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1974 FJ55 for sale (Estes Park, Co)

Discussion in 'FJ55 | FJ56' started by coax, May 17, 2008.

  1. coax

    coax

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    Sold! Thanks for the interest everyone!

    Hi All,
    So I have decided to part ways with my project 55 as I just dont have the time or money to work on it anymore. It's got lots of rust, but has been garaged since I bought it a few years ago. I think I got most of the info below, but let me know if you'd like additional pics or info. Cruiser is in Estes Park, CO, a little over an hour NW of Denver. As for price, I was hoping to get around 2300, as thats about what I have into it, but if you are interested in attacking all the rust, I'm open to offers. I put up a few pics below, the duct tape over the rusty spots is so I didn't have to get another tetanus shot ;)

    Corey


    1974 FJ55
    -Front Disc (done by PO)
    -Small block Chevy engine done by the PO. Casting #'s are V0329CMR, so either a 350 or a 305?? Carter AFB 4 barrel carb.
    -4 speed toyota transmission. Not sure what gears its got in it. As far as I was able to tell from other posts on the forum, I guess you have to acutally pull it apart to tell??? I think this was the first year the 4spd came out, and it was paired with the 1F engine, so maybe its got the lower gears? Anyone know of a way to tell?
    -Pretty much worn out 33x12.50 R15 Cooper Discoverer STT tires.
    -Older Warn 8174 winch.


    Work that I've done to the cruiser:

    -Rebuilt rear axle w/ new outer seals and bearings. Also rebuilt the rear brake cylinders along w/ new shoes.
    -Rebuilt front axle w/ new seals and knuckle bearings, as well as new seals on the calipers, and new pads.
    I am in the process of replacing the master cylinder as it went bad
    -Rewired the alternator to remove the old Toyota regulator and fix "previous owner" syndrome w/ the wiring
    -I have 2 batteries that were meant for dual battery system, but haven't found the time to install them both.
    -Rebuilt the carb and put in new plugs, wires, air filter, and fuel filter.
    -New lower radiator hose as well as new fluid and a bit of stop-leak for a pinhole leak in the radiator
    -Replaced the tie rod end seals as they were pretty well shot.
    -Removed the bent rear bumper and cut some off of the front to get rid of the bent sections.
    -Removed all the old wiring from the SBC install, as the previous owner left the Toyota regulator in the system. (Which if someone needs an old regulator, let me know, as I have no need for it now :)


    What this car needs(or at least comes to mind first)

    -Mostly a ton of body work. I have the drivers side door off as one of the hinge mounts rusted through. The wheel wells as well as the front quarter panels of the car have a fair amount of rust on them. The hood is in pretty good shape. The running boards are pretty rusted out, and the front body mounts have rusted through the floor.
    -New exhaust...I have a used 3" dual in single out muffler yet to be installed, but was waiting to do that until the body work is done, at least under the car.(old exhaust was done really poorly, and only one of the 2 muffler's is still holding on.
    -A new starter, existing one works, but not all that great.
    -New bushings on the rear springs.
    -New tires at some point
    -New front seats (or at least some good seat covers)
    -Head liner needs to be worked on or replaced.
    -The freespooling knob on the 8274is stuck in, so the winch works but you have to feed cable via the remote.

    Other than that, it does leak a small amount of oil, but not nearly as much as my 91 explorer :D. Otherwise, 4x4 and low all seemed to work for the very little that I was able to actually drive this thing in between projects. Oh yea, the Yakima box sitting on top of the cruiser isn't included. :(
     
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  2. coax

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    Price lowered to $1100.....need to get this out of the garage and make a few bucks for bills :frown:. Would also sell w/o the winch for $600 if someone was interested in just getting the parts out of the 55 for a different project. PM if interested.

    Thanks,
    Corey
     
  3. zuluzeugma

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    Does the rear glass work?
     
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    Man did someone shoot this thing with buck shot!:eek:
    [​IMG]

    That's a good price and a great pig project!

    I wish I was in a possition to buy but I'm not:crybaby:!

    Bump for a cool :pig:!
     
  5. coax

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    Yep rear glass still works with the key, dont believe the switch in the cab works. 1 out of 2 isnt bad.. :-D
     
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    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    If you pull the switch in the dash, you might find one of the wires has broken the solder...i've found a few like that.
     
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    Funny seeing that 55!!!! That was my first Cruiser, yes actually that 55... My parents bought it in 1976, Dad started the V8 conversion in about 78-79. It sat until I got my license in 88. I always wondered where it ended up. The reason I recognized it was the winch mount, Dad built it. And the Jerry can holders on the tail gate, never seen any like them since. Here is a picture from 1977 in Loveland, Dad going hunting. And a picture of my old 80 in the exact same spot in 2007.
    Copy of img001.jpg Copy of Picture 002.jpg
     
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    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    now you just need to bring the piggie back home;)
     
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    Whew!!! That would be a lot of work to get it back to the way it was...

    Plus I am trying to sell all my stuff anyhow. 97 40th, 79 40, & Kimberley Kamper. If you know anyone... :grinpimp:
     
  10. coax

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    Wow thats crazy! Its not nearly as rusted in your photo :D That roof rack was even on there when I bought it. (though close to falling off), the cruiser had suffered from a serious case of neglect by the owner before me. I think he also ran into a few things with various body panels. Also funny that you mention the v8 conversion in about 78...I thought the sbc was from either a 78 corvette or some other 1980 Chevy.

    I wish I had the time to fix it up all nice....but work kind of overruled me on that. Man it looks so nice in your old photo. SGT...when did your family sell it? And do you have any other info on your 80 that you are selling? I need to pick something up that requires a bit less time to get running :)
     
  11. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    got ya beat...i'm selling 2 40s, two 55s, a ford powerstroke, an off road trailer and helping the ex sell the popup camper.;)

    hijack over
     
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    Coax,

    I ran into it several years back in Ft Collins, and he said the V8 had been replaced once before. We put a 307 bored 10 or 40 over in it with I think 198 heads. It was still running when I last saw it.

    We sold it in 1989 for $4200.

    My 80 is for sale on Craig's and on autotrader. FYI

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    Cruiser has been sold...moving to a new home back in Fort Collins. Thanks for the interest!