Hey guys.. I might be jumping the gun a bit here but I've got my eye on a tidy 79 FJ55 that I'm hoping to inspect and subsequently take home this coming weekend. It's been a few weekends since I got the green light from the minister of finance so my brain has been in overdrive and my eyes are bloodshot after going through countless threads on mud... But I thought Id share my master plans on here anyway.. So I have a 1984 BJ42 at the moment and its had considerable work done, I'm hoping that all this hard work will go across with minimal fuss onto the FJ55.. Plans are: - Custom rear 60series spring pack and extended shackles (big eye bushes) - Custom front 75series spring pack and extended shackles - Man-a-Fre Ubolt flip kit front and rear - Ford 250 shock towers and Bilstien 5120 Shocks. - 60 series steering conversion - Rear 60 series diff with drum brakes and integrated handbrake - Front BJ42 disk brake front end with hub spacers to match width of rear 60series diff - 4.56 diff ratios - Air locker in the front, auto locker in the rear - BJ42 Brake MC and booster - 15B-F with H55F 5 speed and later model transfer (38mm idler shaft). Low range gears are from an A440F transfer so slightly lower than stock - H55F cross member and bash plate from BJ42 - Recaro front seats along with Tuffy centre console - Air tank for OBA - Front bar and Thomas PTO with most likely custom front frame extensions. - Replace or re-enforce rear cross member to suit rear tyre carrier swing out. - Heatsheild and marine carpetted interior under factory mats and throughout rear cargo bay - Tinted windows in the rear - will be running 8.25R16 Splits (34") for daily duties as well as 34x11.5r16 TSL Swampers for play. - Snorkel of some description (modified safari snorkel?) Longer term I want to: - would like to fit later model A/C at some stage but depends on finding a suitable unit - put the body and running gear on a 80 series chassis - turbo the 15B-F Intended uses are daily driver and school bus as well as weekend wheeling and camping trips away with the family. I'm giving up the 40 I said I'd never sell/part out but for a piggy I can make an exception. I think the time has come to find a more practical family hauler and a pig is the natural choice.