Caught cheating.....on the 25's.

Discussion in 'FJ25 Owners Group' started by Cruiser_Nerd, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    Where's everyone been hiding the last few days?

    I was up to no good. The early cruiser critic with a sharp eye can see what's wrong with this "1964" FJ40 I picked up today:
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  2. Archie 1962 FJ25

    Archie 1962 FJ25 Autocrat

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    Hard top sides are from FJ25HT and where are the side vents?

    Congrats Jim,

    One day you will become biggest LC collector in the world, and I am proud that I know you.
     
  3. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    And no, it's not the crust of road salt (it's not even Thanksgiving yet :rolleyes: ), the missing parts, or the oil slick underneath..........so why was I happy when I picked up my 1964 FJ40?:D
     
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    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    Very Close Archie, yep, that "1964" shares a 25 hardtop.
     
  5. Archie 1962 FJ25

    Archie 1962 FJ25 Autocrat

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    where are the side vents? and is that grill mesh is from 25?
     
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    hub caps????
     
  7. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    Yep, all four hub caps were in back. :D
    But I've never seen one in such terrible shape. :frown:
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  8. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    Veeeeeeeery close, but nope not the mesh that's the problem with this "1964".:D
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  9. Archie 1962 FJ25

    Archie 1962 FJ25 Autocrat

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    I am still stuck on side vents?????? where are those?
     
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    I'll take that stamped bezel off your hands.

    did it live in a hi crime neighborhood?
     
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    wesintl

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    Damn.. I was going to say bezel too. that must be a 63


    what side vents.. 64 had no side vent...
     
  12. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    Which side vents?

    It doesn't have a FJ25 air intake in the apron, but it's got kick vents and bug catcher vent windows. The dead giveaway was in the grille picture.........


    It does have this silly vent in the roof though:
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  13. Archie 1962 FJ25

    Archie 1962 FJ25 Autocrat

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    you mean the turn signal bib lights???
     
  14. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    Yep, those are all clues on the right year.......Wes and 3_puppies we're on the right track.

    Another clue, but try not to barf when you see what the winters do to a Cruiser around here:
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    Archie 1962 FJ25 Autocrat

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    And wait a minute........., what is that chrome thing shining underneath the front light bazel???? original FJ25 chrome light bazels???????
     
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    I think he's talking about the blower motor vent in front of the kick vent.

    I could use rear tail lamp holders if your parting with some things... My 64 had a dealer installed conferr bumper that is coming off so that bumperettes and oem tail lights can go on :D

    Nice score on the cruiser... Worth the bezel alone..
     
  17. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    Ahhh, I'm not used to seeing those newfangled air intakes for the defroster. :D

    I'll be parting it out, but don't want to pimp the stuff here, just having fun. I believe those brackets fit the small FJ25 style tail lights. ;)
     
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    Hey Jim, You gotta tell us the frame # Vac Wipers? Thanks, John Pardi
     
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    I can't tell by the pics, does the hardtop have that little six inch or so post just behind the door? Wind em up or jam em up windows in the doors? White or black faced speedo?

    Those tail light brackets are from the earliest 40s and will take the 25 lights, were the fender mounted turn signals included? Dibs if they are the doubled lensed variety...

    I'd guess late '61-early '63 by the grill and lense bracket, but mid 60's if it does not have that little pillar for the top, front bumper looks kinda young, too...but wait...is that gas cap big or just blingy...
     
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  20. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    Going to get some shuteye, I can rest easy knowing exactly why this one got retired.......


    Let this be a lesson. Never put an alternator on an early Cruiser, the stress will break the block. :flipoff2:
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