My $1500 82 fj60

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by effjay76, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. cruisermatt

    cruisermatt ランドクル62! SILVER Star

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    Hell yeah! You've got another 20 years out of that thing at least! Haven't had a good thread like this in awhile. Go hit some trails and enjoy it now!
     
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  2. effjay76

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    Rear bumper finished at last (except wiring the license plate light and installing the bolts.

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    Appreciate the kind words, I’ll be hitting the trails next weekend! Can’t wait.
     
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    Thanks, it’s oddly satisfying to rehab a rusty turd.
     
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    Excellent work!
     
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    Got the spare mounted and finished up all the bolting in of the bumper, prepping it for a trip to Austin and hidden falls this weekend. When I get back I’m going to do some interior work and new clutch, possibly install another 350 that I have to get ready for big bend in 2 weeks.

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  7. effjay76

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    Wanted to add these photos of the light and open position. Ready to destroy that grease cap on the trail!

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    D21FJ60 Daydreaming

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    Brilliant. Paint job seems pretty top notch, you'd never know the rust woes.
     
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    Well I have 5 days left to finish prep for big bend. Stripped the interior for some tranny cover mods and sound deadening. Going to have to hit it hard in the coming days to finish. Also going to install some different seats so I’ll need to make seat mounts.

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    This truck needs to be named Lazarus.
     
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    I like it
     
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    I leave for big bend on Friday and this is what my truck looks like. Notice the flywheel visible through the tranny hole.

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    Are you using the space in the back and making storage panel doors?
     
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    @effjay76 I can see in posts 49 and 52 that you applied some POR 15. What did you put on top of the POR15 to make it grey?

    Is this a primer ? It looks almost like an undercoating spray.

    BTW - Love the build!! Great job.
     
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    I used lizard skin. It’s sound deadening and heat shielding, it’s very similar to bed liner, I only used it on parts that will be covered up, I’ve had past experience with bed liner and I don’t like it. Thanks for the compliments.
     
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    Currently I have some rubber mats that were roughly cut to shape and installed by one of the previous owners. I plan to make some steel sheets with storage and speaker holes. Stay tuned!
     
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    Ended up staying up until midnight on the day of departure reinstalling the transmission(s) and transfer case. The trip went off without a hitch, ole girl performed flawlessly. 1400 miles later and a bunch of things added to the list
    of “things to replace”.

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