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Re: 85 Runner out of retirement...
« Reply #30 on: Nov 15, 2018, 08:08:00 AM »
Question on the high cut front fenders. Where did You get them and how was the quality and install?
Are You happy with them? Would You do them again.
Tell you the truth I baught them bout 18yrs ago so I don't remember where I got them. I'm thinking I paid bout $150ea for them. They are good quality for fiberglass. If I didn't have them I probably wouldn't buy them again due to the fact that I despise working with fiberglass, makes me itchy for weeks. I'm probably going to bedline the undersides of them for more durability and try to prevent staring. Wish I had more info for ya.

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Re: 85 Runner
« Reply #31 on: Nov 15, 2018, 09:26:03 AM »
ok all the pics should be workin now.. let me know if they dont and ill try something else..lol

Seem to be working now. Much better.
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Re: 85 Runner out of retirement...
« Reply #32 on: Nov 15, 2018, 12:21:11 PM »
Could they be from here? http://toyotafiberglass.com/4Runner.htm
Might spark your memory.
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Re: 85 Runner out of retirement...
« Reply #33 on: Nov 15, 2018, 02:39:55 PM »
Could they be from here? http://toyotafiberglass.com/4Runner.htm
Might spark your memory.

That's a definite possibility! Only other thing I can remember about the fiberglass stuff is they used to make an Ivan style fender with the hood too. Only place I can find that is Hannemann Fiberglass, but really I dont remember. I think what I probably did is ask the sales guy at the off-road shop I worked at to just get me some fenders and then they showed up.
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Re: 85 Runner out of retirement...
« Reply #34 on: Nov 15, 2018, 10:12:29 PM »
Good looking rig man!
Just trying to crawl on a budget!

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Re: 85 Runner out of retirement...
« Reply #35 on: Nov 16, 2018, 05:40:19 AM »
Do you guys with benders have this problem of the dies getting gouged? Is this normal wear and tear? The dies are definitely not a very hard steel. I bought this bender used and the dies have been used a lot apparently. Ive been cleaning the tube with thinner before I bend it and then put oil on to the dies and tube before I bend anything. I have been getting some nasty scratches in in the tube so today I decided to clean up the follower die. Guess we shall see if it helps.





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Re: 85 Runner out of retirement...
« Reply #36 on: Nov 17, 2018, 11:36:45 AM »
Front shock hoops are almost done. I just have to make a mount for the power steering reservoir then they should be done.













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Re: 85 Runner out of retirement...
« Reply #37 on: Nov 17, 2018, 02:51:05 PM »
I'd put something on the hose to keep it from rubbing on the brace....
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Re: 85 Runner out of retirement...
« Reply #38 on: Nov 17, 2018, 08:06:14 PM »
I'd put something on the hose to keep it from rubbing on the brace....
Yeah! That's a good idea! I think there are a few hoses that need softeners.
Question on the high cut front fenders. Where did You get them and how was the quality and install?
Are You happy with them? Would You do them again.


So Im thinking Ill just go back to the original fenders. I started messing with the passenger fender install and to answer your question about fitment.. it fits like crap! or maybe Im just a perfectionist? I could probably get them to fit a little better if I added some mud here and there but I just dont feel like being itchy that bad lol..
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Re: 85 Runner out of retirement...
« Reply #39 on: Jan 07, 2019, 06:32:41 PM »
My dies in the pro tools bender were doing the same thing.  I cleaned all dies and started using axle grease on all surfaces.  Also, I clean tubes before bending and after because of the grease.  Hope this helps its a little more work but worth it.

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Re: 85 Runner out of retirement...
« Reply #40 on: Jan 08, 2019, 05:10:46 AM »
My dies in the pro tools bender were doing the same thing.  I cleaned all dies and started using axle grease on all surfaces.  Also, I clean tubes before bending and after because of the grease.  Hope this helps its a little more work but worth it.
Thats awesome! Actually I started doing pretty much the same thing. I clean the tube with a solvent and get off all the oil and dirt. I then sand it down with some 400 grit sand paper which really just lets me feel for any gouges or burs. Since I work in a machine shop I started useing way oil on the tube, which in my case we use vactra. The way oil has more beeswax in it so it sticks to the tube well and is very easy to clean up before you weld.
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