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by stevec
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: Door knockers
Replies: 2
Views: 2658

Re: Door knockers

We live at the end of a cul de sac, so we don't get a lot of traffic on our street, but it does happen now and then. More common is when I take them out around town. Just about every time someone will stop to ask about it.
by stevec
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Replacement for plastic mirror trim
Replies: 10
Views: 4741

Re: Replacement for plastic mirror trim

Yes, new mirrors are still available. They come in primer grey, so you need to remove that seal to paint them (properly). On new mirrors it is pretty easy to remove; not so much on older mirrors that have been sitting out in the elements!
by stevec
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: Replace Lj10/20 drum brakes with disc brakes – a summary
Replies: 17
Views: 7903

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

There are kits to convert Samurai's to rear disc brakes, but all involve relocating the e-brake to the driveshaft or t-case. Samurai drum brakes should just about bolt on (I think the bolt pattern is the same?), and gives you a rear-axle e-brake. That would be your best solution.
by stevec
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013
Replies: 110
Views: 89512

Re: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013

Sorry been off the forums for a wile, I live in utah and should be able to make a MOAB trip, what dates had anyone tried to settle on? We are having a baby in July so NOt that month for me.... I am sure I can persuade YODA to make the trip down there, if not the wife and newly arrived son :) Congra...
by stevec
Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: New Zealand LJs in the bush for a weekend away .
Replies: 4
Views: 3961

Re: New Zealand LJs in the bush for a weekend away .

Great pics! I haven't had my LJ's out in awhile; starting to get the itch!
by stevec
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Alternative shifters
Replies: 5
Views: 4579

Re: Alternative shifters

LJ's are going to be somewhat unique in that the gear shifter is separate from the transmission. On Samurai's, the shifter fits right into the top of the shift case on the transmission, whereas on LJ's there is a shaft that connects the shifter to the shift case on the transmission. In my opinion, t...
by stevec
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Alternative shifters
Replies: 5
Views: 4579

Re: Alternative shifters

The shifter you see from the driver's seat is just the lever you move to change the gears - the actual shift case of the transmission is about 10 inches forward of this. You can put a different one on if you don't like the look, but the detent balls are all in the shift case of the transmission, so ...
by stevec
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: 2013 - 9th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: Date, Location
Replies: 15
Views: 16390

Re: Date, Location

If you''re flat towing you should be fine, just have towing lights on the LJ.
by stevec
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Extreme Bends makes LJ80 body parts
Replies: 6
Views: 6464

Re: Extreme Bends makes LJ80 body parts

Do a search through the forms for extreme bends or EBI. There are a few different threads with people commenting on them. No glowing recommendations that I've seen. They get the panels from a place in Colombia, so if you order, don't expect them for a few months, and don't expect them to fit without...
by stevec
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Do's and Don'ts for your L Series Suzuki
Topic: Parts cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 4250

Re: Parts cleaning

I use a small (3 gal?) parts washer for small stuff, and have a 30 gal. for big stuff. The big one just uses a cheap degreaser diluted with water, the small one uses a parts cleaning solvent. Bearings should not be affected at all by either. Seals probably are, but I always replace them with new one...
by stevec
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: 2013 - 9th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: Date, Location
Replies: 15
Views: 16390

Re: Date, Location

Sami's are certainly welcome - I expect a few of the Wazuks guys will want to come with us.
by stevec
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: 2013 - 9th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: Date, Location
Replies: 15
Views: 16390

Re: Date, Location

I've split the Moab posts off into a new topic here: http://www.lj10.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=7087" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; For the meet in Washington state, please post up here if you plan to make it, and also post up as to what activities you are looking to do (i.e. a ...
by stevec
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: 2013 - 9th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: Date, Location
Replies: 15
Views: 16390

Re: Date, Location

Have we made a final decision on where you all are going to meet in 2013? Just curious as if it is in Moab I would like to try and make plans. If NW I would love to come but not a good chance I will make it that far. Just curious. McKFam The "9th annual LJ meet" will be up here in the Pacific North...
by stevec
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: The connection between Twinkies and my first LJ
Replies: 9
Views: 4659

