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What have you done to your Land Cruiser this week?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by ocdbeetle, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Strategic1

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    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome:clap: Thinking outside the box is what makes other people jealous. Good job Mate
     
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    Bikini Top installed. Shoulder belt moved up 1 hole. I'm 6'4 and this feels much better.

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    One is probably the fuel cutoff solenoid on the carb, temp sensor and something else. I'll have to look. Unless your handle refers to you having a diesel, then I'm not sure.
     
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    Thank you! It has been a year since the gasser came out and apparently I didn't mark these...
     
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    Naw man it's just like the truck a 10 footer!
     
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    imyahucklbrry "En cervisia veritas" SILVER Star

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    Here's the marine paint being used by myself and @sterling on the inside of the roof cap.... in case anyone else is interested?

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    I'm also digging old window/door caulk out of my rain gutter so I can redo it with seam sealer... PO says to me: "squeezed bunch a that caulk in there and never had a nuther leak"! Maybe I'm making a mistake... :meh:

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    Also working on my wheels...

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    Completed my power steering conversion by finally putting on the new tie rod kit I bought a couple years ago. So much better! I can't believe I've driven this the last five years without it. Steering is tight and responsive. I replaced the connecting rod because the old one was bent, but if I did it again I would replace them all. Easier than getting the old ends out to reuse the rods.
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    Then I drove straight to the store and ordered new tires. Milestar Patagonia MTs in 305/70 16s to replace my 12 year old 285/75 16 BFG ATs. I hope they don't rub on the drag link, looks close. If they do, I'll just have to get new wheels.
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    Don't know much about them, but I like the looks and they had good reviews from what I could find and the price was good.
     
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    Digitised & created my own decals with my digital printer & replaced all the old worn out & scratched ones 4x4 Decals.jpg
     
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    Indestructible 47 the 40 - the old cattle truck

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    more goodness from Mr yoda, for my 2h. expensive habit this, but you know....

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    What sort of paper you used.
     
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    Had some issues with the radiator over flowing (was probably just the cap), but decided that the rusty ole water pump was due for a replacement.

    So.. New Water Pump, New Thermostat, New Upper Rad hose, New Lower Rad Hose, 2 gallons (undiluted) antifreeze, gasket goo, new gaskets, a bit of spray paint to clean up a few parts....

    Oh - this is a Chevota - 76 FJ40 with a small-block v-8 (circa 1970)....

    Of course - the new water pump - had a threaded bolt hole - that I have to find a bolt for.. So, still have a few bits to put back together.
    but its looking a lot better ..

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    I am a professional signwriter & have a 1500 wide full solvent digital printer so the decals are uv protected & printed on to digital media so no paper used at all. Same as you would get from any manufacturer of decal except I probably use a higher grade material:)
     
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    replaced the thermostat..... the other one had broken arms and was open all the time, so i'm glad i opened it up. anti-seized all the bolts too for obvious reasons.

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    When I purchased my 40 29 months ago, all the hoses were toast so I replaced everything. The valve which is supposed to cut off the hot water on the F engine head was rusted shut so it was eliminated. Then I had to endure heat from the heater all summer and found another cut off that was a bandaid. I did purchase a heater shut off valve from SOR but I can't find it. So I started looking around. The local Toyota dealer wanted $116 for the valve and I ended up finding it on eBay for $52.43 and free shipping. Arrived yesterday, took all of 45 minuter to install and now I have a proper shut off valve for much less than the Toyopta dealer wanted. BTW The valve came from www.APSZone.com.

    Tomorrow I will remove the air compressor and air tank from the firewall and install a Viair compressor/tank combo behind the passenger seat to power the air horns.

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    Had to drill out the threads in the new water pump.... cause the thread pattern was different...sigh.
     
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    Started topside hardtop prep. 1490385685466-126225054.jpg
     
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    Still have steering issues & bump steer. Mate helping out & is going to rebuild the steering box so enjoyed an early morning terror drive down to his workshop:steer: this emoticon is a good representation of how she drives:eek: on the upside he's also going to install the aircon at the same time:) Have that waiting time for him to get it done in between paying jobs, but better than my ham fisted potato farmer hands working on it:confused:
     
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