The 1974 Surf Wagon...

Discussion in 'FJ55 Iron Pig Preservation Society' started by lowtideride, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. onemanarmy

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    air bags
     
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    Wasn’t it the Mama Bear that was just right?

    I guess you could interpret that however you see fit.

    Especially when talking about the ride...
     
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    CE9619AB-05D6-48F3-973B-5918885FD229.jpeg 440525FC-ABAE-45FD-89CD-AB8A08BF4C60.jpeg 301A74FF-4194-4146-8C06-96BD92898815.jpeg 74CC92AF-0C4C-4118-B6F1-74A530607A38.jpeg The classic auto air conditioning system came with fancy billet controls that look totally out of place in the 55. My boy Frank is remeding this with some custom slider controls that fit in the factory locations and work with updated ac system.

    Mouser Electronics

    :smokin:
     
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  4. Ol Yeller

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    Man what a great idea!
     
  5. bobm

    bobm WTF

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    Fancy. Need some Lexus badging :rofl:.
     
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    The whole idea is to have it look like nothing is going on other than a stock dash. Nothing fancy.
     
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  7. bobm

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    Why arm wrapped?
     
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    Frank’s arm - something about his dog and a bicycle.
     
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    Are the related valves and blower motor FJ80 units?
     
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    No it’s a classic auto air street rod iii system.
     
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    066FB527-C779-49F7-BAAC-D82A73C432A0.jpeg Ome stock height springs installed last night, alignment shop this morning.

    Although it’s unloaded, it is too dang tall for my liking.
     
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  12. scrapdaddy

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    I bet it settles in perfect.
     
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    I like it!
     
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    I like it too :)
     
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    BCCF1924-690A-4F95-96DE-D8CD8F93FD1F.jpeg 19BF2376-D04E-452C-B358-8AC272D88D8D.jpeg With a full load the new springs are a huge improvement over the stockers. The ride is firm, the truck is very stable.

    Hopefully it settle a lil height wise, as it’s a still a tad tall.
     
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    Time for some step sliders to help you get in/out .
     
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    Ya. In the back :).
     
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    White Knuckle made me a set of step sliders for the Diesel Pig so has the rocker dimensions. I bet you could order a set with 80 supports unwelded and fab them up pretty easily. They work great for the family...and on the trail ;)
     
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