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Old 01-02-2015, 09:24 PM
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Spotted an isf bracket lift today. Still deciding if I should go back for it
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I installed an auto dimming mirror that helps me maintain my lazy status. It was in a bin full of rearview mirrors at the local yard for 7 bucks with the plug and @8"s of wire. Did some searching on the interweb and figured out how to wire it in. I have an 86 SR5 Runner with the map lights so the power was right there. Picked up some window adhesive from the local parts store and presto. The mirror is a bit larger than stock also which is nicer than I woould have thought.

Anybody know of a good salvage yard in NW Washington? Only one near me, 30 minutes, and it's not very big. Like most, the yota trucks are often cleaned as they are put in place.
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:49 PM
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Went today and nabbed two of the retractable underhood lights from an 80's suburban. Gonna convert em to led and put one on the back of the runner and one under the hood. I'm done with crappy flash lights.
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:07 PM
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Went today and nabbed two of the retractable underhood lights from an 80's suburban. Gonna convert em to led and put one on the back of the runner and one under the hood. I'm done with crappy flash lights.

LED conversion...smart
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:16 PM
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Junkyard you say ?!

Pick n' Pull in San Jose...



I picked a stock gas tank skid plate for my 90' rock crawler...





I welded some rebar to stiffen it up and add some strength




some paint...




and install...







total cost was about $35 , and I don't worry about taking a gas tank hit anymore...
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Headed to my local pick and pull today. I'll let yall know what I find.
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Found an e-locker out of a 99 Tacoma for $200 and if the gear ratio is different getting the front as well for $200
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Thumbs up junkyard mods for my 85

V6 calipers from a 1993 runner....also the booster and master....added rear shoulder belts from a second gen....power driver seat from a solara.....center console from a 02 camry with cup holders!!! also an overhead console from a late 90's Yukon with homelink....and a rearview mirror from a late 90's gmc 1500 with compass and temp and auto dimming
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I like the overhead console. Too bad I have a moon roof or I'd do the same
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Volvo battery cables are nice and clean looking. The ground comes with spade terminals you can mount to the fender wall. Just $5 at the junkyard.
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I'm sure other guys have thought of this but junk yard mods on my truck are Scion tc fog light switches. They fit into the factory holes in the dashes of our trucks. I plan on using them to run auxiliary lights. They look so much better than clunky toggle switches. Also snagged a power antenna from 94 sr5 4 runner. I plan on running it with a manual switch so when I'm about to get on the trail I can lower it. Also snagged early 90's Chevy caprice license plate frame. It's on hinges so I was thinking of tucking my hitch up as it hits sometimes.
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I'm sure other guys have thought of this but junk yard mods on my truck are Scion tc fog light switches. They fit into the factory holes in the dashes of our trucks. I plan on using them to run auxiliary lights. They look so much better than clunky toggle switches. Also snagged a power antenna from 94 sr5 4 runner. I plan on running it with a manual switch so when I'm about to get on the trail I can lower it. Also snagged early 90's Chevy caprice license plate frame. It's on hinges so I was thinking of tucking my hitch up as it hits sometimes.
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If you are looking for a nice set of sealed relays you can find some on 2nd Gen Blazers/Jimmys on the passenger side of the firewall. I found some that had Bosch and some that had Hella. Good mounting bracket too.

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Next week; Leather seats from VW Passat. Not sure I'll demand the heated ones, but I gotta do something about my current 'flat as pancake' originals in my 1994 pickup.
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Originally Posted by se7enine View Post
If you are looking for a nice set of sealed relays you can find some on 2nd Gen Blazers/Jimmys on the passenger side of the firewall. I found some that had Bosch and some that had Hella. Good mounting bracket too.
Nice! Tnx for the tip.
May we know what current rating?
Do the pins look same as "common" all -purpose automotive relay?
pins 30, 87, (87a), 85, 86?

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Nice! Tnx for the tip.
May we know what current rating?
Do the pins look same as "common" all -purpose automotive relay?
pins 30, 87, (87a), 85, 86?
SPDT 12v 40amp. Same 5 pins but different size. I think ISO 280. The layout is also different but labeled.

Here is and un-skirted relay with same pin-out.
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Originally Posted by se7enine View Post
SPDT 12v 40amp. Same 5 pins but different size. I think ISO 280. The layout is also different but labeled.

Here is and un-skirted relay with same pin-out.
Sweet! Thanks. Yes, easy to use for our mods.
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