Doing lots of prep work lately for the long trips I have planned for fall & winter.
Made a urethane trans mount.
Time: 3 hours
Materials: energy suspension bushings, 1.5x0.120” 4130, 3/4x0.120” DOM for the sleeve, stock trans mount cut up, and some 1/8” 4130 plate.
Cost: $3 tabs, $3 in bushings
Bought an AEM dry filter and the prefilter that goes over it. I’ll carry my old K&N as a backup.
Cost: $46 filter, $37 prefilter
Filter Part #: 20-2127D-HK
Resealed the input side of the steering box.
Lip seal for input shaft: 17x32x7 lip seal in the cap and 033 o-ring on the ID of the box.
Turns out there are 3 different Toyoda steering boxes. 1/2 ton, 1 ton, and 4X4.
Sector Shaft size are the same on 1-ton and 4X4, but fluid fitting sizes differ between all models. I have the 1/2 ton gear box. I have a 1-ton box sitting on the shelf, but I have to get lines made and fab a new pitman arm in order to install that badboy. Maybe next year...
Mounted up my military surplus spares trunk. Greased the shackles bushings while I was at it.
Time: 5 hours
Beers: 6 natty ICE. Not a great beer, but it gets the fucking job done.
Materials: 2x2x1/8” angle iron, 1/8” 4130 plate, and some 2x0.120” 4130 tube remnants.