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Picked her up from the body shop. She's a 15-footer... she looks really good 15 ft away while not all that bad, there's many afterthoughts and small things I should have paid attention to. And fiberglass fitment is never guaranteed so keeping that in mind.. back on the streets
Great look. I like what you did with the white on the roof.
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First time changing the rear differential fluid myself. For those few of you out there who've never done it, if you're prepared, it's the easiest thing in the world.

What you'll need:

Two crush gaskets, part number 12157-10010 (you can re-use the old ones, but it's better to replace)
4 quarts of 75w90 gear oil (you'll only use 3.1 to 3.12 quarts)
Torque wrench set to 36LB/Feet
24mm (a 15/16 socket also works)
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About 40 minutes of time
The process is very straightforward.

Use the 24mm socket to remove the fill plug (the higher one on the differential case). Clean it off.
Position your drain pan under the drain plug and remove the drain plug using the same socket.
Give the rear differential case 20-30 minutes to drain completely.
The drain plug is magnetic, designed to attract metal shavings from the rear differential gears. Clean it well.
Remove the old, flattened crush gaskets, and replace them with new ones. Side note: the common consensus is that it doesn't matter which way the gaskets face.
Put the drain plug back onto the rear differential case. Hand tighten, then torque to 36LB/Feet
Squeeze just over 3 quarts of 75w90 gear oil into the fill hole.
Put the fill plug back onto the rear differential case. Hand tighten, then torque to 36LB/Feet.
Clean up your mess, you slob. You're done.

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I used these https://www.amazon.com/Chuanganzhuo-.../dp/B00RD05MOO. You could probably find something better though.
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@cliffy @CRFjockey thanks for the support as always. You know the biggest critic is our own word (usually). There's just several things I need to start modifying to the fit but least it's started. The roof is an homage to the past wide body FJs. Not sure who started it since the first wide body Donahue racing FJ was black and red. Todd "air2air" may have been the first when he created his Uber FJ. I've seen some wide fenders get lost in the OE paint and I think this helps accentuate the new lines.
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@cliffy @CRFjockey thanks for the support as always. You know the biggest critic is our own word (usually). There's just several things I need to start modifying to the fit but least it's started. The roof is an homage to the past wide body FJs. Not sure who started it since the first wide body Donahue racing FJ was black and red. Todd "air2air" may have been the first when he created his Uber FJ. I've seen some wide fenders get lost in the OE paint and I think this helps accentuate the new lines.
Woah JP not only does it accentuate the wide fenders, but itís also unique! Love the look, and the silver on those curves is perfection I donít see anything wrong with the fiberglass fitment....all looks clean and even in your pics. Congrats on an amazing transformation
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Put the 33" summer wheels back on! Been waiting for this for long months driving on the stock size winter tires. Hope to get a 33" winter set for the next season!

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Power washed all the winter crap off the underbody, and sprayed cleaner/degreaser everywhere. Then used Eastwoods internal frame coating on the back half the car and then used their rust encapsulator on the outside of the frame and on the rear axle and other various parts back there. Took forever to do with all the wire brushing prep but it looks like new now!

Will tackle the front half next weekend
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So I replaced the headlights, turning signals, and taillight. All of which have more black in them, but also upgrade to some LEDs and get Halos. Next project is to blackout everything, of course.

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Hit all the old suspension components with PB blaster in preparation for next weekend's Toytec BOSS kit install.
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