FJ 40 on CUCV with a 2UZ

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Picked up a new project, the FJ 40 from Hardline Crawlers forum:
FJ40 Land Cruiser (Tons/Linked/v8 etc) PLUS LOTS OF PARTS
Its a 73 frame with a aluminum tub, and cut front fenders. CUCV dana 60 front with 4.56 gears, Detroit locker, rear is a 14 Bolt 4.56 gears, gov't locker. Rear has been four linked with some stock TJ springs, Rusty's offroad joints and have the brackets and joints to link the front. Chevy TBI V-8 engine swap, that is for sale.
This will be a slow build, but the plans are to remove the Chevy motor, install the 2UZ from the wrecked Tundra, Inchworm prerunner adapter for the 2wd trans to mini truck T-case, and some properly sized tires to get it road worthy. Sliders, tube fenders, roll cage, and then four link the front with some ORI struts to get it trail worthy.
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The top did fit before it blew off on the interstate, luckly my brother and a motorcyclist helped me put it back on.
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a nice team upfront a triangle sign on the rear bet a Menonite will want it & pay top $:grinpimp:



seriously John looks good too bad bout then tornades on the interstate:mad:

:hmm:sure the glass went south do we still have some on the club 40 ?
 

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Very cool :cheers: congrats bud. Its going to be a sweet project and I'm very interested to see how the 2UZ/Inchworm setup goes in I was leaning that way for mine as well. Sorry to hear about the top, the parts cruiser top was sold to Ryan but I'm sure we'll come across something for you :)
 

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Soooooo........we need an update John. I know you haven't just left it sit like this for almost a month. You've probably been working feverishly on it to get her ready for the Jambo, right?? ;)
 
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Not by choice, but I have nothing to update. Both new trucks were pulled off the trailer and sit where they stopped.
 
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cool project! good bones. I go back and forth between a 2uz and a 5.3 or 6.0 chevy. wiring scares me on the 2uz thats why i think i would lean towards a chevy. could be cheaper as well.
 
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Scored some H2 wheels, 17 x 8.5 to make do until I need some beadlocks. May get some tires to mount on for some roll arounds until I get some larger MT's.


 
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Man I've heard of people running with just a couple inches of rubber. But Jeese there sent any on these. :)

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