FJ73 Experiment

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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Toyholden » January 8th, 2013, 10:54 pm

No worriz getting up there, great looking rig too :thumb:
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by tapevans » January 11th, 2013, 1:13 pm

thats a big of a bugger man i did a cv up the cape but only smashed the cv to bits not the axle thankx god cause i only had the spare cv, made a mess of the hun still tho lol. fitted some 35" creepy crawlers today and looks like i may not even have to do any diff moving only scrubs on full lock flexed up but dont do that very offern anyways if anything move diff that 30 mm and it will be sorted. :) also here is a pic of the diff guard i made up.
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » January 11th, 2013, 5:22 pm

That looks pro as. Is that a trail gear version?

I've always wondered, did you weld right round, or seal any gaps? Can water or dirt get behind it and rust out the diff?
I like the look. Might have to do that next after axles. Tossing up between longfields and marfields. Just trying to do my research first.
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by monkeybucket » January 11th, 2013, 6:38 pm

Man that thing is jacked. Nice work on the Tojo. Looks much better with the new boots.
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by tapevans » January 12th, 2013, 7:51 pm

i bought it from lockedup4x4 knowing that it wouldnt fit cause it was made for the 8inch diffs so i just cut it up and rewelded it to fit. there is a small gapp enought to get the gurni inthere to wash it out. has big gaps on each side down the bottom for the mud to get out and its just has an inch weld on each side and one at the bottom but on the solid part of diff easy to remove if i ever wanted to and only cost me about 70 bucks. being nothing else out there on the market was an easy fix for me dont have to wurry about it now :) any chance if your under your car stu i can get a pic of the rear transfer case im looking at getting a disc brake for the transfer cause my stock handbrake it useless as tits on a bull and i like the patrol settup so i think ill head that way but they only make them to suit the fj60/62 and i think there that same transfer. id do it myself but in over west and wont be home for a month :) cheers mate

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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » January 14th, 2013, 8:36 pm

Not a bad idea. My handbrake is not to bad but it would be good to get a disc brake rear which means transfer case handbrake. Don't know if they are the same. Would have to get the shaft shortened as well. Mines an auto but i still think the tranfers are the same.
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by tapevans » January 15th, 2013, 8:45 pm

cheers man yer they are the same and the same as the 60/62 which is good cause there brake will fit my car :) ill let u know what happens with price and stuff its $340 US but im not sure on freight yet awaiting email back. here is a pic for ya they look the part and u dont have to shorten tailshaft so they recon.
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by tapevans » January 15th, 2013, 8:50 pm

thankx for doing that for me stu appreciate it mate

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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » January 15th, 2013, 9:58 pm

That's ok. I had a look. Of the two pics i saw, one bolts in behind the drive flange, The other like your pic, appears to be the drive flange, so yep, don't have to shorten. The other i saw had the calliper at the bottom. Only thing that bothers me, is if you somehow managed to knock that ring on a rock and bent it, you are locked. Custom made rock guard will sort that.

Freight could be around $150.

You'd have to go disc brake rear to make it worth while. I hate drums
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by tapevans » January 15th, 2013, 10:13 pm

Wonder what it would cost to put discs on the rear to replace drums. I think it would be pretty high up but guess u never know the patrols have the drum type they are gold well compared to my handbrake lol

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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » February 7th, 2013, 8:51 pm

I was talking to my excavator man today. He said he has two 60's that he wants to get rid of. I know nothing about them other than they are both non turbo diesels. One runs well. One has done a head. One has rust in the roof.

Anyone have any interest in something like that? Think there's any point in parting them out instead of selling as a whole?

I'll pass any interest on.
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » February 25th, 2013, 6:48 am

Saw the new Patrol today. Good to see they now realize that driving the kids to school in a giant overpriced lump is more important than off road ability. $113,900 so you can more or less drive down a dirt road. Can't lift it. Can't put bigger tyres on it. Got zero flex. Weighs 15 tonne. Not to mention ugly. Hard to believe they could move so quickly from a great off road machine to something that can only be described as a giant xtrail. A sad day for off road enthusiasts.

The demand for the old ones will increase.

That leaves cruisers, defenders and jeeps with live axle models.
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Peter Aawen » February 25th, 2013, 10:16 am

They are still going to sell the GU Y61 alongside the 'new Patrol', so there will still be an off road capable option at least! :)
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » February 25th, 2013, 11:34 am

Hey Pete, well that's something at least. But then how long will that last till they feel the need to update.
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Peter Aawen » February 25th, 2013, 12:20 pm

Not too sure on that - but there have been rumours (unconfirmed tho) that the Y61 is going to get a bigger diesel, while the latest Patrol has been released as a V8 petrol only, with no diesel plans either in the pipeline or even vaguely on the horizon.... so it looks like the Y61 is around for a while at least, and maybe even (hopefully) with a better diesel for Aussie conditions & users too! :D
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