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Shark Bait
07-08-2007, 06:18 PM
Worked pretty hard on the project 40 this week. Got the radiator and fan shroud in. Got the Optima in and hooked up. Installed the front bib with Roundeyes headlights. :D I had to do some trimming on the rear cross member for the taillights. And then I found out the plugs on the tail lights didn't match the plugs in the harness. :( Called Kurt at Cruiser Outfitters who I bought the tail lights from last August, and he's swapping them out for the right ones, no charge! Kurt really rocks! :clap: Put the spare tire on the rear bumper today. :grinpimp:

MDH33
07-08-2007, 06:48 PM
Wow. Looking outstanding. I bet you can't wait to wheel it. :D

Convert
07-08-2007, 08:03 PM
Looks great Chris :thumb: Cant wait to see your project on the trails

nakman
07-08-2007, 09:01 PM
Yes!!! looking good...

Hulk
07-08-2007, 09:13 PM
Suh-weet!!!!!!!!!!! Damn, that huge tire on the back bumper looks bad ass.

Did you make the bumper or buy it somewhere?

Shark Bait
07-08-2007, 09:14 PM
Suh-weet!!!!!!!!!!! Damn, that huge tire on the back bumper looks bad ass.

Did you make the bumper or buy it somewhere?

Thanks. IPOR. :D It's freakin heavy. :eek:

Rezarf
07-09-2007, 12:43 AM
Dang Chris, that is SWEET!

Whats left, it looks pretty complete?

Drew

Shark Bait
07-09-2007, 01:18 AM
Dang Chris, that is SWEET!
Whats left, it looks pretty complete?
Drew

Thanks Drew. Actually, the list is still long. It needs an exhaust system, front drive shaft, transfer case cross member, skid plate, rear locker, roll cage, center console, compressor/OBA setup and a few miscellaneous things like radios, and stuff. But it's getting there! :eek: :D

Red_Chili
07-09-2007, 07:40 AM
You need to name that beast Agent Orange, Chris!

wesintl
07-09-2007, 10:33 AM
lookin good chris

Uncle Ben
07-09-2007, 11:15 AM
Looks sweet Chris! I think it should be called "The Great Pumkin'"

treerootCO
07-09-2007, 11:16 AM
I think the surgery really got you motivated:)

nuclearlemon
07-09-2007, 01:55 PM
lookin' freakin' awesome!!! :thumb:

Shark Bait
07-09-2007, 02:26 PM
Thanks everyone. Anyone good at wiring? :o I turned the key the other day and nothing. I've only got the battery + side hooked up to the starter. I think there's something else. :eek: :rolleyes:

I've also got to get fluid in the front & rear diffs, and fill & bleed the clutch master and brake lines. Oh, and I've got to hook up the power steering yet.

I may end up buying a Grant steering wheel for it. With the 55 column in it and my healthy appetite, it's a little tight in the drivers seat. Has anyone had experience with Grants?

It's probably going to stay relatively untouched for a month or so, now. I'm doing something scuba related every weekend through mid-August. :(

treerootCO
07-09-2007, 02:37 PM
the starter grounds to the bellhousing but needs a grounding strap to the frame to work. You should also have the + and another wire for cranking. The newer starter/crusiers have a 4th wire that supplies the coil 12volts during cranking as well.

corsair23
07-09-2007, 04:00 PM
I may end up buying a Grant steering wheel for it. With the 55 column in it and my healthy appetite, it's a little tight in the drivers seat. Has anyone had experience with Grants?

I've got a Grant in my 40...Seems decent. I don't really have anything to compare it to other than my old '76 40 with the stock steering wheel and no PS. I would say without PS the Grant would be too tiny to be useful unless you were built like Arnold Swartzenwhatever :hill:

I bought a new Grant steering wheel last year to replace my existing one but haven't swapped it out yet (story of my life). If you'd like your welcome to borrow the old one and try it out to see it you like the size. Problem is I think you'd need to buy the adapter just to test it :confused:. Or, if I ever get my 40 back on the road you're welcome to test drive it and see what you think of the Grant :thumb:. Maybe by the August meeting :cool:

Shark Bait
07-09-2007, 04:11 PM
Cool. Thanks Jeff. Where did you buy it? Did you get a good price?

corsair23
07-09-2007, 04:55 PM
Cool. Thanks Jeff. Where did you buy it? Did you get a good price?

