Thanks @Shyrock Ill see about contacting him. Do you happen to know how to get into contact with him? Looks like he has lots of things! Hows your 80 coming along? still jealous of that one. I am excited for you guys to come to Ocracoke at some point!This guy had some seats and tops at one point. Maybe knows where seats may be available.
FJ40 Parts - Chris Wade - https://chriswade.smugmug.com/FJ40-Parts/
that looks like it might work. I do have two complete ones now thanks to you! Istarted working on that today but part of the old one is stuck on the door. I am trying to decided If I want to heat it up with a torch to get it loose. I put some penetrating oil on it and its soaking it today.I saw this at the hardware store yesterday. They come in 1/2" and 5/8" iirc. They even have the offset that makes them shaped like a 9. They are intended for a pedestrian residential gate. The steel would be really easy to drill, and forgiving because they are forged. I wonder if they can be cut to dimension of the parts for the bi-fold hatch brackets? You might even find a nylon bushing to shore up slack if necessary.
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Thanks! this helps. The Cylinders I put in do have the ramped adjusters I believe. (the little metal thing on the side?) I bought them from city racer. Yeah I decided not to do the 10 mm unless I do the whole break system. in the summer I am thinking I am going to replace all the lines with new ones. I have seen full kits for 1958 - 70 at cruiser corps and spector. they are just a little bit out of my budget right now. it would be nice for peace of mind. however the breaklines are not bad. I just bent one and it broke off because I was not paying attention.Both brake springs on your rig go behind the brake pads - toward the differential, like your pic of old ones above ( which is really a pic of the backside 😂). That illustration above is for later drums that have the pad retention clips in the middle of the pads (that’s what that hole is for). Better illustration for your rig:
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Also, do your new cylinders have the ramped adjusters? If not, and your old ones do, swap them out (easy to thread in/out to swap out) and install so the ramps slope downward toward the axle, i.e. high is to the outside. This really helps the pads to fully return to neutral when brake pressure is relaxed. I wouldn’t mix 9mm and 10mm lines/fittings, your messing with varying the brake pressure and therefore rates. Go either one or the other. @Rainman doesn’t make brake lines anymore, but maybe he’s got some leftovers he’d be willing to part with. Also @65swb45 or @pardion .
Thats good to hear. The only reason i didn't go for the Hobart 140 was the tack weld option. I almost went for the Eastwood 180 but I felt like the 140 is good enough for what I want to do. Body work and Occasional art project. Plus I just have a shed right now that I work out of for my tools. Its a nice shed but still saving any space is helpfull. My Fiance and I are hopfully going to start building a house in a year or two and one of the things we both want is a nice garage.Nice machine. I've got the Eastwood 180 and love it. The tack weld option is nice.
One thing I forgot to mention. You have to use Eastwood's tips for their mig guns. Lincoln's, Miller's, and Hobart's tips wont fit.Thats good to hear. The only reason i didn't go for the Hobart 140 was the tack weld option. I almost went for the Eastwood 180 but I felt like the 140 is good enough for what I want to do. Body work and Occasional art project. Plus I just have a shed right now that I work out of for my tools. Its a nice shed but still saving any space is helpfull. My Fiance and I are hopfully going to start building a house in a year or two and one of the things we both want is a nice garage.
The break shoes are adjusted correctly. I am not sure about the pedal pushrod adjustment. I have not messed with the master cylinder at all yet other than adding fluid. Would the pedal pushrod be something I would have to adjust even though it was working before I replaced all the brake pads and cylinders?Do you have all the adjusters so the shoes are tight against the drums? Is your pedal pushrod length too long or short? I’d start there.