Another April's Fool (1 Viewer)

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Except this is for real:
Yesterday, in downtown Salida I saw a 40, packed to the gills with bikes, kayaks, skis and all other manner of Colorado toys.
A rather unremarkable looking rig - nice condition, but then, what is that hanging below the front end?
Huh? By golly. It's an IFS!
As I was driving by I could only take a glance, but it looked all the world like a Taco setup with rack and pinion steering

If I see the rig again I will take a closer look - torsion bars? Frame-mounted differential? Transfer case?

Imagine converting a 40 to IFS!
 
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Sacrilege! maybe a taco or FJCruiser with a 40 body?
Still would have to shorten the frame to match a 40 weheel base. Lotta work just in that.

Who knows what motivations people have when "personalizing" a vehicle. I still "swear" I saw an 80 on sprung over leaf springs one early year at Cruise Moab.
 
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Wouldn't it be easier to stretch the FJ40 body with some more sheet metal than do the frame and drivetrain changes if putting a body on a frame?

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