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Old 12-17-2009, 08:16 PM
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I dig 'em! They are way better than your old...
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:28 PM
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The saga continues.

Took the axle off again to brace more, and drop the lowers down a bit to gain better axle side separation.

When going to mock everything up, I found that my upper link (which has one side adjustable) had frozen. Essentially, the Johnny Joint had rusted to the link insert and I couldn't budge it.

After heating with the oxy/acetylene torch, and using a 20" pipe wrench with another 36" of high lift jack handle to make it budge, 40 minutes later, I got it off, with severely messed up threads (flattened).

However, upon further looking it looks like the joint can be salvaged, via a die chased down. The same could be said for the threaded tube insert in the link itself, except that a 1-14 die costs about 25 dollars, and a 1-14 tap costs between 75 and 100.

So, I will be purchasing another insert ($14), cutting the old one out, and re making my upper link. Then I'll chase the johnny joint with a die and hopefully get an adjustable link back.

Anyway, further modifications have included adding a total chaos idler arm, and still to come are FJ-80 rod ends with DOM adjusters.
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:29 AM
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Sorry to hear your troubles Isaac. On the bright side, a few more Landcruiser parts should do the trick!
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1999 UZJ 100 Series bone stock ready to rock AKA:The backup minivan

2012 Toyota Sienna Minivan, fastest Toyota in the stable.

My camping trailer build up thread.

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Old 06-14-2010, 08:33 AM
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Sorry man....I can hear your disappointment in your typing. Like I said before, it's better to find and solve problems at home than on the trail! It will be kick butt very soon....get-r-done!
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:05 AM
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Eh, I'm doing okay. I found the bright side: I didn't bring up the stuff to install a fill/inspection hole in the top of the housing. Now I can put that in. I also brought the axles back down so I can replace the bearings. Also good.

My main disappointment is that a part that is barely a year old can get this screwed up.

Lesson learned: ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS put a good coating of antisieze on anything that sees road salt. Always.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:17 PM
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Finished up the axle this weekend. Added some braces, plenty of anti sieze, and a fill plug in the top of the diff so I can fill the axle through something other than the Breather.

Still need to replace the rear wheel bearings, and upgrade the tie rods. Should be good to go in a week or two.
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