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FJ40 front end swap

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Rudical, Mar 16, 2003.

  1. Rudical

    Rudical

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    I have a '71 FJ40. Of course with drum brakes. I have grease leaking in the front passanger side drum. I know the brakes have to br redone. I found a '76 FJ55 with disc brakes. It runs and almost everything works. The guy wants $600 for it. I am looking for information to see if the front end will fit with some ease. What else will I need?
     
  2. rusty40

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    the axle will bolt up to the leafs ...
    the brake line (frame to axle)might come down to the axle on the wrong side
    the tie rod should hook up?
    and the drive shaft would probably need to be mixed matched 4spd + 3spd
    and your wheels will definatley go on

    If you have both cruisers it shouldnt be too hard

    oh yeah you might want to switch the brake booster for the disc brake one
     
  3. 73fj

    73fj Tho at sumbitch in ayer!

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    if you had a 55 for 600 beans (thats 1500 canadian)lol is it in the driveway yet?
     
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    piece of cake....

    swap pinion flanges so your driveshaft bolts up.
    yes, the brake hard line comes down the opposite side of the firewall
    remove the residual valve in the front system in the master cylinder
    tie rods identical

    drive. :D