I'm not sure where I bought it from :confused:. Possibly from SOR during one their "sales" or maybe Jegs (http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10001_10002_23808_-1) after I pilfered the info from SOR on what they sell. I also bought one of the Grant Vehicle Security Systems (http://www.grantproducts.com/default.html) and steering wheel bags as well at or around the same time. Seems Jegs has pretty good prices but I didn't search too much.

My vision was of 4-wheeling around Ouray with the top off, stopping in town for lunch, popping off the steering wheel, putting it in the bag, eating lunch, and coming back out to the 40 still sitting where I parked it :D. Ah, someday that may actually happen :(

nuclearlemon
07-09-2007, 06:00 PM
i've had a grant in the 40 since i built it (the same one that came out of my old gmc). no issues.

bh4rnnr
07-09-2007, 07:54 PM
Looking good there Chris! You should use the Ralley for insporation:D :eek: :beer:

Shark Bait
01-04-2008, 05:46 PM
Well, she lives! And runs!! :clap: And she's sporting a new exhaust system, AND passed Colorado emissions today !!! Now I'm almost legal!!!! :woot: :party:

Next stop SROR for a little armor. And the DMV for title and plates. :D

Romer
01-04-2008, 05:48 PM
Well, she lives! And runs!! :clap: And she's sporting a new exhaust system, AND passed Colorado emissions today !!! Now I'm almost legal!!!! :woot: :party:

Next stop SROR for a little armor. And the DMV for title and plates. :D


Congrats Chris. I know this has been a long time coming which makes it even sweeter:thumb:

Uncle Ben
01-04-2008, 05:50 PM
Very cool Chris! Congratulations! Been a lengthy project but looks like it was worth every year! :cheers::thumb::thumb:

Convert
01-04-2008, 06:01 PM
Congrats Chris cant wait to see it on the trail:thumb::thumb:

RicardoJM
01-04-2008, 06:10 PM
Your truck is looking awesome. Bit of a hijack - Where did you get the exhaust done? What should someone looking to get an exhaust done on a FJ-40 budget?

Shark Bait
01-04-2008, 06:14 PM
Thanks guys. Gotta put that Grant in, too, to resolve the little clearance problem I have. :o

Talk to Scott for your exhaust:

A A Performance Muffler & Brks
3898 S Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113
Phone: (303) 806-8634

It cost me $250 for everything past the header.

wesintl
01-04-2008, 06:22 PM
Thanks guys. Gotta put that Grant in, too, to resolve the little clearance problem I have. :o

Talk to Scott for your exhaust:

A A Performance Muffler & Brks
3898 S Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113
Phone: (303) 806-8634

It cost me $250 for everything past the header.

x2. I went by there a couple weeks ago to talk to scott about my turbo exhaust. Just happened to have a tan 40 getting an exhaust. I going to bag my whole waste gate and just run a flange (on order) from there. reason why i'm in wait mode.


we need project orange pics update too.

corsair23
01-04-2008, 06:45 PM
AWESOME Chris!!!

Two :thumb:s up

Very :cool: and I can't wait to see it in person

Rezarf
01-04-2008, 06:53 PM
SWEET!

That is a HUGE leap Chris, I hope to follow that Orange dude on some moab trails in May, I have found memories of following you in your 55.

:woot:

Rzeppa
01-04-2008, 07:08 PM
Fantastic!!! Now I have to get crackin' on my 76...still stuck on this one little cresent shaped piece at the base of the B-pillar.

I have fond memories of wheeling with Chris in Goldilocks...great to see project orange coming along!

