Builds Alaska60 buys a 40!

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well I found this prize on a farm in utah.
Original owner from 1977. He bought this new and I have the sales receipt and window sticker, along with a 30 year old title.
It does have some issues but I am extremely excited to have a 40 again. My last 40 was wrecked in an accident in 1994 and I have been driving fj60's since. I have plans to do a semi resto job on this.
It should keep me busy and out of trouble for the winter. i will slowly add to this thread as the work continues....
Unfortunately the original owner....(now about 89yo) painted the rig with latex paint years back and it has a ton of latex paint on it.
Not even sure where to start...........
beer first and maybe stare for a few days!
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Looks like a nice start, post up a lot more pictures. I would prefer a previous owner paint it with latex house paint instead of just letting it rust. Cant wait to see this project going forward.
 
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Latex, water based paint on metal, bad combo. Not sure about latex but a mild stripper should do it.

I did hit one spot with a wire wheel ........took it down quick. several coats of latex.
I am also going to try a stripper (without the brass pole);)
 
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here is a couple shots of what I am dealing with and some of the rust issues and rear sill. I fabed up my own rear sill and am planning to do my own new rear panels too.
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here is the rear sill I fabed up. It is 2 x 3 thick wall tube with the curves made from 1/8" flat steel stock with gussets for the body mounts.
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Not even sure where to start...........
beer first and maybe stare for a few days!
And then drive it, it's cool the way it is (unless completely unsafe). But I see you've already started stripping her. What's taking you so long?;p
 
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I came over here from the 55 preservation to check out what uncle tom is doing with his damn 40. Which he appears to have named like it was a character straight out of X-men. So I'm looking for his thread that has a post fresh from today that is buried 3 pages in! Holy crap! Apparently everybody has 40's! I guess I'll have to get one too. I did see a 79 for sale pretty cheap the other day......
 
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Nice work, you didn't spend much time on :beer:.
Got my attention, SUBSCRIBED.:cheers:(if you take the time for that)

:beer:Of course I take time for that...:beer:.....I'm american! :beer:sometimes it will take priority..:beer:.especially during those times where we all sit and stare at the work that needs to be done to our rigs:beer: in hopes that it will magically fix itself!:beer:
 
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dont you have a 67 fj40 sitting in your boneyard waiting for you??????:rolleyes:
That one is cheap too.

You sir are correct. Now I'm thinking when I have some time starting in decemberish I will start a thread for its build and call it "uglyoinker builds a 40 cuz tom is too" Now I have to think of a really clever name for my 40. But the 40 is for my woman so it has to be fitting......
 
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You sir are correct. Now I'm thinking when I have some time starting in decemberish I will start a thread for its build and call it "uglyoinker builds a 40 cuz tom is too" Now I have to think of a really clever name for my 40. But the 40 is for my woman so it has to be fitting......

smartass.....
I'll see you thursday. chainsaw in hand!
15 cords huh?
 
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what are your drivetrain/suspension plans?
 

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