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Douglas S.



Joined: 06 Aug 2011
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Location: Regina

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Regina HDJ81 Reply with quote

I've had this cruiser (1991 HDJ81 with factory lockers, 115,000km) for a little more than a year now. In that time I've done some maintenance (BEB's, fuel system, cooling system) and I've also made some pretty basic modifications:

- 2.5" OME with heavy front and medium rear springs
- 285/75R17 Toyo tires (roughly 34") - set of 5 purchased from the states and picked up in Noonan, ND
- Cruisin Off Road bullbar
- Warn 8274 (bought used and rebuilt with an Albright contactor and synthetic line)
- Lightforce 240's (usedregina find)
- Webasto coolant heater
- OEM Snorkel

Short Term:
- wire my Isspro boost and egt gauges
- install manual boost controller

Long Term:
- rear bumper with swing out
- roof rack
- sliders
- build rear storage with sliding drawers and third battery
- some kind of stereo system

I probably won't be updating this thread on a regular basis, but I like having a record of my builds. Thanks for looking!

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92HDJ81



Joined: 27 May 2008
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Location: saskatoon

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great with the lift and tires, the snorkel top doesn't look that bad either!
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92 HDJ81, Slee 4" lift, 315/75/16 Toyo MT, Big Brake Upgrade, and a proud supporter of Cruisin Off Road....

M101 Trailer with lid, Bumper with tire swing out, Eezi Awn 2200 RTT on top!!
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Douglas S.



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Location: Regina

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

92HDJ81 wrote:
Looks great with the lift and tires, the snorkel top doesn't look that bad either!


I tried both of them out and decided on this one. Mr. Green
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the Dude



Joined: 05 Dec 2003
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Location: Saskatoon

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks great, Love the tire/rim combo.
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younggun



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Location: saskatoon, SK

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Cruiser, Makes me want one
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the Dude



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

where did you find the FJ take offs?
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Douglas S.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Dude wrote:
where did you find the FJ take offs?


UsedRegina. The guy removed them to put on some blingy cast wheels. I really like them except for the fact that I have to run spacers.

In other news, I finally replaced my power steering reservoir that had been leaking atf onto my fan which was then spraying it around my engine bay. I also changed the oil.
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92HDJ81



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much was the replacement?
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92 HDJ81, Slee 4" lift, 315/75/16 Toyo MT, Big Brake Upgrade, and a proud supporter of Cruisin Off Road....

M101 Trailer with lid, Bumper with tire swing out, Eezi Awn 2200 RTT on top!!
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Douglas S.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

92HDJ81 wrote:
How much was the replacement?


$200 from Radd. More than I would have liked to spend, but my leak was so bad I didn't have much of a choice.

I'm going to try find out where the old unit was leaking and see if it can be repaired, just in case the new unit ever develops the same problem.
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92HDJ81



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

200$ Shocked I am going to try some epoxy or something and see if that works.
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M101 Trailer with lid, Bumper with tire swing out, Eezi Awn 2200 RTT on top!!
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Douglas S.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, extremely overpriced IMO. Your leak isn't nearly as bad as mine was, so I'm sure there's some way you could seal it up.
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Douglas S.



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm about 3/4 of the way through rebuilding my steering box with the 105 series sector shaft. I couldn't get the adjusting screw/nut out of the old sector shaft so I've ordered the bits and they should be here on Thursday.

In the meantime I drained the t-case and diffs. I really wish I would've done this sooner, as the front diff was a water-filled mess.
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the Dude



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you post pictures of the 100 series shaft? I wonder how close it is to the 60 stuff?

For that matter bring the 80 series shaft into saskatoon the next time you are here and I can compare to the 60 series.
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Douglas S.



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Dude wrote:
Can you post pictures of the 100 series shaft? I wonder how close it is to the 60 stuff?

For that matter bring the 80 series shaft into saskatoon the next time you are here and I can compare to the 60 series.


100 series shaft is in the steering box and I've absolutely butchered the 80 series one with an angle grinder in a desperate attempt to remove the adjusting screw and nut. I also had to cut off the bottom because no amount of elbow grease would get the pitman arm off.

I finally assembled the steering box and installed it this afternoon...only to realize that the pitman arm I was sent is for a LHD. I'm supposed to be leaving for a 5-day trip to Duck Mountain in a little more than a week so I'm hoping to have the correct part by then. If not, I guess I'll have to go as a passenger in my friend's Surf.
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Douglas S.



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also started cleaning up the wiring for my lights (this is where I would have loved to have that pro point crimper). And, as it is anytime I solder something, I managed to burn myself on the soldering iron. It's either that or the heat gun. Every time....







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