Project 'red van' (says the 4 year old)

Finiterex Jun 23, 2019

  1. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Haha me too!
     
  2. Mojo

    Mojo Member I am in hong_kong

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    Yes. Every part of my 80 is covered with Line X. Just the other day I side swiped a pine tree branch..there should have been a massive scratch down the side...the branch came of worse. Haven´t quite worked out how to clean Line X..power wash is the way but it leaves zebra stripes if you miss bits. Definitely a dirt magnet.
     
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  3. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Wish I could afford the stuff but too pricey for me! Raptor will have to do.
     
  4. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Fruits of this evenings labour..

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  5. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    GRRRR fesking caliper piston rubber boots! Anyone any tips for how to get them on? New ones have arrived and trying to fit but I'll be fooed if I can work out how to get the b*****d things on. Starting to think they're too small... They say they're 45mm but no idea if the right ones... This is them http://japan-parts.eu/toyota/eu/199...ssis/4705_front-disc-brake-caliper-dust-cover 47731a and the boot to go with... This is the ones I got.... https://m.onlinecarparts.co.uk/autofren-seinsa-8256560.html

    Any thoughts welcomed!
     
  6. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Look on you tube, I've done loads of Cruiser calipers but did see a clip somewhere how to do it easily. When you see it becomes easy.
     
  7. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Cheers @AndycruiserguyLomas... For the life of me I can't find a cruiser video... Have you got a link?
     
  8. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    I don't as I can't remember where I saw it. From memory I think you put the top of the boot just over the bottom of the piston, then just put the bottom of the boot in place on the caliper. Push the piston into place, the top of the boot slides up the piston and snaps into place as the piston gets to the bottom of its travel. I did the pistons on my 80 calipers the other week and fitting them was a minutes job each piston.
     
  9. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Hey Andy... My pistons aren't out... They look like this..

    Do they need to be out to fit the.rubber dust seals?

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  10. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Ah, good luck with that then. I've never tried putting them on in that position, every time after a piston out refurb. I assume you have checked the calipers for correct operation and that all pistons move equally when the pedal is pressed? Just one thing to bear in mind, if you want to remove the pistons with pedal power ( as I do) the pistons can be pressed out to just below their limit with the disc inbetween with the pads removed. This makes a lot easier job on the bench.
     
  11. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Tbh mate I really don't know. The old discs seamed evenly worn. The brake system is not in a state where I can plumb the calipers in at the minute so if you could advise me on how to do the job I'd be greatly appreciative (I've never stripped calipers down).
     
  12. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    So today...

    N/s of chassis and floor pan cleaned up (more angle grinder fun), etch primed and ready for raptor. Decided to do the fuel lines while I'm at it so sanded them back and primed up. The wife prepped and painted the tank straps, brake hose Union and fuel hose bracket.

    Tomorrow... Prep back the o/s chassis and underside, etch prime... Oh and cut the rear half of the chassis off as after finding more rot we've decided to just replace it... Only holds the rear two body mounts anyway and is too low with the lift in place!

    Oh and George learnt to skate while I was working. Kids eh!

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    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Start of today's fun and frolics....

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  14. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    Yikes , but then i suppose it only supports the body for load carrying and its main constant load is the fuel tank . I've always said a good weld is stronger than the steel its on .
     
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  15. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Indeed mate. We figured tank attaches to body... Body to that bit of chassis. Only other thing on it is the brake balance valve. As josh is gonna make new bumper anyway he figured easier to just run two new legs socketed from the rest of chassis... New bumper will act as cross member.
     
  16. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Gotta love the wife... Even cleans chassis!

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  17. MarkW

    MarkW Well-Known Member I am in morocco

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    chassis back end is a know weakness.

    I was alarmed when recovering a rally buggy to the finish line of this years Morocco Desert Challenge, the side I thought was better cracked and bent. Rusted through from the inside. The other side was held together by rust proofing and paint!
     
  18. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Sounds much the same as mine mate!
     
  19. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Oh deer god... There's going to be nothing original left on the truck at this rate!

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  20. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Locker parts are in the UK!

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