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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:40 pm

Well, I picked up the bumper wings from Mike yesterday and it's obviously too cold to paint anytime soon, so pictures will come once I can get some cleaning, priming and painting done.

In related news, I now have a welder thanks to my wonderful wife and Christmas!  It's a small Hobart 140 that should handle most anything I need.  Otherwise, the only other FJ related item I got was the module to open the rear window via the key fob.

For the remaining winter, I'm hoping to do some maintenance on the FJ.  After beating on it at Uwharrie on 12/13 and driving it 1500 hard miles since last Friday, it's in need of some work.  All kinds of noises, vibrations, etc.  I'll tell you my FJ doesn't care for running 90mph down the highway.  Main items upcoming will be:

Replace rear upper links.
Examine rear Icon shocks. Pretty sure both are shot.
Replace rear lower link frame mounts
Replace front CV joints
Replace front pads and rotors
Replace front spindles
Start cleaning the underside of rust.
Analyze the wheel bearings.  One or more may be toast.
Tighten my fuse box down to stop rattling
Tighten my bucket intake down to stop rattling under acceleration
Lube anything and everything else I see
Clean mass air sensor and throttle body


That should keep me even busier than I already am.  In case I'm not busy enough, the FJ should have a new friend tomorrow as well.  Four vehicles and a two car garage is going to be a problem, so I think the Honda is finally going to leave.  If anyone needs a 91 Honda Accord with a blown head gasket and all parts to fix for cheap, let me know.  New tires, battery, etc.  It's a great beater car to save miles on the FJ, I just don't have enough time in the day.

For any of you religious types, any and all prayers for my wife's mom would be appreciated.  She's not well and it's not looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:38 pm

This will slow the build down a little:
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:06 pm

Hell to the yes!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:41 pm

SingleTrack wrote:
Hell to the yes!!!


^^Precisely!!  I could literally drive over it with the FJ and it's really weird going down the road and pulling up next to an Accord or something.  The other cars on the road look so friggin' big, it's like they're all Suburbans and I'm scooting around in my MINI.  Hopefully I can keep it in one piece and not do anything too stupid.

Remember that eBay LED bar I tested?  Yeah, I'm planning on mounting that behind the grill since it's just hanging out in the garage...
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:04 pm

Awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:22 pm

Speedrye wrote:
This will slow the build down a little:


This is my wife's FRS, she loves it...I'm sure you will too.
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:09 am

Oh yes, love the white as well!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:43 am

Ryan, big question here: can I drive it?
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