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I'd appreciate if you can share how you wired your cable locker wiring to your dash lights. Mine originally did not have the cable lockers so there is no factory wiring harness in the dash harness but I have all the parts including the dash indicators, etc. The wires were cut at the diffs but some remain to splice. So I think I just need to run the wires but I am total newbie in this type of work. Thank you in advance.

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I'd appreciate if you can share how you wired your cable locker wiring to your dash lights. Mine originally did not have the cable lockers so there is no factory wiring harness in the dash harness but I have all the parts including the dash indicators, etc. The wires were cut at the diffs but some remain to splice. So I think I just need to run the wires but I am total newbie in this type of work. Thank you in advance.

I have not wired them yet. Mine has stock diff locks so I think there is not any help if I tell you that I plugged in the wiring and it works.
 
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Dash assembled:
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Found a mint condition steering wheel from ebay. As a suprise it was brown. So had to change the color on it:
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Did some work with instrument cluster also.

Pieces of the puzzle:
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This was the original one:
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First proper cleaning of the components. After that some polishing:
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And finished product:
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Speedometer is original. Combination meter has a "new" face with bright light symbols. Old ones had started to turn brownish. Tachometer is also from another car. Same reasons as for combination meter face. Plastic surround is also a spare part that I happened to find without any holes or cracks.

Still waiting for new OEM bulbs and then I can mount it in the car.
 
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Last update for this year.

Some more polishing.
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Wheels are ready. My friend did some Pinstriping on them to replicate original Mangels stripes.
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And with the rubber mounted.
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Tried some soldering with filler tube. The tube did not manage mediablasting without holes.
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Then I found a picture of my car where it had a filler tube without paint. So I got to do it all over again. I got a tube that did ok with media blasting. Then some sanding and a new yellow zinc coat.
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New brackets for diff lock cables. Or not new, only made new rubbers for them.
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Another set of heat shield came from the US. First pair I bought got some rust holes in them. These ones were ok. So did some glass blasting and new paint. Fitting them was a bit more labour. I had to let the body loose and lift it up a bit to fit the plates in place.
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New zinc on Power steering reservoir and new decal.
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Then I took of the whole dashboard (again). I had to paint the glove box lid and did not want any miss match with the color against the lower part. So I painted all.
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Fixed also diff lock arms. Two sets made one good set.
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New tubes for rear heater.
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And some smaller bits.
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Had to do the instrument cluster one more time. I found a interesting kasette storage. That is not a original J6 series part, but OEM Toyota. So I got an idea with it and had to try. One a bit broken Instrument cluster cover and another more broken one with some glue, bondo, sanding and a fresh paint. Here is the result. I also changed the tachometer to a better one. Thanks @HoJo 61
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That looks great! I love the polishing work on the dash pieces.

do you have your diff lock arms installed yet? If so, could you post up a couple of pictures of that? I am having a little trouble locating exactly where they bolt on the bottom of my 60 as well as the exact location of the 3 holes inside the truck where the levers mount. I have a bunch of pictures of one of @CenTXFJ60 's HJ61's but it is RHD and a bit different setup. I pretty much have a solid guess where they locate but pictures would be huge!

Your truck is looking great, keep it up.

Cheers
 
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Very nice work here. Did you custom-make the rear heater hard lines?

Yes i had a local pipe bender to make them. They have a 3d scanner and cnc pipe bender so it is easy to make new pipes.

That looks great! I love the polishing work on the dash pieces.

do you have your diff lock arms installed yet? If so, could you post up a couple of pictures of that? I am having a little trouble locating exactly where they bolt on the bottom of my 60 as well as the exact location of the 3 holes inside the truck where the levers mount. I have a bunch of pictures of one of @CenTXFJ60 's HJ61's but it is RHD and a bit different setup. I pretty much have a solid guess where they locate but pictures would be huge!

Your truck is looking great, keep it up.

Cheers

I will post pictures here when I mount them. I can also send you some pics of the holes they mount to before that if you want.

And thank you for feedback!
 

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Yes i had a local pipe bender to make them. They have a 3d scanner and cnc pipe bender so it is easy to make new pipes.

Ah. Nice to have access to these kinds of services. I couldn't find anyone local to me to re-make mine. Again, really well done.

Keep the updates coming....
 

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Yes i had a local pipe bender to make them. They have a 3d scanner and cnc pipe bender so it is easy to make new pipes.



I will post pictures here when I mount them. I can also send you some pics of the holes they mount to before that if you want.

And thank you for feedback!
Thank you! The hole locations are really the most important. I can scale it close enough just from a picture.
 
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This years first post. This time it is power steering hoses/pipes.

I was going to sandblast the old decent pipes. But I did not.

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I had new ones made.

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I cut the old fittings/pipe ends off. In a hydraulic shop they welded or soldered new fitting parts to the pipe ends.

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Then all pipes and other parts got new zinc coating.

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Paint on the pipes.

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A little touch up with paint on the hose clampings.

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I had the brackets also zinc coated. Rubber parts i fixed up with steel wool and some rubber treatment.

Here is the finished product. I also assembled the missing parts on vane pump.
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I have not seen a EU spec carpet kit. I was goin go buy a carpet kit here from mud, but the rear heater cut out is located different US vs. EU spec vehicles.

The carpet kit comes whole. I had to cut my heater out. You can cut a heater where ever you need.

I can’t imagine going through all this work just to put an old dirty rug back in it. Power washed or not. Just my humble opinion.

 
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The carpet kit comes whole. I had to cut my heater out. You can cut a heater where ever you need.

I can’t imagine going through all this work just to put an old dirty rug back in it. Power washed or not. Just my humble opinion.


You did buy the carpet kit from Trail Tailor? I looked at his website and he does not offer them anymore. The kit dnp sells has a heater cutout made. Also shipping a carpet set from US to Finland will cost $$$ so I have to go with the old.
 
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A little update regarding the radio. This radio was the starter for this whole Snow white project.
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Actually it was this one.
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But that better one in the first picture will come in to use. I had it serviced in the fall but there was some issues that they could not fix at the moment. I was going to ship it back with couple of other radios for parts. But when I was packing the radios I decided to try to fix those issues by myself.

After the service main issues were weak light on buttons and wrong color illumination. As you see in the first picture lights were amber and not green.

Here is the part that was the cause for poor light on buttons. It was a bit dull from heat. So I changed it to a better one.
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And here is the cause for the amber lights around knobs.
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I changed that bulb mount/color cap to a better one and added the green cap for button lights.
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Then the radio back together. When I was pushing all buttons I noticed that one button did not click. Opened the radio again and noticed that one contact on circuit board was smashed. So I replaced that circuit board.
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I assembled the radio once again and did some testing. Illumination color was still wrong. I tested other same model range radios I had for parts. One had green lights on knobs so I pulled it apart. Unfortunately the bulb cap broke when I pulled it from the bulb. Then I went and bought new caps.

Luckily the cheapest model of the model range had a different kind rubber mount without the cap for the bulb. So I used that along with separate bulb cap.
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At the same time I noticed that the white knob surroundings were a bit cracked. So I changed those as well.
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And then some testing. Knob color is ok but buttons not so much.
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So once again I pulled the radio apart and stretched the 3mm cap on a 4mm bulb. Length was a bit too short but does not matter in this case. And now the illumination seems to be right.
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A bit lot of fiddling again but it was worth it.
 

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