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Old 05-06-2010, 06:54 AM
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Drew, are you doing a new rear locker or are you installing a front locker?
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:19 AM
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Drew, are you doing a new rear locker or are you installing a front locker?
Pretty sure he's putting in the rear locker he's had sitting around for quite some time. He's open front and rear right now.
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:22 AM
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I pulled the gauge cluster yesterday for clean up etc...

1. how'd you pull the light shields off? drill'em out or something?
2. did you pull the face off? (the silver part?) just opening those tabs?
3. the labels for fuel, temp etc...that plate is starting to rust and I'm no artist, any suggestions on sprucing that up? it's just black and white.
4. do you have any of that orange paint left? I love to 'borrow' enough to hit the speedo needle.

what LEDs (PN) did you get and where?

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Old 06-01-2010, 12:35 PM
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There's a really old article in TT about pulling off the light shields. IIRC, I used a Dremel tool with a cutting wheel when I did mine 10 years ago. I'll see if I can find the article and scan it.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:44 PM
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a Dremel was my first thought...however 30k rpm got me scared at first. a copy of that article would be great.
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I pulled the gauge cluster yesterday for clean up etc...

1. how'd you pull the light shields off? drill'em out or something?
2. did you pull the face off? (the silver part?) just opening those tabs?
3. the labels for fuel, temp etc...that plate is starting to rust and I'm no artist, any suggestions on sprucing that up? it's just black and white.
4. do you have any of that orange paint left? I love to 'borrow' enough to hit the speedo needle.

what LEDs (PN) did you get and where?

thanks!

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1. I just grabbed them with a set of vice grip needle nose pliers and wiggled back and forth like a paper clip till they snapped off. Took about 2 minutes.

2. Yup, pulled the whole thing. Bent back the bottom and side tabs, left the front in place. I used a steel punch/drift to reset them when I was done.

3. That's a tough one, it looks like they were silk screened on there (or similar). I guess you could repaint it black and have someone cut you some new vinyl letters, but it seems sketchy to me. I would clean them up as much as possible or track down a cleaner peice.

4. I am away for the summer so I doubt you want to wait, but if you do, by all means you can borrow it!

The LEDs I got from www.superbrightleds.com search the FAQ on mud and they come right up. If you do order some Shawn would you get me a replacement dash light for the pull knobs, somehow I forgot to add one to my order and shipping is as much as the bulb, so if I can jump in and split it with you that'd be cool. Thanks!
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thanks!!! and I'll totally add them to the order. as a matter of fact, before I order, I'll place a thread to see if anyone else needs some LEDs
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thanks!!! and I'll totally add them to the order. as a matter of fact, before I order, I'll place a thread to see if anyone else needs some LEDs
I've been wanting to do this mod too, so if you order, let me know and I'll throw in on it for some LED's.
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thanks!!! and I'll totally add them to the order. as a matter of fact, before I order, I'll place a thread to see if anyone else needs some LEDs


I want to do some LED in the popup...I was totally jealous having to use our Coleman lantern at CM10 in the popup while Nakman was sporting LEDs galore with no worries of draining the battery
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The LEDs I got from www.superbrightleds.com search the FAQ on mud and they come right up. If you do order some Shawn would you get me a replacement dash light for the pull knobs, somehow I forgot to add one to my order and shipping is as much as the bulb, so if I can jump in and split it with you that'd be cool. Thanks!
I could not find a cross-reference for a 1978 FJ-40 on the site. Could you give me the numbers you ordered for instrument and interior light bulbs? Thanks, Terry
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