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Landcruiser lj70 [creepycruiser]

Victor Sep 17, 2014

  1. Mblinko

    Mblinko Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    As you say, the proof is in the fact that one truck succeeds where another fails, so every little bit of purchase counts. As an aside, an MOT tester once failed a Rover SD1 Vitessse I had which was lowered and did not have the top of the spring attached to the chassis. He didn't like it when he jacked the rear body up and the axle stayed put until it hung of the shocks :icon-rolleyes:

    anyways, end of thread jack ....
     
  2. Victor

    Victor Member

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    Just weighed the pig today, since i'm searching for something to take her to offroading, so that i can go further away, and still have fun in the woods! And that is metric tons!
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  3. Victor

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    So a few weeks back i noticed my steering servo lines had begun to get wet, so an update to hoses were in place!

    Had a fellow mudder do them for me, so i got a super deal on the parts ;)
    21728764539_0550d3a69c_c.jpg 2015-10-03 14.08.05 by Vc1r, on Flickr

    Clamped in place, using P clamps
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    Unfortunatley the pressed one for the pressure side got made about 10cm too long, so had to make a loop infront of the radiator.. Might look into another routing..?
    21925334641_8b5177f365_c.jpg 2015-10-03 14.08.15 by Vc1r, on Flickr

    Also got some new better hose for the intake, and redid the routing, much better now!
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    As it was before
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  4. Victor

    Victor Member

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  5. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member Guru I am in australia

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    Victor Member

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    2 of the bolts have obviously been snapped for a while.. Probably snapped the 3rd, then pulled the 4th out of the hole, since that one was out of the hole, broken, but still in one piece..

    And i've thought about those too, it's really tempting, but you know the deal with lj70's.. Some have fitted without problem, some hasn't.. And it does cost some.. but on the other hand it is god damn epic.. So i'm torn atm..
     
  7. ModelMakerMan

    ModelMakerMan Well-Known Member I am in england

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  8. Victor

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    I had those in mind already ;)

    Might have ordered some parts, i might not.. We'll see :whistle:
     
  9. Victor

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    Just got word that an $109 order has been laced at trail-gear, hopefully it arrives before next weekend :whistle:
     
  10. Victor

    Victor Member

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    Found meself a nice little bud for the 'cruiser!
    22863989251_4b2ebc736f_c.jpg 2015-11-07 16.14.04 by Vc1r, on Flickr

    Picked it up only 30km from home, on the way home the button for the lights started to smoke :wtf: Previous owner told me that it was a bit loose, so it would stop work sometimes, but obviously it is grounded somehwere! Possibly in the button itself!

    4m aluminium ramps was included in the price, and it does have a tip frame on it too! Only 140.000kms and motor is stock Perkins swapped for a Volvo Td40 engine with 60.000 kms on it! EPIC!

    So now i have some tidying up on it to do, some surface rust all over, rear fenders to be swapped, possibly painted white, then all the fun bits come on, lights, airhorns, decals (Bog Hogs), STACKS and so on! Got some plans for it!
     
  11. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member Guru I am in australia

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    Awesome!!! [emoji106]

    Looks like a cool project. [emoji3]


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  12. Victor

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    Looks like the truck is put on hold a couple of weekends!! :icon-twisted: Now im just hoping the fucking fit, being £1000 out the bank.. Trunnions i know fit, but apparantly the six shooters is a bit of a story, some fit, some dont, since there is no lj70's in the states, so you could say i took a bit of a gamble here..

    Also have to move parallell rod infront of the axle now, i'm hoping to god it wont interfere with the panhard rod, otherwise i have to rebuild the panhard! Hmm, Can you put the panhard behind the axle perhaps?
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    Last edited: Nov 12, 2015
  13. iwan_t24

    iwan_t24 Well-Known Member I am in wales

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    Nice one Victor. ... six shooters! Interested in how they perform. The parallel rod should in my opinion be alright moved forward but its a bit vulnerable from the terrain I see you drive.

    If you have to move the panard rod be aware that it needs to run parallel with the steering bar from the steering box... or you could induce the dreaded death wobble!

    Interested in seeing how you get on! All the best iwan
     
  14. Victor

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    So the big op begins! Had to let the air out of the rears to get into the garage :icon-biggrin:
    23014940415_2f6e9c7779_c.jpg 2015-11-14 13.04.00 by Vc1r, on Flickr

    When setting it up on jackstands i noticed that the drivers side is as bad too, as the tire "dropped down" when i lifted it up..

    This is what was left on the right side upper bearing!
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    The CV have had some interference due to eerything being loose..
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    Tadaa!
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    Also have some serious cleaning to do, as the oil, if you still can call it oil have mixed up with the grease and created a slurry in everything.. It almost stayed put when i took out the drain plug :whistle:
     
  15. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member Guru I am in australia

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    Nice! :thumbup:

    I dont envy you though with that messy job! :lol:

    Petrol works well at diluting and cleaning off old oil and grease. :icon-wink:
     
  16. Victor

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    The small work of pressing these 2 bastards together costed $450.. :wtf:
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    Then again, i ended up with a 20 ton hydraulic press in the workshop :dance:
     
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    Ben, you might recognize this from somewhere.. :doh:
    23209827125_780c930c0f_c.jpg 2015-11-21 16.34.41 by Vc1r, on Flickr

    So now it looks like i need to rebuild the diff aswell! Pinion bearing sounds like a stonecrusher when spinning, and pinion have been hitting the carrier, luckily though all gears have survived! So having just found our pics Ben, i'm thinking it wont break, just due to this "scarification" and just getting new bearings for it..

    Also, for the lolz, i did some cinnamon/vanilla rolls today, this is the dough after a 40 min fermentation :wtf: So i might just have hit the perfect temperature to mix the milk and yeast
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  18. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member Guru I am in australia

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    [emoji107]

    Yes it should be ok. Did the end get ground off the pinion during installation, as per the ARB instructions?

    When you fit the new pinion bearings you really need to get rid of the crush tube and fit a solid spacer. That way the pinion can never hit the ARB centre again or worse destroy the ring and pinion if/when the pinion bearings fail! [emoji106]

    Mmmmm.............baking! [emoji41]


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  19. Victor

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    While i'm waiting for a solid spacer to arrive, i did some tinkering with the truck..
    As i bought it the headlight switch was faulty, i fixed that today and wired up two pull switches instead, one for parking and one for headlights, as i cant source a stock button..
    Also removed the silencer, so the Td40 engine can breath more easily. And with the upside of it now sounding like a diesel should :icon-twisted:

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  20. Victor

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    Finally got my new sleeve from the states today! So finally i can start putting shit together again :D
    23843245781_bf2c985f3c_c.jpg 2015-12-23 13.40.42 by Vc1r, on Flickr

    Also realized you guys never got the soundclip of the Volvo :D
     
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