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Old 12-26-2009, 11:42 PM
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Grill looks good, nice work on the lights.
Thanks! The grill was off of another pig that a guy was parting out. It definitely looks better than the original one, but it could use some paint. There are some small chips on it. The original one is actually spending some time in the electrolysis tub tonight.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:10 AM
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Two days ago we started the electrolysis process on the original rusty grille. Here are some before and after shots. It is more noticible on the first shot. It still needs to be painted the original pewter color.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:15 AM
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We also installed a dash cap. Here are some before and after pictures.
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Zach, usually the drain plugs are 24mm for Land Cruisers. At least on the diffs and tranny they are. I think the t-case is 17mm. Get you a 1/2" drive 6-point socket or even an impact socket (thicker wall, less deflection) to help. But before taking off the drain plug take off the fill plug and make sure it doesn't strip out on you (you don't want to drain the oil only to realize you can't refill it). And consider investing in new drain and fill plugs, possibly allen heads. They can be had at the Toyota dealer. I have some sockets you can borrow if you need but I don't get up that way often.

Sometimes heat will help loosen things up. Try to get the area surrounding the drain plug hotter than the plug.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:33 AM
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Well, I replaced the oil in the transfer case, and what came out of it looked pretty bad and there wasn't much of it either. But I did run into a problem with the transmission. The drain plug was so tight that neither me or my dad could get it out. I think the problem was that we dont have a large enough box end wrench and I can't get the correct leverage with the socket. If anyone in the Evergreen area has the right wrench, I think it is a 25mm (correct me if I am wrong), it would be wonderfull if I could borrow it long enough to do a gear oil change. Thanks.
I have a 24 mm if you need to borrow it. I live in Golden and work in Evergreen. I also saw socket sets (21 - 26 MM I think) in the discount bin at Sears in Littleton.
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I have some big 6 pt sockets, a breaker bar and box end wrenches, Zach. If you guys still need a hand let me know and I'll swing by. I'm just down the road and I have some time off this week. I'll let you borrow my custom made tranny and trans 90 wt funnel too.
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I have some big 6 pt sockets, a breaker bar and box end wrenches, Zach. If you guys still need a hand let me know and I'll swing by. I'm just down the road and I have some time off this week. I'll let you borrow my custom made tranny and trans 90 wt funnel too.
Martin, I sent you a PM regarding the wrenches.
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We also installed a dash cap. Here are some before and after pictures.
Nice. I put one of those on my first FJ40. Makes a real difference in looks, doesn't it?
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Nice. I put one of those on my first FJ40. Makes a real difference in looks, doesn't it?
Oh yeah, it made the interior look much better.
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Last week we did work on the front end of the pig. The first picture shows the changes. The last two are pictures of the rust removal on the hood.
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