largenfirm said:The front turn signal pods are non-OEM - Japanese aftermarket replacement, think I've seen them at CCOT.
Battery tray looks to be mislocated to the rear, too.
The rear floormat is not original.
Radio's missing. Since there's no antenna, there should be a factory filler plate.
Other than that, it's almost as original as mine...
Poser said:Radiator and frame was different on AC trucks, along with the engine mount on the passenger side, it has a provision for the compressor cast into it...
Have an '83-40(12/82) at the shop right now that has the same style center console with the heater built into it...
Landpimp said:you have had the 83 in your shop for along time.....
lingo said:No, the truck has an antenna. I am sure landpimp has a factory radio to go in that nice rig.
Landpimp said:I know Stephen, he did my 45LV.
but that is not a 80, its a 81(or at least 8/80+, making it a 81), it as the 81+ steering wheel for one
also notice no side window defrost....very odd
center console with built in heater is also a 81 item I believe.
the wing windows also showed up on a few 83 fj40 in the US. You can add them to late model doors, I think 79+
the trany is an odd deal, but I find it had to beleive it was ordered that way, back then how would anyone know there was a different trany option in other markets? if its a H41 it was added at sometime(maybe bad trany? got H41 from Marv) or it was just a mistake at Toyota or was ment to go to canada but canada only got dsls in the latter years.
If an 81(and it looks it to me) it should have a split case, personaly I would rahter have the slit case then the H41 and old case.
also look at the rear axle.....the parking brake in on the rear axle not the t-case....
it has of course been repainted.
oh and the speedo is a 81+ with highlighted 55 and 999999.99 odometer
nice 40 though.