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Old 04-26-2007, 11:00 PM
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nice find!
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:08 PM
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Ive seen those threads, that guy is amazing! He makes it look so simple.
Im a poor collage kid with a limited amount of tools! Any blasting places you guys would recommend?
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:23 AM
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I've used Blast-Tech Inc. They specialize in automotive. they're in englewood, so there migh be someone closer to you. It'll probably cost between $600-$800. to do all the parts of the body. But its worth it. I have a large sandblaster, compressor, and air fed respirator. But I hate doing it. Oh, their phone # is 303-806-9992
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Old 04-27-2007, 09:31 AM
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Very nice rig - congrats. I think you got a good deal on it, too.

If you have a lot of blasting to do, I'd strongly recommend a professional. It's just too time-consuming to do it yourself, even with a good compressor and equipment. You can always try one fender yourself and see how it goes, too.
Wear a good face mask and work outdoors.

If a part has little rust, but 47 layers of paint, you may want to use a chemical paint stripper. But, if it's a mix of old paint and rust, blasting may be better to get it all clean, all the way down to the metal.

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Old 04-27-2007, 09:56 AM
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Great score. Gonna restore, build it huge, or something in the middle?
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Thanks for the info guys! Im going to call around and get some prices.
At this point im just going to keep it stock as possible, I might do a mild lift later on. I would feel bad chopping it up and making it a crawler
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Old 04-27-2007, 05:21 PM
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If you were in Denver I would point you to Blast Tech in Englewood. They do good work and are fast and cheap.
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:20 PM
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I got a 4 speed tranny/tcase out of a 76 with my cruiser, since mine is a three speed i want to switch them out. How hard is it? Do i need to change anything else or can i just bolt it on?
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Old 04-29-2007, 11:08 PM
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Not too hard. You also need a 4-speed bell housing, flywheel, clutch fork and clutch. You can run the clutch fork from the drivers side and use your stock clutch master/slave and hard line. Just move the pivot point over to the DS. You might as well find a set of later model (75-78) front and rear drive shafts. The 4-speed tranny is longer, so.... If not you can have your rear drive shaft shortened and your front one lengthened. If you do that you may need to swap the old parking brake drum and T-case front output flange to the new setup. If you use the later model FJ40 drive shafts you might need to change the pinion flanges. The later model stuff is bigger and stronger so you might want to go that route. Might need a longer speedo cable. You also might need to "trim" the rear cross member on your frame for the parking brake drum to clear. Hopefully the parking brake cable came the the 4-speed transfer case. It sounds like a lot, but otherwise it shouldn't be too bad a swap.
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