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71 Toyota FJ 40
#53
88XJ Wrote:I have heard people using soaked rags tied to a rope pulled through the frame rails.

This sounds like a very viable plan. So to summarize:

Degrease the frame
Coat the sucker with POR-15
let it dry
start putting parts on it
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#54
Check into this, it might be worth the trouble of ordering it. http://masterseriesct.com/
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#55
AIH has blasting media. about $30 per bag
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#56
Looks like I might go with Rust Bullet. Fewer steps and it does not matter if the metal is bare or if it is heavily rusted or painted. Two coats and good to go. Probably will get the Black Shell coating as well.
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#57
Last night I worked on the frame in my garage, this is what was accomplished:

Ground off the rest of the stripped body mount bolts
Removed the jacked up bumperettes
Removed non factory tail lights that were bolted to the rear cross member
Removed battery tray
Removed radiator braces
Removed a few brake lines
Used the shop vac and got some debri from the inside of the frame rails


Up next will be a few more items getting removed and then cleaning off the small amount of scaling in the rear. Click on the link to see me feeble attempt at doing a 360 panorama of my frame.

http://360.io/ZjDaz3
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#58
Okay, so I did none of the stuff above rofl. Instead I put all of the donor marker lights on my cruiser and got them all working good. I also cleaned up my back hatch and put that on so now heat will stay in the cabin. I finished the installation of a 2F distributor and dimpled push-rod cover on the FJ and have it running like a raped ape (going 70 in a 40 year old 3 speed cruiser is fun) and took it for a test drive. I guess the true test will be when it is cold as hell outside. I still need to figure out why my new LED brake lights do not work as well as my turn signals not functioning correctly. They blink really....really....really....really....really....really....really....really slow.
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#59
If you have running/brake-turn lights, you may have current going the wrong way. I had to manually "blinker" until we figured it out. Mine would not work until we put diodes on the front turns, and to dim the running lights, resistors.
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#60
Dr Brian Wrote:If you have running/brake-turn lights, you may have current going the wrong way. I had to manually "blinker" until we figured it out. Mine would not work until we put diodes on the front turns, and to dim the running lights, resistors.

Hmm, I will have to look into this. I manually blink it as well. When I turn the blinker on it lights up and hangs for about 10-15 seconds then blinks. Brake lights do not work at all, I know all of this worked before I put in the LED's so I will double check the wiring.
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#61
Remember LED's don't take the current that standard bulbs do, so sometimes a resistor is needed to get the flasher unit to function properly especially if it's an old vacuum style. The electronic flasher unit (can be had at any parts store) don't usually have this problem.
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#62
AKMark Wrote:Remember LED's don't take the current that standard bulbs do, so sometimes a resistor is needed to get the flasher unit to function properly especially if it's an old vacuum style. The electronic flasher unit (can be had at any parts store) don't usually have this problem.
I had read about this and had went into O'Riley's and asked about a 12 volt LED relay and they had no clue what I was talking about. I found their relays and I did not see one that looked like what i found on the net. I still need to go to NAPA.
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#63
It shouldn't be a relay, but a flasher unit.
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#64
AKMark Wrote:It shouldn't be a relay, but a flasher unit.

Hmmmmm...might explain why the had no clue. SO the idea is just wire in a more modern flasher? I will pull the stock one and figure it out.
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#65
It fits the same plug as the stock one, and the replacement should be the same size.
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#66
You need a "no load" flasher also known as a timed flasher. Power and Transmission on van horn rd.
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#67
Zukman Wrote:You need a "no load" flasher also known as a timed flasher. Power and Transmission on van horn rd.

One of my favorite places to go, its where I got my LED lights to begin with. I already ordered one from http://www.superbrightleds.com as well as an adapter for my harness so everything comes out clean. I should have it here on the 20th.
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#68
Got some mail today:

1.) What was in the box from http://www.superbrightleds.com
2.) Factory Flasher
3.) Side by Side comparison

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4.) Parts I am using
5.) Added some shrink tubing to the wires for later, and stripped the plastic off the connectors
6.) Crimped the connectors and slipped the shrink tubing over the connectors

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7.) Done with the component, next job is to install it and verify that it works.


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#69
Neck and shoulder are still killing me but I have to knock out somethings on the FJ. Friday I am taking the cruiser over to my buddy Kyles and we are going to pull the intake/exhaust manifold to replace the gasket. It has a vaccum leak and gives the FJ a true tractor sound that drives me nuts, as well as screws up the timing a bit. I also plan on getting the donor frame sand blasted and into his garage for coating and build up on Veterans day weekend. Going to be fun fun fun..he had knee surgery 4 weeks ago and who knows up with the fused vertibre and pinched nerves in my kneck..a couple of hardcore handicapped MOFO's making stuff happen.
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#70
Pulled intake/exhaust manifolds and the carb. Carb is some aftermarket gargabe made by "ASSAM" so stopping in at MSI today to pick up FJ60 knuckles and disk brakes and hopefully a factory carb. Taking a crap load of parts to Automotive skills center to media blast them. If all goes well have it all back together with some pics later today.
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#71
I have a 92 red Toyota king cab truck parked in the RBK parking lot, in the back is a frame piece that has a power steering gear box that you can have. If that one doesn't work you can still have the one off my tan Toyota.
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#72
88XJ Wrote:I have a 92 red Toyota king cab truck parked in the RBK parking lot, in the back is a frame piece that has a power steering gear box that you can have. If that one doesn't work you can still have the one off my tan Toyota.

Sweet, thanks.

On a side not my carb is indeed factory but not the original, it was made on December 3rd 1974. Had no luck at MSI, the FJ60 they had was missing the entire front axle so I am on the lookout for one still. I will add pics in the morning, to tired to do it tonight.
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#73
Pics from this weekends work:

I think this needed to be replaced, it made my 1F sound like a tractor and screwed with my timing. Now that I fixed all of the leaks the timing is really off, save that for another day this week.

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Cleaned up some stuff, just by doing this it added 300 HP and 650 ft pounds of torque:

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Ordering a rebuild kit for this my carb. I figured out it is not the original. If i decode it right it is a 1974 December 3rd.

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#74
With my upcoming frame and axle work I am in the need of finding either a FJ60 or mini truck axle. This will allow me to convert my front axle to disk brakes. I need the knuckle's out on either one of them. If I get the mini truck parts I will need to get calipers and rotors from a 90-95 truck or 4runner. I already checked MSI and they had one FJ60 but the axle was gone.
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#75
Ordered carb rebuild kit, new throttle cable and a seal that goes between the windshield and hard top today. Never rebuilt a carb before, this type of small meticulous work is right up my alley.
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#76
My old 4Runner tires, 35x12.50x15 Pro Comp Extreme Mud Terrains:

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#77
Finally believe I have the timing right. It stumbles when i mash the pedal but I attribute that to air/fuel mixture with the carb. I will address that next weekend when I rebuild the carb.
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#78
88XJ Wrote:I have a 92 red Toyota king cab truck parked in the RBK parking lot, in the back is a frame piece that has a power steering gear box that you can have. If that one doesn't work you can still have the one off my tan Toyota.

I am going to have to go find this rig this week I guess and pull the gear box.
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