Builds 1978 FJ40 Mustard Yellow - almost perfect thread.

jmlockwood

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I’m sitting on a plane to Oregon as I write this up. I don’t really have any plans for a build but like to at least keep something going to remind myself of things I’ve done or want to do. Last week I scooped up a 1978 FJ40 from @thecrazygreek. The rig was exactly what I was looking for and I was already planning to take a little trip this week. So here I am flying to Portland.

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This is the only picture I have saved of the truck. But will definitely take some more this week. I’m meeting up for lunch with @umpqua tomorrow and he is kindly giving me a lift down to Salem. From there, I’m going to pick up the 40 and bead over to Detroit Lake area and stay Tuesday night. After that, I have reservations near Mt Hood for Wednesday night. My plan is to generally cruise around the area before catching the red eye back on Thursday night (truck will be shipped back to Tallahassee).
 

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I did order one of those old school ARB 40 series front bumpers. I didn’t own a 40 at the time but figured I would at some point. I might mount it up and see how it looks with the mustard. Now I wish I hadn’t sold that 8274 to @bottombracket......
 

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Killer 40. That's probably the only thing I would sell my BJ74 for, a sweet 40 like this. IMO, the 40 is THE Land Cruiser.

How do you compare it to your min-va....I mean Troopy? 🤣
Thank you! I’m having some issues uploading photos this morning. Maybe when I get to the Timberline....

As far as comparison? Hmmmm, the 40 has less room for friends?
 

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Thank you! I’m having some issues uploading photos this morning. Maybe when I get to the Timberline....

As far as comparison? Hmmmm, the 40 has less room for friends?
Definitely less room in a 40. I imagine it's a bit louder than the troopy. I can't remember if your's was turbo'd or not.

Congrats, excellent 40!
 
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