1966 fj40

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by alpendubber, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. alpendubber

    alpendubber

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    I'm usually in the 60 forum but I have a 40 question.

    Is the 66 FJ40 more desireable than the other years? I remember somewhere along the way I have heard this but I'm can't remember exactly why.

    It may be that I just made it up, maybe you guys can help me clear this up.

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  2. Poser

    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    Perhaps to some.

    I prefer the pre-1970 trucks, but that is because I like the earlier trucks, unless it is a 1983/84 40 series. :lol:






    I cannot see why a 1966 would be more desirable over a 1965 or 1975.


    You probably made it up… :smokin:
     
  3. Degnol

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    I have a '65 titled as a '66 and I think it is the very best LC!!!! Of course it has a '77 motor, 4WDB, 4 speed/Orion, fine-splined rear, etc, etc;)
    Very little is '65 anymore. The only thing that is really great is the thickness of the sheetmetal which is not really unique.

    Ed
     
  4. Jwood

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    One reason maybe for a lot of states including Arizona, the year 1966 is the newest car you can own that doesnt have to be tested for emissions.
     
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    Alaska is pretty strict, their cutoff year is 68. It was good to have a 62 fj40 there.
     
  6. alpendubber

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    Thanks,

    Stuff starts to blend together.

    Sure miss my 82 FJ40 more fun than a 60!, went to a guy in Cali!
     
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    I would say that emissions exemption makes a car more valuable. In Washington i have my 68 registered as a collector vehicle and i only had to pay one registration fee and I never have to pay again there are driving restrictions but its not a dd so no worries to me. I might have a hard time explaining to a cop that a rusty old land cruiser with big tires and a v8 is a collector item but i will take my chances.
     
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    Older ones aparently had better-thicker sheet metal . My 66 was rust free when I got it , although I had to upgrade the running gear . Im a better wrencher than body man .
     
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