Finished this weekend:
-Installed second fuse panel.
-Wired up my CB.
-Wired up my dedicated ARB freezer outlet
-Wired up my dedicated GPS outlet.
-Wired up my future stereo.
-New terminal on battery.
-Ground strap on the tire carrier.
-Started wiring Hella 4000's
-Cleaned out Tuffy and Glove box.
To do this week/weekend:
-New juices all around.
-Check winch for opperation.
-Pressure wash the undercarriage.
-Decide if weather is topless or hardtop, remove if possible.
-Reposition CB antenna.
-Fab Hi-lift mount for spare tire.
-Fab 4 hold downs for cargo area.
Wash and wax and wipe down...
My rig... "Maude"
1976 FJ40 with some stuff and some leaks.
2001 Sequoia Limited with heated seats
My camping trailer build up thread.
"You 80 guys are just a Sawzall away from nirvana." -Red Chili
Got to hang all the doors that were delivered so when my wife gets back in town she will admire my manly prowess...
Heb Dduw, heb ddim; Duw a digon
I'm that gun-totin', farm-raised, evangelical, pro-environment, OHV ridin'/drivin', Southern civil rights pro-labor Liberal yo' momma told you couldn't possibly exist.
Finish new rear bumper and tire carrier
Finish drawer system
Finish rear seat removal and leveling out for storage etc.
Re-intall cage in rear
Install cage in the front??
install soft top
install new winch line
Maybe change other fluids, only 1500 miles on old stuff
Install fuse block for fridge etc.
Install new alternator if I get it on time
install half doors and new removable hinges
install rear carpet
install fire extinguisher
re-wire rear work light
re-wire rear license plate light plus bracket
Maybe install new steering column
I am sure there is stuff I am missing and if I am I don't have to do it.
This weekend was meant to be working on the 4Runner but my friend in the hospital was a little bit more important than the truck. If I don't get some of the stuff done so be it. It ran before it will work fine this time, I hope.
Nights will be filled with parts flying and searching for that wrench I just had.
Thanks T aka Tom KR0MPS
Going under the knife again !
85 4runner Marlin Ultimate 5" lift 40" MTR's Soft top and doors Towed to Moab by the Big Blue Whale, 07.5 Dodge Mega Cab Laramie 4" lift covered and chiped No more slow lane for me
Well, I finally got nder the truck to do the maintenance.
I Changed the engine oil. (1x/year)
I put all new coathanger on the exhaust system. (OK, I replaced some with an actual mount, still temporary. maybe it'll get bashed off for good this trip!)
I fixed my ARB air line leaks finally.
I put one of marlin's fancy axle seals in the short side. Whadda mess. The other side weeps too, but not as bad. Old seal sure looked good. (shrugs)
I found a large bolt missing from the T-case mount. I have 2, so it wasn't a big deal, but i went to the junk yard and got another one and put it on.
I would like to do some cosmetic stuff, but that is always secondary to reliability, and safety. (I guess that makes it tertiary!)
I think I'll be ready to go tomorrow night!
I need to fortify my bailing wire job from last year.
Re-installed my front drive shaft with new Ujoints.
Reinstalled skid plate.
Nakman helped me pull my hard top off (Thanks again Tim!)
Installed Pakistan Top
Organized camping gear and tools
Need to do still:
Get CO2 tank filled
Mount Hi-lift somewhere
Finish work stuff so that I can GO!
Planning on heading out Wednesday morning.
'73 FJ40 Sold