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Guess what this is?
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Lookin' good! Seems like I remember you had minitruck p/s before? I like the looks of that Borgeson shaft - where did you get it? What are you doing for your drag link?
 
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Yes, the mini worked for a few years, but it was on its last leg, spewing oil on the header every now and then. Cough-cough. On top of that the Center link was going bad and giving me some of that death wobble. Not good.

For the steering rod, I have an 80 TRE on the steering box end and regular FJ40 TRE thread on the drivers side end, both with jam nuts. For the mount, I have 1/4 scab plates on each side of the frame. I am working on the sleeves and the steering column next. (Waiting for the coating to dry on the frame for a couple of weeks).

These are the parts: (all from IPOR) :eek:

Re-manufactured Toyota FJ60 Box
Borgeson shaft with all of the joints
Steering column support bearing
Flat pitman arm
80 TRE
Custom draglink 80 to 40

1/4x5x16 Steel
Steel tube (for sleeves)
 
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A few steps closer. Tack in the sleeves, file the steering shaft a little more and clean up some of the surface rust to complete the steering column. Hopefully welding the plates on this weekend!

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Sleeves are in! Ready to weld the plates on after the fender is trimmed so I can drive to the shop that has a heavier duty welder...

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the shop is ready when you are:bounce::bounce2::bounce2::clap:
 
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:hillbilly: Bib is on. Bumper tomorrow night. I may take you up on that Wed night. I just need about 1/2 hour. Git'er done before Thursday's snow.
 
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No Cooler for the steering, just the for the beer. :beer:

I am going to get one put in there for summer. Good point Matt.

I am now waiting for stock TREs (555) and Ford F250 shock towers to come in.

Almost done. :steer:
 
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What do you have in mind? I asked because my pump started growling on Argentine Pass before I had a cooler in it. Ideally I want to use a replica of the OE 40 series cooler that mounts horizontally on the frame. That should provide adequate cooling. I'll have to make it myself though, wouldn't want to chop an OE one up.
 
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Cool. Did you have to drill any holes to mount it?
 
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subzali said:
Cool. Did you have to drill any holes to mount it?

Just those zip tie radiator things that you thread through the fins. That and some padding in case of bib flex.
 
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I mounted my cooler in the same location, but used two 1/4" thick x 1" wide pieces of aluminum strap bolted to the radiator frame, running side to side. Then I bolted the cooler to the pieces of strap by the cooler's upper and lower flanges. I didn't want to mess with holes in the fins. Sorta like this:

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Nice job on the box mount fj40.
 
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I mounted my cooler in the same location, but use two 1/4" thick x 1" wide pieces of aluminum strap bolted to the radiator frame, running side to side. Then I bolted the cooler to the pieces of strap by the cooler's upper and lower flanges. I didn't want to mess with holes in the fins. Sorta like this:

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Nice job on the box mount fj40.

Wise choice! The plastic pins through the rad core will wear through the thin copper tubes especially when they get normal road grit on them. Takes a while but it will happen!
 

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