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What did you do on your 70 series today?

Discussion in '70-Series Tech' started by hotgemini, May 3, 2014.

  1. mohawk

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    Boxes

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    Made them small enough too stack in the cab if need be and qick and simple too chuck on and off... burned and clear coated the ply just too be different...lost interest halfway thru the job and rushed too the finnish but i like them and they dont look store bought.ha ha

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    Summer is over, and the final finishing is complete now. I rebuild this from a salvage title. Got some convertible doors for
    summer fun but knew that a lot more needed to be done to get it complete. I ended up with a donor truck with a bad driveline
    but good doors, roof, bumper etc.
    So here it is. Next will be paint, but due to catastrophic failures of my 12HT alternator and transmission in my 60 in the Yukon,
    money for paint is a spring thing now, unfortunately. But I did manage to get all the electric doors windows, locks and mirrors
    working today and installed and my new to me rear cargo box. Ready for winter anyhow. The new F5 wheels from Stealth
    Custom are 17x9 3.5" BS. Another trial of my Yukon trip, 1/2" BS makes a lot of difference it turns out. They won't fit my 60 so
    the 74 gets new shoes, and best tires there is. From this:

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    To this:

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    BTW, I need a LH side mirror, elec for a BJ74 if anyone has one in working condition.
    Just cant' seem to find one. I have an extra RH elec mirror, but seems the LH sides keep getting destroyed....
     
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  4. Tennessee Jed

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    Hey Mohawk - I love your truck, and I get the look youre going for on those boxes. You might want to try getting some coal tar - it's easiest to get at your local farm/feed store as Hoof Dressing - it's just a thick, gooey tar that does a wonderful job putting a good dark hard wearing, water resistant stain on all sorts of exterior wood like those boxes. You can also try natural pine tar - a different product, little harder to find, smells fantastic, but similar in color.

    It'll give you the same color without burning, and with more weather resistance.
     
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    Check Cruiser Parts:
    Mirror : CruiserParts.net, Toyota Landcruiser Parts

    Love the Turbo seat covers.
     
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    Thanks mate , i can think of a few uses for somthing like that..... Im likeing how its coming together too , It stands out from all the shiny new utes coverd in 4x4 supermarket extras that are cluttering our local roads ...
     
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    image.jpg I screwed on the MF'n license plate. Finally fully tagged and titled and registered and detected and neglected and rejected. Thanks to Steve Jackson for a great experience for his honesty and help through the whole trip.
     
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    Hello,

    I changed the fusible links on the FZJ73.

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    An important thing to consider if you have a gasoline/petrol Land Cruiser. Replacement part number is 82610-60060, but it has been discontinued for my neck of the woods.

    However, it is possible to use fusible links for diesel engines. Part number is 82627-60020, and it is available from eBay Australia or, in my case, the local Toyota parts guy.

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    The difference between this part and the discontinued one is the terminals. 82627-60020 has three, whereas 82610-60060 has two. The cylindrical connector in the middle appears to have no use in a gasoline engine. I am curious to see what it connects to in a diesel engine, though.

    This is what was left of the original links. PO hack for a couple of spotlights. That installation is now gone for good.

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    Battery terminal cleaned with the new fusible links.

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    The engine fires up a little faster now. I guess I reduced cranking time in 0.1 seconds and voltage losses in 0.1 V; I probably got an extra 0.1 HP of power as well... :hillbilly::hillbilly::hillbilly:





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    Until I make more time to work on my FJ73, I have just been driving it to and from work. Even one weekend, my nieces wanted to ride my cruiser but no seat belts made me say no.

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    Took a quick road-trip to Moab to mountain bike, averaged 18 mpg, flogged it along at about 75 mph for 9 hours each way. Put my roll-a-cot in the back, worked out well.

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    Weather was a bit 'unsettled', this was not in the forecast when I last looked...dog enjoyed the water though. Glad I didn't camp in a 'dry' wash as everything was flowing for abut an hour. P1050838.JPG

    Camp.

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    And a museum visit.:)
     
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    Yes, and a nice visit at a very cool museum. I almost stopped by on my way back through today.

    Love the patina

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    Sweet graphics.

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    I like the well-used specimens.

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    Pedestrian stuff. Swapped the clear lens covers out for the amber covers now that autumn is here. It will be foggy in the mornings allot very soon.

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    the little things...

    remote mounted the FT-7800 head with a $14 eBay chinese remote kit, and added a Gear Keeper retractable mic hanger.
    Ram mount off the Oh **** bar. Been using the same set up on my HDJ81 and really like it.
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    Wire wheeled, primed and painted the first two of a set of 5 steel wheels. These are the 15x7 Tacoma spares (94-07). My favorite wheel bar none. First in gray primer then in Massey Ferguson gray which has a distinct reddish cast to it. I expect to have to use 1 1/4" spacers.

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    BJ70 guy I like the ram mount in the OS bar. Have thought of exactly the same thing. Can you show that a little better along with how it mounts to the radio?
     
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    Super simple. The remote kit:
    G-78, Separation Kit compatible for Yaesu FT-7800/7900, ysk7800,vertex,horizon

    Bolt a ram ball to the back of the remote head holder, clip in the head, u bolt mount to OS bar. Same setup on my 81, below the iPad mount:

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