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    Purchase FJ45 new bed mount brackets?

    That 45 refurb that I've not posted photos on for forever isn't dead yet. The body should "done" by now and will see it in a few weeks (it's in Peru). Frame was repaired a long time ago, mostly by me because I didn't trust anyone to do it by themselves... but I'd like to put new frame/body/bed...
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    value of 71 fj45 stock vs later drive train?

    Yeah, believe it or not I did know that a 3F was not "correct" for this truck, but thanks for pointing out that that other rusty old thing is an F not a 2F.
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    value of 71 fj45 stock vs later drive train?

    Well, in the states that would be true... but here the sad reality is that the labor rates are what are making this whole thing possible. I'm getting my frame totally re-worked my frame, costing me about 350$ total. Anyway... damn, leaning towards leaving it stock... I have the stock wheels...
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    value of 71 fj45 stock vs later drive train?

    Thanks Chupacabra, yes of course i do want to maximise my return.... But I keep wondering if as a driver quality resto, if i leave it stock it might it actually End up being worth less ? Cuz if its reallly not going to make that much of à différence heck i,ll save the nicer drivetrain for...
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    value of 71 fj45 stock vs later drive train?

    Im currently restoring a 71 45 , its not currently in the US but am seriously considering shipping it up för sale there. My question is, in a given condition... Såy an 8 restoration on a scale of 1-10, would the truck be worth considerably more with the 2f and the original 3sp or with a låter...
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    "Bottom Barrel Restorations" and my 77 FJ45

    Beats me.... , so any thoughts on the non-correct tub? And... would it be worth more in the states with the original 2F and 3sp or 3F and a 5sp? Stock or "improved"?
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    "Bottom Barrel Restorations" and my 77 FJ45

    Oh yeah... I looked at the title today and it's a 71, so ya'll were right. So... question. How much trouble should I go to to use the stock tub rather than the (better) 80 FJ40 tub with just the back of the 45 cab grafted on? Honestly I'm just going to use the original tag on whatever tub, but...
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    "Bottom Barrel Restorations" and my 77 FJ45

    Been a while since I've posted anything on this project, but progress is being made, though slowly and wow that frame has turned out to be a lot of work. Good news is it's nearly done and going to be putting the frame haves together soon and getting on to more interesting tasks. We ended up...
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    "Bottom Barrel Restorations" and my 77 FJ45

    Btw that rust sculpture is a manual clutch mechanism, disgustin eh?
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    "Bottom Barrel Restorations" and my 77 FJ45

    Well the export idea has crossed my mind, ill see how it turns out, hey maybe someone on the list will want it since they will be able to see every step I take right here. Anyway ok ill check the vin #s and verify the year. Aaannnd yes the steering and brakes from the 70 are going on, but...
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    "Bottom Barrel Restorations" and my 77 FJ45

    Yeah, I'm going to keep the stock cab dimensions, mainly to keep resale value up and "keep it simple (stupid)".. if I was going to keep this rig I'd do an extra cab. Really the whole reason I'm doing this is something "happened" to my 70, want I want is a 7X troopie which I've already got my...
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    "Bottom Barrel Restorations" and my 77 FJ45

    Few more shots of what I'm working with, more later.
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    "Bottom Barrel Restorations" and my 77 FJ45

    I had to include a photo of this rusted iron sculpture, which will probably surpass most of your pre-conceived notions of what stupid mechanics are capable of, but believe me you haven't seen anything compared to what they do to motorized vehicles here in this part of the world. I'm sure someone...
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    "Bottom Barrel Restorations" and my 77 FJ45

    Well, I've never actually documented any of my Cruiser escapades and I guess there's a first time for everything. First of all I'm doing this from the middle of Amazonian Peru so, this is not going to be a high dollar resto but want to do the best I can with what I've got to work, all things...
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    FJ70 rear drum brakes to 77 FJ45?

    Mmm, well I guess you must mean "work" in the sense that they won't bolt on, cuz I'm pretty sure if they will stop an FJ70 they'll stop a FJ45, heavy cargo not withstanding? I guess I just want to know if the axle housings are the same. Ill know soon enough, next couple of days I'm stripping my...
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