Switched the Ford Escape for an FJ62 LandCruiser

NomadEffect

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Hey All,

We've been super busy of late and haven't been hitting forums but we switched our much loved Ford Escape for a 1988 FJ62 LandCruiser and it's been a wild ride!!!!!

We hope we inspire others to go on a crazy ride and honestly life is waaaaay to short to drive a boring car!!!





 

NomadEffect

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This is seriously recommended upgrade for anyone that has a 60 series. Given someone with my capabilities can do it, it's super worth it!!

 

NomadEffect

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This may come as a shock but we got our rear springs in!
This video is long, I started out trying to explain why we chose the suspension we did and then I showed all the little hurdles that you encounter when you're putting springs in. I had no idea which way around the leaf springs went so hopefully this one can help anyone like us who's attempting this for the 1st time.
I hope everyone is well!!!
Ben

 

NomadEffect

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This is the 1st time I really tried to make a 'how to' instead of just a DIY video. We hadn't been able to find a good tutorial for the 1988 FJ62 Drum Brakes so we were just trying to share what we learnt, hopefully this helps someone:

 

NomadEffect

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Front discs are in and super rusty from the Florida humidity.

Here's a little step by step video we put together. I hope it helps a fellow DIY driveway mechanic

 

NomadEffect

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I think there is a little bogan/redneck in everyone and I am not at all ashamed to say that the sound of a custom exhaust system is what really brings mine out.

Check how good this sounds!!

 

NomadEffect

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This one is bound to be a little controversial. I know it's sacrilege to modify the body but it's going to be so much stronger and easier to maintain.

 

NomadEffect

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We have had so many people ask us when we were going to address the rust on the rear quarter panels of our car.

This one is for you:

 

NomadEffect

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So this is probably the most real video I've made. I didn't cut out any of my mistakes and there were many.
For anyone looking to add Barn Doors/Ambulance Doors to their US spec FJ62, it is for sure doable without a ton of bodywork experience but it's not a quick job at all.
 
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