Project slow as molasses: 1966 FJ40 FST

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Knocked out a big chunk of work on the brake upgrade thanks to the long weekend even though it was hotter than hades down here.
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Update time! I’m hoping I can keep the momentum up. Started a new job this past week, a new semester of Masters classes and it’s my wife’s busy season again. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep my goal of driving it to Roundup in March!

Found some bumper gussets and an aftermarket bumper (separately) for a good price. Love this forum! For whatever reason all of that stuff was missing. Bumper is a bit thinner gauge than I’d like but it’ll work great for now. Far better than nothing
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Also splurged on a new dual reservoir master cylinder after struggling to rebuild the old one.
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After installing the new MC I thought take a crack at rebuilding the wheel cylinders. Was making good progress until I couldn’t get a fitting to thread back into one of them. Thanks again to mud! I’ve got all new m9x1.0 fittings on the way! Looks like I’ll be building more brake lines!
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Update time! I’m hoping I can keep the momentum up. Started a new job this past week, a new semester of Masters classes and it’s my wife’s busy season again. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep my goal of driving it to Roundup in March!

Found some bumper gussets and an aftermarket bumper (separately) for a good price. Love this forum! For whatever reason all of that stuff was missing. Bumper is a bit thinner gauge than I’d like but it’ll work great for now. Far better than nothing
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Also splurged on a new dual reservoir master cylinder after struggling to rebuild the old one.
View attachment 2785733After installing the new MC I thought take a crack at rebuilding the wheel cylinders. Was making good progress until I couldn’t get a fitting to thread back into one of them. Thanks again to mud! I’ve got all new m9x1.0 fittings on the way! Looks like I’ll be building more brake lines!
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Are you looking to put a stock bumper on it? I am in the process of rebuilding an 8274 and will need something different than the current stock bumper. So once I get that stuff done...likely next year at this rate, then you are welcome to my stock bumper.
 

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Are you looking to put a stock bumper on it? I am in the process of rebuilding an 8274 and will need something different than the current stock bumper. So once I get that stuff done...likely next year at this rate, then you are welcome to my stock bumper.
I’m pretty open to everything at this point honestly. Unless I’ve gone a different direction before then I’d love to have your stock bumper. Thanks brother!
 

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Well that was a giant pain in the ass. Had to recreate the hard lines because the fittings were mushroomed on the ends from being tightened too much. I was barely able to get them out with vice grips. Getting them threaded back in was a no-go. Fortunately, (thanks again to MUD) I was able to find some new M9x1 fittings. One wheel done, three more to go!

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OK, random question: Are these the correct windshield pads for my 66? I’ve only got one and it’s this style but I’m not sure that’s correct.

 

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Yes, they are the correct ones for your '66. Just call in advance to enquire if they actually have the blocks in stock or can get them, I have had issues where stock was shown but when I ordered they said they could not supply.
 

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