ORA's 1970 Toyota FJ55 Land Cruiser project

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    Wow! I can't wait to see the cruiser when it's ready.
     
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    We finally finished welding the new bearing ends on the rear end housing last night. This is the Ford 9" housing that is trussed and has Currie 35 spline axles with 5/8" studs. I had to update the bearing ends to work with the rear disk brake kit that has an integrated parking brake.
    The third member is a Yukon modular case with 4.88 gears and an Eaton true-Trac limited slip.
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    I've been quiet for the last couple months because I've been editing this years Dezert People 14 DVD I am releasing next month.
    Since my last post we got the front knuckle ball ends machined to fit in the Ruff Stuff housing (thanks to Custom Tube Works in Vista).
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    I also received my harnesses, front seats and rear seat from MasterCraft that I posted about ordering awhile ago. And I just received my four FOX bump stops, 2" x 2.5" travel. And the rear 2.5" x 10" travel rear shocks. Still waiting on the front coil-over shocks. Those might be here by the end of next month. The others came sooner than I expected so we'll see.
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    Here's the trailer for Dezert People 14 you guys can check out. Hopefully I'm not releasing DP20+ by the time I get the FJ55 running... LOL
     
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