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44 46 or king cab 45

Discussion in 'HardCore Corner' started by alberta mac, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. alberta mac

    alberta mac addicted but not cured

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    I've been thinking of another Cruiser project and am wondering which is more desirable ?
    Lengthened 40 into a 44 or 46 or troopy ? or a king cab 45 like below ?

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    GW Nugget I need to stop messing with it & just drive it!

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    It depends... what is your lifestyle. Got kids or do you want to bring others for the jurney or its just you & a buddy most of the time. Do you want to sleep in the back etc. What are you going to use it for? I love all variations of the J4 body. Myself would need a 4 door like a Icon fj44 but really want a fj45 truck.
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  3. Vossie

    Vossie #thecrazycruiserman

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    i would go double cab 45. its the best of both worlds. HOWEVER, its the hardest to pull off in my opinion. ive only ever seen 2 that i thought they got the proportions and looks right. very easy to make it look very bad
     
  4. White Stripe

    White Stripe

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    I say 44. A 4 door fj40 is the rig toyota should be making today. Very cool.
     
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    I like the idea of 44 1/2
    J8 frame + J4 body

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    alberta mac addicted but not cured

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    GW Nugget I need to stop messing with it & just drive it!

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    Where did you get the pic? What professional company is making those?
     
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    Economist LC76

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    Fj43 and fj45 on this photo are from FJ.CO
    The last fj44 1/2 it's a joint venture of a photoshop and my dreams ;)
     
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    FJ43
    1982 FJ43 - Matte White - FJ43-108916

    FJ45
    1981 FJ45 - Beige - FJ45-299237

    FJ44 1/2 you need to do yourself :)

    Up to now its just a picture. But I did accurately.
    Its a frame (wheelbase) of FZJ80 + a rear part of FJ43. I think this combination is a golden ratio. Both from technical angle (the best suspension + retro minimalistic body) and from visual side (not too long, not too short; cool to travel around the World and comfortable to sleep).
    All IMHO
     
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    GW Nugget I need to stop messing with it & just drive it!

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    It looks very proportional. Keeps stockish look.

    Here is a few more. I don't know how to do photoshop so I did a old school cut paste on the 1st one.

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    Bobbed troopy with truck top
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