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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?

    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

    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.
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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?

    First-time poster here. I'm working on a '71 FJ40 where a previous owner removed the factory bench seats and installed a pair of bucket seats (maybe from an '80s American car). The driver's seat was screwed into the lid of the tool box which I don't think is safe. No way this seat stays put in...
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