My Lj70 '86 from Italy

yota_lj Nov 29, 2016

  1. yota_lj

    yota_lj Active Member I am in italy

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    Really thanks Ben!

    I need only to rotate my compressor, insert a grill and make a support for my switchS...I don't like my solution at now, but is just working.

    I've tested only a little bit on the snow that was really freezed, after that I don't need the locker for this trip...I'll test it better :D
     
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  2. yota_lj

    yota_lj Active Member I am in italy

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    Hello!
    Last saturday we went on mountain, one of my friend needed help. The previous week too much snow and ice, and he remained blocked into a tree so he had to come back home without car!
    Naturally car didn't start easer after one week with cold temperature, but after 1.5 hours of work we recovered it!
    Like always I didn't make much photos...I know...but sun & snow was really incredible

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  3. yota_lj

    yota_lj Active Member I am in italy

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    Hello my friends

    Happy new year to all!!

    We went back on the mountain, amazing views, a lot of km between snow and a little bit of mud

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    As usually I didn't make a lot of photos :D

    After this try I need to clean it...


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    But I see that there was a big problem on the roof.. RUST is going forward inside the ROOF!

    In 2 places there was only the paint...if I touch the paint a make a hole!!!

    First think was eliminate the hole but I see that the rust is INSIDE....

    Now I have eliminate exterior rust...and closed the hole with grout, but I know that inside the rust is killing my roof...

    Can I solve my problem from interior, unmonting the upper coating or I need to cut?

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  4. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Guru I am in romania

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    Great photos you've posted yota, I love to see snow in the forest especially with a Cruiser doing what it does best amongst the trees!

    As for your roof, I get the impression that you'll be chasing holes until the whole roof eventually crumbles.

    Patching up is one thing, holding it back as it becomes evident, but I would have thought the only real solution would be to find another roof panel complete, either off a scrap donor vehicle (accident write-off or similar) or sourced as a 'new' body panel.

    Prior to fitting, you could apply treatment to stop the same thing happening again, presumably from excessive condensation from the inside.

    Of course, replacing it (gutter-to-gutter all around) will need the skills of an auto panel 'expert' but I would have thought you could do this yourself with care and some basic welding skills.
     
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  5. ToyoMac

    ToyoMac New Member I am in slovenia

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    Hi friend from Torino.
    Your renovation activities wth LJ70 are impressive. My case is nearly identical, but I bought LJ70 in Slovenia a year later than you - november 2017. Now I am starting to put some new life in my car and would like to have some suggestions from you. We live relatively close (comparing to main folks - Aussies) only 600km away and in similar Alpine environment. I wish you great trips and enyoj your nice car.

    Some pic of my red Land Cruiser - LJ70LV-MRXW, 1986, 2.4D
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  6. yota_lj

    yota_lj Active Member I am in italy

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    Thanks Clive, but you solution cost too much!!! I'll think seriusly about it.

    I have also tried new led light as fog light...but I'm not happy....really nice to see, but not a good light in the dark...


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    I've also rotate ARB compressor, so I can fit the grill...(and see that is a little bit small!!! :() and fitted arb switch..


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    Hello @ToyoMac , your LJ is really nice and in wonderful condition! Nice paint, wonderful interior (leather steering wheel is not original I think...) now you have only to use it and fun!
     
  7. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Guru I am in romania

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    1986? It looks like it’s just left the showroom :thumbup:
     
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  8. yota_lj

    yota_lj Active Member I am in italy

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    Hello my friend
    Can't stay without snow & friends :D
    Y60 is my brother's one, Land and Suzuki are of my friends.
    We made a nice short trip (20km) but with some with some climbs that had need some time to made it


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  9. yota_lj

    yota_lj Active Member I am in italy

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  10. iwan_t24

    iwan_t24 Well-Known Member I am in wales

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    Nice white bundera man! I've had 2 white ones but they were too rusty to do anything with! Take great care of it!:thumbup: Nice thread you have going. Keep it up mate:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  11. yota_lj

    yota_lj Active Member I am in italy

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    Thanks a lot Iwan! Rust on those cars is a big problem :(

    I hope to solve my problem on the roof as soon as possible, but the only idea of remove interior cover...kill me :D just now that I starting to have problem with my back :( my daughter definitely destroy it :D :D
     
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  12. yota_lj

    yota_lj Active Member I am in italy

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    Hello!!

