For years, I have tried to find the right FJ45. I have stalked many builds, reading and dreaming of what I would build. @Waggoner5 build changed my toyota dreams and sealed my fate. He was kind enough to give me thoughts and feedback on his epic build. From that point on, I wanted a 80 series frame and running gear with a fj45 look. Given the 80 series width, I planned to widen the vehicle by about 3 inches like several folks have. I was also planning on cutting out the 80 firewall and putting it in the rig, so I could have all the setup for A/C and all the other nice things from an 80. I acquired parts cars over the years to do the project. A couple 80 series rigs and also had a fj40 tub to make the cab and with the lack of FJ45 cabs in America. I found BMW m series convertible seats with integrated seatbelts, so I did not need a roll bar. I knew that I wanted to stretch the frame, and had the experience of how best to do it when I build @7powernerd UTE. We stretched it 9" and I wanted this one about 7". I was planning on a GM crate motor to have all the power I could want. After years of planning and acquiring parts, I was just about ready to start the project. Then came the posting that @Tank5 was going to sell his fj45 project rig. Builds - Scraps, My Slow 45/80 Build He already took a great rust free 80 frame and stretched the frame 7".... in fact, I used his pictures as a guide when I did the UTE lengthening. He found a Central American 45 tub, with steering on the right, but grabbed a dash panel for a left hand drive rig. He already fit the tub and entire front panels including widened fenders. He also purchased a 2uz motor, tranny/transfer from 100 series and wiring harness from a stock tundra. 2uzfe pulled from running driving 2003 4runner with 163k on it. I purchased the correct 100 series 2 piece oil pan and pickup to make it fit in a land cruiser. 4 speed automatic transmission with t-case pulled from a 2000 100 series land cruiser with 161k, vehicle was wrecked after the owner slide off the road in a snow storm and side impacted a tree. I did not here this run. I have the floor shifters and trim pieces with this too. Complete wiring harness from a 2002 2wd Tundra 2uz with 4 speed automatic. This includes body and engine harness, with ecu and all the extra modules attached. This truck was a base model no extra power doors or seats so the harness is simpler. No 4wd means you control the t-case manually and it does not create any wiring complications. 2002 tundra steering column with key from same vehicle. After talking with Tank5 and several discussions with my wife, we struck a deal to purchase his project car. I loaded up with @StucknKS and borrowed a 36' trailer to go play in Colorado for a few days, then roll down to New Mexico to pick it up. Given that the tub is on the frame already, I am not sure about widening the rig now. Also not going to do the firewall swap. Since I am 6'2", I will need to stretch the tub. other links to reference... V8 40th . . . 2UZ content. For those that don't understand the title of this thread and name for this rig, you are not nearly the caliber of nerd that I am, nor a fan of the series Firefly and the legend that is Jane. Here is where the name comes from, go to 16:05 of this youtube link, in the "our Mrs. Reynolds episode"