'73 FJ40 Hasn't moved in 10 years....

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by pkespe, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. pkespe

    pkespe

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    Now it's mine.

    The PO said she thinks it needs a carburetor. From the volume of droppings inside its been a cozy home to pack rats for most of those 10 years. Once I get it home I'll see if the engine will turn.
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  2. BDSeff1fitty

    BDSeff1fitty 1975 FJ40

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    the body looks really rust free and in good shape. how much did you get it for?
     
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    Welcome to Mud! :flipoff2:

    Damn that body looks killer! Post up some under hood pics.
     
  4. pkespe

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    I traded 2 years of internet service for it. About a $1K value.
     
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    BDSeff1fitty 1975 FJ40

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    thats a steal. congrats on the buy!
     
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    Hopefully the rats haven't chewed the wiring much.
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  7. landcrusher909

    landcrusher909 Hobbyist SILVER Star

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    Thats Bitchin !!!! and theres nothing like getting something running thats been sitting for awhile, Where is Anza ? Woudnt mind coming over and watching you bring her back to life. Make sure you have someone with a movie camera.
     
  8. pkespe

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    Anza is between Temecula and Palm Desert. I've heard putting a little kerosene in the cylinders and letting it sit is a good idea if it hasn't run for a long time.
     
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    In the mountains east of Temecula.

    Nice find, it should be in pretty good shape, nice and dry up there.
     
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    D'oh! Beat me to it.
     
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    TRU TRACS!!!!!!! YOU HAVE TRU TRACS! Lucky bastard!
     
  12. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    congrats! looks like potential to be a great score. hope it doesn't smell too bad from all the rats...that smell's a pita to get out
     
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    That looks like a great starting point. I wish the bodies on my rigs were that good.
     
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    wish I could have found one that straight ,
     
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    Looks great. Nice job, but the work is just begining.
     
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    Great find and nice price.
     
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    Great shape for a rig that has sprouted roots. I disagree, I wouldn't change a thing. Clean up the interior, re-upholster the seats, buff and wax the exterior and that's an easy 10k 40 in my neck of the woods. Keep the wheels.

    Although that roll bar tells me that some big mods have been done by a PO so check for filler everywhere. :cheers:
     
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    I will pm you my number give me a call and maybe I can make it down I live in Yucaipa so its not that far. Here is one of my favorite start ups :popcorn:YouTube - 1965 Toyota FJ-45
     
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    D'Animal Rescuer of Beagles & Landcruisers Moderator

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    Congrats!


    I found the mice and marmots liked the wiring in the glove box and the ones going through the windshield to the wiper motor. They seem to have left the rest of them alone.

    Good luck on the work ahead of you.

    Send a PM to DomSmith here on MUD although there are several "Mudders" in your area.
     
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    Sweet find looks like very little rust so life is all good
     
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