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Aftermarket steering wheel on 75 to 78 column?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by buckroseau, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. buckroseau

    buckroseau May I have another!!!

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    Did a search, but didn't find what I was looking for.

    Can you or has anyone installed an aftermarket steering wheel on a 75 to 78 FJ40 column. Or to the point, do they make an adaptor for the Toyota column?

    Thanks, Matt
     
  2. Poser

    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    Check out Grant bud...they make adapters for a lot of the different wheels in their lineup.


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    i threw a grant wheel on, simple simple simple.
     
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  6. buckroseau

    buckroseau May I have another!!!

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    Thanks for the info guys, exactly what I was looking for.

    Would prefer not to change the wheel, but looking for some length. Just bought a 45 lwb and am kinda tall. Little problem with the door, wheel and my leg when I try to clutch.

    Thinking an adapter that can ad an inch or so and a 13" or 14" wheel (vs the 16.5 stock one) and a dish of about 3" +......should work?

    Thanks, Matt
     
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    What no crate motor and auto????;)
     
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    With your fab skills Matt, make the cab an extra cab, or even a four-door...



    Anyone have a picture of the white 45 extra cab pickup that was on the cover of Toyota Trails a few years back?
     
  9. buckroseau

    buckroseau May I have another!!!

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    Shane,

    No crate motor or auto....unless it's Toyota :D



    Steve,

    Maybe someday, but right now going for that stock thing. Not sure why, just want that? I actually the past few days decided against a saginaw coversion. The thing drives so nice I see no reason to do it? Might go with a mini-truck powersteering set up, but thinking I want to keep the stock column. I think with that adapter, smaller wheel and a little more dish I should have it? I think for the most part....it will be pretty much stock? I'd keep the orginal steering wheel set up....just can't fit in it worth a sh-t.

    Maybe crew cab on the next one? ;p

    Thanks, Matt
     
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    To what end?


    You have a 'stock' Land Cruiser....


    I really think that you should 'get after' this one some bud.


    If I can get iggie to post up a pic of that other truck, I bet it will grow on you. ;)



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  11. buckroseau

    buckroseau May I have another!!!

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    Not sure to what end I guess? Just got it in my head that I want a stock lpb? I was also was hoping not to try that hard :D

    Get a new frame, blast and paint. No intentions on tearing down the drivetrain, just blast, epoxy prime and paint. The thing works so good, really no reason to. Fix the tub, new box and tailgate, new fenders and clean up the other sheet metal. Interior is fine, just has to be removed for paint and then re-assembled. If I had a frame I honestly think that I could have it pimped out and drving in 3 to 5 months?

    But....still would like to see those other pics....you never know ;)

    Thanks, Matt
     
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    I put the stock steering wheel out of a '91-'94 F(Z)J80 in my 40 - easy bolt in swap that gets you a smaller wheel that looks stock ;) I'll try to get you a pic tomorrow -

    Tucker
     
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    What did you do to make the turn signal cancel work properly?
     
  14. Josie'sLandCruiser

    Josie'sLandCruiser Stop calling it a "FJ."

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    Hi All:

    A buddy of mine with a '79 FJ40 was able to easily swap on a steering wheel from a Toyota SR5 4wd mini-truck. It looks pretty good!

    Regards,

    Alan
     
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