1981 FJ40 with A/C and broken radiator overflow (1 Viewer)

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Hello,

I did a lot of searching and am aware that radiators that meet the criteria of my FJ are hard to come by, but I am trying to understand my options. Many of the threads on this subject suggest re-core's for existing radiators, but my issue is that I just purchased an FJ40 that already had JB Weld applied to the overflow on the top of the radiator that blew during my drive home. I would like to permanently solve this by replacing this radiator as I would assume another JB Weld will just break unexpectedly in the future.

My major questions:
1. Is the A/C unit in this actually stock? I haven't been able to source if its stock or third party, or what NEK is.
2. If not, then I should be able to use any 1980-fitting OEM radiator, does anyone have suggestions?
3. If yes, what are my options to replace this radiator with something that will work?

Here are pictures of the A/C and radiator, the hose was put back closely to where the break is so it may not be very visible in the photos.

Thank you!

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This is non Toyota A/C. You should be able to use the new radiator from Toyota for non A/C trucks.

Thank you! Glad to know its not stock- that makes things much easier on my end.
 
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If it is just the overflow tube that came loose from the fill neck then a shop should be able to solder it back in place for a lot less money than a complete new radiator. They may not even need to pull it from the car. The condition of the overflow tube has no affect on the function of the rest of the radiator providing it is in good condition. The shop would be better able to let you know.
 
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Here’s my newly replaced OEM radiator from City Racer which I completed in August. It looks like a perfect fit for your application. I highly recommend it. Oh, and you could use a fan shroud too ;)

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I don't have a build thread, perhaps I should consolidate all my stuff in one place. I like the Architect's thread. This is just a 3fe from a 62 series.
 

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