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So I was cleaning up the work area after removing front and rear axles from my FJ40 frame so I could send it out to the sandblaster.  While cleaning up I fount, on the floor, a rectangular plate aprox 3 inches wide and 5.5 inches long.  3/8 of an inch thick with a dimple in the middle.  It was found in the vacinity of the front axle.  What the #$%^& is it?  I think I may have found it in a picture from SOR  ( attached)  Any help would be appreciated. It is listed as Part # 51 in the attached diagram.

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i think the "famous cruiser lean" you guys get is engineered into them somehow, as they were built for a right hand drive market, because MOST Right hand drive cruisers do not get this lean. i say most, as my fj40 does have the lean, however, it is probably a weight distribution thing, as the only passenger seats are on the left hand side, which would effectively replicate you guys always having a driver on the left
 
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Physics would say it has to involve more forces on the left than on the right. That might include a noncentered motor and drivelines, driver/passenger, or something else. How about the direction of turn of the crankshaft?

I just can hardly believe that the weight of the driver has so much effect. And, if it was that, why does YOUR right-hand drive vehicle lean left?
 
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i think my RHD cruiser leans left because i always run with a passeger, and all my back seating capacity is along the left side. most of the RHD cruisers i see don't have a lean at all
 

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