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Forum: Land Use Yesterday, 11:42 PM
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Posted By SteveH
Comments made.

Comments made.
Forum: General Tech Forum Yesterday, 11:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 734
Posted By SteveH
Steering boxes - not sure if IFS or solid axle:...

Steering boxes - not sure if IFS or solid axle: http://denver.craigslist.org/pts/4917579312.html
Forum: General Tech Forum Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 734
Posted By SteveH
If you're going bigger than 33s, I would not do a...

If you're going bigger than 33s, I would not do a minitruck swap, much as I like them for other reasons. The drag link and pitman arm will run into things, and at some point, you overwhelm the box's...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 03-24-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 93
Posted By SteveH
Max - is there a thread on your TBI conversion...

Max - is there a thread on your TBI conversion somewhere?
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-23-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 140
Posted By SteveH
Gemini Bridges trail is good for a stock truck,...

Gemini Bridges trail is good for a stock truck, too.
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-23-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,822
Posted By SteveH
What caliber? My FJ45 had a .30 cal hole in the...

What caliber? My FJ45 had a .30 cal hole in the floor (pass side footwell - about the same location)
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-19-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By SteveH
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Concept Jeep:

For trips further than the beach, the white-roofed Africa looks like itís ready to chase old-school Land Rover Defenders and Toyota Land Cruisers far into the wilderness. It has a...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 03-17-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By SteveH
Edited original post - Bumper now $100. It was...

Edited original post - Bumper now $100. It was almost that much to powder coat it!

Still have the winch controller.

Steve
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-16-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,925
Posted By SteveH
Short of airborne leaps, I'm not sure how you'd...

Short of airborne leaps, I'm not sure how you'd crack a bell housing that way. Amazing. I would replace, not weld, as Jeff said. Also, be aware that FJ60 and FJ40 bell housings are not...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-13-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 451
Posted By SteveH
Great work there, and good photography! The 60s...

Great work there, and good photography!

The 60s and early 70s were 16 ga. (I think), and from what I have mic'd, '78 is 18 ga., and '79-later is 20 ga.

I used 18 ga. for replacement metal on my...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-09-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 451
Posted By SteveH
That looks great - nice work! Did you fab up that...

That looks great - nice work! Did you fab up that fender piece yourself?
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-06-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By SteveH
FJ40 vs. Cat

The video didn't work for me, but presumably it will work for...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 03-04-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By SteveH
See PM from me. Interested in shackles (if have),...

See PM from me. Interested in shackles (if have), dash parts, etc.
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-04-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By SteveH
Back to the Camry, if the coolant in the...

Back to the Camry, if the coolant in the radiator/engine is new and good from the recent t-betl change, I would clean out the overflow bottle and refill with whatever's in the system, and then...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-03-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 897
Posted By SteveH
RE: axle paint: I brushed on satin Rustoleum...

RE: axle paint:

I brushed on satin Rustoleum (from Home Depot - $8/quart) on my FJ45 axles and it looked good - the right level of sheen. I put on 2 coats and it went on pretty thick, but didn't...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-28-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,925
Posted By SteveH
Some shifters come right out with the...

Some shifters come right out with the 2-screwdriver method, others are more difficult - but I have always been successful with 2 screwdrivers.

Removing the cover is a separate issue, due to the...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-24-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By SteveH
Welcome. More details on your 60? The rest of...

Welcome. More details on your 60? The rest of your 'fleet'?
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-19-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 309
Posted By SteveH
I once did this on my wife's FJ60 in about 1994...

I once did this on my wife's FJ60 in about 1994 and she lost 2 lug nuts completely. Scared me to death to think of what might have happened.

My new method is that I leave off the center caps from...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-18-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 451
Posted By SteveH
Ahh - Michigan - my home state. Ugh. Your basic...

Ahh - Michigan - my home state. Ugh. Your basic strategy (especially the POR and rustproofing idea) sounds very good.

In spite of your wanting only a trail-grade repair, I'd find a local junkyard...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-18-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 597
Posted By SteveH
My experience with Pacol was less than...

My experience with Pacol was less than satisfactory (especially product quality) and seeing this on their site:

When merchandise is "out of stock," we follow our normal procedure of processing an...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-17-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By SteveH
With half-bald Blizzaks, my Sienna AWD (with...

With half-bald Blizzaks, my Sienna AWD (with non-defeatable traction control) would move 12" up my driveway and stop. Over and over. Hopeless. Very frustrating. My driveway is fairly steep,...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-13-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 597
Posted By SteveH
I would not use a torch.... After grinding off...

I would not use a torch....

After grinding off the surface coating (bondo or paint), I used a $9.99 Harbor Freight right-angle grinder and slicing disks to cut out the metal. I also used an air...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-13-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 597
Posted By SteveH
This body has been repaired before - with filler....

This body has been repaired before - with filler. Use a hammer to break off the bondo and paint, and wirewheel/grind it all the way down to the metal, and assess the actual rust holes vs. surface...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-13-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By SteveH
Good for them but just utterly disappointing and...

Good for them but just utterly disappointing and embarrassing for the feds!

Gee - reminds me of firearm dealers run out of biz. by the Feds for questionable reasons. I don't think embarrassment is a...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-11-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 463
Posted By SteveH
Agreed - the previous image looks good,...

Agreed - the previous image looks good, clearance-wise.
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