1969 FJ40 Patina Preserved

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Specs:
- 12HT engine swap, cosmetic refresh, new TD05 16G turbo feeding a 3” exhaust
- H55f 5 speed swap
- polished crossover pipes and custom stainless intake
- OME suspension
- fully rebuilt axles
- disc brake conversion
- power steering conversion
- refurbished top and new head liner
- new 33x10.50R15 BFG x5
- seat frames and all other silver parts freshly re-powder coated
- new upholstery/foam and seat belts
- HJ47 in dash tacho
- all lights have been converted to LED
- STEDI Classic style front lights
- Hi-Lift Jack not mounted yet
- Bluetooth speaker system not installed
- custom Ebony shift knobs by Rodak Garage
- Grimspeed boost control
- exterior tub, fire wall, engine bay all done in Lizard Skin Sound Control and Insulation. Finished in Capri Blue and Cleared
- rebuilt Warn 8274 not installed
- rear OEM step added
- rare 1/2 Diesel fuel caps known in NA
- all new badges and originals included
- Edwards Air Force Base Maintenance Book
- Complete Jack set up
- full complete tool roll
- original owners manual
- glove box treble light
- all new door seals, window felts and seals
- new door handles/ originals included
- cluster is also brand new in KM//HR but also come with original cluster
- new Sun visors

More about the restoration on my IG: @patinacruisers
 
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The beginning, when I bought it off @Ben edwards in Idaho back in May of 2019

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Arrived 4 Wheel Auto in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada finally in 2021 for a full mechanical restoration and vehicle inspection to officially finally…. be imported into Canada 🇨🇦 and on the road.

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Mechanical Resto pics continued

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Scored a pretty mint tool roll it was missing

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All new OME was installed

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Few holes patches in the tub in the rear. This 40 was originally a service vehicle at Edwards Air Force Base. So they had cut 4 holes in the rear floor to mount a tool box to the frame back in the day. Holes files, light box liner applied and then colour/clear.

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Top was refurbished at the same time then all new seals and weatherstripping was completed.

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Original drivetrain was pulled and time to recondition the engine bay. We started with only doing the end bay…. Ended up doing the full underside of the tub with Lizard Skin Sound Control, Ceramic Insulation, Colour and Clear.

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Tub prep and complete. Not the greatest complete picture but you get the idea.

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More of the tub completed, also did the hood aswell.

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A few more during the tub coating process

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Frame and drivetrain prep for a nice coat of POR15

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12HT heaven has arrived, broke down the engine a bit. Sand blasted and painted everything that came off.

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Trans received the same treatment for a cosmetic refresh then it was time to bolt the two together.

H55f 5 speed

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I’m she goes and start test fitting the custom mounts from Australia. Ended up with maybe a finger worth of room again the firewall.

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Motor was then pulled again for final welds and paint. Re-installed the aprons and fenders. Added a custom battery relocation bracket from Dave at 4 Plus Products. Optima yellow top added for some battery bling…



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Brand new oem cluster added, used a 60 series tacho and found a bezel in Pakistan 🇵🇰

ISSPRO boost/egt combo gauge also added.

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Cracked turbo housing was replaced with a TD05 16G from Jon at Dark Fox Diesel Injection.

Also had a local guy do the polish work on the crossovers and he also did all polish work throughout the build.

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Also a quick shot of the glow plug system mounted to the inner fender.

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Next was some trans tunnels mods to convert from column shift to floor.

Ebony custom shift knobs made by Rodak Garage, I’ll grab some better photos of these in a few days.

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