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Finally picked up my BJ73 from Diesel Dog. This truck has quite a history. Sold by DD, repossessed by me, lifted by me, returned to DD by :princess: after DDs accident and before I left for PI. It was stored indoors for about 6 years. Javier in Houston went through it to be sure it was ready for a cross country journey and put my new BFGs on there. North bound to Austin tomorrow. It needs some care to mitigate a bit of rust but the 3B and H55 are in good shape.

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And MH.
So we made it to Austin and are doing some beer drinking for a few days then leaving on the 26th but just going to Waco.
The truck is running great but I am puking 90w out the rear transfer case seal. I think it looks way worse than it is but its bad.
We are going to check it and top it off in Waco on the 26th. I am not overly concerned but it is a good leak.
Of course we traveled without tools so we need to get those too.
It's only money.
 

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Plenty of TX cruiserheads... especially in Austin....

I’m sure you could swap out the seal real quick in a driveway.

It’s pretty simple.
 

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If you have issues getting the parts in TX, my parts box will be re-stocked with what you need by Thursday.
It would be a quick easy fix at your place.
 

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What year?
1988.
This morning I picked up a 24mm socket and a gallon of gear oil. Did not find an output seal at the Napa I checked and of course they did not have one at Autozone - no surprise. (No - I did not ask for one for an 88 BJ73 :confused: )
So tomorrow I am going to check the level while MH does laundry.
At least this will keep the underside from rusting. :)
Brakes seem a little spongy.
 
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It is if I could get the parts.

Have you checked to see if they are the same as a 60 series?

Did all the JDMs have those glass protecters on the back windows? I only recall seeing them on JDM 6* series
 

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Have you checked to see if they are the same as a 60 series?

Did all the JDMs have those glass protecters on the back windows? I only recall seeing them on JDM 6* series
Yeah - it is the same split case as a 60 series so should be easy to get. Lots of places are closed today and I am drinking beer everywhere so I did not try too hard. The wife wants me to wait because she knows something silly will go wrong.

The other question I can not answer. I was thinking it was to strengthen the FRP top where the big hole was for the side windows and prevent some flex.
 
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I was thinking it was to strengthen the FRP top where the big hole was for the side windows and prevent some flex.

I thought it was to stop loads hitting the windows although surely something would find its way around a skinny little rod like that.

Its 6.35 am xmas day, so beer time will start soon after I have cleaned up the mess from yesterdays cook fest
 
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Got under the truck to add some gear oil. I lost nearly a quart on the short drive from Houston to Austin. I will definitely be filling it several more times before Larry's house.
 
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No noises from the transmission? How many klms does it has it done?
 

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