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rockcod

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I sourced an FJ62 front disc axle, from Craigslist, for the disc brake conversion, rear disc rotors and brackets (Thanks Poser!), knuckle rebuild kits (Georg), rebuilt brake booster, gm steering box is going to get rebuilt and modified for hydro-assist and last but not least the Warn 8274.

We have removed the “so-called” roll cage, dash pads and mounting flange, so FC can do his magic on a new family cage.
 

rockcod

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Out with the old and waiting for the new.

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Bare front housing is getting sent out for sand blast and a dip, the stops, shock mounts and spring perches will be cut off in preparation for the SOA and cut/turn. FJ55 rear springs will be reworked and replace the stock 40 rear springs, the upper shackle mount will need to be moved for proper shackle angle. New to me doors will require a little attention but are solid.
Now I need to find the time to dive into this project.

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I really hate cleaning parts, but then again clean parts make re-assembly so enjoyable! Waiting for the knuckle housing to come out of the solvent and then time for a little paint. Tomorrow, the other side, then start shaving the front housing of mounts, brackets and stops, prepping for SOA and cut and turn.

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Slow progress, work and life interject and de-rail the cruiser rebuild train. Today I had a couple of hours and was spent cleaning more parts, some re-assembly of hubs and a little paint. Since I don’t like running disc dust shields, I cut the centers out of them, they act as spacers for the knuckles and dust seals. A little finish grinding on the edges and some paint, they are good to go!
Next on the list to do are to clean the spindle hubs, replace bearings and races, inner dust seals. The rotors are in good shape, I am simply going to have them turned and they will be good to go!

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Since I was going to 4 wheel power disc, I had to modify a few things. Cut the re-enforcement rib on the firewall (still need to weld the top back on it to finish it off), enlarge the pushrod opening and drill the mounting holes.
The old accelerator cable had seen better days, ordered a new one and found it needed to be modified a little to clear the new booster, the wiring harness had to be re-routed and the clutch master needed a little clearance grinding to fit the booster, the proverbial snowball effect! A lot of work that can’t be seen but had to be done. Now to replace the old 9mm fitting with a new 10mm fitting on the existing front brake line and then make a new rear brake line and replace a fitting on the frame to split the front brakes from the rear.

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