Finally found a rig locally that I can actually look at. It sounds like it's a bit more of a project rig that I was hoping for, but it sounds like it's got all things I wanted - just needs a good tune up, some minor work, and some TLC. Here is the description I was e-mailed: ------------------------ it's a 74 but mostly 78, it has a SBC 327/edelbrock,intake,carb and cam, snorkel, 8 pt cage tied into the frame , pre-runners front and back, radiator hoop/engine cage, rears move out 3", shackle reversal, over sprung w/3" springs, Arizona drivelines high angle long travel drive shaft (paid $400 last year), pwr steering, new 33" swampers, body is good no rot but needs paint it has a rattle can camo paint job now. motor is strong starts right up but oil pressure drops off when hot could use bearing i think. windshield has a crack, the throw out bearing squeals other then that it is in good shape and looks good w/ a little TLC i would make a great trail rig. it comes w/ extra rears, transmissions/transfercases , doors, springs, driveshafts, lots of parts. I'd like to get $2000 for it the way it sits. ------------------------- so, here are my questions: - what are pre-runners? the only pre-runner I've ever heard of is a front brush/light bar thing that 2wd rigs use. - any idea what is meant by "rears move out 3""? - suspension mods are SR and over sprung with 3" springs. From what I've read, I thought a soa conversion generally netted between 5" and 7" with stock springs and could clear 35s and sometimes 37s. Am I missing something here? - I've read that when doing an SOA conversion, going with a high-steer setup is recommended. Is that what "drivelines high angle long travel drive shaft" is? - What do you make of the oil pressure drop? That's got me concerned. - What is a throw out bearing? Those are my questions... any questions I should be asking based on the description? I know it's a lot of questions - I appreciate the answers. I'm trying to learn, but you all are the closest FJ40 experts, so the learning is a slow process. If I can learn a bit more about the vehicle and get some questions answered, I'm hoping to look at the rig this weekend or next. I'll take lots of pics and probably check in with you all again. Thanks again.