Builds The Green Bastard

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Maintenance / Upgrades / Shenanigans below:

Current Specs:
4" Dobinsons lift, heavy springs
Dobinsons rear bumper
Dobinsons rock sliders
DFG Offroad rear drawer system
ARB Front Bumper
Smitty built 15.5K with synthetic rope
35" Toyo M/T
Questionable age BFG spare
No name roof rack

Current Todo list (2/12/2022):


Completed list:

ItemMilage
Purchase211454
All Wipers211454
Cheap seat covers211454
Diff Oil Front211454
Diff Oil Rear211454
Denso Upstream O2211454
Rein High Pressure Power Steering Hose211454
Derale PS cooler211454
Rein PS Return hose211454
Transfer case oil211454
Transmission oil211454
Oil change211454
555 tie rod ends211454
New interior door handle bezles211510
Drivers Grab Handle211510
LCP Battery bracket211510
LCP Transfer case extension211510
CDL switch211510
Front right knuckle rebuild (including new studs)211510
Full brake system bleed211616
Napa Eclipse, Driver rear211616
New soft brake lines, all Toyota211616
Longer Frame to Axle brake lines211616
Transmission fluid flush again211725
Speakers211725
A/C Clutch Bearing211725
 
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Date of purchase: 12/10/2021

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Sunday Funday:

Parts canon at rock auto was loaded last night.
Wits end part canon tonight
😅


Found a free set of vicegrips under the rear end.
Cleaned enough sand to supply a small town in winter out of various crevices / body panels
Previous owner had snapped one of the front recovery points off, so I removed the part that was interfering with the bolt.
Part 1 of preparing for power steering hose replacement
Replaced diff oil front / rear (previous service interval unknown)
New wipers, Front / Rear
Some red tape / film for the tail lights so I can get this inspected :D
Slightly alarming quantity of metal shavings on the front diff drain plug.







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She's a fine looking beasty.
 
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Power steering hoses are all pretty much toast, parts cannon was loaded and fired, planning on getting some buddies together next weekend to do the following:

Re-install the power steering system / bleed it.
Flush / Bleed brake system / Swear at ABS light.
Adjust the panhards a bit better so both ends move in the same direction when going through compressions.
 
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Delights of what the previous owner has done continues.
These are barely in.
The pretty good looking steelies have the same backspacing as OEM (around 4.25")

Tires are 35x12.5 R17, wondering if I can find steel rims that have a backspacing of ~2.75" (to accomplish the same thing as these spacers)


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spacers are the devil...cast them into the pit of fire they came from
yeah, I would like to

I did a little research, but this is my first time really looking at tires / rims / vehicle fitment

It seems that the OEM steel rims are 7.5" wide (some people say that 7.5"rims are a bit too narrow for 35" tires)

The spacers are 1.5"
I would want to try and source 17*8 rims with backspace of 3"?
Tires are 35" 12.5 aspect, 17" rim

I did a little research, but this is my first time really looking at tires / rims / vehicle fitment


Going to have to dig around in the rims thread
 
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juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust waiting on parts / shipping of said parts:
Wits end upgraded power steering cooler
Rear rotors / pads
rear axle rebuild components (previous owner had purchased some of the parts)
various damaged things I have found on it.
new gas cap
new oil cap
 
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alrighty, current status:

Got the title transfer going at the DMV (Surprisingly easy part)

To do list:
Fix rear axle seals so no more diff oil escapes / ruins all of the below: (parts on order)
Replace rear rotors / pads (both are shot / coated in oil)
Fix parking brake (new shoes / de-greasing will hopefully work) (need to order parking brake shoes)
Make the 02 sensor in the rear STFU long enough for an inspection
Replace the rear studs since they are pretty beat
Pass NC inspection
 

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alrighty, current status:

Got the title transfer going at the DMV (Surprisingly easy part)

To do list:
Fix rear axle seals so no more diff oil escapes / ruins all of the below: (parts on order)
Replace rear rotors / pads (both are shot / coated in oil)
Fix parking brake (new shoes / de-greasing will hopefully work) (need to order parking brake shoes)
Make the 02 sensor in the rear STFU long enough for an inspection
Replace the rear studs since they are pretty beat
Pass NC inspection
How's the power steering coming along? Reman pump and new hoses installed?
 
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How's the power steering coming along? Reman pump and new hoses installed?
I did not buy a reman pump, or a rebuild kit, I think it was just the hoses that were toast.
The new rein hoses are in, and there is a loop bypassing where the paperclip cooler would be, that makes it functional enough to drive 10 mins to the inspection station
 

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I would want to try and source 17*12.5 rims with backspace of 3"?


Going to have to dig around in the rims thread
You definitely don't want a wheel that is 12.5" wide. and I would not go any more 3.5" back spacing

IMHO if your looking for steel wheels then theses Rock Crawler wheel by Pro Comp that I got from Summit racing are the perfect size and back spacing for you tires and application

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I went and sat in the cruiser in the rain today, 2 little wet areas at the bottom of the windshield on the inside.
Looked at some previous threads, and tried to clean out the sunroof drains as best as I could while it was raining, will try and clean them more thoroughly tomorrow.
Both were clogged, so hopefully looking after that fixes the issue 🤞

Installed a new drivers side grab handle, old one was toast.

Got a large parts shipment in, should have enough now to rebuild the rear axle seals / put new rotors on / fix the parking brake / get this inspected hopefully
 
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Did transmission / transfer case fluid last night.
Scraped some more ATF soaked sand off of various parts of the frame.
Going to look at the front diff breather today, and make sure it's not clogged up.
Will start the axle seal replacements once I get back from Christmas shopping I forgot for a few people :doh:
 
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One side of the rear axle has been rebuilt today.
Temporary tag expires tomorrow, planning on finishing up, and heading to an inspection station!
Put the following parts on to remedy the blown axle seals:
Bosch parking brake shoes
Toyota pads / rotors (those were pretty done)
Koyo rear axle bearings (those were done as well, pitted)
Toyota axle seals
Toyota Cone washers

Bearings were packed with Lucas #2 tacky

Did the first oil change in my ownership.
 

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