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by dunstan
Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: Pixel art versions of the LJ10 and LJ80
Replies: 0
Views: 5662

Pixel art versions of the LJ10 and LJ80

I found these pixel art versions of the LJ10 and LJ80 today: http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt163/CR454/1972SuzukiLJ10.png" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt163/CR454/1978SuzukiLJ80.png" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The original ...
by dunstan
Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Replacement for plastic mirror trim
Replies: 10
Views: 5176

Re: Replacement for plastic mirror trim

Just to say that I disassembled, powder coated, and then reassembled these just fine by following your advice. To take them off I put the whole thing in hot water, which softened the plastic. To reassemble them I put the plastic trim under a hair dryer until it softened up enough. Thanks for the tips.
by dunstan
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Replacement body-frame mount cushions
Replies: 7
Views: 6890

Re: Replacement body-frame mount cushions

Oh, wonderful. Thank you Paul. That'll probably save me a fair amount of messing around.
by dunstan
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Replacement for plastic mirror trim
Replies: 10
Views: 5176

Re: Replacement for plastic mirror trim

Will do!
by dunstan
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Replacement for plastic mirror trim
Replies: 10
Views: 5176

Re: Replacement for plastic mirror trim

Yikes!
We used to soak out boil and bite mouth guards in orange squash so they always had a nice taste. That was only... 23 years ago :shock:
by dunstan
Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Replacement for plastic mirror trim
Replies: 10
Views: 5176

Re: Replacement for plastic mirror trim

russmehl wrote:Have you tried softening the trim with heat? Like dump the whole thing in some very hot water?
Clever man:
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30s in 180F water softened it to the point where it easily came off without any damage.

Thanks Russ!
by dunstan
Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Replacement for plastic mirror trim
Replies: 10
Views: 5176

Re: Replacement for plastic mirror trim

I haven't, but that's a good idea!
And I didn't realise they were still for sale. That's good to know for if I mess mine up.
by dunstan
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Replacement for plastic mirror trim
Replies: 10
Views: 5176

Replacement for plastic mirror trim

Has anyone ever found a replacement for the plastic trim that goes around the side mirrors? trim.jpg I want to take my mirrors apart to have them powder coated, but the trim isn't very flexible, and will be ruined on removal. I don't want to proceed unless I can find a way to replace it. I've spent ...
by dunstan
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: LED replacement taillights
Replies: 18
Views: 11471

Re: LED replacement taillights

Just sharing some findings in the search for other sealed LED units we can drop in... Our tail light holes are ~95mm in diameter, and ~21mm deep. The Land Rover Defender also uses 95mm rear lights, and there are two sealed units that seem popular: • Truck-Lite 837 (formerly known as Rubbolite in Eur...
by dunstan
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: My LJ to be in a Japanese Collector Car Magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 6862

Re: My LJ to be in a Japanese Collector Car Magazine

Any chance you could show us the scans in a larger size? I'd love to see your car close up.
by dunstan
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: LED replacement taillights
Replies: 18
Views: 11471

Re: LED replacement taillights

FWIW, while there seem to be very, very few 3.75" LED tail lights out there, there a quite a lot of 95mm ones to be had – those are obviously the same dimensions, but searching for "95mm" gets you a whole different set of results.

I guess that size light is more popular on UK and European cars.
by dunstan
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: Replace Lj10/20 drum brakes with disc brakes – a summary
Replies: 17
Views: 8607

Re: Replace Lj10/20 drum brakes with disc brakes – a summary

Thanks guys. I guess I was just interested in seeming a brief summary of how to fit rear disc brakes. I don't plan on doing it, I was just interested to fill the knowledge gap. But not to worry.
by dunstan
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: Replace Lj10/20 drum brakes with disc brakes – a summary
Replies: 17
Views: 8607

Re: Replace Lj10/20 drum brakes with disc brakes – a summary

Since we seem to have settled on the options for front disc brakes, can anyone summarize the options for rear disc brakes? I see plenty of people have disc brakes all round, but I can't find a single detail of how they done it. Can anyone help?
by dunstan
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Replacement body-frame mount cushions
Replies: 7
Views: 6890

Re: Replacement body-frame mount cushions

Excellent ideas, thank you both.

