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Excellent Kurt, so great to see you giving the Red Dragon some love, it's a beauty.

Need to get in touch soon about some rear springs for my 60 to fix the lean. Stay healthy. ;)
 

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Added the lights. Bumper and sliders are now ready to get powder coated.

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I've been cleaning up the chassis and axles in prep for the suspension install. I'm constantly surprised just how clean this Cruiser is. I used a little bit of pen lube on one side of the front suspension... it came apart so easy I skipped lube on the other 3 corners and it just zipped apart :cool:

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The rear end is ready to hang springs, shocks and the swaybar. I hope to tackle that tomorrow.

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Off topic question,how do you like that creeper?
 

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I'll be dropping the sliders and rear bumper bits at the powder coater on Monday. With those finalized I've been focusing on cleaning up the frame and axles in prep for the suspension. The rear is now complete sans shocks. I'm going to apply some 3M undercoating to the wheel wells before before tires go on. The front frame is cleanup up and painted, I'm going to get the front suspension started tomorrow.
 

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Front is torn down, painted and ready for reassembly. I'll do some undercoating in the wheel wells before I put tires on. I've got a set of skirts coming from @TRAIL TAILOR. Should be nice and fresh. I'll snag a knuckle kit and a tie rod end kit at work tomorrow and get started on reassembly.

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One step closer to dropping off the bumper and sliders at powder coating. Tonight I knocked out the license plate frame. With a 33-34" tire the factory plate location would be nearly completely obstructed, no good. I looked hard building a lot disconnectable mount for the spare tire carrier which would affix to the carriers wheel studs and come off when you need the spare. Ultimately I bailed on this as I often have a Trasharoo, Maxtrax or Brai Grill on the tire. So that left the back of the Jerry can holder. I feel bad covering up the @TRAIL TAILOR logo but I'll some stickers to make up for it Jason.

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I wanted to run an early 40 license plate lamp, I just dig them. I modified a non US Hilux plate frame with the light. It will overlap the plate by 3/4" but I test fit the Utah plates and it doesnt impact any visibility of numbers.

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Finished the night with some quick laps :D

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Hours of scrubbing and scraping to get these parts clean enough to go in the parts washer :D

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Get it son! Let’s get to the adventure photos already! Glad to see the Red Dragon getting some love.
 

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Knuckle overhaul and suspension complete with the exception of shocks. I sprung and grabbed some of our brand new OE calipers, as well as Toyota brake lines and hardware and Japanese brake hoses and some new AISIN red hubs :cool: Thank you Cruiser Outfitters for letting me go on a shopping spree. ;)

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Bumper parts and sliders back from powder too. I'll get the carriers assembled and the bumper mounted. I plan to clean up and paint the frame around the sliders before I mount them.

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