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BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« on: Feb 06, 2010, 05:34:35 PM »
Got the truck from my bro when the frame became to rusty to fix 83 BJ60 The running gear was the only good news, 3B 5spd Tcase & diffs were good.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #1 on: Feb 06, 2010, 05:43:25 PM »
The only way to save the body was to chop the crap out of it, to return it to stock wouldn't be worth it. There was bondo covering rust everywhere. I decided the large portions of the rear had to go and that a bob would help to get rid of a lot in the floor.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #2 on: Feb 06, 2010, 05:51:25 PM »
The entire floor support in the cargo area was rotted and bondo filled so that is where i took the 10" out. About that time i decided i would stretch the wheelwells by 8" to fit 42" IROKs, more cutting.I also cut 10" from the fuel tank so it would fit in the stock local.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #3 on: Feb 06, 2010, 06:03:25 PM »
With the 10" cut i started putting the body back together and started making wheel tubs.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #4 on: Feb 06, 2010, 06:12:53 PM »
To get a 8" larger wheel tubs i had to cut into the doors by a few inches. Now the doors form part of the wheel wells. And with the bob the rust in the floor is gone.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #5 on: Feb 06, 2010, 06:17:03 PM »
Started messin with a pair of PU flares, one pair to make one side.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #6 on: Feb 06, 2010, 06:27:12 PM »
Got a JDM frame & chopped off all the suspension mounts and 10" off the end. Welded on new mounts w/ shackle reversion & sand blasted.
Frame was then sprayed with Chassis Saver paint.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #7 on: Feb 06, 2010, 06:33:54 PM »
Front diff got a cut&turn some bracing and a rebuild with all the goodies as well as a gear swap w/ locker. Spring over was also done and diff and engine went back in.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #8 on: Feb 06, 2010, 06:37:10 PM »
The stock rear was put back in with plans to replace with a full floater of some kind later. Got my rims mounted up and i had a rolling chassis.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #9 on: Feb 06, 2010, 06:47:47 PM »
Pulled the pan, rolled in new bearings then bolted on the sandblasted & powder coated pan. All other aluminum parts on engine were glass beaded and powder coated. Injection pump, starter, alt/ vacuum pump all rebuilt. Pulled the head and did i bowl clean up, mild porting, replaced the precups then coated the exhaust ports, precombustion & combustion chambers with a heat sheading ceramic nornally used on pistons.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #10 on: Feb 06, 2010, 06:54:34 PM »
Started working on a turbo manifold.Coated with hi heat ceramic.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #11 on: Feb 06, 2010, 06:58:41 PM »
Grill, rad support, shroud, and other items installed.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #12 on: Feb 06, 2010, 07:11:34 PM »
With the body upside down i scraped off all the undercoating, cut the bottoms and rust off the rocker panels caped them.
A coat of rust pain then rocker guarded the entire bottom then painted Dune Beige.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #13 on: Feb 06, 2010, 07:24:26 PM »
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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #14 on: Feb 06, 2010, 07:31:11 PM »
Had a bud come over with his stinger truck and he flew the body onto the chassis for me.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #15 on: Feb 06, 2010, 07:36:17 PM »
About two years to this point, body finally on so i hung some sheet metal to get an idea how she looks

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #16 on: Feb 06, 2010, 07:38:10 PM »
Awesome skills!  Man I wish I had this much talent!  I can't wait to see more Sir!


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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #17 on: Feb 06, 2010, 07:44:34 PM »
Pulled off body parts a few at a time to do some body work & paint, Again the colour will be Dune Beige, a Toyota colour but not one offered on the 60.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #18 on: Feb 06, 2010, 08:16:08 PM »
got to tell you that one clean ass fj..love the body style..i want one!!
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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #19 on: Feb 06, 2010, 08:26:45 PM »
With the doors pulled back off i painted the door jambs.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #20 on: Feb 06, 2010, 08:29:54 PM »
Fenders back on

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #21 on: Feb 06, 2010, 08:33:47 PM »
 :beerchug: Good job

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #22 on: Feb 06, 2010, 08:35:28 PM »
There was some rust & dents in the one corner of the upper gate so i thought i would replace the area with some metal taken from a PU tailgate i had.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #23 on: Feb 06, 2010, 08:39:47 PM »
This is how it sits now, i started body work on the quarters but got hurt in a motor cycle accident so all work has stoped.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #24 on: Feb 06, 2010, 08:45:50 PM »
The rear is going to get a stripe and a TEQ decal very much like the super bee stripe on the old Dodge Cars of the sixtys.This idea but farther back.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #25 on: Feb 06, 2010, 08:49:32 PM »
i see these build threads for 60 and 62 wagons and it makes me wanna build one! looks killer dude.  you planning on lowering it down at all, or are you hopin the springs will settle in alot?  Just seems a little tall. Otherwise it looks excelent, i love the bob job!
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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #26 on: Feb 06, 2010, 08:52:42 PM »
Picked these up during the week, the rear will be narrowed a little the fitted with a custom length set of Longfields and capped off with his 4340 hub eliminators. The front diff i bought cause it looked lonely by itself.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #27 on: Feb 06, 2010, 08:58:10 PM »
I don't have any pick but i have taken out a few leaves from the rear packs already.
The rear packs (springs) may be moved to the front and new longer ones made for the rear.
I will be lowering her more when all the weight is in an she settles in some.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #28 on: Feb 06, 2010, 09:03:59 PM »
Well there you go that's about all i have for now, i will post more when i am able to work on her again.
Plans are for a Marlin 4.7 Toybox and his bigger lower knuckle bearings, roll cage, bumpers and sliders.
Thanks for the comments already given guys.

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Re: BAXTERS BJ BUILD
« Reply #29 on: Feb 06, 2010, 09:12:47 PM »
I don't have any pick but i have taken out a few leaves from the rear packs already.
The rear packs (springs) may be moved to the front and new longer ones made for the rear.
I will be lowering her more when all the weight is in an she settles in some.
sounds good man, it just looks super tall in some of those pics bro!
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