fj803fe said:I am starting on this within the month. I bought a BJ60 about a year ago. Body isn't worth %^&$-found a beautiful 55 just sitting there in my town for like 3 yrs. "relatively" perfect condition...GREAT! :-D If anyone is still watching this post reply as I'd like to hear if anything came to fruition, or what troubles I may run into. Also for a personal FYI waht is the GVW of the 55 vs. the 60?
Poo on the V8 :-(
I am in Colorado. What about engine mounts? bolt in???? As I have both frames is it necessary to swap out mount frame rail brackets?cruiser_guy said:It's up and running c/w turbo. I think there is a post in the '55 section under "Roof swap" with photos of the finished truck. Where are you located? The finished truck is in British Columbia. The same project is now under way with a '67 FJ45LV!!
Problems... nothing major. The most work was on the body as I found the engine swap relatively easy just mating the 3B with the FJ55 tranny/transfer.
fj803fe said:I am in Colorado. What about engine mounts? bolt in???? As I have both frames is it necessary to swap out mount frame rail brackets?
I am swapping everything in, including the H55F of the BJ.
I am thinking 80 series axles as there is a rolled one in town. Has factory elec lockers too :-D Just found out yesterday so I am a bit over excited-I don't even know if it was just wrecked and under insurance control or what.cruiser_guy said:I fabbed new engine mounts that I tapped and bolted to the frame for test fit and then welded for permanence. You will also need to decide how to support the back of the engine combo. I used a cut down version of the BJ60 mount as the FJ55 frame is significantly narrower. Using the H55F you will need to deal with e-brake issues too (I used a BJ60 tranny housing and input shaft with the FJ55 guts and transfer case), either a driveshaft brake kit from Spector for the split case or a '81 or newer '40 series rear or????