I'll measure up all the pads that I took off my LJ10 and post the specs here, in case anyone else needs to do this at a later date.
by dunstan
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Replacement body-frame mount cushions
Replies: 7
Views: 6890

Re: Replacement body-frame mount cushions

Oh, well that's typical, as soon as I posted I found some along the right lines. I guess they're called "body mounting pads". A few I found so far: http://www.kaiserwillys.com/product/1477/willys-jeep-body-mount-kits-parts-accessories" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.steeler...
by dunstan
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Replacement body-frame mount cushions
Replies: 7
Views: 6890

Replacement body-frame mount cushions

I've spent a good while searching for replacements for the rubber-fiber pads that sit between the frame and body ("body mounts", "frame cushions", "body bushings"), but to no avail. IMG_0199.JPG (2 documents, 8 total pages).jpg Does anyone have a source for those? Steve says he has none, and I can't...
by dunstan
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Alternative shifters
Replies: 5
Views: 4902

Re: Alternative shifters

Well that's a helpful clarification, thank you Steve. It's good to know that it won't change the feel at all. If I did want to put in another stick – basically replace everything on this page http://1976design.com/lj10/parts/17/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; – where would I look? Al...
by dunstan
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Alternative shifters
Replies: 5
Views: 4902

Alternative shifters

I was wondering if the type of shifter found in the LJ (especially the LJ10) has a particular name? http://1976design.com/lj10/parts/17/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I know it's a manual 4-speed, but all the manual 4-speed shifters I see out there look incompatible. Even if it does...
by dunstan
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Thread size of the original gear stick/knob
Replies: 3
Views: 3535

Re: Thread size of the original gear stick/knob

Muchos gracias.
by dunstan
Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Thread size of the original gear stick/knob
Replies: 3
Views: 3535

Thread size of the original gear stick/knob

Does anyone know what thread size the original gear sticks use? I'd like to buy a new knob with the shift pattern on it, but I'm not sure which thread size to get. When I measure the width of the threaded part of the shifter it's 0.3", which doesn't bear any resemblance to some of the knob sizes I'v...
by dunstan
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: Replace Lj10/20 drum brakes with disc brakes – a summary
Replies: 17
Views: 8607

Re: Replace Lj10/20 drum brakes with disc brakes – a summary

Well thanks for checking, anyway. I have such a headache from reading posts for 6 straight hours, I'm sure I've probably got something wrong :)
by dunstan
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: Replace Lj10/20 drum brakes with disc brakes – a summary
Replies: 17
Views: 8607

Re: Replace Lj10/20 drum brakes with disc brakes – a summary

Oh... maybe the hours and hours of reading left me a little confused on that. I thought it was possible.
This guy seems to have done it: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4819&p=48672#p48672" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by dunstan
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: Replace Lj10/20 drum brakes with disc brakes – a summary
Replies: 17
Views: 8607

Replace Lj10/20 drum brakes with disc brakes – a summary

I've spent the day reading 9 year's worth of threads on fitting disc brakes to LJ10s and LJ20s. Since so many of the threads are old, it occurred to me that it might be helpful to have an up-to-date thread that summarizes the known options. As I understand it, they are: 1. Cut down your existing LJ ...
by dunstan
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: My LJ to be in a Japanese Collector Car Magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 6862

Re: My LJ to be in a Japanese Collector Car Magazine

Thanks McKFam, the LJ10 catalog is great!
by dunstan
Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: LED replacement taillights
Replies: 18
Views: 11471

Re: LED replacement taillights

Thanks Tweedy. I'll look at those too.