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Project 84 FJ60 "Dusty"

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by 89fjlandcruiser, May 15, 2013.

  1. 89fjlandcruiser

    89fjlandcruiser

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    Well finally got "Dusty" running today!
    She spat and farted but I got it going.
    Thanks to my friend Bill from
    "Bills toy shop" who helped me out and figure out it was one tooth off.
    And for him rebuilding my Carb. Had to buy a used dizzy with a working Vacuum advance module. That I bought from a Mud Memeber. Now the truck is dialed in and timed. It's been 4 1/2 years since I last had her running. Replacing the oil pan tomorrow cause she has a bad leak from trying to pry it off. Also ill give it a go around the block tomorrow. Test and see what kinda of leaks arise. Having the celebratory Modelo!
    Cheers
     
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    franklin40 SILVER Star

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    don’t bend the pan prying on it. it’ll never seal again. take a 2x4 on the side of the pan and the a bottle jack on the frame and gently increase pressure until it pops free. best way i’ve found to do it. also use a one piece oem gasket and the toyota gasket goo when resealing it. best stuff i’ve ever used for an oil pan. maybe a little more expensive but worth it to me
     
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    Yes that's what I did is pry it.
    So I went ahead and ordered a new pan.
    Should be here tomorrow. It was totally sealed and welded on there. I tried the bottle jack method and no progress when I did do it.
    It's all good live and learn.
    Tomorrow it will have a new oil pan.
    Thanks for the input either way.
     
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    when's that lift going on?
     
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    When the money adds up to buy them!
    LOL.
    Yeah that's next.
     
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    Got my new front side markers today and replaced my turn signal flasher unit.

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    Nice to see her up and running! You do fine work.
    Scot
     
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    Thanks Scot.
    It's taken awhile to get where I'm at.
    But I been enjoying the slow progress and seeing it come to this point.
    Hopefully soon I can drive it down your way.
     
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    reevesci Enabler Supporting Vendor

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    J,

    Same price on lift for you when you're ready.

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    J,
    Thank you
    Much appreciated.
    Jorge
     
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    Was looking at Dusty this weekend and thought hmm I wonder if this burnt and baked paint will buff out and shine.
    Welll sure enough I got a polisher and a cutting wheel and cutting compound .
    And to my surprise! It did bring back a shine! Here are the results.
    I was quite amazed.

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