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FJ-60 Build-Up
« on: Nov 04, 2008, 04:49:25 PM »
Well since I've had a few people ask and the Cruiser forum has been pretty dead lately, I figured I'd throw up a condensed build of my 85' FJ-60. That and I'm pretty bored with the whole no job thing still.  :rofl2:

The initial plan was a 2-3" spring over which is pretty easily done but the body work around the rear tires (quarters and rebuilding the doors) made me shy away from it.

Here it is when I got it. I planned to run 39.5 Iroks so I set one next to it.




Got it thrown into the garage to make it a bit easier to work on.


The top end of the motor was off when I got it so it had to be put back together. Weak-Link was assigned that task.  :haha:




Then I got the front end taken out.
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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #1 on: Nov 04, 2008, 04:56:14 PM »
Threw the front end on my bench to make it easier to work on.



Got it stripped



Then started cleaning off the frame.


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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #2 on: Nov 04, 2008, 04:57:22 PM »
Tires and wheels mounted up



The front end needed a cut and turn and also got widened by 5"





knuckle with 2.5" sleeve
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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #3 on: Nov 04, 2008, 05:04:18 PM »
now thatīs what I am talking about
4runner body on a hilux frame = Hi-Runner.
 2,4 dti duals 2,28 x 2,28 to 8" 5.71 with arbīs  and 39,5" trxus
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350 Chevy 700r4 auto to 2.28 x 4.70  and 4.88 9,5" cruisers diffs,diamondaxles and cable lockers, 44" richard cepecs

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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #4 on: Nov 04, 2008, 05:09:42 PM »
Got the caster set and everything reassembled.



Built a diff cover affectionately known as the batwing. Here's the template.



Welded to the front diff.

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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #5 on: Nov 04, 2008, 05:15:14 PM »
Sleeves and custom length 30 spline inners.



Drilled and tapped the PS box.



The truck is getting an SM465 so I had to rework the nose cone. Marlin gave me a hand on that.



Double wide roller bearing for the pilot

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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #6 on: Nov 04, 2008, 05:25:54 PM »
465 ready to go.



Nose cone bolted up.



4.7 Toy Box ready to go.

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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #7 on: Nov 04, 2008, 05:28:45 PM »
Front spring hangers



Shackles



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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #8 on: Nov 04, 2008, 05:37:15 PM »
Shocks mounted up front



My reworked Surplus Center ram



Lines run @ the Box



You can kind of see the ram in there.

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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #9 on: Nov 04, 2008, 05:42:19 PM »
Axle end ram mount.



Got my carb rebuilt by a 2F carb GURU. One of the best mods on this thing.



Trimmed up the rear quarters.

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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #10 on: Nov 04, 2008, 05:46:34 PM »
As is obvious by the last pic, the shackle angle needed a bit of work.



Heres the front hanger.



Better angle.

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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #11 on: Nov 04, 2008, 05:52:01 PM »
Pulled the tranny



Split-case



Fly wheel

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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #12 on: Nov 04, 2008, 05:55:04 PM »
wow, that rig is lookin good, sweet front axle

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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #13 on: Nov 04, 2008, 05:57:37 PM »
Marlin resurfaced the flywheel for me.



Got the tranny and cases stabbed



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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #14 on: Nov 04, 2008, 06:02:08 PM »
Cases prior to install



Got the mini case shifter just in front of the stock console. I was happy about that.



Slave mount

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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #15 on: Nov 04, 2008, 06:06:18 PM »
Rear third got welded. Heavy wall driveshaft installed.



A buddy hooked me up with a sweet exhaust system. If you need exhaust work in the area, get ahold of DHONDAGOD. One of the few willing to take the time on a full custom exhaust.



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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #16 on: Nov 04, 2008, 06:10:54 PM »
Beginning of my rear crossmember.







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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #17 on: Nov 04, 2008, 06:14:15 PM »
Installed.



Stretching the wheelwells.





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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #18 on: Nov 04, 2008, 06:17:02 PM »
Built a track bar





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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #19 on: Nov 04, 2008, 06:22:52 PM »
And the first outing this past weekend.



No one with me to take action pics but the suspension works great. Needs a bit more trimming.





Heading for Surf N' Turf this weekend.
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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #20 on: Nov 04, 2008, 06:24:17 PM »
wow, that rig is lookin good, sweet front axle

Thanks.
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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #21 on: Nov 04, 2008, 06:29:36 PM »
wow man, that really turned out nice...ive always wanted one, even more now :D


looks great man

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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #22 on: Nov 04, 2008, 06:35:09 PM »
what happened to the 40????

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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #23 on: Nov 04, 2008, 06:53:26 PM »
Thats one of the most badassed 60s Ive seen, good job, I love the low COG too
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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #24 on: Nov 04, 2008, 06:56:16 PM »
 :bowdown:

This is probably my favorite Fj60 build ever!! Very nice work!! I love your rig. Cool idea with the rear fenders, are you going to fill that little gap in?

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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #25 on: Nov 04, 2008, 07:02:34 PM »
what happened to the 40????

The 40 got parted out. I was going to try and keep both but I'd rather have the family with me on Dusy and Rubicon than run the Hammers solo.
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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #26 on: Nov 04, 2008, 07:05:17 PM »
:bowdown:

This is probably my favorite Fj60 build ever!! Very nice work!! I love your rig. Cool idea with the rear fenders, are you going to fill that little gap in?

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Yeah that's the current project. I'm hoping to have it done before this weekend so I don't load up on sand.
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This is probably my favorite Fj60 build ever!! Very nice work!! I love your rig. Cool idea with the rear fenders, are you going to fill that little gap in?

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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #27 on: Nov 04, 2008, 07:07:39 PM »
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thats a bada$$ 60 right there
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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #28 on: Nov 04, 2008, 08:06:32 PM »
Hell ya i think my chonies are wet :beerchug:

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Re: FJ-60 Build-Up
« Reply #29 on: Nov 05, 2008, 07:04:25 AM »
oh man thats crazy but you shoulda put the rockwells under it lol nahh still looks good

 
 
 
 
 

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