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Hey Everyone.


I finally got some good close-up pics of my Rig.
The first picture is a picture of some stress cracks that I have around the drivers side door.
- Question... Can I just weld this up and be good? I weld pretty well but I have these all over my drivers side door and a couple on the passenger door.
The second pic is of the dash controls
- Question.... So I have no idea what some of these controls do. I have been able to trace the heater fan control as well as the obvious wiper control but when I traced the left pull switch and the most right switch they lead to nothing on the firewall. Any idea what these are suppose to control? Thanks guys :beer:


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Choke - Wiper/Washer - Central Vent - Throttle control
space - FD indicator - FD=Front drive - PO mod?!?Throttle cable? - Cig lighter.


Its all I got


EDIT
I have a scan coming
 
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do you have floor shift for the t-case? some PO's will leave the old t-case set up still in the dash.
 
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Thanks alot guys... you are extremely helpful. I have the transfer pull on the dash, not the vacuum or the floor shifter. I think that you answered my questions tho and I really appreciate it!
 
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So the dash pull is a vacuum? Hmm that is odd... any idea how that works? Seems like that could be an issue on trail if I loose vacuum, What do you guys think?
 

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Vacuum portion is just a switch. When you pull it, it goes to 4wd and stays there no matter the vacuum. It doesn't behave like the ARB lockers where you loose air and it unlocks.

But, to answer your layout question for the lower part:

  • blank - not sure... mine has it also but didn't have anything in it either
  • red light - 4wd indicator
  • F.D. knob - 4wd pull (this goes to vacuum switch on firewall in engine bay
  • H-N-L handle - this is the high low handle for the transfer case
  • cig lighter - uh... cig lighter:lol:
 
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Another quick Pic

Hey Guys What is this? Has anyone seen one of these installed in their pigs. If so where can I get the components to get a spotlight back on here? Thanks

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ok guys one more question. All the rubber around the wondshield and side windows is nasty. I know the windshield is about 50 bucks and that is not big deal but the side windows are 250... that is nuts. Any way to save this rubber? I mean can I condition it and be alright? Just wondering if anyone on here has nay wisdom on this before I spend big $ for something I may not need to. Thanks
 
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ok guys one more question. All the rubber around the wondshield and side windows is nasty. I know the windshield is about 50 bucks and that is not big deal but the side windows are 250... that is nuts. Any way to save this rubber? I mean can I condition it and be alright? Just wondering if anyone on here has nay wisdom on this before I spend big $ for something I may not need to. Thanks
My 2 cents: People get hung up on the cost of rubber unreasonably. Go price some new rubber or slightly older OEM rubber. It is expensive. The costs of limited run rubber is very high if it is complex especially.

you can live with as much or as little as you want...even get rid of the glass.

BUT if you want to run it right or "restore" it, then you have no choice. Rubber is not going to get cheaper for these rigs in gen.. Some of it like the Cargo rubber (made by the now defunct PVCruisers) will likely be gone and done soon enough.

If you want a new headliner it is best to have new windshield and cargo rubber. That being said, some people here have worked around taking the window out (i.e. not doing it) and some have used spliced windshield rubber on the cargo (ergo 100.00 not 230.00)

Edit: the only relatively inexpensive rubber made recently is the stuff n2666s made for us to use on the TG and Door window regulators. It was a relatively simple extrusion.

So, it is just an individual call. Me I bought the rubber...not all yet and I am still hedging on the 1/4 window.
 
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Eric hit it on the head... you think the cargo window is bad, go check out the price on the fixed window of the rear door or the wing window of the front door.:eek::eek:

Eric is right... go price out cargo windows for an FJ60 or FJ80. They will be in the $200-300+ range just like the 55 repro.

Like Eric, I have opted to buy 90% of my rubber in an effort to ensure my rig is sealed.

That was $300 for all the door felts and channel rubber from JC Whitney.

That was $250 for the cargo windows and $200 for the upper tailgate window rubber from Cabe (aka PV Cruiser overstock).

This includes the $400 for the fixed door window from SloCruiser. Yes, that is four hundred:eek: (actually traded parts for it)

I also bought the SOR door rubber. I also got in on the deal for door and tailgate window securing rubber. I forget how much on those.

It wouldn't surprise me if I am around $1500 in rubber parts:eek: I try not to track how much I've got in my pig but I've got a 2" stack of receipts staring at me:eek:

Yes, I'm still looking at the $250 for the rear tailgate felt/gasket. And I'm giving serious thoughts to the $350 for the front door wing gaskets. Both from SloCruiser.

You might be able to track down a generous 55 owner who has some reasonable cargo window gaskets. Then again, they may know what the new ones cost so they'd charge you $70 for a pair:eek:
 

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I took the plunge and bought the rubber too. All of it. Door rubber, front windshiels, vent wing windows, window channels, rear door fixed window, cargo rubber, and all the pieces for the tailgate. I'd estimate I am at $1700 easy just on rubber.

It's a labor of love....
 

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3-4 years ago none of the rubber was even available - it was unobtanium (except for the windshield gasket).
 
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Ok point taken but I have one more question. I took my truck by a glass shop that a buddy of mine works for and he told me that he could get some universal auto weatherstrip to work on my cargo windows. Any idea if that is a no no? If it works it would be 15 dollars per window... Has anyone done this and if so was there an issue later? Thanks Guys
 

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Ok point taken but I have one more question. I took my truck by a glass shop that a buddy of mine works for and he told me that he could get some universal auto weatherstrip to work on my cargo windows. Any idea if that is a no no? If it works it would be 15 dollars per window... Has anyone done this and if so was there an issue later? Thanks Guys
For $15 a window it couldn't hurt to try on one - and if it works by all means please let us know!
 
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