What did you do with your 60 this weekend? (3 Viewers)

jesus888

SILVER Star
Joined
Feb 4, 2013
Messages
527
Finished the Power Window fix per @LA Z (upgrade to the fix first posted by @slcfj62). The window relays are direct wired to the battery (fused) with a local ground. All switches operate as they should and I no longer have lazy windows. I had previously replaced all the window channels, lubed the mechanisms and rebuilt the driver's door relay box (actually...@Spook50 rebuilt the green box). Those changes made the front windows OK (up-down in about 5 seconds), and greatly improved the rear windows from barely moving to 6-8 seconds up). The rears now go up/down in 4 seconds flat after relay install. I'm ready to add the vapor barrier and forget ever opening these doors again.

Video of before/after for rear windows:

View attachment 3124740

Got a link to the upgrade thread and any pointers to make it easier?
 

WoodnotRust

SILVER Star
Joined
Dec 27, 2019
Messages
313
Location
New Mexico, USA
See post #232 (page 12?) for the cleanest PW fix so far...

If you have keyless entry then you'll need to modify what you do per this thread: How To: Keyless entry for a 62 - https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/how-to-keyless-entry-for-a-62.268704/

Pointers:
1. If, like me, you don't quite understand wiring diagrams and your cars wiring, then post your plan with pics before cutting wires and modifying switches. There are lots of helpful mud members that will keep you form making time-consuming mistakes.
2. Have good tools that will allow you to solder, crimp, cut and splice in awkward, tight spaces. Take out your seats to facilitate access.
3. Consider adding the power lock relays inside the driver-door kick-panel or under the dash to reduce the number of old connectors carrying higher volts/amps. If you do this, then you don't cut the wires per the wiring diagram shown early in the thread (slcFJ62).
4. You'll want to use smaller-size mini relays since there is limited room. Buy high-quality Song Chuan, Blaupunkt, Bosch and be sure you know the physical dimensions for the relays placed in the doors. You'll need to have room for the up-down windows depending on position.
5. Use a lube (soapy water?) to help pull wires through rubber door grommets. A long zip tie was a real help running the power wire through the firewall and under the dash.

See pointer #1.

This was a huge improvement and I can't thank everyone enough who helped me get 'r done.
 
Joined
Jan 30, 2010
Messages
2,846
Location
SK Canada
looked at mine is all i can do. it’s down for an injection pump rebuild. it’s almost all back together but i lost a single air intake grommet and now have to wait for one to come in the mail. i’m trying to be patient but wish canada post would hurry the *%^! up!! man i want to drive it again!! my truck is sitting there oh so much more patiently than i am!!
1C091F99-7EAA-41F7-BAD3-A8160356B217.jpeg
34C82C15-D29F-4D89-9189-18214A79F189.jpeg
 

Godwin

Resident Herpetologist
SILVER Star
Joined
Dec 4, 2004
Messages
6,212
Location
Alabama
Boat haulage on Monday for a float trip on the Conecuh River in south Alabama. Educational float to show USFWS staff turtles and turtle habitat of this river. Bowfin rack has been moded so that I can mount a Yakima crossbar to handle a pair of boats.

IMG_8941.jpg
 
Joined
Sep 28, 2021
Messages
276
Location
Middle TN
Took my boy out for probably our last canoe trip of the year. Had a nice boat ride, but didn't even bring fishing tackle this time. The wind blew us around a bit and made returning to out put-in spot kinda tough. I'm glad we brought the Cruiser and trailer. I had been putting the canoe on top of my Subaru but it was nice to not have to lift that thing after paddling for a couple hours.
This morning there was frost on the ground as I walked him to the bus stop....

20220927_172444.jpg


20220927_164520.jpg


20220927_163752.jpg


20220927_163733.jpg
 

Godwin

Resident Herpetologist
SILVER Star
Joined
Dec 4, 2004
Messages
6,212
Location
Alabama
Field work in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta of south Alabama came to a conclusion this week and I had to drag the Carolina Skiff stacked high with turtle nets about 200 miles north. My 2F is pushing 300k on a rebuild and I knew it would be slow so I stuck to the back roads. No problem running 50-55 on the two lanes and mileage was only slightly below the typical miserable.

IMG_8968.jpg
 
Joined
Aug 16, 2013
Messages
443
Location
Santa Rosa CA
I posted this on a couple of Facebook pages. But last spring I sold my 55 and picked up this 1987 FJ60 from @Pigeaten . 120k 2F. 5 speed. Super rust free. I added the OME light medium from Cruiser Outfitters. Widened 16x7 Toyota steel wheels. Will be adding hub cap clips soon. 265/75/16 Goodyear Ultraterrain AT's . This is my daily driver as was my 55 and 40 before. Less than 3 miles a day.

FJ60 lift.jpg
 
Joined
May 24, 2016
Messages
1,905
Location
Memphis TN
I posted this on a couple of Facebook pages. But last spring I sold my 55 and picked up this 1987 FJ60 from @Pigeaten . 120k 2F. 5 speed. Super rust free. I added the OME light medium from Cruiser Outfitters. Widened 16x7 Toyota steel wheels. Will be adding hub cap clips soon. 265/75/16 Goodyear Ultraterrain AT's . This is my daily driver as was my 55 and 40 before. Less than 3 miles a day.

View attachment 3127781
3 miles a day is a hell of a work commute ha
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2015
Messages
194
Location
Charlotte
I posted this on a couple of Facebook pages. But last spring I sold my 55 and picked up this 1987 FJ60 from @Pigeaten . 120k 2F. 5 speed. Super rust free. I added the OME light medium from Cruiser Outfitters. Widened 16x7 Toyota steel wheels. Will be adding hub cap clips soon. 265/75/16 Goodyear Ultraterrain AT's . This is my daily driver as was my 55 and 40 before. Less than 3 miles a day.

Absolute beauty! My commute is 8 miles, still within the "Take the FJ60 as much as you want" range, haha.
 
Joined
Oct 22, 2003
Messages
4,549
Location
Juneau, AK
I posted this on a couple of Facebook pages. But last spring I sold my 55 and picked up this 1987 FJ60 from @Pigeaten . 120k 2F. 5 speed. Super rust free. I added the OME light medium from Cruiser Outfitters. Widened 16x7 Toyota steel wheels. Will be adding hub cap clips soon. 265/75/16 Goodyear Ultraterrain AT's . This is my daily driver as was my 55 and 40 before. Less than 3 miles a day.
It's a beauty alright. From your signature it looks like you've always had a 3 speed previously. Ever get to use the two new gears in those 3 miles? :)
 
Joined
Aug 16, 2013
Messages
443
Location
Santa Rosa CA
It's a beauty alright. From your signature it looks like you've always had a 3 speed previously. Ever get to use the two new gears in those 3 miles? :)
Occasionally I get the chance to use 5th- not to often. With the 32" tires starting in 2nd with the 5 speed and 3.7 gear takes a bit more to get it going- facing downhill no problem. May have to start off in 1st more than normal.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom