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Finally wire brushed off surface rust and brush painted POR-15 on my rear diff and the frame. With over 230k thinking about now doing the upper ball joints. I just replaced the inner CV boots and wish I would have thought about it when I had the front end apart. I have replaced the lowers ball joints twice and looking at this as my next project.
 

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Having been retired for ages I don't have much of an excuse for any deferred maintenance.
Big Job today ~ rolled under the Tundra and changed the oil and filter.
Piece of cake ~ it's tall enough I don't even need a floor jack ~ just do it all in place.
Didn't come up any spare nuts or bolts ~ no runs, no drips & no errors.
Now I have 5 gallons of used motor oil to recycle locally.
 

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This reminds me. Thank you btw.. I have a couple wire brushes, WD-40 and just some flat black rustoleum. I have some minor surface rust in a couple areas like the rear diff and housing, leaf springs, frame area etc. I originally was gonna go the bedliner rattle can route, until I did some further research finding out that if the cancer has just even remotely started (just surface rust), even if you do brush it down, WD-40 it, it will just lock in the moisture and wreck havoc.
 

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You are exactly right, its a cancer that spreads if you dont treat it right and just trying to bury it does nothing. Buy a good rust inhibitor like 5 Speed did or take it some place that does rustproofing but dont waste your time with WD-40 or paint, they dont stop rust.
 

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Good to see ya guys still hanging around this place. My truck (169k) has been sitting on the 2A charger since January and it looks like my July 3-11 trip south of the border may be in jeopardy! Bummed out because I bought a new Suzuki 20hp EFI outboard for myself for xmas and I'm just itching to do some fishing!

Stay healthy gents!
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I'm still working at Edwards AFB and the traffic thru San Berdoo/Riverside coming home on Thursdays is like the 1970s all over again! I'm considered essential but I still haven't seen any hazard pay.....

Beautiful ! You still have a job. In the 1970s I made my way from San Berdoo and Norton AFB to San Diego once a week.
No I-15 back then ~ just US Highway 395 ~ two lane blacktop. Oh, the memories !
 

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The south gate at EAFB is closed due to the virus so I have to go to 58 to 395 to 15 to 215 to 15 to Sandy Eggo! It's going to be brutal when everyone gets back on the road......
Inquiring minds want to know;
What's your personal best time on your commute between EAFB and Sunset Cliffside, CA ?
That commute's about double the mileage of mine back in the day ~ 220 miles for yours vs. 110 miles for mine.

My personal best time was 1 hr. and 50 minutes door to door ~ National City to the front gate of Norton AFB.

I averaged 60 MPH (?) and this was in the bad old days when Hwy. 395 was a two lane and Escondido and Riverside were littered with traffic lights and intersections.
There was even a traffic light at the intersection of Hwy. 395 and SR 76 near Pala Mesa.
Oh, don't let me forget ~ this was on a Sunday evening when traffic was really light and maybe the CHP wasn't looking. ;)
 

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So here is some UBJ Warning Advice that I should have followed myself but learned the hard way.
Again.
Pressed in Right UBJ after cutting stud on old off to press out, used slip joint pliers to get past not having adapter receiver/press cups for BJ Press Tool, was all proud of self when upon looking to get snap ring in found my 100% Ratings Ebay Seller had boned me and sent a BULLSHITE Malaysia Toyota Sealed WRONG PART, even though it had the right # and Toyota Brand sticker on sealed package...
So now have looked and seen I should have looked closer before pressing WRONG part that it did not physically match Authentic Toyota 43310-39016 GENUINE OEM Suspension Ball Joint from same and other dealers listing. Actually see the photos of other sellers that show Made In Japan UBJ now.
DO NOT DO WHAT I DID!!! LOOK CLOSELY FIRST, DO NOT TRUST.
Okay, hope this saves someone my own embarrassment, frustration and stuckness.
I feel very foolish, but will never make same mistake again!
Dammit Gumby.
 

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Had a reputable dealer send me a Japan OEM UBJ, fit Perfect. The non reputable guy is ignoring me.
Tomorrow I do all final torques, and add wheel spacers, then get balanced/aligned asap with a Hunter Shop.
I now know that those last 8-15 years of alignments were all B.S., since cans were hard frozen rusted in.
Another Ripoff Exposed...
Knowledge IS King.
Will report back when done.
Her are the good & bad UBJs pix.
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The REAL OEM UBJ went in as it should, allowing me to finish my front end finally!
Put on my spacers, old tires/rims and got it off the ramps.
Needs the alignment of course, but riding great otherwise.
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It's gonna get a little cleaner before it starts getting a LOT Dirtier soon though!
Gonna Ospho/High Heat Rustoleum all the caliper, knuckles, frame & ucas next.
Prep/masking is the key, cleanliness is next to godliness and then a ride on the swamp trails in Ocala for its test run and some camping.
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