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Bj40 from Italy

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Giulio, Apr 16, 2018 at 2:03 PM.

  1. Giulio

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    hallo, I greet you from Italy, exactly from my city, Siena.

    I have in my family a bj40 for many many years, and 4 years ago I started to restore it, and finally today I finished (or almost)!!!

    I want to show you some pictures of the restoration and finally the final result.

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    and here she is today, with her 39 years. it is not perfect, but this is its charm.

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    Benvenuto e complimenti! That is a beautiful color.
     
  9. bwalker16527

    bwalker16527 1974 FJ40 SBC V8 350 TH400 SILVER Star

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    Visited Siena 10 years ago. One of my favorite cities in Italy. Rig looks great.
     
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    Bellissimo! Love the color, more pictures of your 40 in the Italian countryside please!!
     
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    Yes more pics of your BJ40 in the Italian countryside please!
     
  12. GadgetPhreak

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    Beautiful! Can I get some more info on your wood steering wheel, and maybe a few more pictures? I love it and would like to do a wood wheel in my 40. Most of the aftermarket solutions I've seen require an adapter with a plastic filler piece that ruins the look of the column.. from what I can see yours looks perfect!
     
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  14. Giulio

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    hello everyone and thanks for the welcome, and sorry if I make mistakes.

    of course!! soon I will put new photos of bj in the landscape of Siena

    I've found this steering wheel! I like that too. I think they are selling in stores for vintage cars. send 2 more photos. you can see the brand

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    yes, is a stock rear bumper with 2 bumbers and handmade protections for iron rear headlights
     
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    That looks very nice. I like the fact you kept the stock white spoke wheels, I run FJ60 and FJ62 chrome spoke wheels on my FJ40s.
     
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    thanks!! yes, I made it as original as possible. I will change the tires with tessellated tires in a next time
     
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    Great work and great looking 40!
     
  18. Ride Fly

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    Love the job you did on your FJ40! The color is my favorite. But even more, I love that you’re from Italy, and Siena in particular! If there is one place that I have to declare as my favorite city, in my favorite country of Italy, it is Siena!

    Post more pics of the 40 in your fabulous city please!
     
  19. GadgetPhreak

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    Thank you!