The LX450 replacement (beater DD and family hauler)

Discussion in 'Tundra / Sequoia' started by Dan McBoost, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Dan McBoost

    Dan McBoost

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    I picked this up a couple months ago after randomly searching and finding one just over an hour away, I was off to take a look with cash in hand.
    When I got it:
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    It needed a bunch of hatch work (as expected) and had a few things I fixed along the way. The front shocks were leaking so the suspension overhaul recently took place.

    How it sits so far:
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    I plan on picking up new wheels and tires next spring. I'll wear these out first over the winter. I still need to replace the rear A/C lines I could not get apart, but I do have that side interior taken apart already.

    Below is my progress thus far (and how I keep track of things:
    DONE/FIXED/BOUGHT
    • 2018 - 07-13 - Bought - 2006 Toyota Sequoia SR5 and brought it home.
    • 2018 - 07/13 - Bought - OEM replacement parts: Hatch latch, door handle and front blower motor.
    • 2018 - 07/15 - Fixed - Polished headlights, fixed some chips and scratches
    • 2018 - 07/17 - Bought - OEM set of floor mats, rear plate light lenses & gaskets.
    • 2018 - 07/18 - Fixed - Blower motor and installed the new latch.
    • 2018 - 07/19 - Fixed - Passenger door handle was loose, Bolt fell out, found, threadlocked & fixed.
    • 2018 - 07/20 - Mod - Disabled the daytime running lights.
    • 2018 - 07/27 - Fixed - Bought and installed new RSE wireless headphones
    • 2018 - 07/30 - Fixed - Fan clutch replaced
    • 2018 - 08/04 - Fixed - Replaced thermostat, refilled coolant and bled the system fully.
    • 2018 - 08/09 - Bought - Complete rear window regulator and rails.
    • 2018 - 08/12 - TRIED - To separate the rear A/C connection below HVAC box.
    • 2018 - 08/15 - Bought: both NEW rear A/C lines that are not coming apart.
    • 2018 - 09/02 - Fixed: (Started!) Replacing the rear window regulator and rails... window sashes broken
    • 2018 - 09/03 - FOUND: A local friend had a hatch and sold it to me complete for $120.
    • 2018 - 09/03 - Fixed: The hatch window regulator and window wiper.
    • 2018 - 09/12 - Bought: The lift, shocks, rad, washer res, diff drop
    • 2018 - 09/14 - Mod: Rear spoiler mounted and wired.
    • 2018 - 09/18 - Fixed: Homelink module/broken button.
    • 2018 - 09/26 - Fixed: Replaced radiator and front sight glass leaking AC line
    • 2018 - 09/27 - Mod/Fixed: Replaced the front struts, rear shocks and springs, and sway bars
     
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  2. greenmonster07

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    Oh looooook who it isssss, you following me around! It's me 4.2 =) Damn, you put in some work already.
     
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  3. Dan McBoost

    Dan McBoost

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    Well this place seems more active for sure.
     
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    Nice rig.. any updates?
     
  5. Dan McBoost

    Dan McBoost

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    Thanks! Not quite yet. I still need to replace the rear A/C lines next week, put on the lamp gaurds for the headlights/fogs/etc and give it one more good cleaning before winter. Wheels and tires are planned in the spring (I want to wear out the tires more as they are almost new).

    I have been busy with my other "toy" projects which will end soon as winter is approaching.
     
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