dr_claw's FJ45 build up, from rusty to well let's find out.... (1 Viewer)

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hey all.

This project has been about 5 years in the making. I wanted a daily driver 45 since i sold my 40 years ago.

It started with buying just a 45 tub from another guy and friend off of the board.

Over the last 5 years, i have bought, parted, sold, and traded various 40's and parts to get to where I am today.

So here it goes....

THE PLAN:

Frame:

I built the 45 frame last spring from a 40 series frame, similiar to Medusa's.
f150 rear springs, bj70 rears up front. About 103" WB

(frame pics posted tomorrow or the next day...they are at work)

Drivetrain:

Rebuilt 350 fuel injected, rebuilt th400, rebuilt 3 speed tcase.
Totally rebuilt axles with new birfs, brakes, thirds etc.

Body:

Hopefully no rust, and a LWB bobbed box.



Lots of pics and info to come. Enjoy!
 
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first set of pics!
fj45 cab start.JPG
fj45 cab side.JPG
fj45 pass side.JPG
 
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Mikesta

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Doesn't look like your afraid to tackle rust. Nope. Looking forward to the progress!
 

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I'd be :bounce: to have a 45 tub like that to start with. Good time to practice those body skillz. Daily driver eh? :rolleyes: Dump the 400 it's way overkill - you're prolly gonna need an O.D. tranny w/ the 4.10's. What size tires you runnin? Any chance there's gonna be some tubework on this DD'er? :cool:
 
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more pics later....

I will be running (cause i already have them) 33"x12.5" yoko geolander at's.

We will see how far I get with the body next week......
 

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frame looks good, but if you need an LV frame let me know, It think it will take out any guesswork and I have one laying around.
 
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LOL! :lol:

I get called a student more than not. I teach metalwork, but most of my students look older than me. I can barely grow a patchy beard to separate my self.

Don't worry, I am 26 :)
fj45 floor more.JPG
 

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