WDYD What did you do on your 70 series today? (10 Viewers)

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They are still out there.
Most of them returned to the earth. You know they rust bad when you see rusty ones in South Texas.
In North Carolina most are rusty that you see for sale. I did see one recently with no rust and 150k. I looked for a long time for a later model year with the 5vz and manual trans but gave up and ended up with the fj80 I had before my kzj78.
 
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In North Carolina most are rusty that you see for sale. I did see one recently with no rust and 150k. I looked for a long time for a later model year with the 5vz and manual trans but gave up and ended up with the fj80 I had before my kzj78.
Was that the one for sale in Buxton late spring/early summer? It was very clean for an OBX vehicle. If it had a manual transmission it might of found it's way to Kinnakeet.
 

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Haven’t driven it much lately but now it’s time to make sure it’s ready for the 70 Series Meet & Greet. 😊
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I alway wanted a t100 til I drove one after owning a 2006 tundra double cab.

The size, 5speed and reliability is great but man I love the 2uz in my tundra. I missed out on a 97 t100 5spd in great shape for cheap Becuase I thought it was a scam. Way too cheap and the dude was weird. It did exist so I’m pretty bummed about that.

Tried to find one for my daughter but prices have skyrocket for rusty junk so she has a 4Runner.
 
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Was that the one for sale in Buxton late spring/early summer? It was very clean for an OBX vehicle. If it had a manual transmission it might of found it's way to Kinnakeet.
I think that was one. Somebody sent me a pic of it. One of my friends down here on Ocracoke had a manual one with the 3vz engine and it was not terrible to be honest. I would not mind having a reg cab one for a trash truck.
 
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I alway wanted a t100 til I drove one after owning a 2006 tundra double cab.

The size, 5speed and reliability is great but man I love the 2uz in my tundra. I missed out on a 97 t100 5spd in great shape for cheap Becuase I thought it was a scam. Way too cheap and the dude was weird. It did exist so I’m pretty bummed about that.

Tried to find one for my daughter but prices have skyrocket for rusty junk so she has a 4Runner.
I have seen a 5vz 5 speed 4x4 tundra that would I feel like essentially be the same as a 5vz 5speed 4x4 t100. (different suspension is the only real difference) I think I still like the t100 better for some reason though. 3rd gen 4runners in NC for a good price and lower miles are getting hard to find too.
 

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Got the 74 back on the road. Broken rear main seal retainer fixed, with new oil pan hardware just because. Thanks to @Fern1109 for his help after dropping by the barn.

New @bhicks turbo logo finally visible.

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Hello,

I remember reading that the manual states that 22 V- 32 V is the normal range for 24-volt electrics.

Is your truck 24 V? Just curious.

A portable starter kit to complement the jumper cables is a good idea.







Juan
Yes, my truck is 24V.
This is Germany. We don't have remote areas accessible by vehicle. You are always in hiking distance to find a truck or tractor to Jumpstart you. Never needed this, though.
But yes. Jumper box is good advice.
Thanks Ralf
 
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Brakes done. I had to make two brake tubes for the rear axle. I also replaced the brake cylinders with new ones and repaired the handbrake cable bracket with a piece of old flat belt.

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(The brake tube clamps were not installed when I took the picture.)

Tomorrow is inspection day. :eek:
 

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Some final testing of this Troopy before heading back to its owners next week.

Hot weather, city-driving testing today. On-ramps, off-ramps, merging, city drivers.

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Safely at home for the night. New H55F/rebuilt split case, new rear driveshaft, new gears/rear axle bearings/seals/RR brake system overhaul/front axle rebuild/new brakes all around/new alternator and bracket and more electrical than I care to even think about. South American special so you can just imagine its previous life…

Working on this things is not for the faint of heart I must say. My 3rd SA example and every single one of them has been an absolute nightmare.

That said, after many, many, many tiring hours, this one is pretty well sorted now. Happy with the results.

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OGBeno

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Are new driveshafts still available for pre 1990 75 series? Did a quick search and didn’t find anything. Waiting to hear back from Dave Stedman. Or did you get a custom one built?nice work as always

They are not available AFAIK.

We had a custom shaft done locally. The SA shaft was less than stellar. I mean the thing might as well have been a 4x4 shoved between the pinion and output.

Insane janky.
 
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Some final testing of this Troopy before heading back to its owners next week.

Hot weather, city-driving testing today. On-ramps, off-ramps, merging, city drivers.

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Safely at home for the night. New H55F/rebuilt split case, new rear driveshaft, new gears/rear axle bearings/seals/RR brake system overhaul/front axle rebuild/new brakes all around/new alternator and bracket and more electrical than I care to even think about. South American special so you can just imagine its previous life…

Working on this things is not for the faint of heart I must say. My 3rd SA example and every single one of them has been an absolute nightmare.

That said, after many, many, many tiring hours, this one is pretty well sorted now. Happy with the results.

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That is great!
 

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From left to right

Lhd HZJ73 I just redid and getting it ready for the new owner to drive it cross country

LJ73 , needs new tcase and I am going to attempt installing a ac kit intended for the newer model on it , if that works I think a lot of first gen LJ owners will be happy

VM Bj73 that I swapped a 1HZ in , waiting for customer pick up and drive it cross country

HZJ75 troopy lhd with ac and lockers , as soon as I am done with the LJ I will be getting this one ready for a new owner , many interested parties on it but still available at the moment

The fun machine , next weeken we go wheeling with some friends in OK so I put some air in the ever leaking beadlocks and checked fluids 😉

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