What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by rolliges, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Seth_O

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    No kidding! I've been piece-meal buying bits for a while.

    About ready to get going on the fuel sub-tank again. It's all sitting in parts in my garage.
     
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    Thanks!
    For us SoCal'rs, 15 and 70 will be the core routes with some deviations.

    Nope, not the first drop off.
    I have done the moving in dorm thing the last 2 years and gotten comfortable eating at the Shake Shack at JFK. She is renting an apartment for the next two and wanted her own car to travel to conferences in the Tri State area. The Prius should serve her well after she graduates - its a Toyota!

    Good luck to your kids!
     
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    Thanks! Yeah I just picked up an Interstate 27 deep cycle blem for 80 bucks yesterday. Interstate for some reason doesn't make an AGM 27 and my starting battery is already regular lead acid so I figured I would just save a couple of bucks and stick with regular batteries.

    On that note, last night i bolted my twin compressor to Wits'end rear quarter panel, also bolted on the inverter. Ordered some cables from amazon so I just MIGHT finish up up dual battery, solar and rear quarter panel over haul project this weekend!
     
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    I wouldn’t say there’s a FULL kit for a dual battery setup, no. Relocating the washer reservoir with the Slee kit or diy, buy or find a 91-92 RH battery tray, then there are all sorts of wiring kits and setups. I bought the washer relocator and battery tray from Slee then made my own cables and used all Blue Sea parts for my setup. Has worked great.
     
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    My setup is Slee relocation kit, OEM 91-92 battery tray(slee has that too), Ctek dual battery/solar charger/controller, marine grade power cables from amazon.

    Everyone is a little different but maybe if enough people bug @NLXTACY he might make a turn key kit that would work for most people.
     
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  6. NLXTACY

    NLXTACY Wits' End Supporting Vendor

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    It’s just a time thing and I’ve got little :(
     
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    After reading through here, I actually went to your site to see if you had a kit or the parts to build a kit.

    You're kinda the go-to guy for stuff, ya know.
     
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    Why all of the hate on the fj cruiser. I've never understood it. They are great vehicles and very capable vehicles from the factory. I've owned multiple 40s, fjcs and an 80. I love them all. And I have never been offended when anyone referred to my 40 as an fj. In fact I only got a little irritated when 99% of people refer to it as a sweet Jeep. Similar to when people refer to my 80 as a nice 4 runner. And every 40 owner i have ever met referred to my 40 as an fj. It was actually very rare for anyone to comment on my "40 series".
     
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    That's because you are hangin in chat way too much and miss on the good stuff here. :rofl:
     
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    Just finished doing a complete re-hose on my 95. Also replaced water pump and thermostat and PHH with factory Toyota parts except on the rear heater pipes. Another maintenance item checked off!
     
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    RFB 97 FZJ80 LIFTED SC DUAL BATTERIES,37s GOLD Star

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    dude get a hydraulic crimper any self respecting LC should have the abilty to make as many custom seroius leads as they may ever need, post up pic of QP insert.
     
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    Checked my tuna can. Good to go :lol:
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  14. diamondfj

    diamondfj FJ all the way

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    Hit the shack shack at JFK last September - nice change for airport food.
    Best of luck to yours as well!

    My youngest is in an apt for her junior year as well and we shipped her car out last semester.
     
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    UPDATE #2:

    I made a louvered, screened panel for one of the rear sliding windows:

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    Now I guess the trick will be to keep bats out of them. :rofl:
     
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    Yeah thinking about going to HF today to get one. I have more cables and connectors coming tomorrow, also a bus bar with cover. Originally I was going to have a power/battery meter but stupid thing has exposed terminals so I scraped the idea. My regongy solar panel is coming next week, it's starting to come together after gathering dust in my garage forever. Even my SPOD has power now, just need to wire up light bars once this project is done.

    Will definitely post a picture in a new thread to get ideas and critiques. :cheers:


    Also coming in via brown santa is ARB awning and awning room, my wallet is a lot lighter now and days but my MPG still hasn't improved. :doh:
     
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    mmmmmm Cocoa mix!!!
     
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    Well its not the weekend yet, but I ordered a remanned steering gear and pump form rock auto and already had a used box I found in colorado, so with some advice from @cruiserdan I got the pitman arm OFF the used box with a puller arm impact (OTC) and a final rap with a ball peen to get it to release so now on to removing my steering gear and pump and swapping in new, the steering box on my truck has seen better days and is leaking like you read about in perhaps leaking power steering gear magazine, at any rate Im attempting to install this bad larry and see what happens standby.

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    RFB 97 FZJ80 LIFTED SC DUAL BATTERIES,37s GOLD Star

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    cheap and well worth it

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