Project 84 FJ60 "Dusty"

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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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    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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    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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    Replaced rear some light assy.

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    Worked on the hood today!
    I wet sanded it with 1200 wet/dry sandpaper. Till I felt it somewhat smooth and slick. Still a little high spots but it's much better than what it was. Paint is pretty tough but thin. I have a few burns on it. But oh well it's mine.
    Used Meguires professional diamond cut compound 2.0 followed Meguires fine cut cleaner then finished it off with Meguires cleaner wax.
    But never the less it shines pretty well.
    This truck has come a long way from where it was.

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    Sometimes it's just the simplest things that make it pop!

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    Looking damn good dude!
     
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    Thanks man!
    I appreciate the compliment!
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Nice to have new parts come in! (Oil pan)
    Now to install it.
    This time it shouldn't be so difficult seeing that the reason Im replacing the pan is because I bent the old one trying to get it off.
    Hopefully no more leaks!!

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    Installed new oil pan today!

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    Wow maybe I should wax my 60 next. That looks amazing.
     
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