FJ73 Experiment

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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by tapevans » November 20th, 2012, 12:36 pm

Stu an the FJ73 wrote:Cheers guys. She's down at the spring shop gettting the new creations bent up. Should've had it back friday but they had a furnace breakdown or something. Spewing. Here's the pics of the chopped front guards. Doesn't look like much, but it's neat and very effective. Take a comparo of a standard one and it's a fair difference.
i see what u mean stu so u chopped your flare i cant tell if its the same lenght but if i get get away with only chopping inner guard ill be happy as

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Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » November 26th, 2012, 10:32 pm

Still the same length. Still got the factory flare and mud flap attached where it normally lives. From what i remember, the factory flare hooked in towards the centre of the truck. I cut the flare straight down and then removed a heap of meat from behind it to allow for turning rubber and big offsets. Visually the outside of the truck is not effected. If done neatly, You can hardly notice unless you stick your head right inside the wheel arch.
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Unread post by tapevans » November 26th, 2012, 10:53 pm

haha cheers man yer these new flares iv ordered dont have the mudflap incorperated in them which i dont mind the sliders should still looks sic without the mud flap around them like your idea. and old mate said they screw into the inner guard somehow so they should be a tighter fit so i may get that room u got when u chopped it without having to do anything fingers crossed :)

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Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » December 9th, 2012, 10:24 pm

Got out there again today. Truck performed better than could be hoped. Went up, down and around everything that was thrown at it. The flex was massive. Traction great. Got to my last track for the day and detonated a cv. Well that's the general guess. It went snap In a big way. Two wheel drive now.

Hoping its only the cv and not the locker. Even with the hubs unlocked, the steering seemed to still feel like the locker was on when doing random tight turns.

If anyone has any suggestions on good replacements for these, let me know. Don't know whether its worth the money getting the top notch ones.

Bit of a bugger having a break on the 3rd run but it was still a good day so I just have to find more time for repairs. I'll try and get some pics or vids up soon.
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Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » December 10th, 2012, 9:16 pm

Couple of the clearer pics
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Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » December 10th, 2012, 9:19 pm

Really impressed with how it went.
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Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » December 10th, 2012, 9:38 pm

Gaz did pretty good on the camera.
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Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » December 11th, 2012, 9:53 pm

Got it pulled apart today. The long side CV exploded. Couldn't even pull it out. It has stuffed the axel and the seal. And really chunked the housing where the seal goes. Not sure where to go from here. Can anyone tell me if the housing is a write off.
And what's the best option for strengthening it up so it doesn't happen again?

Take a look at the pics.
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by brando4B » December 16th, 2012, 5:57 pm

I would say the knuckle is stuffed looks like some pretty full on scoring there from the photo's

Just get upgraded CV's that would be the easiest way to stop it breaking again

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Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » December 16th, 2012, 6:39 pm

Hey mate. I reckon i can repair the seal mounting surface. I've now got everything pulled apart and cleaned up. Got a new second hand cv and axel from the wreckers that will get me moving over the holidays. Then i'll have a full longfield super set in January.
The worst problem to fix is, there is some strange steel ring inside the housing sitting sideways. I don't get what it does. It doesn't have a seal on it. It sits an inch behind the oil seal. And it doesn't touch the axle. It has to be put in from the inside. Major pain. I'll have to make something up to try and pop it back into place. That's if it's ok. How do i order a new one if i have no idea what it is.
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Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » December 24th, 2012, 7:49 pm

Hey all. Christmas Eve. Truck is back together and seems to be workin fine. Machined the seal mounting surface with a dremel type thing. Seemed to go well. Few new bearings and gaskets. Got out of it pretty cheap for now. At least till I put the longfields in.

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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Toyholden » December 26th, 2012, 8:41 pm

What a pric that mechanic is, fair dinkum :irked:

why cant people have a bit of pride in the work they do, it realy peaves me off when i hear this kind of repairs being carried out by so called professional Mechanics.

This is why i do all my own repair work & assembly, cause you cant trust a tradesman anymore :mad:

Im a bloody Carpenter & i'v had to rectify bad & bodgy repaires done by rubbish Mechanics & i done a proper job of it too,
Shame on them :o

Maybe its time for these Bodgy Grease Monkey's to get a kushy desk job, :chimp:

You should have taken lots of pics of the il-repair that clearly show that there was not enough grease added to the bearings along with pics of the overheated bearings & taken it up with Consumer Fair Tradeing as im shore that they are sick to death with these Bodgy Mechanics ripping off the Consumer by cutting corners & costing us money.

With CFT on your side you could get your diffs fixed properly elsewhere by a compitent repairer & your Bodgy Mechanic would have to wear the large cost :D

Hope you get it sorted mate, Good luck with it :thumb:
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Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » December 26th, 2012, 9:07 pm

It would be nice to be able to stop others from getting burned. I didn't think to take any pics of the non greased bearings. I'll have to pull the rear apart and check it for the same problem. I'll take pics of that. I only had them do it because i had no time with work and i was getting the ring and pinion put in front and back and i thought the job was a bit out of my league.

I'm a carpenter as well. It really makes me angry when we have so much red tape and so many regulations and certifiers that look over our shoulders. Maybe they should try ringing a certifier to inspect the grease on a bearing before it gets assembled. A big welcome to our world. Haha.
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Toyholden » December 26th, 2012, 10:40 pm

Too right, I hear you load & clear.
We chippy's get blamed for other tradies stuffups, A brick wall is out of level-Blame the chippy, plasterboard is done by bodgies so Blame the chippy etc... Hmmmm im all too use to that garbage thats why i cover my trax & do my bloomin job properly & my pride is bigger than pay too :thumb:
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » January 6th, 2013, 10:32 pm

Here a link to a quick vid of the last trip out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk-oMP3F ... OQ&index=1
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