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Body panel compatability FJ80/FZJ80

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Ron_85BJ60, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. Ron_85BJ60

    Ron_85BJ60 SILVER Star

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    I just bought a new to me '92 FJ80. I pick it up tomorrow. I've been looking for the right truck for a while now and just yesterday I told my wife I decided to put off any purchases for now due to $$. Then last night I find this truck on Ebay for $1,800 and I couldn't pass it up!

    Here's the tech part.
    It has some dings and dents and may need a new drivers side fender. I might just try to pound it out. Are the fenders on an FJ80 compatible with those on an FZJ80? Anyone have a white DS fender & or flare that you need to get rid of? I will also need a new front bumper if I can get one cheap, otherwise I'll just tell the wife I need the ARB!

    Also, the seller stated that it probably needs new shocks in the rear. Is this a commonly replaced part at a certain mileage or do most folks just go with new springs?


    I can't wait to get my new truck, 7 hours drive each way and I will have her home tomorrow night.

    Thanks,
    Ron

    P.S. As thanks to Woody and everyone here I ponied up for my silver star today! Thanks to all.
     
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  2. kennyv0826

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    I think that most of the body panels are compatible. The fender flares are different but I think they still bolt up.

    I have a front bumper from my 94 that I am going to replace with an ARB. It's not in perfect shape, but it looks pretty good. I would sell it for $70 plus shipping.

    Congrats on getting an 80 series, they are great!
     
  3. cruiserdan

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    The fenders are different in the manner that the flares attach. David Dearborn has fitted a later fender to an earlier truck and he told me it was difficult to fit the flare and that the only reason he did it was because the fender was a free-bee.
     
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    I was comparing the flares from my 94 to that of my brothers 96 and they seemed different too (his were a little wider). I wonder if 93 and 94's have the same as the 91 and 92's? Or is there 3 different fender flares?
     
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    Three distinct versions. 91-92, 93-94 and 95-97. All three mount differently, resulting in three different fenders. The 91-94 flares are fiberglass and the 95-97 are plastic.
     
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    This is good information to know, thank you for the insight.
     
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    I realize that this was 10 years ago but any recollection or idea on how hard it was for him to fit the fender? Do the fenders line up much differently?
     
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    The general shape of the fender is the same. Flare location holes (or the lack of them) dictate the difference.
     
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    Ahh. Got ya. Thanks for the reply.
    Any idea about the front or back fender compatibility. I remember seeing somewhere that the mounting brackets are a little different but with some minor adjustment to the monting bracket holes the bumpers could interchange. Any truth to that in your experience. I'm thinking about putting a 94 fender in my 96 wondering how much trouble I'm going to be putting myself through.
     
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    What do you mean by "front or back fender compatibility"?
     
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    Sorry, the front and back bumpers* and end caps... I need a cup of coffee.
     
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