STLCA Picture Of The Day Thread

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Possibly a bit boring for the tastes for this crew …
I am in the process of overhauling the 3B out of the BJ70. While I am at it, it seemed appropriate to clean up the appearance/cleanability of external parts on the engine. To this end, I took a couple boxes of parts over to Brian at ACC (Smoking Gun) for powder coating. I picked them up today. I think he did excellent work considering the condition that they were in, but here are a few pictures so you can be your own judge.


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They do great work. Did you degrease the stuff or just drop them of as they came off the engine?
 
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They do great work. Did you degrease the stuff or just drop them of as they came off the engine?
I cleaned and degreased each part as best that I could, then media blasted them in the cabinet at ACC. Took me an entire afternoon, but it was well worth it since the ACC team did not have to spend that time on the prep.
 

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Nice of them to allow you to do that yourself. :beer:
Probably saved you a ton of scratch.
How quickly did they turn them around for you?
 
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Nice of them to allow you to do that yourself. :beer:
Probably saved you a ton of scratch.
How quickly did they turn them around for you?
Chris,
Brian had the parts ready within a week. I was not in a hurry but Brian made sure that all the parts were ready to support the schedule at the machine shop.
 
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Wrapped adding a step box to the rear swing out on the 80 this weekend. The intent is the box will be handy storage for recovery gear and some tools that will not require opening the rear hatch or gate. I wound up adding a drop down surface for lunch items or such as needed.

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That is super slick Larry. You fab the box up?
Matt,
Thanks. No. I purchased the box. It is a step box for semi trucks (mounts to the frame). The size appeared good and this model has a larger opening lid allowing for loading/unloading larger items.
Aluminum Step Box - Open Wide Design
I went with the 18" wide model because I was concerned the 24" would obstruct too much visibility of the RHS tail light assembly. Also, I did not attached the steps on the front of the box since I have no use for them (did use the mounting holes for attaching the license plate brackets).
 
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Picked up these 2 little gems while we are social distancing this weekend.

1990 4wd pickup. V6 5SPD picked up in Boone, NC

1996 3x locked FZJ80, picked up in Knoxville
Damn dude, it might be time for an intervention! How rusty is that one from Boone. I lived up there for a while and never saw one that wasn’t rotten.
 

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Damn dude, it might be time for an intervention! How rusty is that one from Boone. I lived up there for a while and never saw one that wasn’t rotten.
Not really bad. It was a CA truck up until about 5 years ago. Cab is solid. The bed is pretty eat up over the wheel wells, rear quarters and along the bottom of the tailgate. Which is perfectly fine for now. We are planning to pull the bed and building a flatbed for it.

Havent got underneath and crawled around much so not sure how it looks, but will tomorrow when we get home.

It brought back a ton of memories as I drove a 1990 regular cab for years. Only difference is mine is a 4cyl and this one is a v6.

I'll throw some more info up once we get it home, but it is going to be Erin's DD/shop truck for the wench'n bidness. She wanted to try and keep miles down on her GX and the price was right so we jumped on it.
 
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On the bright side of social distancing, I have made some progress on home projects this weekend. Yesterday, I was able to dive into a repair on the Allis that has been on my list for months. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to position the tractor so it could be supported by the lift.

Here are couple of shots of the tractor on the lift and the problem source [broken spindle on the tricycle front end]
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Putting real fenders back on the 40.

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Sniper swap, axle rebuild and replacing the leaking steering box are also on the list.
 
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