel got expensive! You still @ 4WP? I heard you were a cool cat, I worked at #54 for 6.5 years. David Powell still stays @ my house when he comes up sometimes.
     
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  20. RockDoc

    RockDoc check your nuts, they might be loose or lumpy

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    Yah, that helps. Did the trimming of the inner fender impact the mounting of anything in the engine bay?
     
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