Prepping the FZJ80 For dual batteries.

Prepping the FZJ80 For dual batteries.

In preparation for dual batteries and moving the radios over from the 60, I have installed the Hellroaring Technologies battery isolator/combiner.
The BIC95300B is connected to the main battery with 2awg wire through a 200amp AMG fuse.  The power from the isolator to the second battery is also carries with 2awg wire, through another 200amp fuse, close to the second battery.  Power for the accessories and radios is tapped off the second fuse, using 6awg wire, …

Read More Read More

Snow Play at Paradise

Snow Play at Paradise

We decided to take a sunny Saturday trip to our favorite snow play area, at Paradise on Mount Rainier. For official information see the Winter Recreation Page.
[mappress mapid=”1″]
When we arrived at Longmire, the gate was closed for snow removal. There were about 30 other vehicles waiting to head up. Just after we parked and started heading to the bathrooms, the gate opened. It’s always a nice drive up to Paradise, but it’s even more interesting with …

Read More Read More

Expedition One FJ Cruiser Bumper

Expedition One FJ Cruiser Bumper

Had the opportunity to install an Expedition One bumper on a 2010 FJ Cruiser.  What a well built bumper, very complete and easy to install.  Customer chose to fit the bumper with a Superwinch 9k winch spooled with synthetic line and a roller fairlead.

FJ 60 Rust Repair

FJ 60 Rust Repair

I have been watching a few patches of rust grow on the Land Cruiser for several years.  I was washing the truck a few weeks ago, it’s after winter wash.  While washing the left rear quarter I noticed a big patch in the very corner blast off.  It was a hole about 1″ by 3″ long.  I was just finishing loading up the remains of an old FJ60 I parted/scrapped.  For as much rust as it had, I was presently …

Read More Read More

Mt St Hellens Eruption

Mt St Hellens Eruption

May 18th, 1980.
The best part was not having to finish school that year. I was in Mrs Littlefield’s 2nd grade class. She was a great teacher and I had a good year, just cool some how, not having to finish the year and not have to make it up. Had to go back to get my book fair books though, they came in after the 18th.
I think we had attended 8 o’clock mass, would have been near …

Read More Read More