FJ40 advice needed (1 Viewer)

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It appears that this truck has significant sentimental value to you. It also sounds like you are a little overwhelmed by moving and other life events. Many folks, myself included, have sold vehicles in a rush when life got hectic, and deeply regretted it later on. On the other hand, you will never regret hanging on to it for a while longer until life slows down and you can look at it with a refreshed point of view. You're moving to Coeur d'Alene? That's one of the more beautiful corners of the world and North Idaho has a lot to offer for backcountry exploration. If it's more than you can deal with right now, just find a sheltered spot to store it for a while, get settled in to your new place, then come back to your decision in the spring. One more thing, parts ARE available, and knowledge and help IS available, it just takes a little work to find both. Good luck to you.
 

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@AntFarm has a lot of good thoughts. If it were me I’d keep it and so would most of us here. But to each his own. Trying to read between your posted lines, I’d suggest you sell it.

No offense taken by not wanting a 40...it just doesn’t sound like you want it, or will use it...so why keep it? I don’t know if you can get 15k for it, but it’s a nice looking rig. You might be surprised what you can sell it for.

Good luck.
 
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I can shoe horn it in to my garage but then I can not use the garage. It it just packed to tight. I would not park it on the street. It is to easy to steal. One jumper wire and the ignition is live. Roll it down the hill, pop the clutch and off it goes.
for $25 I got a club that hooks around the brake pedal and the steering wheel, It also fits through the handle of my bluetooth speaker when I park my truck with no top on.
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As easy as these are to hotwire to steal I personally would not park it anywhere people had easy excess to a running FJ40. I carry stated value insurance on my classic cruisers. That way anything happens to have to fight to get what it's worth. One of the requirements is they have to parked in a secure garage.
That is your insurance company "causing an issue" because you want a specific amount. My insurance will cover replacement with like vehicle... a few searches for "like kind" for my green FJ55 will make them fall over but that is the way it is.

I can shoe horn it in to my garage but then I can not use the garage. It it just packed to tight. I would not park it on the street. It is to easy to steal. One jumper wire and the ignition is live. Roll it down the hill, pop the clutch and off it goes.
2 minutes and pulling a coil means non-movable rig. :meh: I parked my stock FJ40 in an apartment parking lot in not great area of Sacramento... it never drove off without me.
 
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That is your insurance company "causing an issue" because you want a specific amount. My insurance will cover replacement with like vehicle... a few searches for "like kind" for my green FJ55 will make them fall over but that is the way it is.


2 minutes and pulling a coil means non-movable rig. :meh: I parked my stock FJ40 in an apartment parking lot in not great area of Sacramento... it never drove off without me.


Seems I remember not to look ago about a FJ40 that had been stolen in Northern California that I don't remember it being recovered. Other ones I remember being stolen over the years. A local club member's wife caught a tow truck trying to steal his 82 FJ40 from their driveway. Coil being removed wouldn't have helped in this case. No one can predict when and if someone is going to try and steal a vehicle.
 
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You can remove the rotor from the distributor easier than the coil. This was a good way to keep drunks from trying to drive home.
 

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