Post by warrpath4x4 on Jan 2, 2020 11:50:39 GMT -8
i never get as much time in on projects as i plan for while on vacation.
surprisingly the only rust in the frame is in the front
this was after using the needle scaler
one other small rust hole found using the needle scaler
cutting out the old captured nut
after wire wheeling it
i bought a trail gear winch mount, it uses the 4 bolt holes across the cross member and has 2 extra holes above the cross member but theres nothing to bolt to there on these frames. having to cut out the captured nut i was reinforcing the front, replacing the captured nut, and added 2 more extra holes to the winch mount.
welded the brace plate in on the ends, 3 plug welds in the cross member, and stitch welded on the bottom of the cross member.
bolted up, i painted it black yesterday but didnt get another pic. still need to mount the winch to it.
and just because i have noticed i dont have many "over all" shots, theyre mostly of the areas i am working on.
Kept loosing coolant, and could smell it but couldn't see where it was coming from, wasn't losing a lot but enough to notice. got some leak testing dye from work and an ultraviolet flashlight, the only place i could see it leaking from was the upper radiator hose, I got about an extra turn out of it.
Ive taken it down the freeway a couple times now, at 70 my Speedo is reading 80.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Jan 13, 2020 14:53:04 GMT -8
my plan for yesterday was to install the air tank and get my ARB working, with the wind we have been having that sounded like a horrible idea. So i nosed the 4Runner into the shop doors and installed the winch.
extended the cables from the winch to the control box with welding ground cables and put it inside the engine bay. Installed an El Jefe winch hook stopper and have an ebay winch cover for it.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Jan 15, 2020 10:35:58 GMT -8
got pulled over last night by a very nice policeman who said the next time he seen me without front turn signals i would be getting a ticket. Stopped by the parts store and picked up some temporary lights and installed them in 11 degree weather. on a side note i have been daily driving it this week 100 miles a day.
I knew i was in violation but was hoping to get the front bumper finished first.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Jan 21, 2020 8:37:51 GMT -8
sometimes its the small things, like a working windshield washer.
A previous owner put an aftermarket pump on the inner fender but it doesn't pull to well through the old rusted out pump. i blocked off the hole for the rear washer pump, put a new one in the tank for the front and fixed the wiring... ta da a working windshield washer.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Jan 31, 2020 13:19:49 GMT -8
last week I decided to test the ARB to make sure it was working... it is not. wouldn't lock and I could hear air leaking, guessing an o-ring is leaking.
Today I ordered a set of 4.88 gears and a spartan locker, going to install them in a spare third member and put it in the rear. I will keep the ARB third member for when I do my SAS. Also ordered a couple of triple drilled flanges (ARB third already has one) for when I install the 4.7:1 transfer case gears.