eBay 1963 FJ45 Short Bed - Professionally Restored (1 Viewer)

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Why under the driver seat, of course.

Early Land Cruisers were configured with battery and tool / jack box under the seat.
 

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Why under the driver seat, of course.

Early Land Cruisers were configured with battery and tool / jack box under the seat.



As far as I know I the FJ25 was the only Land Cruiser imported to the US with the battery mounted on the frame in that location. The tool box area was small towards the center. The floor was gone in the rest of the area. Have a couple 61 FJ40s and the battery was under the hood on the right side where is was until the FJ40 ended.
 
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Looks great but Why not say the earliest "left hand drive" fj45 instead of earliest known fj45 when there's 4 older ones in Australia and one in the USA somewhere that are rhd
@tahoe40/45 those are the change over doors that have the slide regulator style door catches on the later winder regular doors, they are correct for that period of serial number
 

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I was looking on the fj45 registry. Didn’t realize there was a SWB one separately. Until later. One of the earliest known still.

You guys are a tough crowd- And I’m one of you. I think is the best thing ever- but I’m a bit biased.
 
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@tahoe40/45 those are the change over doors that have the slide regulator style door catches on the later winder regular doors, they are correct for that period of serial number[/QUOTE]

I know those are the correct doors for the year(even with early catches), I meant that the drivers side regulator is on the passenger side and vise versa. This was done on a Cruiser i had years ago, and sometimes the window will slip off of the regulator arm.

BTUMAN Im not bashing the work on this Cruiser, it looks really nice. Just was trying to help by mentioning that the regulators were reversed.

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it does have the early oddball door latches.

I question the full nut and bolt restoration.....fuse box in wrong place, carburetor isn't correct and floor shifters.

still very nice rig.

wonder what they used for the rear of the cab around the windows, it was hard to see in the video.
 

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it does have the early oddball door latches.

I question the full nut and bolt restoration.....fuse box in wrong place, carburetor isn't correct and floor shifters.

still very nice rig.

wonder what they used for the rear of the cab around the windows, it was hard to see in the video.
it does have the early oddball door latches.

I question the full nut and bolt restoration.....fuse box in wrong place, carburetor isn't correct and floor shifters.

still very nice rig.

wonder what they used for the rear of the cab around the windows, it was hard to see in the video.
“....question the nut and bolt restoration”.

Why would you say that? Essentially questioning intergrity here with comments like that. It’s ok to ask questions like why we used newer fuse box and location (due to new wiring harness)- but that doesn’t mean it’s not a professional frame off nut and bolt.

I’m a member hear. Ask. Send IM. SMH
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And the material for the rear cabin- we’ll, we found the exact material as original. I guess we did that right but someone would cry foul if I reveal the source.

I literally post these here first for the community to have first dibs on the cruisers.
 

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