No, just a regular body shop... just another one of my ridiculous side projects.HI- another NOLA FJ62 owner here..I am in the Uptown area. Yes, I love that color and wheels you are going with. Are you doing an engine conversion or keeping it stock? Last- the pics look like you have a shop with other vehicles in for restorations, do you do restorations and work on FJ's for others? Asking for a friend
Look forward to meeting you and seeing this beauty around town!
@Seth S - no need, the vehicle has never left New Orleans, the only rust we found was some slight surface rust on the body panels from the previous owner paint job. The interior is perfect, so we just masked the hell out of it. We were able to basically paint all panels off the truck in one booth, body in another...Looks great. Curious...why not just pull body right off the frame?
Resto mods...how far you want to go? Trail tailor front coil spring conversion and kit to keep stock 62 axle would be a good mod. BMW 3 series front seats or Saab 9-5 Ventilated front seats....or go full hog and get some scheel Mann seats.
convert to h55 5 speed
No it has the original leaf springs, recently added a set of skyjacker h7000s shocks... So should I just go with new OEM sway bars, or are there particular sway bars that you recommend? Also, probably going to change the steering stabilizer.Hi, Clips pretty sure no longer. On the swaying on corners get Toyota sway bars. Is this a spring over truck ? Mike
Thanks so much for the info... I definitely have added some things to the never ending check list.H55f 5 speed conversion will give you the get up and go you want....the best thing Ive ever done to my truck. Small things like new cats can increase performance in small but noticeable increments. With your gear box dont run larger tires. Keep with stock 31's. It will save whats left in that beast a440. Mines a 88 as well that I shot with grey...love the cement grey. I converted the front end to a round headlight 60 setup and added LED headlights. So much better. You can get the rectangles in LED as well. Old Man Emu 2"ish lift is what most people go with since its easy to get, easy to install and makes for a better than stock ride height and firms up everything and should help with your sway. The full kit includes shocks and a steering stabilizer. My first rack was defender from smittybilt. Its cheap and does the job but I now have a custom one I got from mike stanceworks insanely well done 60. Its perfect for a roof tent. Lots of options just depends on what you want up there. Gobi makes one that is just so rad and modern looking but you gotta have some money to throw up there. ARB makes one as well. Frontrunner makes some cool racks and gear. 4plus products in AZ makes great bumper/tire carrier options if you are going that route. Smittybilt and Tuffy are good options for a way better center console setup that is actually usable.
Went for a drive on the coast last weekend, hit 70... and then came the old speedometer dilemma. Ran the cable end with a drill, cable is fine (ordered one anyway). Maybe it’s the speedo gear (ordered a replacement as well).Hi, Get rid of the old springs. Old man emu parts all the way, remember it’s a system. Transmission is a great one ,when a cooler is added ,pan dropped,filter cleaned and oil replaced. My cruiser has 406,000 miles with the original transmission. Mike