LJ70 Slow Project

Shaun Oct 5, 2017

  1. Shaun

    Shaun Member I am in uk

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    A lot more yet Ben.
    I have started welding the body too of which I will post some pics.
    Will get there eventually
     
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    Shaun Member I am in uk

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    Fitted a new exceedy clutch kit and in went the engine.
    Engine mounts don’t line up so made some extra bits on the chassis.
     
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    Bund Well-Known Member Supporter I am in great_britain

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    Coming along, will you have to replace the rear wings and inner arches?

    Nice you have the 3ltr engine, I was looking at the 70 on eBay with the 3ltr engine but went for more than I can justify until I absolutely need a new engine.
     
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    Shaun Member I am in uk

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    It is slowly but surly.

    Im making the inner and outer arches.

    With the 3ltr, your prob best going the route Ben took and look out for a 4 runner as they have a mechanical fuel pump plus there will be parts like steering pipes to use and a load of parts for you to sell.
     
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    Bund Well-Known Member Supporter I am in great_britain

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    Yeah Bens been filling me in luckily, this is being advertised with the 1 kz engine but as in the later car I guess won’t have matching parts that you mention I’ll get with a 4 runner? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/323182704481

    I don’t actually need an engine yet and as I’m already in deep with the restoration it can wait.

    Good effort on making those, I had to buy mine, long wait and not cheap.
     
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    Shaun Member I am in uk

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    If you can get it for handy money you can use the engine etc and sell everything else.
    Off memory you will need a sump, ps pipes and oil pickup from a surf or 4Runner as it’s the wrong way round in a Colorado.
    I’m 99% sure you can use your 2.4 diesel pump.
     
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    Ben Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in australia

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    2.4 pump wont work.

    But iwan_t24 has fitted a Daihatsu Fourtrack pump I think it was. :icon-biggrin:
     
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    Shaun Member I am in uk

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    Maybe it was the later tin top 2.4 pump... was a while ago.
    I seen Iwan fitted a Diahatsu pump
     
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    Bund Well-Known Member Supporter I am in great_britain

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    I’ll hold off until I need an engine, to much money going out, getting married at the end of the month and current project is up in the air.

    About the only thing anyone remarked on when i bought it was the sound of the engine being ok but no history with the car so not sure when timing belt was last changed.
     
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    Shaun Member I am in uk

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    The height of the 2.4 chassis plates are ok but need to sit further back so just added these bits on.
    I plan to paint them better was just a quick brush on job for now.
     
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    Inner wings front panel and bonnet on.
    Radiator re-cored and fitted
    Wiring done and fitted an electric fan done away with the viscous.
    Used 3.0 surf power steering pipes.
     
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    DA50D498-8E97-4444-BA22-8CF0AAF132A8.jpeg B2FF5F14-3609-461D-873D-D6E9093EC851.png A little update...
    Wings and grill fitted, I am going to paint grill and lamp surrounds satin black.
     
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    Then I got the truck in to tackle the drivers side starting at the rear...

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    Then started welding bits in...

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    Shaun Member I am in uk

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    Capped off rear pocket, a design fault as they always fill up with water and rot away.

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    Shaun Member I am in uk

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    Apologies for the random order of pics. But you get the idea.
     
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