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craigslist '78 FJ40 - $8600 Michigan

Discussion in 'FJ40 | BJ40' started by jafoca, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. jafoca


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    Sep 6, 2005
    Not mine - went out and took a look at this tonight bc I am in the market and this is in the area. Hoping I am correct in my judgement that the asking price is quite a bit high. Am I right??

    Craigslist Link: 1978 toyota land cruiser

    The good:
    1 owner vehicle
    ~55k original miles
    desirable model year
    mostly stock
    rust protection junk on underbody
    decent paint
    excellent jump seats
    interior overall good shape
    runs (if a bit rough)
    new tires, wheel bearings, shocks, brakes (2-3 years old)
    original spare wheel / tire with hubcap

    The bad:
    small rust patches (see pics)
    rust protection junk on underbody
    ?chevy? carb added to 2f engine - looks like a bit of a mess in there due to carb transplant
    gages not working
    diamond plate bed
    not regularly driven for years
    needs new exhaust
    needs proportioner
    belts look loose
    no mirrors
    no headliner

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    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010
  2. Bang Bang

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    May 31, 2009
    Mandeville, La......just north of N.O.
    Seems a bit high to me. You can get some on here for that price that are better built for wheeling if that's what you want. Did you drive it? What's the deal with no air filter on it?
  3. jafoca


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    Sep 6, 2005
    Thx for the feedback. Personally I am more looking for something like partially restored, or a solid restoration candidate, not something more modified for wheeling.

    I did not drive it - I would before I would buy, but I am not to that stage yet...

    The air filter is in the back of the truck - im guessing the guy never put it on after he put the non-stock carb on the truck. I don't have a clue it it would even fit with that carb, and on top of that it looked like there were a lot of left over hoses, and other carb related things just hanging around in the engine bay - a bit scary to me seeing as my mechanical experience is very limited.

    I am planning to do SOME work on whatever truck I do get, but sheetmetal + that engine bay work is probably too much for me...