1972 FJ40 Body Work (1 Viewer)

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I'm looking for a auto body in Orange County, CA that knows FJ40's. Can anyone recommend a person that can install the body panels I purchased from Cool Cruisers?

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!
 

RAYJON

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Most body shops don’t want to do it as the time involved is not profitable, and modern cars are mostly remove and replace and not 16ga metal, they make more money doing fender bender work. As you see on here most of us do our own, if you can find a good metal guy he will not be cheep/cost effective, good luck try the local clubs and see if someone does work on the side or will help you with it.
 
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Real Steel FJ40 parts is a good place to get panels to weld. I'm not sure if I'll learn to weld or get an Aquala aluminum tub, but it's a ways down the road.
 
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Real Steel FJ40 parts is a good place to get panels to weld. I'm not sure if I'll learn to weld or get an Aquala aluminum tub, but it's a ways down the road.

I went with an aqualu tub to avoid the nightmare welding and alignment would be...
still a work in progress, but so far so good and I would do it again.

true it is not STOCK, but I could care less...

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Mopdog

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Try your local welding shops. If you gather the panels panel replacement on a 40 is more like building a trailer than fixing a Prius.
 

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