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FJ25 tailgate same as FJ45SWB?

Discussion in 'FJ25 Owners Group' started by foxfab, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. foxfab

    foxfab

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    Is this tailgate the same as a 25 tailgate other than the bracket? Sure looks it. It may be cheaper to buy a new one than to fix mine.

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    JohnnyC Long ago TLCA# 2231 SILVER Star

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    ya I know. ;) Might keep the license plate there also since no unobtanium license brackets have surfaced on my door step.

    Wonder why that 40 has two tire carriers on it?
     
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    JohnnyC Long ago TLCA# 2231 SILVER Star

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    nice early bow set-up on that rig :)
     
  5. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator SILVER Star

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    Someone is reproing license brackets? :confused:

    Oh, and you'll need four holes for that bling TOYOTA emblem. :flipoff2:
     
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    If it matters...the center raised section of a 25 is 1 1/8" wide, same as that 62/40 at tlc, the later 40 is 2 1/4" wide. But if you don't tell anyone no one will know. (oops, I let the whole world know) Old Fart is getting the wide middle rib tailgate from a 72/40. On later tailgates circa 1976, the hinge placement is differant than the early tailgates. John P #3
     
  7. Living in the Past

    Living in the Past SILVER Star

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    Checked my tailgates this weekend and sure enough the center section is narrower on the 25s. The FJ40 tailgate is from a 1971 and the hinge location is still the aame. I checked the last tailgate I got out of a junk yard. It was on a early FJ40 soft top. I figured it was a replacement because it was so rust free. Narrow center section means it's probably original.

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