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aprosise
03-11-2014, 07:37 AM
And so it begins!
85 with a h55 5 speed.
https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1/1920062_10153893550020293_1545362403_n.jpg

60wag
03-11-2014, 07:44 AM
Looks like a solid truck to start with. What are your plans for it?

aprosise
03-11-2014, 08:16 AM
I need to run through everything to start with. No brakes currently, and the power steering pump and a/c pump don't have belts, so I need to investigate why. Going to go through all the vacuum lines and make real caps for everything that was blocked off. Currently everything is just plugged with silicon. Swapping back to stock wheels with 31x10.5 BFG's for now. Stripping the interior tonight to start a deep clean.

Seems to run awesome! Starts easy and idles smooth. Ill need to re-jet because its from Texas. No rust!

Soon it will get a lift, 33x10.5's and I'm going to make bumpers. Going to make it a trail rig, but everything will be done right as it will be my DD.

CardinalFJ60
03-11-2014, 09:46 AM
I see you've got the same 'custom' hood paint I have! :D That's the same color as mine. :thumb:

Missing belts: I wonder if the PS pump seized, started puking or something and they pulled the ol' "move the fan belts trick" to keep mobile.

Have fun and keep us posted on the "refurb-eration"

aprosise
03-11-2014, 10:29 AM
Power steering pump is not seized. The PO said it was leaking so they had it rebuilt/changed out and the wrong pulley was installed? I also have the air pump bracket delete in a box so I'm wondering if that works into the equation..

SteveH
03-11-2014, 11:42 AM
Great looking truck with a drool-worthy transmission.

I would go slowly on rejetting - my federal spec FJ60 ran great around these parts with a stock carb. You might redo the idle mixture according to the lean-drop procedure in the manual, after you rehab all the emissions equipment.

60wag
03-11-2014, 06:45 PM
If the High Altitude Compensator circuit is still intact, the stock jetting is fine. Do you plan to register it in Boulder county? The air pump as well as most of the deleted vacuum plumbing will be needed.

rckhound
03-11-2014, 08:53 PM
I think I am going to put the title in my name in Summit so he can keep smog stuff off of it. Really rust free truck. Glad the is a 60 back in the family. Brothers.

aprosise
03-14-2014, 12:25 AM
Cleaned up and on the road!

MDH33
03-14-2014, 08:40 AM
Nice job. Already looks so much better with the OEM wheels and new rubber. That's a really clean looking 60!

what's next?

aprosise
03-14-2014, 03:13 PM
It looks like it spent its life as a work truck/dog house, but it's in pretty good condition considering the mileage etc. Scrapes and dents here and there with lots of sun cancer on the roof and hood. Next thing is add a leaf in the rear, and install lift shackles and shocks to get it ready for Cruise Moab. Changing fluids, tune up and fixing the electrical nightmare in the engine compartment should be getting done soon too!

callahanoffroad
03-16-2014, 07:28 AM
looks like you got yourself a nice little find!
when I was in TX all the cruisers were way overpriced, hope you got a good deal! :)

aprosise
04-21-2014, 09:52 PM
She's getting there! Ome lift and 285/70 17 Wrangler dura tracs on Fj cruiser rims. Winch bumper installed last week and just bolted in the new smittybilt x20 10,000 winch.
https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10153078_10154035669100293_5888133075169516041_n.jpg

rover67
04-21-2014, 10:17 PM
looks great, i wish mine were that clean!

Rzeppa
04-21-2014, 10:29 PM
YAY! Another 60 in the club. Last year at Cruise Moab there were only a handful, like around a half dozen. Most of the truck demographic is about 1/3 FJCs, 80s and 40s, with around 15% split between every other model, even 100s.

Woodsman
04-22-2014, 07:30 AM
Looks great and makes me wish I had kept the wheels from my FJ Cruiser.

MountainGoat
04-22-2014, 08:36 AM
Looking good Steve. Are you planning on sliders before Cruise Moab? We can get you through Flatiron Mesa without if we have to, but it's a whole lot more comfortable with them. :thumb:

akingf5371
04-22-2014, 11:28 AM
YAY! Another 60 in the club. Last year at Cruise Moab there were only a handful, like around a half dozen. Most of the truck demographic is about 1/3 FJCs, 80s and 40s, with around 15% split between every other model, even 100s.


Jeff I think it would be interesting to see the data there, actual #s. Can we get that from CM registration?

nattybumppo
04-22-2014, 05:19 PM
Jealous! Why did I sell my 60? When you ruin your stock rear bumper dragging it on the rocks at Moab, I have another one that will hold you over until you put a real, trail-worthy bumper on there.

aprosise
04-22-2014, 07:29 PM
MountainGoat, this is Adam, Steve's younger brother. I won't be doing flat iron Mesa but it will have sliders before CM!

aprosise
04-22-2014, 07:31 PM
Oh, and Steve's 40 has sliders. I put them on!

Rzeppa
04-23-2014, 12:22 AM
Jeff I think it would be interesting to see the data there, actual #s. Can we get that from CM registration?

Yes I posted it up from last year's analysis. Might have been in the committee section, but I did the breakdown by the numbers.

Rzeppa
04-23-2014, 12:24 AM
Oh, and Steve's 40 has sliders. I put them on!

What do 40s need sliders for? Driver error?

rckhound
04-24-2014, 08:24 AM
This is what will be going on flat iron mesa.

rckhound
04-24-2014, 08:24 AM
4plus sliders that you can't really see in the picture.

aprosise
04-24-2014, 09:26 AM
Looks like great weather up there Steve!

MountainGoat
04-24-2014, 09:59 AM
This is what will be going on flat iron mesa.

That will definitely work! :thumb:

rckhound
04-24-2014, 01:28 PM
Picture was from a couple weeks ago. Sunny and almost 50 today. Supposed to get another snow storm this weekend though.