Builds The LF40 Wheeler Build - Twin Turbo & 8 Speed Auto FJ40

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I finally got the hump welded up. It was a pain, as it was pretty thin. Oh well.

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I widened the NV hole, per @cruisermatt 's suggestion.
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I got the windshield installed with some new stainless from CCOT. I'm really liking the black accents with the gray. Pictures don't do it justice.

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Overhead Console Build

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I started working on the overhead console that will store most of my electronics.

Here is the rough plan:

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Starting with some 16 ga.

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Formed a little.

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Measurements for the cutouts.

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I think I am going to use hose clamps to secure it to the cage. I'll fugure that out later, though.
 

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I got all the holes cut out today, and started mounting the console.

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Mounted. I still need to add two more hose clamps to mount to the outer crossbars.

I like how tucked up the radios and the switches will be.

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It's a little plain on the passenger side, but I think I will run circuit breakers on that side so the passenger can do something if everything goes wrong.

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I got all the holes cut out today, and started mounting the console.

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Mounted. I still need to add two more hose clamps to mount to the outer crossbars.

I like how tucked up the radios and the switches will be.

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It's a little plain on the passenger side, but I think I will run circuit breakers on that side do the passenger can do someting if everything goes wrong.

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Only thing I’ll add is when I looked at running a bikini top- space above the rollcage wasn’t as much as I thought. I figured I could sneak an overhead console in between my spreaders to house a few switches- it would have hung down to low or interfered with the bikini top. I ended up with a Bluetooth speaker and switches in the center console. Your experience may vary...
 

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Only thing I’ll add is when I looked at running a bikini top- space above the rollcage wasn’t as much as I thought. I figured I could sneak an overhead console in between my spreaders to house a few switches- it would have hung down to low or interfered with the bikini top. I ended up with a Bluetooth speaker and switches in the center console. Your experience may vary...

I think I will probably add a top to it. The upper lip barely sticks up past the bars, maybe an 1/8 inch. I think I should be able to stick a bikini top on ok.
 

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I started looking at computer mounting. I am thinking I want to put the Dakoda Digital computers on a bracket built around the top of the pedal mounts.

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Anybody see any problems with this? There is enough depth for the gauge cluster, and I see that it is easily accessable if you just pop the cluster off.

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And the cluster in, just for funsies.

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I stuck on the booster and clutch master to check clearances. Its tight, with less than a 1/16 of space in a few places.

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I am slowly working on getting the hump lizard skinned, as it takes a while to dry with the cold.

2 coats of ceramic and it will be done.

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I've been slowly getting some small stuff out of the way, like reinstalling the wiper linkage and motor, and the knobs to keep the windshield up.

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I got the door latches in.

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Its finally starting to look like the brick it is susposed to be. Yay!

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Quick update: it's snowed about 4" in the past few hours, but I got the first coat of ceramic lizard skin down just now. It's back inside drying, so hopefully I'll be able to get the last coat down tomorrow.

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I got the throttle cable installed today.

Some trimming of the stock pedal.

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Installed.

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Throttle cable to the sniper. It is a lokar sniper bracket and universal 24" cable. I have the pedal positioned about where I want it, and have about 95% of the total throw of the sniper linkage. I don't think that I need that last 5% though. 🙃

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I also got the hump installed. I used some NAPA matched paint, and it turned out a little dark, but I cut and polished it with some 3M Perfect-it and it lightened up quite a bit.

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Boots installed. It's starting to look like a car.

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I started mounting the computers today. They fit really well on the stock pedal assemblies.

BIMs mounted

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Main computer

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Installed.

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I got the fuse box in, as well as getting some City Racer bling installed on the clutch and brake.

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Brake booster and clutch master installed. I'll get around to bench bleeding the brake master bench bled and installed soon.

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I started today by cleaning off the gunk from my parking brake lever and throttle.

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Cleaned up.

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Installed.

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I started cleaning up my steering wheel housings. I cleaned them off with soap and water, then used the first stage of the 3M Perfect-it to buff. I think it turned out great.

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Other side done.

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I also buffed the wheel pad.

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Here is how the steering wheel started.

The upper half was pretty sun baked, but it's more than good enough for this build.

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Buffed and reinstalled. I guess the PO had a wrap around it at some point, cause you can see all the bleached circles on it. Oh well.

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Covers reinstalled.

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And I got the Dakoda Digital switch mounted. I think it will be a good place for it, and it is easily accessable.

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