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What have you done to your 100 Series this week?

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by SHUSH, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Dozer18

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    Was going to wait and do the pics all at once, but can’t help myself. Took the running boards off today in anticipation of the incoming Method 305s and 275/70 KO2s...

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    Amazing what a difference it makes taking those off. Wheels/tires scheduled for delivery on Thursday!
     
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    Did the cabin air filter retrofit. I have 03 LC, had to replace with whole new cover (what a PITA) no filter access door. The dryer lint trap brush worked like a charm. 75735F9B-FC44-40D6-9C24-34BEF90B0DD2.jpeg 47F41D5C-A778-4B51-8A8C-EDB5C0BF94EE.jpeg 92FE76C9-61C3-4A1F-9856-D67EF3CEBE9F.jpeg
     
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    As promised here is the link for the sahara expidition video. Hope you guys enjoy it.
    As a result of this journey I redid the boots on upper and lower balljoints. They looked old nasty.

     
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    I hope you bought two of those air filters, since it uses two, one stacked on top of the other.
     
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    I just got back from morocco 2 days ago and we went into the Sahara as well ... boy oh boy did I wish I had my land cruiser!
     
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    Built an attic/rack for the 1999 Land Cruiser like @LandCruiserPhil it was a bit of pain getting everything to line up but in the end, I won. I think Phil nailed it with the 18" width, I tried the 24" width and it crowds the rear passengers... sorry to doubt you Phil! :bounce:

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    No worries Drew looks great!
    Now make a bunch more and I will send them to you:D
     
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    Replaced both valve gaskets and o-ring seals. The cover gaskets were leaking bad and were in quite bad shape. The o-rings looked great. 2 hour job total for both sides. Thanks to the FAQ, this job was WAAAAY easier than I had anticipated. Was scared to see what the inside looked like, but am happy to report that both sides look fantastic in my opinion. And yes, I cleaned off all the burned oil along the outside perimeter so it now looks fresh and clean from the outside :)

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    Look closely, both are in the picture. ;)
     
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    One speaker repaired, two to go! Sounds much better! Replaced interior lights with led.

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    Final project for the evening done! Replaced the u-joints on my front drive shaft (with the help of very good mechanic friend). Super easy job. I had been feeling a bunch of driveline vibration....almost like a binding when turning and accelerating. Had originally attributed it to the axles which I replaced last month. That cut the vibrations by a large margin. However, this past Friday, I got under the truck and "wiggled" the front driveshaft. Sure enough, it had a bit of play. Confirmed with the land cruiser specialists here in Austin that this is a common wear item that will result in driveline vibrations. Ordered the parts from Toyota and installed them today. Holy cow! My LX drives like a new truck now! No vibrations at all....zero, zilch, nada. Granted, I had last month replaced both CV Axles, repacked/greased all wheel bearings, replaced the anti-sway bar links and bushings as well as the steering rack bushings.....so....I guess it really should drive like new :) Again, thanks to the Mud FAQs, I was able to do a job I previously would have never thought I'd be capable of.

    Oh, and NO spare bolts anywhere.....unlike when I assemble IKEA furniture...so....YAY!
     
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    Been a busy couple of weeks...

    Today, I got rid of the rear audio controls (which have been disabled anyway since I replaced the head unit) and put a dual USB port in that space.

    Got the blank from my local Toyota dealer, then drilled and dremeled out a hole just big enough to wiggle the USB into...
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    Meanwhile, since I never use the outlet in the center console and likely never will, I cut the wires to that, put on some extensions with butt connectors, and connected that to the USB outlet. Worked out very well and was the path to least resistance.

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    End result looked like this:

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    The Dremel slipped on me once (or twice) but I’m okay with it. USB was a Cllena from Amazon, $12. Have the Blue Sea in the dash of my FJ62, but this is all you need for an interior application like this. No fuse used; will only be used to charge the kids’ phones. The upcoming dual battery setup will power a blue sea USB in the cargo area that will be fused up.
     
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    One of the simple things I did in my FJ62 that I really liked was to install a Ram Mount for my iPhone. I’ve been missing that in the 100, so I remedied that today. Same exact mount I used in the 62, bolted down to the driver’s seat.

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    It looks like God himself is looking down and giving his approval of those drawers! :clap:
     
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    Looks nice! I have some headrest monitors I tapped the same spot for power. And still use the center console for charging phones. Can I add a charger to back also or will that be too much draw?
     
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    Super, super happy with new Methods and KO2s...

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    Looks like a Land Cruiser now.
     
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