SROR/AKA 2BAD
01-04-2008, 07:51 PM
and now i get to work on it :D BWAHAHAHAHA,BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

:thumb:

Monday's good chris. :thumb:

Uncle Ben
01-04-2008, 08:03 PM
and now i get to work on it :D BWAHAHAHAHA,BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

:thumb:

Monday's good chris. :thumb:

Hopefully it will leave your shop a tad bit sooner....BUT NO RUSH! :eek: ;)

SROR/AKA 2BAD
01-04-2008, 08:57 PM
Hopefully it will leave your shop a tad bit sooner....BUT NO RUSH! :eek: ;)

i'm a bit slow, so you never know ;)

Rezarf
01-04-2008, 09:44 PM
Ooooo, custom work :eek: :cool:

:weld:

Shark Bait
01-04-2008, 11:03 PM
Got a little dirty running through the streets today. :D

wesintl
01-05-2008, 10:54 AM
oh sweet mama... you gotta be proud of that. It looks absolutely fantastic!

Romer
01-05-2008, 10:59 AM
Nice Chris.

You getting sliders from SROR?

SROR/AKA 2BAD
01-05-2008, 11:40 AM
you have givin me inspiration to get my 40 back together chris.:bowdown:
i'm making room in the garage so i can work on it. :thumb:

Hulk
01-05-2008, 12:00 PM
Looks great, Chris!

MDH33
01-06-2008, 10:30 AM
awesome!:thumb: Have you already picked the trail for it's first run?

Jacket
01-06-2008, 05:33 PM
First time I've seen pics of that rig. Man - soooo nice!

Shark Bait
01-06-2008, 06:04 PM
awesome!:thumb: Have you already picked the trail for it's first run?Not yet. :) I'll let you know when I'm a little closer. :p:

Convert
01-06-2008, 06:55 PM
Wheeler Lake Overnight Run 2008 , July of 2008 ,but you probably want to wheel before that :lmao:

nakman
01-06-2008, 09:14 PM
Looking sweet, Chris, congrats on huge milestone! :cheers: :drink: :beer2: :party: can't wait to see it in action.

SROR/AKA 2BAD
01-06-2008, 10:21 PM
Looking sweet, Chris, congrats on huge milestone! :cheers: :drink: :beer2: :party: can't wait to see it in action.

i'll get you pics of it in action this week after chris drops it off :lmao::D

Shark Bait
01-12-2008, 05:36 PM
Spy pics from the Rock. :D

bh4rnnr
01-12-2008, 05:43 PM
The 40 is looking awesome Chris!! Congrats on getting it going. Look forward to seeing it on the trail this summer:beer:

Rzeppa
01-12-2008, 06:33 PM
Interesting placement on the stringers, I don't recall ever seeing them that close together. What's the rationale for putting them so close to each other?

Hulk
01-12-2008, 06:44 PM
So you don't knock your head on them when you hit a bump!

SROR/AKA 2BAD
01-12-2008, 07:05 PM
Interesting placement on the stringers, I don't recall ever seeing them that close together. What's the rationale for putting them so close to each other?

they are not that close,
chris called mark at M/T and asked how far they should be. this is what mark recomended. right around 8".

Rzeppa
01-12-2008, 10:55 PM
they are not that close,
chris called mark at M/T and asked how far they should be. this is what mark recomended. right around 8".That may be, but from an engineering/triangulation standpoint they are much closer together than would be optimum for strength. Better than no stringers, but they are too close to each other than optimum.

SROR/AKA 2BAD
01-12-2008, 11:35 PM
That may be, but from an engineering/triangulation standpoint they are much closer together than would be optimum for strength. Better than no stringers, but they are too close to each other than optimum.

have you looked in the corners?
do you think mark @ M/T doesn't know what he's talking about?
is the cage even done?
maybe we should cut it all out and start over. :thumb:

:bowdown::bowdown:

Rezarf
01-13-2008, 12:52 PM
I like it, I would like a cage like that sometime and be able to install a cb and switches into those center stringers.

