2wd fj40?

nuclearlemon

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badass said:
I once saw a fj40 landcruiser for sale on ebay that said it was full time 4wd. I've never heard of that.
i wonder if it maybe just had drive plates instead of hubs and he thought that was full time 4wd?
 
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nuclearlemon said:
i wonder if it maybe just had drive plates instead of hubs and he thought that was full time 4wd?
The title of his ebay listing was, "Why is this so rare?" He had all this bulls*** info about how many full time 4wds were made.
 
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Dumb 2wd/4wd story

I brought my tow rig (only rig at that time) in for an oil change, and I was charged extra because it was 4wd. I asked if they were sure they checked the fluid level in the front diff, and if it looked ok. The manager called over the tech, and asked. He assured the manager he checked, and it was all good.

My truck is a 2wd.
 
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Bumping a very old thread. Here is the factory literature for the FJ42 2wd. Sourced from FB Group Australian 40 Series Land Cruisers. Posted by Daniel Green

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when i was at autozone picking up a timing gear gasket, they asked me if the landcruiser was a 4wd or 2wd model?? i highly doubt it but is there a 2wd fj40?? i know that the thinking about making the FJC in a 2wd model... :confused:
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I guess history lessons are nice to keep passing on so here's how it went when I worked on one of these...

To rehash this. yes there were full time versions but they were never sold to the public. They ended up being
"donated" to public organizations like the high school that Blair got his from. It was a '78 , as I recall , with 8000ish miles on the odometer.
He bought it in the late 90's.
In the late 70s Toyota teamed up with Borg Warner to design a drive system and t-case like the Quadratrac that was the current rage.
It was a full time 4WD with a "lock" position. The first time I saw it I thought it was just a Jeep Quadratrac placed by a very talented conversion shop but the BW ID plate had a different number than anything in the books. The orginal Q-tracs were 1305 and 1339. This was a 1300 series
but I don't recall the last two numbers for sure. It might have been a 1306 or 08, but the numbers were close to those for the Q-trac.
The more time I spent under the truck the more I realized it wasn't a conversion. There were too many dedicated parts with Toyota stamps.
That's when we did the research and found the history.
Eventually, some of these ended up in public hands when the organizations that had them sold them at auctions or sent them to scrap yards.
Blair's spent it's life moving sports equipment on and off a high school football field.
 

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I guess history lessons are nice to keep passing on so here's how it went when I worked on one of these...

To rehash this. yes there were full time versions but they were never sold to the public. They ended up being
"donated" to public organizations like the high school that Blair got his from. It was a '78 , as I recall , with 8000ish miles on the odometer.
He bought it in the late 90's.
In the late 70s Toyota teamed up with Borg Warner to design a drive system and t-case like the Quadratrac that was the current rage.
It was a full time 4WD with a "lock" position. The first time I saw it I thought it was just a Jeep Quadratrac placed by a very talented conversion shop but the BW ID plate had a different number than anything in the books. The orginal Q-tracs were 1305 and 1339. This was a 1300 series
but I don't recall the last two numbers for sure. It might have been a 1306 or 08, but the numbers were close to those for the Q-trac.
The more time I spent under the truck the more I realized it wasn't a conversion. There were too many dedicated parts with Toyota stamps.
That's when we did the research and found the history.
Eventually, some of these ended up in public hands when the organizations that had them sold them at auctions or sent them to scrap yards.
Blair's spent it's life moving sports equipment on and off a high school football field.
Neat trivia. Would have never guessed that. One more Cruiser factoid to keep in the back of the brain...
 

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So did Blair sell his 76? I know he sold the 76 you built. I wonder where the other 76 with the Borg-Warner is now?:rolleyes:

It really belongs in a museum.
 
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