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Old 07-29-2008, 10:10 AM
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well, it has begun.

was sick all day friday and again on sunday, but managed to spend all day sat on the marshmellow.

got the "new" radiator in (old one was a little plugged looking and a guru thinks this may be part of my problem).

new oem thermostat and seal (to replace napa special that was there).

replaced one of the lower rad hoses (both actually looked ok and would've done both, but no one had the block to pipe hose).

replaced one of the tranny cooler hoses cause it was soft.

did a bunch of scrubbing on rubber parts in an attempt to make them rubber again.

bypassed the rear heater (the pipes under the rig scare me and i don't use it anyways).

cleaned up and painted the horn mounting bracket and fixed a broken wire

managed to get a little bit more of the crap scrubbed from left headlight

was hoping to get the starter rebuilt and plugs changed out, but didn't get to it. next weekend i guess
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:35 PM
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I don't think nuclearmarshmellow will fit on a vanity plate
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:15 PM
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Good on ya! The piece of mind you gain from fixing all the known issues at home is well worth it.
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:20 PM
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Is it running any cooler ige?
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:58 AM
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haven't really had time to test. this weekend will tell when i have to drive to leadville for the state meeting. i did run errands last night after work and it was steady at 184.

now, i just gotta figure out why it keeps popping c.e. lights. popped p0420 twice, then two p0401s, was fine for the gtr, but last night, it popped a p0401 again last night on the way to run errands, and another p0420 on the way home.

could my hideously restrictive freakishly stupid p.o. custom exhaust be causing issues?
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I don't think nuclearmarshmellow will fit on a vanity plate
No, but NukePuff will.
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sorry, personalized plates are beyond financials right now

yesterday, i got the starter in and pulled the front shaft to replace a ujoint.

got the ujoint done this morning, changed the front pinion seal. lots of wire brushing to the underside and the driveshaft and a quick coat of smoke gray (sorry, best color i had, otherwise it would've been black).

got the second rear sway bar extension made and bolted up, also...this list is growing shorter.







but it's still really long
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yep...going to leadville, got it to 200 once after pushing it on floyd hill...otherwise, 184 unless on a hill, then up to the low-mid 190s. did go to 198 coming back up to eisenhower, but i was running 60 the whole way up. was totally awesome to actually pass people going up the hill
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sorry, personalized plates are beyond financials right now (
I'll chip in 10$ for some presonal plates.
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my plans this weekend were to clean the interior, including pulling the carpet and pressure washing it in an attempt to make it clean enough that i'm not afraid to touch it; do the knuckles and begin to extend the rear frame so i can get the "new" bumper/spare carrier on.

then it rained. denied







and it rained. denied



and....yeah....you know the story.


i did get the interior gutted. had to cut one bolt on the rear seats since the "welded" nut is no longer welded...not sure what i'm gonna do there.

got the carpet pressure washed....it looks good wet, we'll see about dry, but dry is a long ways away with this weather. also got the plastic pieces scrubbed.

since i was denied on the interior, i figured i'd start on the front end, planning on one side at a time in case it rained again. got it all apart, only managing to snap one really rusty bolt on the backside of the knuckle housing, another was already broken. i have a thread repair kit, but oh yeah, i can't find it. denied again.

go to put in the fax seal, only to find out the parts i have must be for a 40/60. i had a friend request the quote for the parts like two months ago and called them in off the quote by part number, but i also had him quote some fj60 stuff, so i'm guessing that's where the confusion was...

fortunately, in my 80 kit from a bunch of y'all, i had 80 axle seals (thanks guys!), unfortunately, i didn't have a correct felt kit, and, while i was hoping to not have to do them, the trunnion bearings are on their way to worn, so...denied again. i did manage to get the hub bearings packed (interesting note to those that own multiple models: 40/60 outer wheel seal is the same, as are the two knuckle gaskets. the hub body gasket will also work, it just isn't notched like the 80).
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