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Landcruiser lj70 [creepycruiser]


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Jul 9, 2012
Well, i've asked y'felas about some stuff, and thought to myself, why dont i do a build topic here too, and show my toyota? :p

Well, i've had it for a couple of years, now, so will be a long post, hang tight...

As it stood whe i obught it (minus the winch)
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Removed some witres from an old alarm system!
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Booost gauge went in!
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Winch and tow-hooks added.
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Strap holders, later scrapped though..
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Dented the drivers side fender REALLY good on the first big meet, this is after "repair"
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Tight with new rubbers ;)
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That feeling =D
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35" Maxxis Creey Crawlerrs on what i later found out stock height lj70 =P
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Rebild of front axle...
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Better =D
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heavy motherBEEEP to lift with everything intact except for wheels...
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Had a slight mishap one winter, tried to go under a small motorcycle bridge, and the ice cracked, ended up nearly stuck as winch was broken...
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Fitted 2 small Bosch lights with 55W xenon..
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Oh lala!
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Winch parts...
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Stock vs new exhaust...
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Bottleneck... did leave it though...
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Aint pretty, is tight, but does the job!
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3" from turbo..
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That's all there is to it!
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35"'s doesn't rub! WIN!
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Fitting of ome +3"
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It does have supports in the middle, just not in this picture ;)
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Ended up needing to reweld the box profiles previous owner "welded" on instead of uhhh... that below the doors... XD
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Air intake, and some louder horns as old ones were toast..
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Had a real bugger thinking of a "suspension" for the exhaust... tried several, ended up with this one, still going strong year and a half later ;)

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crank case ventilation to intake.. Drilled M12 bolt..
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To a coke bottle... Later changed for a nice aluminium tank..
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Decided i was fed up with the old front bumper, sticking out way to much, so did a new one.. here with the frame cut off and winch plate welded to the chassis.. 10mm...
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In hindsight i should've made this hoop a bit higher and angled it out more as it is a squeeze to get the winch in and out now...
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finished product, also cut away some metal under the headlight bezels..
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But i still manage to get dirt into the bumper sometimes, i think i need the front wheels further forward =D
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New cooler, steering damper
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EGT sender, redrilled a hole for the heatshield on the downpipe and fitted it there...
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A small ball bearing ball i lost when rebuilding the steering box... Was so lucky that i found an old one same size in an old box of dads! talk about luck!
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Found a pretty much brand new spare tyre..
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Started redoing the package space.. removed all asphalt mats and paint...
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Gonna be 2 boxes on each side over the wheel wells like this, opens on top, and then a box in the middle for the spare, so that i get a flat, raised floor...
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Reinforced with lid on...
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Fucked up and put he hinges on the wrong side...
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Nice =D Sourced a radio bezel...
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Getting there...
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test of rear locker, no bueno *sad*
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35" deep... on one side :p
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Control box for kompressor, lockers, switch for winch, and battery kill switch...
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front locker going in...
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Brake servo decided to crap itself... Full of brake fluid... got a better second hand unit...
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Oops! To strong shampoo!
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Just kidding! New paint and stickers added!
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We started building a small trial section...
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Around 30 some degrees droping into what will be a puddle of water...
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Did not want to go any further... I think i had around 30 degrees there too...
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Hanging loose...
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Some rocks added to trial section...
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Was well time to replace the bushings!! This is how it came out when i dropped it...
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Much better!
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And now we are up to date, that is the journey from start! Next trip will hopefully be on saturday!
Damn fine landcruiser, the 70 is defiantly my favourite cruiser, keep buying other cars and haven't been able to bring myself to sell mine
Good looking Cruiser keep up on the top job from Tony
Thanks guys!

Had a great day out today, and with the new radius arm bushes the 'yota handles the road perfectly! Well.. Perfect is a strong word, but you get the idea ;)
I do believe though that i get more bodyroll now, and when i tried flexing the bushes while in the vice they were pretty soft, and old ones were, well, hard... Initial test drive was almost a bit scary as i wasn't prepare dfor it =P
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Where did you get the bushes from? Are they genuine? :think:

The ones I recently fitted to my rear axle are now completely shot! :doh:

I think its because I need a longer/adjustable panhard rod as the standard one is too short and is constantly pulling the axle over and putting strain on the radius arm bushes. :think:
I got the bushes from a swedish site.. And they are not genuine...

Just scored a set of these, brand new for 5999 SEK, which is about 500GBP, regular price is 651GBP :dance:

I want beadlocks for mine! :icon-twisted:
I've been looking at this set for quite a while now, and when i saw that he lowered the price i couldnt resist :icon-biggrin:
Started changing the rims out today.. With some great help from Dad we managed to get the second tyre off and onto the new rim in just under an hour, not to shabby taking in consideration we dont have any machines for the job! All manual labour!
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A bummer though, the first rim we changed leaks in the weld between the ring and rim, I can hopefully sort it out with the place i've bought them from, but he sounded pretty adamant on taking them back, refunding me, fixing them and then resell them again... Not something i want to do...
Well. everything played out great with that rim that was leaking! Got a smaller refund from the company after some talking about it..

It turned out to have 2 tiny holes in the weld, one of them we got airtight in 2nd try, and the second one after 4 tries and some chemical metal. i was sooo frustrated when it still leaked after the 3rd welding and we had to take the rubber off again.. Anyway, with that sorted we took off the front wheels aswell and changed them.. Under 1 hour to change both rims this time, so we improved our work all the time! Remember lads, that's wrestling 35" rubber off of rims BY HAND, no machines at all ;)

That was yesterday, today i got the wheels fitted to the car, and gosh golly! What a beauty!
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I do however need now to cut the rear fenders aprox. 5cm and the front fenders 7cm to not have the tyres catch on them when articulating.. also (which i still have not done since fitting that lift kit) is to adjust the panhard rods as the axles is to far over to the drivers side.. adjustable ones would be nice, but i think i'll drop the mount on the chassis..
Great work! :thumbup:

I bet that was some workout taking all those tyres off and on! :sleeping-sleep:

I know how frustrating it can be when you weld something again and again and it still wont hold air. Thats where TIG is awesome! I take it you were using MIG? :think:
Yep. never welded Tig, and dont own one either.. MIG works fine for me =P I've welded up to 10mm thick steel plates with it so it works fine for the stuff i do =P
Garage weekend! Gonna drop the tranny, and change the rear oil seal on the engine, throw-out bearing, and clutch!

Oh, and i got a nice package delivered today aswell from the states, 3 days for shipping from Salt lake city to Sweden is in my opinion pretty epic. Also, for once the predicted delivery was spot on! Awesome as fuck!
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Is that a transfercase disc hand brake? :think:

Any chance of the link please?

Just been looking at their website but cant seem to find it. :thumbdown:

I will be very interested to see how well it works, I would love one for mine if it works well. :icon-biggrin:

The X-ENG one I brought never worked properly. :doh: