Barn Fresh Pig - I Finally Got One!

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I picked up this 73 FJ55 today after a lot of searching. It has been sitting in a barn. It currently has no motor, transmission, transfer case however I have everything but the block. The frame is very good and the body is not bad in Landcruiser terms. Interior is pretty good also. I'm currently building a shop and this will be my first project in the new shop. I'm thinking about a SOA lift and maybe a chey 350. Opinions?

Also, look at the pic of the rim. Is this a stock rim that came on a 55?
 
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congrats on the score :)..........have a motor a 4 speed and a TC if you are needy; where are you located?;

Lou
 

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Howdy! Good catch! That'll keep ya busy for a while. V8s and spring overs are evil, it would mean you have gone to the dark side, like me!! Pigs are awsome with about a foot of lift, a few more cylinders and gears, and 35 to 27 meats. They are literally TANKS on the trail. I maya be a bit biased, as I have been wheeling mine for about 20 years. John
 
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I'm in Georgia. I already have a 74 FJ40 and the more I've looked at the 55's, the more I've wanted one. They really do look cool with some lift and some meaty tires. Where's the 2F, trans., and TC located?
 
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It may be the same one. I bought it in Heflin near Talapoosa. Do you know some history on it?

Thanks
 
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congrats on pig purchase! I almost bought that rig back in september. Did you get the parts rig he was trying to sell as well?
 

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parts rig didn't belong to him; he never could get in touch with the owner or anyone who claimed to own it..........took some pix of it and placed them here on the forum last fall;

Lou
 
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I didn't get the other rig. It's not available right now but maybe in the future. I believe it's got a lot of potential.
 

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I'm in Georgia. I already have a 74 FJ40 and the more I've looked at the 55's, the more I've wanted one. They really do look cool with some lift and some meaty tires. Where's the 2F, trans., and TC located?

Hey there - you should come to our monthly meeting tomorrow night. We have a few :pig: fans that could give you some pointers on your resto/ buildup. What part of Ga. are you located? Check out our club web page with directions to the meeting: www.georgiacruisers.org
 
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I live about 125 miles south of Atlanta. I appreciate the invitation and I do like Fudruckers but I have a fundraising meeting tomorrow night for my son's High School baseball & football. Maybe I can make the next one.

Thanks
 
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Hey there - you should come to our monthly meeting tomorrow night. We have a few :pig: fans that could give you some pointers on your resto/ buildup. What part of Ga. are you located? Check out our club web page with directions to the meeting: www.georgiacruisers.org
I have a 72 pig w/ an great v8 conversion in it and I will be at the meeting tonight. To bad you can't come and check it out!:D
 

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