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    Nah goes hard. Desperately need new speakers. Coming off the ferry in Picton right now, 5 hour cruise through to Hoki

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    This thing is not getting 33s lol


    Love the wildly optimistic overspeed beeper at 105
    I higher gear ratio will make it better at open road speeds not worse. 33s made my FJ40 criuse quite nicely.

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    hmm. clearly I need to borrow tussocks 33 Kumhos and see how it goes

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    How hard is it to get the body off and strip/paint the chassis? Have a little rust I'd like to smash before it becomes a problem since I live on the coast

    (would it cost a fortune for someone else to do it?)


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    On the one hand it's not hard and it is something you can do. On the other hand once you have stripped it back that far it makes sense to do a complete rebuild of everything. Don't ask me how I know this. The dissassembly was much faster than the reassembly.

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    How'd you lift the body off? Hoist?

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    Nice day at Rotoiti by the looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Nice day at Rotoiti by the looks.

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    Sunny as, my right arm got mad burnt

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    How'd you lift the body off? Hoist?
    I never took the body tub off, just unbolted all the panels from it, fixed all rust and removed\rebuilt all mechanicals.

    Took me all weekend every weekend for a year...
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    Rust! What should I do to stop/fix this, for the meantime? Wire wheel on the grinder then hit it with some rattlecan of some kind? This is about the only bit that's of concern.





    The rest of the chassis is ok but losing paint and has some minor surface rust in places



    And the odd tiny bit of bubbling on the body, doors, bottom of the windscreen




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    I would knock off anyloose flaking rust and then use a rust converter then paint over the top with a black zinc rattle can paint as a stop gap not get anyworse in the next year or so measure.
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    Black magic has been the best product we've found for killing rust on machinery and vehicles. Our farms on the coast too


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    Have a good look under that steering box
    Sako Rifles,Browning shotguns,Black Labs.There is nothing else

    The dog always bites,The horse always kicks,The gun is always loaded.


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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
    Have a good look under that steering box
    What for? Rust?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    What for? Rust?
    And cracks, tho that is more of a thing with 80s and independent front suspension surfs and hiluxes
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