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Forum: General Tech Forum 03-22-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By dirtyXplorer
I should probably start a new thread but...most...

I should probably start a new thread but...most of the body has several layers of paint. To prep the rest of the body, would it be better to sand it and paint over the existing paint or strip it down...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-17-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By dirtyXplorer
Went to Painters Supply today. They were really...

Went to Painters Supply today. They were really helpful and I ended up picking up some sand paper and a block to start with.

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Forum: General Tech Forum 03-17-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By dirtyXplorer
It is kind of a long shot but...since I dont have...

It is kind of a long shot but...since I dont have the right compressor/spray gun/skills but I do have my little garage, would someone be interested in coming over one day (or me going to you) and...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-16-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By dirtyXplorer
Wow, thanks for the responses. I will have to...

Wow, thanks for the responses. I will have to check some of these places out tomorrow.

Now, looking for paint options...have someone paint it or buy the tools and try it myself in my tiny garage....
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-15-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By dirtyXplorer
Where to buy body work supplies in Denver

Hi All,

I am attempting for the first time, to prep my FJ40 for a new paint job and need some materials. Mainly looking for some sanding blocks, sandpaper (rolls?), primer, color matching and...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 02-13-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By dirtyXplorer
WTB: 2 FJ40 body mount bushings

Hi, Looking for two 1978 FJ40 body mount bushing for the rear two body mounts. Just need two but if someone has a whole set for a good price I may be interested. New or used... Thanks

Email me at...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 09-16-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,136
Posted By dirtyXplorer
WTB: FJ40 body/tub parts new or used

Hi, I am looking for a few body parts for my sep. 1978 FJ40 that was sideswiped.

looking for (new, used, replacement, etc):

-Drivers side rear quarter panel
-Drivers side piece under the...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-09-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,392
Posted By dirtyXplorer
Sweet! The top and doors are coming OFF!!!...

Sweet! The top and doors are coming OFF!!! :eek::eek::eek::eek:

What have some of you done to have mirrors? It doesn't look like the factory ones would fit by the window hinges.

Thanks all.
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-09-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,392
Posted By dirtyXplorer
Legality of no doors and top in Denver

Hi All,

I did some googeling and didn't come up with anything. I am assuming it is OK but is it illegal to run a FJ40 without doors in Denver? I have seen a lot of jeeps around with out doors and a...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-29-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,778
Posted By dirtyXplorer
I did it with the engine hot but I definitely...

I did it with the engine hot but I definitely need to recheck it.

Using this thread for refrence:
http://forum.ih8mud.com/40-55-series-tech/232126-first-valve-adjustment-my-78-fj40.html
I pulled...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-29-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,778
Posted By dirtyXplorer
That makes sense. lol I dug in yesterday and...

That makes sense. lol

I dug in yesterday and adjusted the valves. Ill have to put it all back together and see if it starts :D
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-29-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,778
Posted By dirtyXplorer
Just the cap, I was watching the rotor position....

Just the cap, I was watching the rotor position.

Would having the cap off and having the rotor move around actually effect the where the timing is?
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-29-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,778
Posted By dirtyXplorer
I have a new question...I didn't really want to...

I have a new question...I didn't really want to start a new thread...should I?

I was adjusting my valves and ended up moving the flywheel with out the distributor cap on. I believe I need to...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-23-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,778
Posted By dirtyXplorer
PM'd you. THANKS! :)

PM'd you. THANKS! :)
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-22-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,778
Posted By dirtyXplorer
Got some work on the FJ40 done today. I replaced...

Got some work on the FJ40 done today. I replaced the exhaust/intake manifold gasket, what a pain in the ass! :mad: lol
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-21-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,778
Posted By dirtyXplorer
PMed back!

PMed back!
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-20-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,778
Posted By dirtyXplorer
Ill be tinkering with it for a few hours on this...

Ill be tinkering with it for a few hours on this Monday 3/22 if anybody in the neighborhood is free :D (I can have food/drinks, etc)

Lots to do, thinking of:
Checking/adjusting the valves
finding a...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-16-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,778
Posted By dirtyXplorer
No, the pump (the one missing the belt) doesn't...

No, the pump (the one missing the belt) doesn't turn by hand. As far as I know everything else is there...lol
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-16-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,778
Posted By dirtyXplorer
I am looking at service manuals. I have the...

I am looking at service manuals. I have the haynes but its not very in depth with its procedures.

Is this the one that most of you have?

Here...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-14-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,778
Posted By dirtyXplorer
How difficult is adjusting the valves? I know...

How difficult is adjusting the valves? I know that adjusting valves on my 4runner's 3.0 is a pretty involved process with shims, etc. I have the Haynes but it doesn't look like it says much about...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-13-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,778
Posted By dirtyXplorer
It is also making a ticking/rattling type noise...

It is also making a ticking/rattling type noise when idling that you can only hear from underneath and behind. From the front and top you can not hear it. I made a...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-13-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,778
Posted By dirtyXplorer
Thanks, I found a tube coming from the carb that...

Thanks, I found a tube coming from the carb that goes on the empty nipple. the broken off nipple is in the tube that is draped over the VCV. Would it be best to replace the VCV since it has a broken...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-13-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,778
Posted By dirtyXplorer
So, I checked the vacuum using the "cardboard...

So, I checked the vacuum using the "cardboard over the carb while its running" method and the idle went up before the engine died. I looked around a little and saw this on the drivers side inner...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-12-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,778
Posted By dirtyXplorer
Thanks for all the info. Ill be taking a closer...

Thanks for all the info. Ill be taking a closer look at it this weekend and probably ordering some parts. Ill also take a few pics of under the hood...

Check for vacuum leaks
Check/clean maybe...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-09-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,778
Posted By dirtyXplorer
That would be awesome. I am in Denver in the west...

That would be awesome. I am in Denver in the west Colfax/Perry area. I would be happy to get :beer: ,food, cash etc. if you could give me a hand.

Is CarQuest a good source for parts like gaskets...
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