Saturday, June 16, 2018

More Day Dreaming More, Options To Choose From

In pervious post early in the blog I listed many options of how I might achieve my dream build since then a lot has happened & I have Many more option to add to the list. I am still torn to what this dream rig would end up looking like, but I have narrowed it down to 3 types of variations.

#1 Four door 40 with different tops.
#2 Stretched J40 or Bobbed Troopy look with different tops.

#3 or just going to a Fj55

My new 14" aux fan install

I finally installed the Depo 14" aux fan.
Instagram videos

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Buck Rock Trail & Lookout Tower Day Trip

My oldest daughter & I made a run for the fire tower at Buck Rock in the Sequoia National Forest. We met up with several wheelers from the Central Valley Crawlers Club that was doing trail work for the Forest Service, one of them is a good friend named @ToyotaDon. It was a fast paced 14 hour 270 mile day that blurred right past us. We had so much fun I all most forgot to get pics, but we did get a few & would like to share them with you. Enjoy!
Short vid
Longer vid

Friday, April 13, 2018

My Power Steering refresh & upgrade

My power steering pump started whining when I engaged the lockers last summer, now it started to leak from the back side of the pump. It's time... also install the cooler while I'm in there.

 44320-60182 New Pump
44327-30030 Gasket
44411-60430 High Pressure Hose
I did some research & this is what I found educational for my replacement...


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Fuel Tank Replacement for the Lx450

The fuel tank in the Lx acquired a small crack on top of fuel tank. I don't know exactly, maybe this new fuel we have messed up my charcoal canister then over pressurized the tank??? It has been a common problem for the 80 series Land Cruiser. I did some research & this is what I find...

These are the parts I purchased for the job.
Plus this Cut-off Vale #77380-26010

I pick this NICE used tank up local from @megolfer on ih8mud forum.

Monday, April 9, 2018

80 series on 38 inch or 38.5" tires

some of my collection

 38/ 13 on 16 Wheel Swamper

38" Military 
38 inch Bogger 
38" SSR 
385 BFG K02 
38" x 11.5 Bogger 
 38.5 Swapers

 Maxxis 38.5" 
Toyo 385 x16 
Toyo 385 x16

 38.5x14.5 on 17 TrXus