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    Mike Restores an FJ40 on YouTube

    A few months ago, I created a YouTube channel to document the restoration of a 1971 FJ40. In a video I just posted to the channel, you'll meet my friend Andy and the first FJ40 I restored about 15 years ago. We take them both for a short trail ride on his property in the mountains. During...
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    Would a RWD steering box work for a "minitruck" power steering conversion?

    Thanks for the info. Really appreciate it.
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    Would a RWD steering box work for a "minitruck" power steering conversion?

    I've never done this, so you've got me wondering. The minitruck gearbox goes in same place as the old gearbox. I guess I'd assumed the new gearbox would give me a suitable mount point for the column shift rod. Is that not true?
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    Would a RWD steering box work for a "minitruck" power steering conversion?

    I have a saved search going on eBay. There's a big world out there. Maybe something will turn up. I used to have a '73 Scout II. If I can't make the minitruck conversion work, a Scout PS conversion is my second choice.
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    Would a RWD steering box work for a "minitruck" power steering conversion?

    I like the electric option, but this fj40 has a column shift that would interfere with the electric assist box. Only way to fix that I can think of would be a floor shifter conversion. Also, electric ps takes something like 200 watts. The fj40 only has a 40 amp alternator that would need to be...
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    Would a RWD steering box work for a "minitruck" power steering conversion?

    I'd like to do the "minitruck" conversion to my '71 FJ40, but the cheapest PS gear box I can find is around $350 + core. Core charges are in excess of $300 which tells me they're getting scarce. I've called every salvage yard in the area and come up empty. The RWD version of this gear box is...
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    Mike Restores an FJ40 YouTube

    The brake booster looks original to me. As for the firewall support, I don't think so. Here's a picture
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    Mike Restores an FJ40 YouTube

    I posted a new video today about a problem with the brakes.
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    AA Ron's FJ40 refresh

    I like what you're doing.
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    Mike Restores an FJ40 YouTube

    For the past few months I've been restoring a '71 FJ40, which I've been documenting on YouTube. There are 19 videos so far. I'm a first-time YouTuber, so I'd appreciate constructive feedback. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDDaUMiMDo_iTz84uoPNcKA/
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    What distributor is this?

    Answering my own post because I found the part number tag hiding in the back. With that I was able to find more information about this distributor. Maybe somebody else will have this same issue, search the Internet and find the information below useful. This is a Mallory distributor, PN...
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    What distributor is this?

    Here are a few pictures of the distributor currently in my 1971 FJ40. What the heck is this? It's clearly not the original Toyota distributor. I noticed a little M logo on the rotor and points. Could this be an old Mallory distributor for a Chevy 235?
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    Front Seats: Fix or Go Original?

    Thanks. If they're in decent shape they should bring a good price.
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    Wanted Fresno CA - Looking for an FJ40 under 15k

    I have one that might fit the bill for you. Will send a PM with more info.
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    Front Seats: Fix or Go Original?

    UPDATE: After deciding you guys were right, I did some online shopping, made some calls and came up with a decent set of original seat from Classic Cruisers here in Colorado. They were not cheap, but I'm happy with how things turned out. Here's a video of the result...
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