CheNasty build. ‘91 FJ80 Chevy 6.6 V8. | OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY

CheNasty build. ‘91 FJ80 Chevy 6.6 V8.

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Carl Junction, Jasper County, Missouri, United States
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I made one of these already but I cant find it anywhere. Anyway This is CheNasty, my 91 FJ80 with a fuel injected 400 small block chevy engine and built 700R4 tranny coupled to the Toyota tx case and standard running gear.

Father in law is a mad scientist and combined the Cruiser and Chevy engine he rebuilt in his shop. Engine has 3500 miles and the truck has 140,000 original miles. It was sitting in his back yard since 2011.

I saw it and fell in 2016 and have been working on it every time I visit. (He lives 140 miles from me).

Replaced the fuel tank, fuel sender unit/pump. Rebuilt a few things and some normal maintenance for a vehicle thats been sitting for a while.

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This is it the day my wife trailered it home to me, caught me completely off guard.

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Drivers seat is forked. Gonna need new pair of fronts!

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After wash number one, lots of oxidation and pollen.

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Getting cleaner.

Before

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After

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Ill get some more pics but plans are to make her a nice camping rig.

Kind of like this.

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Long way to go but making progress every day!
 
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Cleaned out the engine bay, it looks a tad better than it did for sure. Really need a new bumper! Anyone have any good headlight retrofit write ups? He retrofitsource seems to have good reviews. May just have to be the one to make the write up! ImageUploadedByOverland Bound Talk1538172366.214566.jpg

Before the wire brush attack.

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Not a whole lot better :/

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Carl Junction, Jasper County, Missouri, United States
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So long story short, my oil pressure gauge isn’t working. It was, now its not. So ordered a new cluster and im assuming the 91 and 93 guages are vastly different because they dont match at the back AT ALL.

That was a wasted $100.

Put the old crappy one back in.

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And back to not working.

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Sunroof is leaking like a damn waterfall.

Seems like the rear isnt pressed all the way up against the seal. Inside is soaked.
 

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Its been a while. Apparently spraying silicone on all the rubbers over and over again fixed the leak and softened up the window rubbers. Cleaned up the interior and quick painted the seat mounts. New plans are

1. Dual battery setup of some kind. Apparently the FJZ80 tray goes on the driver side so ill grab one of those and throw a battery in. Fab up some kind of wiring and new terminals all around.

2. Get a tuna can filter set up leading into a snorkel down the road at some point.

3. Pimp up the engine bay and tidy wiring and pull out the aftermarket cruise control.

4. Gauges still aren’t working.

5. Rear suspension is saggy as F. Need new.

6. Front seats are fubar.

Here are some pics
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Very nice build you have going on, not the engine I would have chosen but its your build not mine. Still very cool none the less
 
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