Finally joined up!

Discussion in 'FJ25 Owners Group' started by pardion, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. pardion

    pardion SILVER Star

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    Well I had a nice visit from FJ not CJ. So I finally joined up I think. so this is a test. Thanks John Pardi, Camino Calif. with a few cruisers. namely a 1960 fj25.
     
  2. Archie 1962 FJ25

    Archie 1962 FJ25 Autocrat

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    Welcome to the club John,

    I am from Thousand Oaks, Cali.
     
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    Welcome John! Thanks again for being such a kind host and tour guide, you don't know how nice it was for me to get away from that motel!

    "A few cruisers"...Ha! You are not a packrat, more like a Cruiser Librarian, so organized...a good thing!

    Looking foreward to your buildup thread, post lots of pics...

    Phil
     
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    Spy photo taken with one of those camera phones :eek: Very solid body
    pardi 25.jpg
     
  5. Archie 1962 FJ25

    Archie 1962 FJ25 Autocrat

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    Another FJ25 with those big tires on stock wheels....!!

    Which tires are those John?
     
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    Thanks for the welcome , those tires on the 25 are 15" 40 rims with mud and snows,and stock hubcaps. The larger tires on the right are on my 1963/40.
     
  7. Cruiser_Nerd

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    Hey John!

    Glad you made it here. (You passed the test. :) )
    Since Phil is all over the place, maybe we can make him the official unnanounced visitor. ;)

    Might want to check those front wheels....with stock axles FJ40 rims need about 1/4" to 1/2" of spacers so they don't hit the tie rod. PO of mine left me with about 1/2 the wheel stud engaged in front. :eek:
     
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    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    Hmmmm, three John P.'s now. :rolleyes:
     
  9. LandCruiserSteve

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    Hey John - welcome aboard!! :D :D

    And, another green 25!! You're in good company. (Let's see some more pics of your rig.)

    How are your brakes??

    Looking at your TLCA#, you've obviously been into Cruisers for quite a while. What else do you have in the FJ department?
     
  10. pardion

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    Jim, I will be doing the opposite plan of attack on my front axles, an fj40 drum brake axle with 1958/25 stock wheels. My stock 1960 axles will be for sale. John Pardi
     
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    Steve, the original color was a cream color like antique white, I don't know what color it will be yet, I have not checked the brakes, I'm going to use a later front axle with drums and 3.70 gears, and the rear will be a centered diff,40 brakes and 3.70 gears. 4/fj40's, 2/fj45 trucks, John Pardi
     
  12. Archie 1962 FJ25

    Archie 1962 FJ25 Autocrat

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    Dammn!!

    Even after almost 6 months, since I joined this forum still I feel like a newbie with just one cruiser "1962 FJ25" :confused: I hope to catch you guys some day.
     
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    Out of curiosity, any particular reason you're not going with front disks if you're doing an axle swap anyway? (Or do you just happen to have a front drum axle laying around?)

    Are you going to be swapping out the master cylinder also? Single circuit, dual w/ booster??

    What years are your FJ40s?
     
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    Archie, merely owning a single FJ25 automatically earns you seasoned veteran status in my book.
     
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    Archie 1962 FJ25 Autocrat

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    Yaa steve, Nice to have that status at age 32! :grinpimp: I feel proud now.
     
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    1969 single circut no booster, drums will work fine on this 25, it will not be my Rubicon Trail rig, 63/40,64/45,66/45,69/40,70/40,73/40 John Pardi
     
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    That's the exact transplant I recently made on my 25. (And I believe LivingInThePast has it on one of his 25s as well.) That particular MC appears to work perfectly. It's the rest of the brake system giving me the fits.

    Nice collection of FJs in your stable. Anxious to see pics of them. :)
     
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    Just wait until you get to be LivingInThePast's age . . . . :D
     
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    Whens your birthday? I thought I was the youngest at 32 :D

     
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