1985 FJ60 Build Thread - Call her Tina

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This is long overdue to document some of my progress.

I will be updating this thread fairly frequently.

For now- this is the picture of the day I picked her up. Purchased sight unseen with 102k on the clock. Bone stock.

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That was from nearly five years ago. Rust is very minimal on the body and non existent on the frame. I plan to keep the rust and patina as long as it doesn’t become cancerous.
Welcome. What are your plans for her now that you have 5 years together? Oh and pics or it didn't happen. Cheers
 
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Replaced clutch slave cylinder, heater control valve, and ran JT Oufitters 6/1 headers into new exhaust piping and a single Magnaflow resonator.

December of 2016.

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March of 2017, my wife contributed to the cause by giving me a Tuffy locking console with


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November of 2017, the OEM skid plate gave of the ghost and was beyond repair. So @TRAIL TAILOR helped by way of his 60 front skid plate.

My friend that helped instal the TT skid told me I could go deer hunting with it. The skid plate, as with every other part I’ve received from TT, is overbuilt, over- engineered perfection. Jason has been a tremendous help along the way with my project.

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November of 2018, we went fly fishing with a couple of friends in Bryson City, NC. Spectacular weather and changing leaves made for a memorable drive to Bryson City and back to Birmingham.

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After Cruiser Crawl 2019, Tina got some serious TLC. New H55 5spd conversion, new wheels and tires (33” Toyo Open Country R/T), a Brown-Davis 40GAL long range tank, converted all the electronics to an sPOD with the switches mounted in the Tuffy console, new Corbeau sport seats with seat heaters, and last but not least Baja Designs S1’s tucked under the Frontrunner rack on all four corners for setting up camp - or the occasional night ride. We also added Old Man EMU add-a-leaf to the HD pack to try and offset the weight of the added fuel.

Due to several logistic hiccups with parts all this didn’t get completed until July 2020.

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