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  1. pondjumpr

    2F rebuild or adjustment - help

    So, I have been contemplating whether my 78 40 needs to stay in my garage or move on to another one (someone else's). My 40 is de-smogged and has the original Aisan Carb and probably Dizzy. When I drive it, the exhaust fume smell can be rough. Not while driving but when I start it up in the...
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    Hardtop storage solution

    I have a 78 model 40-series that I keep topless most of the time. I have owned a mini-warehouse facility for the past 10 years so when it was off, I had a place to store it away from home. A few months ago, we got a sales contract on the property so I had to go pick up the top. I put it back...
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    Lazy Sunday Drive

    So the kids had a birthday party to attend Sunday afternoon and my wife said she would take them and I could have some "free time." I had a choice to either do chores around the house or take a short road trip. Since I had a few hours to burn and figure chores can always wait, I decided to...
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    Aisin Hubs - 78 FJ40

    So, I found a set of 30-spline hubs for my 40. 10/77 date (1978 model) They were in good shape already so I cleaned them up, applied new grease after assembling them correctly. I put them on the 40 and did a quick check and they functioned properly. Free spool in free, and turns the...
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    A few upgrades for her 40th birthday

    I posted a more detailed post in the 40 section of the main board. I figured I would post some pics here as well. I decided that I needed to get new tires but wanted to run 33's. I decided on 33x10.5x15 and after much searching, decided on the Dick Cepek Extreme Country tires. of course...
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    A Birthday Present... To my 40

    So, my 1978 40 has a build date of October 1977. She turns 40 this month. After getting it back on the road a few years ago, I scraped up a few $$ and decided to do a few upgrades. I wanted to get new tires but while I was currently running 31x10.5x15, I wanted new rims, too and decided to go...
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    My ignition switch and troubleshooting '78 - 40

    So, a few months ago I started noticing that my 40 would engage the starter when moving the ignition back from start to ACC when turning off the vehicle. It is intermittent but can be a bit unnerving when it happens while the truck is in gear. So, I need a new ignition switch. My question is...
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    Contemplating a 100 purchase - truck and sedan replacement

    So, I have been thinking about selling my truck for a while. I have a 2003 Chevy Silverado Z71 (Extended cab). I bought it in December 04 and it had 95K miles on it. Hour meter showed high speed (highway) miles. Over the last 12 years, I have put another 110K miles on it but I really only...
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    Seat extension pre-79 40

    I have read several posts on seat extensions for the early 40 series. As you know, these were designed for short Japanese people. Well, I'm 6'5" and when I first got my 40, I barely fit in it. There was no way I could drive it. So..... I read up on extension kidts and even some fabricated...
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    Merry Christmas UC

    Merry Christmas to my new friends at Upstate Cruisers. it has been nice to meet each of you that I have had the pleasure to meet and I hope to meet more of you in 2015. Hopefully Santa is good to each and every one of you. May you spend those gift cards wisely! Please be safe if you travel...
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    FJ40 - Nice local restorations

    I drove by Dave Edwards Toyota in Spartanburg yesterday and noticed that they had 2 FJ40s sitting under the "porch" area up by the showroom. Of course, I had to do a u-turn and check them out. Of all days, I left my phone at home and didn't have a way to take pictures but they were really...
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    Exhaust work - 40

    I need to get new exhaust from the donut gasket back. One reason is that I have an exhaust leak that seems like it is coming from the donut gasket area and the other reason is that exhaust fumes are terrible in the cab. It also appears that the PO had new routing of the exhaust and they went...
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    Upstate FJ40 - New Guy

    I wanted to take a minute and say hello. I have been following various forums on Ih8MUD for just over a year and stumbled upon this section (Clubhouse) early on and had forgotten about it. I found it yesterday. DOH! Here's my story. My uncle bought a 1978 FJ40 in 1978. I was 5 when he...
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    78 FJ40 fuel line question - tank clean and seal

    I recently acquired a 1978 FJ40 that has been in my family since it was new. My uncle had it for many years, then gave it to his son, my cousin. I always wanted this vehicle and hoped to inherit it one day since I hinted about it almost every time I saw either of them. I really never thought...
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