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Old 02-27-2013, 08:38 PM
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Default Hydraulic press in Lafayette area?

Hi folks!
I'll introduce myself first. I'm Jim, and I have a 96 Land Cruiser. I bought it last June and have since done a full rebuild on the engine. The engine had been oil starved from an improper front crank bolt torque. I finished up the rebuild and started her the first time on January 26. I'm breaking her in and have 360 miles on her. I'm really loving this hobby!
So that brings us up to today, where I need to press in some caster correction bushings I got from Slee with my 2.5" lift kit. I've tried my neighbor's 12-ton HF press, but I got scared about having that much pressure on a bunch of cheap iron and bad welds. I don't feel like witnessing 12 tons of energy released in a microsecond!
If someone has a press that can do the job, I'm more than willing to pay rental, either in real beer or beer money or whatever we can work out.
I really want to get back to driving this beast!
Thanks!

Jim
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:49 AM
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I can't help with the press, but welcome from a fellow Lafayette resident.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:36 PM
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I found a neighbor, okay 3/4 mile away, that has a 40 ton press!
I'll be pressing them in tonight.
I should be back on the road tomorrow.
Hope to see some of you locals around the 'hood.

Thanks for the welcome Jacket!
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Cause of Death: Oil Starvation - Front crank bolt loose.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:49 PM
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Nice looking 80

I was going to suggest just running the arms and bushings over to Slee and having them press them in for you but it sounds like you got it figured out.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:16 PM
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Just got back. Damn, those old bushings made a big bang when they broke free! Saw up to 15 tons at times. Nicest hydraulic press I've ever used. USA made baby.

Cost me a 12 pack. I think I owe him another case...

I'll put the arms up under it tomorrow. Should be easy.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:34 AM
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Nice 80! Congrats on bringing it back to life. It's always good to see new guys on the forum. Now that you've got that thing up and running, I'd like to invite you over to http://www.tlca.org/

If you're not already a member, we'd love for you to sign up and help preserve the history of the Land Cruiser. Plus, you get a great magazine subscription! Heck, submit a story about reviving a Land Cruiser from the clutches of death!
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Welcome man! Come on out to a North spside Toyota breakfast club NSTBC sometime, we'd love to meet you.

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