Looks great Jim- Are you a metal tech "installer?" I was thinking of getting a set of those front bars and creating a rear cage myself, but the rear jump seats need to be kept in place and I haven't seen anything too amazing looking with that setup. Would what you're doing on Chris' cruiser work with jump seats out back? Looks pretty factory.

Thanks! :thumb:

Drew

Shark Bait
01-13-2008, 12:56 PM
Looks great Jim- Are you a metal tech "installer?" I was thinking of getting a set of those front bars and creating a rear cage myself, but the rear jump seats need to be kept in place and I haven't seen anything too amazing looking with that setup. Would what you're doing on Chris' cruiser work with jump seats out back? Looks pretty factory.


Jim does amazing work. I think he qualifies as a Metal Tech "installer". :D :thumb:

IanB
01-13-2008, 12:57 PM
Spy pics from the Rock. :D

looks good Jim... and Chris! :thumb:

SROR/AKA 2BAD
01-13-2008, 03:58 PM
Jim does amazing work. I think he qualifies as a Metal Tech "installer". :D :thumb:

i'm not listed on M/T'S web site as one.

as far as the jump seats drew, i'm not sure, you might want to call mark and ask him.
but making a family cage in the back to go around the seats is really not a big deal.

maybe Zep can design it for us. :doh::wav: j/k

Rezarf
01-13-2008, 05:05 PM
I just keep having this dream of having boys in the future that would totally DIG the rear jump seats for around town... I would love to retain them without sacrificing safety... or a son :eek:

I guess my question was more, did Chris order the profile bars or you?

SROR/AKA 2BAD
01-13-2008, 05:43 PM
I just keep having this dream of having boys in the future that would totally DIG the rear jump seats for around town... I would love to retain them without sacrificing safety... or a son :eek:

I guess my question was more, did Chris order the profile bars or you?

chris brought me the whole cage.

Chris
01-13-2008, 06:13 PM
I just keep having this dream of having boys in the future that would totally DIG the rear jump seats for around town... I would love to retain them without sacrificing safety... or a son :eek:


Pssst, Drew, girls would totally dig it too. ;)

Hulk
01-13-2008, 06:15 PM
I just keep having this dream of having boys in the future that would totally DIG the rear jump seats for around town... I would love to retain them without sacrificing safety... or a son :eek:

You'll find that the child seats won't work well in the jump seats when they are facing inwards. You'd be better off with one of these fold and tumble rear seats (http://ironpigoffroad.com/interiorexterior/seats.shtml) from IPOR.

SROR/AKA 2BAD
01-13-2008, 06:28 PM
You'll find that the child seats won't work well in the jump seats when they are facing inwards. You'd be better off with one of these fold and tumble rear seats (http://ironpigoffroad.com/interiorexterior/seats.shtml) from IPOR.

x2

subzali
01-13-2008, 10:45 PM
Very very nice, that is so sweet compared to where it was last time I saw it last year. I didn't even notice that rear bumper, that looks sweet and just what I had in mind for my truck too...

what kind of power steering do you have?

I'm going to have to get those carb cooling fans back to you, I was hallucinating when I thought there were mounting holes and a wiring harness connection for one on my truck.

Shark Bait
01-13-2008, 10:46 PM
Thanks! FJ60. No problem, Matt. I want to hear about your diff breathers. :)

corsair23
01-14-2008, 02:46 AM
x2

x3 :thumb:

Jump seats are cool and apparently worth a small fortune on ebay in good condition :hill:

But safe they are not...

subzali
01-14-2008, 08:13 AM
What year engine do you have Chris? Or do you have a full writeup on MUD or somewhere?

Shark Bait
01-14-2008, 09:52 AM
It's a '77 2F. I had a '78 2F to give my buddy, Jim Sanville (then in Canon City), but he had a '77 and sent it to some engine re-builders, I think in Pueblo.

I should probably do a write up. Nothing yet. :D

subzali
01-14-2008, 09:54 AM
Hm...so did you have to drill and tap the block for the pump?