- Jun 30, 2015
I've been working on this restoration for a while and using your knowledge and I was inspired by another member posting their work here. I know how much I enjoy reading other build threads, whether its an awesome off road build or a concours restoration. So I thought I would contribute some pics and stories for everyone to enjoy if they like. This Fj60 prod 4/86 was orig sold in Dallas to a texas instruments executive. Daily driven in Dallas for a while. Still has the original Texas instruments parking sticker on the front bumper. I'm not taking that off. ever. It was then moved to a ranch outside of Telluride. It must have been driven in summers because there was virtually no rust. 117k miles. I believe I'm the second owner as I got it through a dealer who found it. My initial intention was to get a rough 60 and totally redo it and put a sniper and desmog it. Maybe paint it one of the olive greens from FJ40 era with the SOR seats and carpet. But once I got this one home, and started going through it i found that it was way too nice and original to do anything but as close to factory as i could reasonably get. Factory 4E8 color. Was in amazing shape. So I will post some pics and discussion about the different parts of the restoration process in hopes that someone else might be able to reference or get some inspiration like I have so many times here. And its not over yet. I've got the majority done with lots of pics to follow. But will keep updating as I can.