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    What size shackle do you use

    Maximum proof load is typically 2x WLL, MINIMUM breaking strength is typically 6x WLL That means that a 5/8" shackle with a WLL of ~6500lbs, Proof Load will be 13,000lbs, but the minimum breaking strength would be 39,000lbs! .....how engineered are your recovery points? You sure? I think...
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    Blender, My LX450/FZJ80 + FJ45esk + GM + Land Rover crazy concoction

    Mini projects... I converted the cardboard templates into DEI Heat Shield panels on the underside of the tub. I love this stuff. It worked miracles in my flat fender. I even found a use for a scrap piece on the support bracket for the air filter to help keep away a little more engine heat...
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    Blender, My LX450/FZJ80 + FJ45esk + GM + Land Rover crazy concoction

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    Blender, My LX450/FZJ80 + FJ45esk + GM + Land Rover crazy concoction

    Little bit more.... Somewhere in there I forgot to get the forward support for the belly pan powder coated. I dropped that off, got it back like 48 hours later, and then went ahead and installed it. I am really liking these large clip nuts for the attachment of stuff like the belly pan where...
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    Blender, My LX450/FZJ80 + FJ45esk + GM + Land Rover crazy concoction

    More catch up. If you want the more instant daily updates that is trending to FB and IG, but I do tend to write more on the forums as far as details.... Let's see what has been going on... I've been powdercoating most everything that is a bolt on bracket. I have a very good place with fair...
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    Blender, My LX450/FZJ80 + FJ45esk + GM + Land Rover crazy concoction

    Doing stuff on the #LX45 tonight. I sorted out the the hardware for the LT230 adapter. Replaced an exhaust manifold with a bad broke off stud. Found some more 10mm Toyota shouldered bolts for the front driveshaft. And found a few parts I missed that needed to go powdercoat....opps. Trying to...
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    Blender, My LX450/FZJ80 + FJ45esk + GM + Land Rover crazy concoction

    Slacking a little bit again.....sorry....FB and IG are so easy. I got the air shifter mechanism dialed in with the internal spring return function for the center diff lock. I will use a small 12V air solenoid so I can control all 3 lockers with a common set of 3 switches on the dash. I want...
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    Blender, My LX450/FZJ80 + FJ45esk + GM + Land Rover crazy concoction

    I think the early grill had a bit different shape to that area with more space?
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    Blender, My LX450/FZJ80 + FJ45esk + GM + Land Rover crazy concoction

    I think we have a winner. Thank you! I probably spent 10 hours looking and didn't find that one. Clean, simple, affordable, LED, easy to mount, the right size, and will protrude enough from the grill to be seen from the side.
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    Blender, My LX450/FZJ80 + FJ45esk + GM + Land Rover crazy concoction

    Tonight I mocked up the rear driveshaft from Tom Woods on the #LX45 tonight. One neat thing about this project is that the front and rear driveshaft are the same length. This means a common spare will work on either end. In order to make everything exactly the same I needed to drill the regular...
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    Blender, My LX450/FZJ80 + FJ45esk + GM + Land Rover crazy concoction

    A very scattered evening on the #LX45, but progress is progress. I made a screen for the big hole in the grill out of some stainless mesh. The drivers rocker got it's first coat of paint. I remade the shift lever for the hi-low on the transfer case to make it much stiffer. The exhaust hanger got...
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    Blender, My LX450/FZJ80 + FJ45esk + GM + Land Rover crazy concoction

    I will keep chugging away, but yes, the details take the most time. It makes me wonder about how to improve the speed/efficiency of future builds.
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    Blender, My LX450/FZJ80 + FJ45esk + GM + Land Rover crazy concoction

    My daily dose of do something on the #LX45. I added a clevis pin for a future exhaust hanger. The passenger rocker was scuffed and sprayed in another coat of can. Then did some TIG welding on the bed frame. Last thing was to pull this old little blaster out of the corner and test it out with the...
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    Blender, My LX450/FZJ80 + FJ45esk + GM + Land Rover crazy concoction

    Trying not to be frustrated with the #LX45 by doing something, anything, to get it done. It looks like I will have to stick the tub back on without the wiring harness (yuck). I still need to pull the tcase off and run all the trans brackets and crossmember to the powder-coater. Maybe I will get...
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    FJ60 E-ROD Swap - SRMINT - Stoffregen Motorsports

    Knock out punch for firewall holes.....awesome.....