May I introduce my 1984 FJ60

CenTXFJ60

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Just an update
The new H55 and rebuilt tcase are installed and she is running great. I was actually passing folks in the left lane on my way home last night. I can’t thank @CenTXFJ60 Jimmy enough. I never thought I’d be making good friends at my age.
Now im starting to read up on upgrading the differential gearing from stock. From a dead stop and starting in 1st gear, im finding that I can’t make it through the intersection before having to shift. Or I just start in 2nd gear.
So im gunna put a quick 500 miles on the transmission/tcase then change out the fluid.
Im working on a spreadsheet with PN’s and cost if anyone is interested. But other members have already posted their build spreadsheet and mine is same-same ish.
 

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I finally found a driveshaft shop that would lengthen my front driveshaft and not charge $600. If anyone is in the market go to “Inland Truck Parts & Service” (512-454-1488) off of 290 East. Fair price and quick turnaround. Tomorrow @FFMullins is installing his rear and I’m putting in my front. I just rolled over 500 miles on the new transmission/tcase and gunna drain, inspect and refill the fluid.
 

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holy smokes... that's awesome. Need to check them out.

My experience with Drivetrain specialists in Kyle was confusing. My First FJ62 drive shaft wasn't even touched, they said it was balanced, no report given. Then I took the FJ60 driveshaft there and it was judged to be unbalanceable. They tried to build me one for ~$800. :spitoutdummy: So I took it home and there isn't really any vibrations at any speeds.
 

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I’m keeping my 6/1984 2F bellhousing and 3 pic transmission mounts so that will clock the H55 a few degrees to the right, I think? Can’t forget to grind for clearance on the 2F bellhousing to make space for the H55

Got the 5 speed round knob (PN 33504-60040) and the H55 shifter cane (PN 33530-60160) with boot n bushing from City Racer, @Racer65 . “Just” gotta heat and bend the cane for clearing the dash and probably my knee.

I also bought a post-85 transmission hump cover from @jkdur728 . The post-85 hump gives me the clearance needed for the t-case shift linkage w/o having to cut into mine

I can’t thank Jim enough for helping (read doing most of the work) with this swap. His Barn, tools and knowledge have been key



Alex
How did you order the 5-speed knob? when I search for this part number all I get is the 4-speed knob.

 
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holy smokes... that's awesome. Need to check them out.

My experience with Drivetrain specialists in Kyle was confusing. My First FJ62 drive shaft wasn't even touched, they said it was balanced, no report given. Then I took the FJ60 driveshaft there and it was judged to be unbalanceable. They tried to build me one for ~$800. :spitoutdummy: So I took it home and there isn't really any vibrations at any speeds.
I have used drivetrain specialists twice and have had good experiences with them
 

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You can call Tom Woods and they will have a new drive shaft out to you almost always within 2 days. They build a very good quality product and shipped are typically $400-500 depending on a few variables. It's tough to justify rehabbing a 30-40 year old driveshaft for the same price.
 

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I agree about using Tom Woods. I have used them before and the are all about customer service. The last set of driveshafts I ordered shipped the next day. Their work is top notch and reasonably priced.
 

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How did you order the 5-speed knob? when I search for this part number all I get is the 4-speed knob.



HTH
 

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This is what I need... Sold Out :(

There's another back ordered option. Not sure if these are 40 style or 60 style. But the shifter in an H55 should be M12, right?




I guess Alex' pic is a little confusing as it's in a bag with the part number. Did Toyota make these or are all of these aftermarket?

Yeah sorry here. I had the site set to 'cap only' which shows available. CR seems pretty good with restocking but might be due to the same supply chain issues everything else is currently strapped by. Maybe reach out to them and see what the situation is. I am not aware of Toyota making an OEM 5 speed shift knob in the style of the 60 series. AFAIK its aftermarket only. But likely one of the resident parts gurus knows better than me. I'm not up on all the overseas options available with the 60 series. USA#1. @ToyotaMatt? @Racer65?
 
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Just an update
The new H55 and rebuilt tcase are installed and she is running great. I was actually passing folks in the left lane on my way home last night. I can’t thank @CenTXFJ60 Jimmy enough. I never thought I’d be making good friends at my age.
Now im starting to read up on upgrading the differential gearing from stock. From a dead stop and starting in 1st gear, im finding that I can’t make it through the intersection before having to shift. Or I just start in 2nd gear.
So im gunna put a quick 500 miles on the transmission/tcase then change out the fluid.
Im working on a spreadsheet with PN’s and cost if anyone is interested. But other members have already posted their build spreadsheet and mine is same-same ish.
I'm looking at doing this right now. Would love to get that spreadsheet. I have a 84' 60. How can I find out what version I have? there seems to be a couple version?
 
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View attachment 2851758View attachment 2851760View attachment 2851761I finally found a driveshaft shop that would lengthen my front driveshaft and not charge $600. If anyone is in the market go to “Inland Truck Parts & Service” (512-454-1488) off of 290 East. Fair price and quick turnaround. Tomorrow @FFMullins is installing his rear and I’m putting in my front. I just rolled over 500 miles on the new transmission/tcase and gunna drain, inspect and refill the fluid.

Good to know about this place. When I lived in Austin I used Scotty's Driveshaft and Machine on Airport for all of my drive shaft needs. I am not sure if they are still trustworthy as this was 11-12 years back, but I know that they are still there and in business.
 

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