Builds The Adventure begins: Building an Arkana FJ45 Troopy three door.

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by geoffnlp, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. rolltide

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    awesome work geoff. did you manage to find a akarna sticker on the pb pillar at all, cheers!
     
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    awesome work geoff. did you manage to find a akarna sticker on the pb pillar at all, cheers!
     
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    Thanks, I did not find a sticker, did not know they put them on, I'll have to see if I can find anyone with one to put back on. Cheers.
     
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    i have seen a few and was just curious to hopefully one day make them up at the sign shop, my 47 has an outline of a sticker being there though 30+ years anything could happen
     
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    Balance and Blueprinting the 2F assembly, checking crank end play.

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    Setting ring gap.

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    New oversized pistons after boring and honing block.

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    Ready for the timing gear installation, using an SOR RV grind camshaft kit, maybe put a little more umph into the Torque band.

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    Complete longblock with new 3 groove balancer for AC and PS.

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    Power Steering sandblasted before rebuild, Love that Toyoda. DSC04429.JPG

    Did I say IH8RUST!!!

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    Sandblasting the body to find out what was underneath the paint.

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    Looking great. Looks as thought the tub is quite sound.
     
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    Thanks, Yea the tub looked really good, some small spots of rust here and there in the normal places but overall I was really pleased with the condition.
     
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    What do you guys think? DSC04597.JPG

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    Very nice, like the open cab hot rod look and I guess a big V8 and supercharger would set it off a treat...

    On further consideration I think I prefer the original truck, especially that high roof
     
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    Just kidding, I just wanted to see the reactions or lack of to the picture, I thought it looked pretty good though, now back to the Overland build she deserves, Cheers.
     
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    A couple of before and after pictures of the A/C box and the Carb-Intake assembly.

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    Intake looks good as new!
     
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    Rear Disc conversion with braided Teflon brake hoses and stainless steel lines.

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    It's Knuckle time.

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    Powder coated backing plate.

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    Steering going together.

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    Good gracious what a beautiful machine. Excellent work.
     
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    Thanks Ben, it's a long process but well worth it.
     
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    Thanks, I really liked the green on my first one but decided on a different color, here's a sneak peak, very rich looking.

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    All the zinc hardware looks nice. Not a fan of powdercoat on a 4x4 but it does look nice. My dad's truck rusted really bad after he powdercoated a lot of parts after several years. The galvanized fenders are awesome. I don't know why more people don't galvanize stuff, it's really inexpensive to have done. SMG sells replacement hood hinge pins if u need them fyi.
     
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    Thanks, the bad thing about galvanizing is that there is soo much heat in the process it warps panels, a lot of these panels wave to you when driving by, but it will guard against rust for sure. I did replace all of the pins for the hinges everywhere, Thanks.
     
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