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She's coming home with me Monday!!!
« on: February 10, 2007, 11:48:05 PM »
http://denver.craigslist.org/car/274789047.html


 :D

Anyone looking to buy a Volvo?
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Re: She's coming home with me Monday!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007, 12:55:14 AM »
Awesome Ian! I am so very happy for you! You'll miss the efficiency of the volvo, but thecool factor and driving something you enjoy is a big plus!

I only wish my Scout was that nice.

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007, 02:49:38 AM »
Cool factor all over the place!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2007, 03:03:42 AM »
Very Nice!

I remember you drooling over mine recently.  Welcome to the FJ Club!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2007, 03:07:26 AM »
Quote from: "kraut-sled";p="54818"
Welcome to the FJ Club!!


It's about time, isn't it? :lol:
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2007, 03:24:51 PM »
nice!  that looks awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2007, 10:04:45 PM »
congrats Ian....I am officially jealous  :D

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2007, 02:31:22 PM »
Nice Ian! A couple buddies of mine had these back when I lived in the mountains and we did... some pretty terrible things in them ;) have fun!
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2007, 04:09:39 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2007, 04:23:26 PM »
Hmmmm, mine must be cached, here are his pics...




And his description:

1975 Toyota Landcruiser
It has a Chevy V8 350
Power steering (really nice)
Custom Roll cage
I have a Bikini top, soft half doors, and rear gate
I have a bunch of parts that I haven't had time to install but none of them are very tough to do..
Black Magic electric cooling fan
another front and rear heater
replacement reclining seats
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2007, 04:27:33 PM »
Sweet! Just needs a set of D60s and some 40" crawlers :D

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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2007, 04:37:39 PM »
Very cool.  A guy I knew had one with a SBC swap, and he got stuck (high centered) showing off at a party where a friend was hosting a motorcycle group party.  Mountain home.  No LSD, I guess.  We unstuck it with something like a Civic but not after lots of embarrassing pics, including one with a Ducati 900SS attempting to pull him off the berm.

So I guess my advice is to either get LSD, avoid showing off like that, or bring a 900SS for such emergencies.

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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2007, 05:12:50 PM »
Well, first on the list (don't let Megan see this - she gets pissed enough about the car) is tires, which it needs desperately.  Then a lift (2.5" or so, something mild), front disc brake conversion, and a winch.  We'll see where it goes from there.  This will be a daily driver for my, so it will be kept _mild_, plus I have to share the car's modding budget with this, so...
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2007, 12:43:31 AM »
so is it in your hands now Ian?
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2007, 12:51:53 AM »
No, we have to push off until tomorrow when I can get the trailer up there and tow it straight to Performance Wheel and Tire for some new rubber.  Going with Mickey Baja Claws.
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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2007, 02:57:20 PM »
Baja Claws are fine for rocks but I would not put them on a daily driver.

If you want a good all around tire that works VERY well on the street I would put on Goodyear MTRs. Quiet, sticky, good on and off road behavior.  I have tested several sets of tires for the magazine. If I had to spend my own money on tires this would be the choice.

FWIW that is what is currently on the Jeep and the truck.

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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2007, 03:36:02 PM »
Well that's a bummer - I've already paid for them, and they've already been delivered.  I'll see what I can work out.
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2007, 02:01:58 AM »
It's heeeerrrreeee!!!!!!


Gawd does it need a tune-up, radio, and the replacement of a u-joint.  All I heard on the way home was back-fires and thrumming.  One other issue, and I'm not quite sure what to think, is that when I got home the driver's side front wheel was a little warm where the others were ice cold.  I don't think it's a sticking brake shoe, as it didn't pull on the way home.  Any thoughts?  Cole?

But it was an awesome ride home - despite not figuring out how to turn on the heat until about 1 mile from home  :oops:
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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2007, 12:48:59 PM »
Nice! Hey, no better way to connect to your new rig than to give it some love and work on it! :D
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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2007, 01:37:45 PM »
wheel bearing?

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« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2007, 02:03:12 PM »
Oh, that's a great thought Jay!!  It does sound like that.  Guess it's time to tear into the front end!!
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« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2007, 02:13:18 PM »
I know with my Scout the quick test is to drive around for a bit then check the hubs by holding my hand over it and if it is really warm compared to the others it is usually a sign. :)

I made such a mess when I did my front bearings a few years ago. I think I used like 20 pair of latex gloves and I swear way more grease than I needed to.

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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2007, 03:12:55 PM »
Does it have the old style birfields on it? I would bet it is low on lube and heating those up.

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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2007, 03:17:28 PM »
Yah, I didn't think about the birfields either - damn it's been too long.  I'll have check that too.
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« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2007, 03:02:33 PM »
Congratulations Ian.  Welcome to the rare VW/FJ crowd.

I would sign up right away on www.ih8mud.com, which is 100% Land Cruiser forums.

That site will help suck the money out of your wallet even faster than you planned.

Good luck with the new rig.  With any luck, we may be able to get offroading this spring together.

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« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2007, 03:33:14 AM »
Sweet Ride!!!!!
I wanted a 74 but could'nt find one at the right price...but i found an 81

Last summers upgrades:
Resprayed bodywork metallic dark gray....
Rebuilt carb.....
Installed Electronic distributor....
Removed all Smog/Emissions crap....
Installed new radiator....
Installed new thermostat housing and stat....
Removed ignighter coil and Installed new coil....
Designed, bent and welded 6 point roll cage from scratch....
Installed lockers front and rear.....
Installed power steering and fluid cooler....
Installed 9000 lb winch and built controls (reversing solenoids)....
New steel wheels and 33" BFG Mud terrains.....yeah yeah...baby steps!....
Other stuff???

This Winters upgrades....
I've been busy on my 81 for a while now....
I'm keeping the 2F but Installing Chevy Computer controlled TBI fuel injection....
Building a custom distributor using the bottom end of the toyota with the top end from a 92 Bravada....
Working on the software but need to get it running to dial it in........
Completely rewiring all the electrics.....painless type kit
Installing a CenterForce clutch......
Rear main seal.....
Brake tune up......
blah...blah.....

hopefully i can meet up with some of you guys......or you can come up to Breckenridge...good wheeling behind my house!!!
I'll post some pics as soon as i can.......
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« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2007, 02:01:53 PM »
Awesome!  I'm working on finding some disc brake axles now. I'd also like to find a TBI/TPI setup for the engine.  Then it's just some nitpicky things to fix: weather stripping, taillight lenses, heaters.
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« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2007, 05:51:51 PM »
I have a D44 Passenger drop fornt  and a 14BFF Rear I would sell you.  :D  

Of course that would make it a full width ride for serious crawling. You will NEVER break the 14Bff.  :twisted:  

Both have 4:10 and the 14BFF is locked.  The front 44 is disc and the rear is easy to convert to disk. This is 3/4 ton stuff. Would be super strong and VERY stable on the street. Comes complete with 74 Chevy truck frame and body.  8O

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« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2007, 05:55:09 PM »
Megan would kill me.
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« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2007, 06:00:49 PM »
You know that thing would be fun with full width HD stuff under it :twisted:  They make disc conversions for the 14bff cheap. Thing would stop on a dime even with 40" tires on it.  :twisted:

  

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