What did you do with your 60 this weekend? (1 Viewer)

Godwin

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Catching a snake in the road (Florida pine snake and somewhat rare) and picking up roadkill. In this case a young river otter in great condition. Snake was released and river otter will live on as a taxidermied specimen.

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I installed a new Aisin water pump, FCT-049 fan clutch and belts. Broke my factory alternator lock down bolt which is NLA while putting it all back together. I found a new Toyota setup compiled courtesy of @mattressking reusing my old washer which is also NLA. I could have reused my original tensioner bolt as well.


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That long bolt looks like the bolt I need for my A/C bracket. Do you know the correct "name" for that bolt? I need one. Thanks.
 

DickM

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Installed a real "check engine light" in place of the factory "choke" light that I wired up when I did the 2FE install. Since the cluster was out, I also fabbed and installed the "skirt" that closes the opening above the tilt steering wheel. Thanks to @ToyotaMatt for the lens and the other goodies for the 40.
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So the shock bushings were all rusted to the mount stud. What do I do? Clean it up and reuse? In which case the diameter will be less. Weld on a new stud? My welds may not be strong enough for the constant stress. Replace the whole spring perch? Where do I get that?

If you want to hand out some cash for a better-than-stock replacement, I recommend the U-Bolt Flip Kit from 4Plus. I got the kit for my rears, but I like them so much that I'm considering getting a pair for the fronts.
 

John McVicker

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Battery disconnect, with a keyed padlock. Not perfect but a very good deterrent.

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CenTXFJ60

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Why did you need to do this?
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Great question as my frame is in good shape. I added factory 60 locked axles last year and due to the linkage/actuator off the passenger side of the diff, the spring plate is extended forward a bit. This allows the shock to clear the linkage. 60’s cross members are straight side to side which puts the shock at an odd angle. Net effect is it quickly deteriorates the bushings as well as any negative performance due to the angle. Late 62 and 61 frames came with a bend (forward) on the cross member to accommodate this. You should be able to see the difference in the attached pic.
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micruz60

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Roof rust and gutter sealant repair. (See post #15,555) @FJ62 Jose
Used flap wheel to remove paint and most rust.
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Used Plexiglas knife to cut out old sealant-discovered that the rust has propagated from interior.
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Wirewheeled the gutter clear of remaining sealant and loose rust.
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Ready for Penetrol injection via cheap syringe and cocktail stirrer straws. . .
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Backstory-
I first did this repair 5 years ago, when I discovered two small pinhole rust bubbles, and re-did all of the gutter sealant and painted both underneath the gutter(above cargo window) as well as up on the roof edge. The primer/patch paint is visible below the gutter as I did not place a color coat there at that time. Since the Road maintenance freaks like to spray a salt brine during the winter months, the fine mist inevitably gets into every niche. :banghead:
Conclusion now is that I will need to peel off the interior headliner in order to apply a dousing of Penetrol to the interior parts of the roof panel / gutter/ body.
 
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