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The 40 is at the ranch

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Jukelemon, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. Jukelemon

    Jukelemon

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    After an 18 hour round trip, the 40 is at the house. Damn mountains suck when your hauling 6000 lbs. (includes trailer).

    The 40 runs like a top. Transfer case is flawless in execution. Body was a bit more rough than expected but very sound. Valve cover gasket is leaking. Very squeeky at the moment. Tires were not as described i.e. dead not 50-60%. There is a drag on the vehicle which I suspect are the back brakes.

    So, off go the wheels and tires. Paint to the wheels. New tires (by the way, it lists the rim size as 5.5. I assume 9.50's will nut work?). Fix the brakes. New fenders. New turn signal. Rust bullet the frame. Paint the exterior and bang, a solid work horse for the farm and any back country outing.

    Juke
     
  2. Landpimp

    Landpimp

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    9.5's are fine on 5.5" wheels. Congrats on the 40 :)
     
  3. tewlman

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    I can simpathise, i just drove 1850 miles for a deal on a rust bucket Fj40.
    lets see some pics now that its home :)



    PS: got my saginaw ps box today! getting closer :beer:
     
  4. Jukelemon

    Jukelemon

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    Sheesh. I thought my trip was bad. We need to hook up soon. I need some welding work done. What is the going rate down there in your shop?

    Thanks.
     
  5. tewlman

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    uhh, as much as I can get! :D

    we'll work something out,first born child or the likes.
     
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