Builds LuckyNB 77 FJ40 - 7 Year Journey

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by luckynb, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. luckynb

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    Getting ready to tow about 2 miles to paint shop..
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    These pop up cannopies represented my shop for over 2 years
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    Needed low-range and locker engaged for Tacoma to pull it up the hill out of the backyard
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    Paint shop finished prep, ready to shoot

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    Running boards and side skirts went to local powder coat shop.. steps in satin black, skirts in white.
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    2 weeks later, back home.

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    Sweet blue looks good
     
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    Great work man looks awesome :beer:
     
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    Some roof work.

    The nose of the roof lip was toast. Cut it out and added some new metal. Some of the rivet holes were a little bored out. I ended up using M6 stainless button head bolts instead of rivets. Needed a little work on the top cap peice as well.
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    Finished it off with some white MonstaLiner.
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    Hinges..

    I took all my hinges plus a few other parts to local powder coat shop. Reassembled hinges with brass bushings from cruiserbits@gmail.com and stainless pins from BTB. The bushings stainless door pins from BTB also work well for the hood and ambi door hinges, just cut them down a little. For the ambi door hinges, you also need to grind the pin head down a little to clear the bolts that mount it to the body.

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    Those hinges are friggin sweet! I'll keep all that in mind.

    This build thread is great! Backyard on the lawn! That's a dude who loves his Land Cruiser. Great job.
     
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    Starting reassembly.. this was around Nov-Dec 2017
    My shop had not been built yet, so still doing all the work outside, but in the driveway instead of the backyard.
    In the background is the spot where I worked on it up until I got it back from paint shop.
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    Once sides and windshield on, I decided to Monstaline the tub...
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    Powder coated steps back on.
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    Rear doors and hardware. As mentioned earlier, I used the BTB Stainless front door pins for rear hinges, length cut down and pin head ground down a little. Most of the door hardware is powder coated black. Weatherstripping and glass done later.
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    Weather delay... Snow in South Texas (December 2017). Shop is months away.
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    Theres my top in the background, in the snow
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