Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Tech Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #91  
Old 01-01-2014, 11:31 PM
simps80's Avatar
simps80 simps80 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Arvada, CO
Posts: 960
Default

I finally got the frame prep work all done, cleaned up, power washed.
I bought some rust converter stuff from eastwood that comes in a fogger bottle. So I'll be masking off EVERYTHING then fogging the inside of the frame. It doesn't need it, but I'll do that and some touch up chassis black while everything is torn down.

Pulled the steering box to get it re-sealed/rebuilt and to get at the insane amount of grease that's built up around the gear and mount.

This rental puller from Autozone was the bee's knees, I have a couple decent pullers but I needed every bit of this one to get the arm off..
Name:  puller.jpg
Views: 184
Size:  63.7 KB

I got the block back from Gunn its now ready to go.

Once I get the frame all finished up I'll start on the engine again.

making slow progress...I think the bulk of the expense is behind me now thank goodness
__________________
Mike | KØSMP |
1997 fzj80 | 1976 FJ40 | TLCA # 20038
Reply With Quote
  #92  
Old 01-02-2014, 07:46 AM
treerootCO's Avatar
treerootCO treerootCO is online now
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 4,574
Send a message via AIM to treerootCO
Default

Very nice!
__________________
aka Mike D.----->Bio Page KDøGWY
“He who goes unarmed in paradise had better be sure that that is where he is.”—James Thurber
"Its better to be thought a fool rather than to speak up and remove all doubt." - Lincoln
pride is ego, the word I had lost was dignity. The quality or state of being worthy of esteem or respect.
Ptarmigan build thread - 95FZJ80
www.root45.com
www.risingsun4x4club.org

TLCA #14133

Reply With Quote
  #93  
Old 01-02-2014, 09:57 AM
Rezarf's Avatar
Rezarf Rezarf is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Louisville, CO
Posts: 4,118
Default

Wow Mike, this is looking soooo good. What prep was involved before dropping off at the powder coater? Your parts look amazing.

Just my.02 is that the expenses are still plenty moving forward!
__________________
Rezarf <><
My rig... "Maude"
1976 FJ40 with some stuff and some leaks.

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.

"You 80 guys are just a Sawzall away from nirvana." -Red Chili
Reply With Quote
  #94  
Old 01-02-2014, 10:42 AM
simps80's Avatar
simps80 simps80 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Arvada, CO
Posts: 960
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rezarf View Post
Wow Mike, this is looking soooo good. What prep was involved before dropping off at the powder coater? Your parts look amazing.

Just my.02 is that the expenses are still plenty moving forward!
as far as prep goes...almost none.
I tried to clean them up as best I could ... I got the big chunks off
I probably would have saved some coin if I had done a better job. But I called the shop before hand and asked and they said its not a big deal if they aren't in great shape.


yea the expenses ... shakes head ... the expenses ...
__________________
Mike | KØSMP |
1997 fzj80 | 1976 FJ40 | TLCA # 20038
Reply With Quote
  #95  
Old 01-02-2014, 12:12 PM
Kenon698's Avatar
Kenon698 Kenon698 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Westminster, Co
Posts: 191
Send a message via AIM to Kenon698
Default

Fantastic Mike. Can't wait to see it. It should be one of the best 40's around. I am envious.
__________________
'79 FJ40
TLC # 15555
Ken Davidson
KDØGWP
"Moderation in all things including moderation"
Reply With Quote
  #96  
Old 01-02-2014, 12:32 PM
RicardoJM's Avatar
RicardoJM RicardoJM is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Centennial, CO
Posts: 2,318
Default

Wow - that is some nice looking parts. Your 40 is going to look great.
__________________
Ricardo Maestas - Bio Page
KD0CAW
1999 LX 470
SOLD - 1971 FJ-40
TLCA #18941
Reply With Quote
  #97  
Old 01-02-2014, 10:40 PM
simps80's Avatar
simps80 simps80 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Arvada, CO
Posts: 960
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RicardoJM View Post
Wow - that is some nice looking parts. Your 40 is going to look great.
Mine will be sad to see its sibling leave

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenon698 View Post
Fantastic Mike. Can't wait to see it. It should be one of the best 40's around. I am envious.
Thanks yours already is!
__________________
Mike | KØSMP |
1997 fzj80 | 1976 FJ40 | TLCA # 20038
Reply With Quote
  #98  
Old 01-03-2014, 08:51 AM
cbmontgo's Avatar
cbmontgo cbmontgo is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Larkspur, CO
Posts: 866
Default

Coming along very nicely! Can't wait to see this rig done.
Reply With Quote
  #99  
Old 01-03-2014, 08:53 AM
subzali's Avatar
subzali subzali is offline
Rising Sun member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Denver CO
Posts: 7,663
Default

Love it Mike! Great work!
__________________
Matt Miller
TLCA# 13684
Rising Sun Bio
1977 FJ40 2F "Brahma" + Lockright, tach, Warn 8274, FJ60 Power Steering, soon to lose the Sanden OBA to go back to factory emissions
1996 FZJ80 1FZ-FE factory lockers + Safari Turbo , CDL switch, cup holder, Metric TLC leather, heated seats and JDM switches
2000 Tundra Limited TRD 2UZ-FE SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #100  
Old 05-04-2014, 06:18 PM
simps80's Avatar
simps80 simps80 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Arvada, CO
Posts: 960
Default final engine work begins

i can't even remember all the iterations...

but I started final assembly of the engine today finally.

I got the chassis cleaned up good enough so that its relatively close to ready for the engine.

the engine's been sitting in the corner since final re-machining...

so I figured it needed a good washing. it did.

bought a set of these moroso brushes, there was a good variety of sizes and shapes. 12 brushes total pretty cheap from summit, enough variety to have one for every size orifice on the block.

Name:  brushes.jpg
Views: 86
Size:  117.0 KB

I used warm water and simple green. Then brushed out every hole.
I used some micro fiber towels to wipe it down as I went, they didn't shred up and leave bits behind like the other rags or towels.

I knew it needed cleaning, but didn't realize how bad.
This was the 3rd go around and the water was still very dirty:

Name:  dirty.jpg
Views: 86
Size:  129.2 KB

Once it was sufficiently clean, I sprayed it down with fresh water, then used compressed air to dry it out..every hole..again ...

once that was done, I used a thin coat of wd40 to prevent flash rust...
I wasn't sure how far I'd get.

ahh cleanness
Attached Images
 
__________________
Mike | KØSMP |
1997 fzj80 | 1976 FJ40 | TLCA # 20038

Last edited by simps80; 05-04-2014 at 06:49 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.