For Sale CO, USA - 81 BJ42 turbo diesel $15k

Year
1981
Vehicle Model
  1. 40 Series
Location
Castle Rock, Colorado United States
Mileage
75000
Color
Blue
I got a BJ42 from our brethren up north about 6 years ago. It got a complete engine rebuild 75,000 miles ago, with a garrett turbo and a 5-speed from some BJ60.
The trans/xfer package came from spectre as rebuilt. I get about 23-24mpg no matter how I drive, highway or around town, but I usually treat my equipment well.
That tells me that the 4.10 gears are eating economy, and I'd bet some 3.73s would boost that a few mpg.
The bucket seats are original, but need upholstery and foam. The jump seats are gone. Roll bar is nice.
Last summer, a saginaw setup was installed.

The steel wheels are the old OEM style 16" from city racer. (no hubcaps)
A bit more than half the tread left on the 5 duratracs 215/85R16, as I do 5 tire rotation every oil change at 4000 miles.
Currently, it has the 24v setup, but I do have a 12v diesel alternator waiting to be put in.
About a year ago, I changed out the radiator for an aftermarket 4-core copper version.

$15,000 price dropped
Location is near Castle Rock, CO

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EWheeler

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Bug catcher doors just need new rubber and the bottoms patched. They have all the hardware and function great. One of the knobs is sitting on my desk, as i was trying to cast replicas. I also borrowed another cruiserhead's windshield vent knob so i can cast those as well. If anyone is in need, id have more motivation to prioritize those projects amongst the many underway.
I think someone is already making the bug catcher knobs for a reasonable price, that project may not be worth your efforts? I lust after your '64 patina 40, I keep coming back here hoping its gone so I can start lusting after something else. It's a good thing there is as much distance between us as there is, as I don't need another project in the waiting but probably wouldn't have the discipline to say no if it was closer. She'll make a fine rig for someone.
 
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As far as I've seen, its a 3D printed replica. Personally, I dont really like 3D printed stuff. I think aesthetics suffer greatly, but theyd work for knobs and whatnot.
In the castings, You almost couldnt tell the difference between the original.

Thanks, it sure is a gorgeous machine. Wish I could manage to hold on to it. Somebody else will get to bring it back to life.
 

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As far as I've seen, its a 3D printed replica. Personally, I dont really like 3D printed stuff. I think aesthetics suffer greatly, but theyd work for knobs and whatnot.
In the castings, You almost couldnt tell the difference between the original.

Thanks, it sure is a gorgeous machine. Wish I could manage to hold on to it. Somebody else will get to bring it back to life.
Dunno how they're made, but I'd shell out the $125 and move on with other more important things.

 

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