Re: The connection between Twinkies and my first LJ

I didn't know there was a Burbank in Oklahoma, but the warehouse I am referring to is in California. I could tell you exactly where, but then I'd have to kill you. :wink:
by stevec
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: The connection between Twinkies and my first LJ
Replies: 9
Views: 4659

Re: The connection between Twinkies and my first LJ

Great story Larry! I was never much of a Twinkie fan, though I liked the Ho-Ho's. Back in college (around 1990) when I would see people with a Twinkie, I would tell them my "Twinkie theory": That Hostess actually stopped making Twinkies in 1979, and that they have the remaining inventory stored in a...
by stevec
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013
Replies: 110
Views: 89512

Re: Date, Location

..... and my internet is very slow today so I hit the submit button twice and now do not know how to delete the twin post. Yours and mine too. I tried at least five times to post my last response, and every time I got a nice view of an hourglass, followed by an error message. :roll: I did delete th...
by stevec
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013
Replies: 110
Views: 89512

Re: Date, Location

I think lj meets should be a group plan not just a one person decision. Ideally, that's true. Realistically, you can't get more than 3 people to even agree when to have lunch, much less plan sumpin like a meet. It normally all comes down to one person taking the bull by the tail, facing the situati...
by stevec
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Zuks of KC - Moab, 2013
Replies: 110
Views: 89512

Re: Date, Location

I can't do a Moab meet next year. We're committed to the Italy trip we didn't do this year, which only leaves Linda with a bit over a week of vacation for the whole year. Plus, with the girls in school (which now starts the week before Labor Day weekend), the only time I would be available is late J...
by stevec
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: 2006 Northwest Suzuki L-Series Meet
Topic: Taylor Bridge Fire
Replies: 2
Views: 8095

Re: Taylor Bridge Fire

Well, apparently the Taylor Bridge fire in August was just a warmup. The Table Mountain Complex fires started a week and a half ago (lightning), and exploded this week. There were four main fires in the Table Mountain complex, but they are now one big fire. Here's an interactive map of the fires as ...
by stevec
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: 2013 - 9th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: Date, Location
Replies: 15
Views: 16390

Re: Date, Location

We may want to change the location of this one - the Table Mountain Fire has burned about half the 4WD trails around Liberty this week. :-(
by stevec
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: 2013 - 9th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: Date, Location
Replies: 15
Views: 16390

Date, Location

I figure it's time to start planning for next year! For 2013, I thought about trying something a little different. The historic Naches Wagon Trail runs through the Cascades in western Washington, and is open to 4x4's around July 15th of each year. I can plot a course that takes us over the Naches Tr...
by stevec
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: 2012 - 8th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: Pics and reports thread
Replies: 33
Views: 29492

Re: Pics and reports thread

I am absolutely positive that someone took some pics while at the meet other than those posted. I sure would like to see them, I've looked at all of Steve's and mine are much to disturbing to look at for me. (I really think it is the cameras fault because I took a perfectly serviceable pic of Steve...
by stevec
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: 2006 Northwest Suzuki L-Series Meet
Topic: Taylor Bridge Fire
Replies: 2
Views: 8095

Taylor Bridge Fire

The area around Liberty has been on the national news the last few nights due to the Taylor Bridge Fire that started on Monday, and has burned over 22,000 acres (about 35 sq. miles) in the first 48 hours, inlcuding 60 homes. For those who attended the 2006 LJ meet in Liberty, the fire is currently b...
by stevec
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: 2012 - 8th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: Pics and reports thread
Replies: 33
Views: 29492

Re: Pics and reports thread

...Steve and Pats lj20 ( I hope I'm getting the names right, along with being an awesome cameraman I have incredible recall) Yes, you got their names right. I should probably remind Stephen to replace all of those fuel lines too... They'll be up at our place this weekend, and he's bringing his stee...
by stevec
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: 2012 - 8th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: Pics and reports thread
Replies: 33
Views: 29492

Re: Pics and reports thread

:))):

Love the lens cap!

(And you should have seen some of the pics I deleted off my camera!)