What did you do with your 60 this weekend? (13 Viewers)

FirstFJ60

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Installed my 8 gang Voswitch...I really like it! Fabricated a bracket...I just have paint it so it won't rust.
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Interior alaska is getting pounded with snow this weekend. I had to air down to get though 10in of fresh wet snow (our driveway is very poorly designed) but I made it after 20 tries or so. Pulled out a late model tahoe or some big GM suv, and broke trail for it and Rav4 to the highway :)

Edit: I had to recover the "Rav4" this afternoon, it was actually a newer Jeep Cherokee.
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WoodnotRust

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Maybe not my own work, or just this weekend, but I did pick up my truck from Doug DeLong's "Well Sorted Automotive" in Buena Vista, CO this weekend. Very happy with the results after he did the following:

1. Rear-gear both axles to 4.56, new wheel bearings and rebuilt knuckle joints
2. Install tranny cooler and flush A/T
3. Install tune-up parts I supplied (plugs, wires, distributor cap/rotor, fuel damper, EGR solenoid)
4. Rebuilt A/T shifter (feels like new!)
5. Ripped-out the old carpet and happy to report no rust. Installed Noico butyl, closed-cell foam sound deadening and new @dnp carpet kit
6. New front brake lines and rear brake shoes (turned drums)
7. Re-installed OME front leaf springs previously installed backwards
8. New u-joints and balanced drive shaft.
9. 4WD transfer switch and dash bulb (both bad, so now the 4WD light works!)

The day I got home I had a flat tire on the way to the dump (my utility trailer tire). Stopped by Discount tire and took the opportunity to replace my old tires to 31.6" BFG KO2's. These new tires and the new gears should be equal to stock set-up.

On my trip up to DDL to drop of the car it got 10.5 MPG. On my way back home it got 14.8 mpg. Pretty pleased with the way it runs and feels.

Next on the list:
Install new dash recently painted SEM brown and new instrument bezel. Re-paint wilderness rack that was cut-down to fit into garage.

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MoaByte

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Maybe not my own work, or just this weekend, but I did pick up my truck from Doug DeLong's "Well Sorted Automotive" in Buena Vista, CO this weekend. Very happy with the results after he did the following:

1. Rear-gear both axles to 4.56, new wheel bearings and rebuilt knuckle joints
2. Install tranny cooler and flush A/T
3. Install tune-up parts I supplied (plugs, wires, distributor cap/rotor, fuel damper, EGR solenoid)
4. Rebuilt A/T shifter (feels like new!)
5. Ripped-out the old carpet and happy to report no rust. Installed Noico butyl, closed-cell foam sound deadening and new @dnp carpet kit
6. New front brake lines and rear brake shoes (turned drums)
7. Re-installed OME front leaf springs previously installed backwards
8. New u-joints and balanced drive shaft.
9. 4WD transfer switch and dash bulb (both bad, so now the 4WD light works!)

The day I got home I had a flat tire on the way to the dump (my utility trailer tire). Stopped by Discount tire and took the opportunity to replace my old tires to 31.6" BFG KO2's. These new tires and the new gears should be equal to stock set-up.

On my trip up to DDL to drop of the car it got 10.5 MPG. On my way back home it got 14.8 mpg. Pretty pleased with the way it runs and feels.

Next on the list:
Install new dash recently painted SEM brown and new instrument bezel. Re-paint wilderness rack that was cut-down to fit into garage.

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Used go wheelin' in "Buenie" all the time. Looking good 👍
 
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I channeled "Project Wrong Way" this weekend,--replaced the rear liftgate supports on the rear hatch, Armor All'd and put back the cargo area panels I removed years ago, and spray painted a few trail scuffs -- all the while ignoring the mission critical mechanical issues keeping my rig off the road (front brake caliper is busted).
 

ntdb

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I channeled "Project Wrong Way" this weekend,--replaced the rear liftgate supports on the rear hatch, Armor All'd and put back the cargo area panels I removed years ago, and spray painted a few trail scuffs -- all the while ignoring the mission critical mechanical issues keeping my rig off the road (front brake caliper is busted).

Those little wins keep the fire alive!
 

Bazz

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no worries @Gretsch
For those that want a one thread only answer:
SEM Black EZ Coat
ACE hardware antique gold metallic spray-paint
Sharpie oil paint pen fine tip - white
Keep some Q-Tips and Paint thinner handy to clean up when the white paint as doing the free lock lettering is a little fiddly

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I did the same, however I’ve always liked the look of the red hubs, so I did a color change. I hear you on the lettering, I wasn’t expecting it to be as tedious as it was. I used a Toyota white scratch touch up pen.

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FirstFJ60

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EscapeWagon62

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I did the same, however I’ve always liked the look of the red hubs, so I did a color change. I hear you on the lettering, I wasn’t expecting it to be as tedious as it was. I used a Toyota white scratch touch up pen.

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You get extra credit for doing the white lettering on the rotating part.
I wasn’t patient, brave, accurate enough to attempt that.
 
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Maybe not my own work, or just this weekend, but I did pick up my truck from Doug DeLong's "Well Sorted Automotive" in Buena Vista, CO this weekend. Very happy with the results after he did the following:

1. Rear-gear both axles to 4.56, new wheel bearings and rebuilt knuckle joints
2. Install tranny cooler and flush A/T
3. Install tune-up parts I supplied (plugs, wires, distributor cap/rotor, fuel damper, EGR solenoid)
4. Rebuilt A/T shifter (feels like new!)
5. Ripped-out the old carpet and happy to report no rust. Installed Noico butyl, closed-cell foam sound deadening and new @dnp carpet kit
6. New front brake lines and rear brake shoes (turned drums)
7. Re-installed OME front leaf springs previously installed backwards
8. New u-joints and balanced drive shaft.
9. 4WD transfer switch and dash bulb (both bad, so now the 4WD light works!)

The day I got home I had a flat tire on the way to the dump (my utility trailer tire). Stopped by Discount tire and took the opportunity to replace my old tires to 31.6" BFG KO2's. These new tires and the new gears should be equal to stock set-up.

On my trip up to DDL to drop of the car it got 10.5 MPG. On my way back home it got 14.8 mpg. Pretty pleased with the way it runs and feels.

Next on the list:
Install new dash recently painted SEM brown and new instrument bezel. Re-paint wilderness rack that was cut-down to fit into garage.

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All that in a weekend?
 
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no worries @Gretsch
For those that want a one thread only answer:
SEM Black EZ Coat
ACE hardware antique gold metallic spray-paint
Sharpie oil paint pen fine tip - white
Keep some Q-Tips and Paint thinner handy to clean up when the white paint as doing the free lock lettering is a little fiddly

I did the same, however I’ve always liked the look of the red hubs, so I did a color change. I hear you on the lettering, I wasn’t expecting it to be as tedious as it was. I used a Toyota white scratch touch up pen.
It is much easier to do the lettering oem way (at least oem as it was on mine). After painting I used a fine hobby file to remove the paint from letters.

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EscapeWagon62

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It is much easier to do the lettering oem way (at least oem as it was on mine). After painting I used a fine hobby file to remove the paint from letters.

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Ok - now I feel like a complete moron 😀
Awesome tip, there is 50/50 chance I re-do it the way you just described. The 100 year old guy that used to own my house left a huge supply of tiny files in a drawer in the basement (train set or small wood sculptures?) Never had a use for them until now.
 

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