What did you do to your Land Cruiser/Toyota/Lexus 4X4 this week?

Discussion in 'AZ- Copper State Cruisers' started by murf, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. cmkzLCmama

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    This Mama's maiden voyage is in the books! :clap: 20180323_165105.jpg We are ready to overland! Whoot whoot. Thanks @wtmtnterror for making the trek to get it.:cheers:
     
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    Last weekend Four Peaks camping

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    Ok, so I finally got to a really good place with my front disc brake rebuild. Got everything put. Ack together and got the front tires on!!!
    Last week I tried to put the tires on but found out that the used wheel studs that I got ahold of were mushroomed and the lugnuts would not go on, that was a fun day.
    New almost everything... and it is all put back together.
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    Rusty 1970 FJ40

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    Also cut off the disc brake dust covers as many people have said that they are rock catchers...
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    Nothing. I don't own one but want to!
     
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    Its a Ruger Trailer. Love it.

    I was in the Las Cienegas National Conservatory area near Sonoita. Beautiful area. Tons of BLM and State Trust land
     
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    Dimples I owe my soul to the TRD store.

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    Put a new diff cover on after a leak cut last weeks camping short. Turns out the cover was fine and it was a very odd gasket issue that was the cause of the leak. Oh well, any excuse for an upgrade right.
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    Working on a few parts for @brices123 1986 FJ 60. The AC idler bearing was seized and the part is no longer available as a whole assembly.

    Ordered a Nachi bearing, swapped it out with the NSK, both are Japan made so it should last a long while.

    A few shots of clean up and parts:
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    Before I pulled it apart
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    Bearing part number, only $9.00

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    Back together and spins freely. Goes back to Tom this week.

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  10. LandCruiserPhil

    LandCruiserPhil Peter Pan Syndrome Supporting Vendor

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    Took it to the new age car wash

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    After a weekend of Semana Santa

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    Pictured above the calm before the storm.
    Already booked our spot for next year.
     
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    splitshot Head cook, Bottle washer, and Peace keeper. SILVER Star

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    I have found this as well, replacing with a high quality bearing is better than a cheap aftermarket assy (if available).
     
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    New floor OEM Lexus floor mats, new top middle trim piece and new inside door handle on the rear door for the GX

    And a trip to FourTillFour on Saturday morning.
     
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    Wrapped up 2nd battery install. Then found out that my old battery was dead....:bang:
    Debating on battery size and type now. Did a lot of "customizing" to get a group 27 in there.
    Another 200 owner put a group 31 on the drivers side, and moved the 27 to the passenger. May go that route. 20180328_181458.jpg
     
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    Changed the fluids and filters then passed emmisions. Had my boy help with the oil change. IMG_20180324_142732.jpg
     
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    Last weekend while my mother in law was here I installed a third row lamp. 20180407_122803.jpg
     
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    Starting to rebuild the e-brake, realized that the PO removed the guts completely. Anyone have a feeling for why an automatic transmission setup would not need an ebrake...?
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    Dissent Questioning my life choices...

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    Finally wrapped up all dash wiring related to my switch panel, now I need to rework the back based on some adjustments up front. At least I can finally get some lights installed!
     
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    So along with all of the other fun things that I am doing to Rusty recently..., I am trying my best at finding out how best to find a shorting wire which is slowly draining the battery.
    I have setup a voltmeter on the negative side of the battery in series to identify which of the circuits / fuses is the culprit. Finally pulled open the 4th fuse from the bottom (as pictured) and the voltmeter goes to zero..., voila.
    But now i am stuck. How the heck should I go about tracing out where it goes and how many things it might be connected with...
    Thoughts?
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  19. Stepmurr

    Stepmurr Lookin' fer the end of that old white line SILVER Star

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    Start here:
    Fj40 Wiring Codes

    and here:
    Schematics

    Coolerman used to be able to supply you with a new wiring harness.

    I ditched my PITA fuse block a long time ago and 80% of my electrical problems went away with it.

    Here are before and after pics:
    What did you do to your Land Cruiser/Toyota/Lexus 4X4 this week?
     
  20. Rusty 1970 FJ40

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    Stepmurr,
    Thanks for the info and links. That wire color coding bit should get me going down the right road.
    Your plug type fuse blocks look much better than what I am looking at...

    Cheers-
    Ralphie and Rusty
     
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