The IronPig UJ-55

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As discussed, I am starting a thread so we can get this thing back out of the pig pen.
Bought this truck in 2015 from Zack Penny based on word of mouth from Mike Blake.
Truck was built and had some electric bugs to work out. As a matter of fact, it blew a fuse and died on my test drive at BP.
Next test drive, the power steering locked up. I test drove it for a few weeks or months. Can't remember exactly how long, but actually wheeled it at Stoney Lonesome at the first ever 70 series meet up. There was no going back at that point.

So, I stubbornly persisted with opening the wallet for a beautiful Dec 1970 FJ55 that was making my head spin.

Based on internets research, these are the specs I have been able to gather:
This is the mod list:
2004 Tundra TRD Supercharged 4.7L V8
2002 A343F Lexus LX470 Transmission
1997 FJ80 Fulltime Transfer Case
Ron Davis Aluminum Radiator, with electric fans, and wired thermostat switch
High Angle dual CV drive shafts front and rear
1997 FZJ80 Electric lock axles re geared to 4.88
Bobby Long Superset up front birfields and shafts
Poly Performance chromo rear shafts
Fox 2.5" coilover shocks 3" Fox air bumps
All links were built with 4130 heat treated chromo from Polyperformance
Suspension links are all the largest Johnny Joints greasable
Steering links are all 3/4" FK teflon lined heim joints
Front bumper is 4+
Winch is an 8274-50
Steering is all stock late 60/62 gearbox and filler
Dual core electric fan transmission cooler (don't remember the make)
Ironpig Offroad custom skid plate
Ironpig Offroad custom trackbar
Ironpig Offroad custom rear bumper
Bilstein 7100 12 SB rear shocks
Extended fuel tank
New headliner from SOR
Front seats from Procar
Center Console from Tuffy
Switch Panel from 12V guy
Haneline gauges
New glass and window weather stripping from Toyota - windshield, cargo's, rear door
Wheels Walker Evans 17x9 with 37" Krawlers

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found out the center diff motor is locked full time and killing the birfs.
installed a marlin transfer case gear reduction.
hit some trails and no 4wd. had to winch over all kinds of small stuff.
this is the current problem I am working.

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RocketCityCrzrs

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So in my stupidity I have to ask, what is the request here? You wanting some help to get her rolling and running good or trying to sell her off?
 
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This pig is so damn cool, and I wanna see it on the trails...so yeah, you guys pull together and figure it out! I know you can.

I'd offer to help, but I'll be watching from my couch (in Florida). :hillbilly:

- Brian
 

ufg8r

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This pig is so damn cool, and I wanna see it on the trails...so yeah, you guys pull together and figure it out! I know you can.

I'd offer to help, but I'll be watching from my couch (in Florida). :hillbilly:

- Brian
Apply your research skills and brain power....find us all the pin outs and schematics and tells us what to fix..😎 I’m best when hitting things with hammers!🔨💣🍺
 
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New battery and some air in the tires.
Gave the pig a good run.
Ready to start working the 4wd issues again.
Also, Zach and I engaged a connector down by the tranny.
Truck dies if I move shifter to park, reverse, drive, etc. (restarts in either of these :meh: )

Regardless, it was a nice day to get the pig outta bed and in the sun.

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Great times shaking dirty hands and seeing everyone's smiling faces. I smiled all the way driving the 🐖.
Running a little hot up monte sano with 250F.
Zach and I are going to explore some radiator fan options with Ron Davis folks. Next is to work on some CDL wiring. Good to run this beaach up and down the road today.

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