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    Need Help - Would you buy?

    Sounds like @ItsBavid got a good deal but prices and experiences vary sale to sale and in different regions and I'd guess that $5k in TX may roughly equal $7k in N. Cal... Additionally, from what I've seen having factory lockers does bump up the value of an 80 $1k to $2k roughly. In any case...
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    Need Help - Would you buy?

    Agree with buy it as long as it doesn't have rust and is as described without mechanical issues. There are options for reconditioning/improving the look of the leather and if it's not too far gone you may be able to get more years out of it after you or a pro works them over. 300k does put...
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    Small Budget, Southeast USA, Camping/Trail Ride 1994 FJ80 Build

    ? Some of us prefer white letters out and for a little variety in our cruisers.
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    What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

    @cruiserdan Too true, but what about when the judges for the concours de mud inspect! :rofl:
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    What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

    @slow95z Sounds like you know the truck @gsi18867 has and I think he should follow your opinion if you do, given your familiarity with these things. One tidbit I can add though is that the only differences between a CE/40th and a standard later model 80 fender that I'm aware of are the two...
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    What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

    @gsi18867 I think you can find what you need relatively close to you. One place that I see local/regional parts show up is here: http://car-part.com/ There is also a place in Mobile AL that looks like they may have what you need...
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    4 years in the making new 80 Series Owner

    No problem, I hope the long posts are helpful. It seems like you have the right attitude and approach to 80 ownership and I look forward to following your 80 as you dial it in. Based on the pictures you've shared you got to your 80 in time, before the rust got bad, so you are really saving it...
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    4 years in the making new 80 Series Owner

    I agree with PPC on the need for a full front axle service and I'm sure the rear needs it too. There's a ton of information on this site on axle servicing and again, it's typically a weekend job even if it's a dirty one. This search in Google will lead to a ton of info on this topic: fzj80...
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    What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

    @DannyG In my experience "wandering" is more likely going to come from loose wheel bearings, loose/worn suspension bushings, steering rod ends, bad toe adjustment, a suspension lift without proper setup, poor/worn or mis-inflated tires and possibly bad shocks. Others can correct me if I'm...
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    4 years in the making new 80 Series Owner

    Congrats again on a great looking 80. I dig the current stance and wheel/tire setup you've got going. From what I've seen in this thread the truck runs well, drives smoothly and doesn't have any major problems currently. As long as you plan to use it on shorter trips for a while and don't...
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    4 years in the making new 80 Series Owner

    Congrats on the 80, it looks great and well worth the years of attention you'll put into it. A lot of us here share a similar enthusiasm for our trucks though it can take many different forms. Keep the pictures and updates coming.
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    What could I sell my fj80 for?

    Reading your post I think you will regret it if you sell the FJ80. You know the full history of the rig, are comfortable with it, it has relatively low miles and no rust and is totally worth fixing in my opinion. I also think that the early gold FJ80s are one of the coolest of the 80s but...
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    Broken Emblem on Hatch, looking for creative solutions

    @80superg If you have any trouble with it I'm local and have 3 or 4 varieties laying around that we can try on your removal job. I'm sure that if you spend a few minutes with a 500E that you'll have no trouble though.
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    Broken Emblem on Hatch, looking for creative solutions

    @fj4068 You may be surprised what the rubber removal wheels can do. They basically melt materials off so they work well for removing anything with a lower melting temp than the melting temp of the underlying paint/surface. I've used these extensively including for a current project which is...
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    What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

    Tested the 80s snow camo* and inspected some rime ice on the Cherohala Skyway today * 80s tech ;)
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