    This saturday was amazing!
    You can't image how many snow I have found!

    I have not time to change my wheels with extreme and cooper stt 31x10.50 wasn't the top in the snow.

    During the climb hill I have to stay with 2nd gear at 3500-4000 rpm, rear locker, if not I can't move!

    And at the end, one of my friends remained blocked and I followed him you trying to save him :) 1 hour to solve the situation :D :D Luckly another

    Really nice trip....but very tired at the end :D


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  13. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in australia

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    Looks like a great trip. :thumbup:
     
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  14. yota_lj

    yota_lj Active Member I am in italy

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    Yes Ben! I see that my message was interruped, I don't why....
    Luckly other jeepers helped us :D

    I can't explain how I felt when it became dark and cold, cars blocked, winch tired because stock battery have not enough power to do more than three shoot....thank goodness that all ended good :)


    Now I thinking about dual battery or AGM battery...
     
  15. yota_lj

    yota_lj Active Member I am in italy

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    This saturday after work, I made a fast service on my Lj, fuel filter & prefilter, air and oil filter + 6lt of motul 10w40.

    There been two days that was snowing...but at the afternoon...sun goes up...so why don't we go and see how mauch snow there are now?

    Only an easy trip, because snow & sun was really incredible, so a fast call to some friends and we started in 4 cars.

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    The sun helped a lot us, because snow was really soft, so we can proceed without problems...until the suzuki started having problem with clutch cable...
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    Solved his problem with a 1/4 tube on cable & tape we arrived at a crossroads were I can't remember the right road, so we decided to follow the easer way...

    but...

    more meters we had made....more trees we seen, and more climbs we had...

    we try to come back, but there was too much snow to exit from the track...so we tried to go forward...


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    The track became really hard...and with a side slope that mixed with the ice under the snow was really difficult go forward.. This was the first time I had really tested my rear ARB, because some time there were some twist so deeper than me rear wheel touch the body of the car!

    Toyota pass the difficult pass without big problem...but my other friends have some trouble

    So we had to work with ropes & shovels

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    Solved this situation (1 hour of work :D ) last car remain blocked in a difficult situation (we don't made photos of it too much worry about it :) )

    But like always it became dark :D

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    But ours day, have no END!

    Last car drilled the left rear tire and we were still at 1100 meters


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    Well...at the end...we arrived all at home...but just a little bit tired :D
     
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  16. Ben Stratford

    Ben Stratford Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Great to see the lj in action Yota. Looks like a good project to beef up the electrics for the winch
     
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  17. Shaun

    Shaun Member I am in uk

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    Great thread Yota !
    Love these old landcruisers looks like your making great progress with yours.
    I have the square head lamp version but converted to round head lamp front like yours, it’s work in progress.
    Your trips look awesome, you have great places for trips in Italy !
    Looking forward to seeing your updates on your truck and trips.
     
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  18. yota_lj

    yota_lj Active Member I am in italy

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    Thanks Ben! I can't decide what to do...Now I'am thinking about alternator: original is 50ah power...with external regulator...I have a astra/isuzu 1.7 alternator, 110ah with intern regulator...but installation is really different. However now I don't have enough time to do all I must do! :D

    I have buyed original front bushes for lower arms, but I don't have open the package and I haven't install steering box yet...

    Hi Shaun, thanks for your message! Yes I love round head lamp...really nice conversion ;)

    About my trip, we didn't make long trip...but we are lucky because we can made it during the saturday afternoon after work ;)

    This saturday we made it too, we have found some new track...with some difficult pass...perfect track for suzuki and smaller cars, but too close for my lj and defender :D :D...in a pass Def killed a superios glass on a tree

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    I have also get a oak of a tree in the rubber heel :D :D

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    Well...I love my lj :)

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    Here you have some short clip of my lj in action



     
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  19. Aeronick

    Aeronick Active Member I am in great_britain

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    L'italia manca un po' di più leggendo i tuoi post ma...Complimenti per i lavori che hai fatto!!
     
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  20. yota_lj

    yota_lj Active Member I am in italy

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    Grazie mille Aeronick! Hai vissuto in Italia?
     
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