Builds My first 80 Series

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Good news today. The last bearing and oring for the transfer case came in today along with the connector for the trailer wiring harness. I also picked up an extra fusible link as a spare and plan on an EFI relay spare too. Any other electrical spares anyone would recommend?
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Still awaiting the repair terminals and getting my transfer case housing back.
 

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Darren, you gotta' get that head back from the shop man! Summer's almost here... light a fire under that machine shop! I don't care how good they are, you're a better man than I to wait this long.

 
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It would be nice to fix one thing at a time with a build. But, in the real world of builds multiple things need to be tackled while researching fixes, locating parts, waiting on parts, tools, budgets, and time. I’ve had a goal to tackle at least one thing every month whether working on the truck or gathering parts. In the meantime I ordered more parts. Picked up a hood support with grommets, timing gears and a hose for the engine build, a torque converter seal for the transfer case/tranny service project, and an EFI relay for a trail spare.
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Hood support installed. The rubber grommet is grooved so it just works in the hole on the radiator support top trim. Then just snap the retainer on the left side and put your rod through the grommet and you are done! Kids enjoyed helping with it.
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I have stock gas struts already. They are a little weak. I like the hood support rod backup.
Hi,
Nice to see you are still at it.

Can you tell me more about the hood support. Is it designed for an 80 or you retrofit. Also i see the part numbers for the support and holder but what about the grommet? I've just started carrying a stick of wood and hate it.

Thanks
 
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Kids project today. Painting the wire tap insulation cuts with liquid electrical tape. I’m thinking it would be a good idea to paint 3 layers with a days drying period in between for good protection. There are no instructions with this product. I love it when the kids want to help on the Cruiser!
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I see in your sig that you are WTB Non-USA accessories. This is a list (only, no parts) of items/mods I collected (but only installed a few of them). Just in case you are missing some from your list or you have some I might add, pm me.

- OEM hand throttle
- OEM dash cup holder
- OEM passenger grab handle
- OEM snorkel
- OEM pintle hook/ mounting holes
- OEM second battery holder
- OEM supercharger
- OEM fuel sub tank
- OEM horn upgrade (200 series?)
- OEM steering box pitman arm upgrade (100 series)
- OEM winch
- OEM dirty filter indicator symbol (dash - not used)
- OEM tool kit pouch insert (plastic)
OEM power outlet box (under hood)
OEM window bars
Window switch lighting
OEM Fender blinkers
Land Rover Disco lights?
OEM Overhead console altimeter/compass or subtank + visors
OEM Rear fogs
OEM Headlight washers
OEM Headlamp level adjusters (power)
Matrix 115v power outlet
OEM tire carrier
OEM pillar ladder
window up mod
abs disable mod
pin 7
cdl switch
 
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Another round of liquid electrical tape by my daughter today. Engine parts came in today. Valve adjusting shims and a hose. Off to the machine shop!
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A little daddy daughter project this afternoon as I’ve been teaching some automotive electrical skills. Repaired the broken trailer light plug and completed install of new converter. Used dielectric grease in the connections.
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The girls helped remove the bumper caps with aluminum step in preparation for removal of the welded hitch and easier to get to the rear exhaust mount. I’m a little torn on the exhaust as I’ve already collected the Bosal pieces that have had less than stellar reviews since I started collecting them.
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