FJ40 Ambulance Doors

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I've looked, so sorry if this is a repeat thread... Trying to figure out if there is a difference between pre and post '79 Ambulance doors. I've been told that there is no difference, but I read somewhere else that the corners are not the same. Will a '79 and older set of rear doors fit earlier models? If not a direct bolt-on, what mods need to take place. Considering buying '79 doors to fit my '76 but want to be sure they fit.

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hodag

 
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Not sure about 76', but I do know that there is quite a bit of fab to make a set of 79s' work on a 74'. The hinge holes are not in the same places, and the edges of the opening are not the same.

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Living in the Past

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The outside corners on the 79 and later doors are rounded to match the tub change in 79. I used a set of 77 back doors on my 79 didn't fit great but worked. I think using 79 doors on a 76 would work better but I don't know how well it would seal in the lower outside corners. But the difference is nothing like installing ambulance doors on a 74. A 76 tub is already made for ambulance doors.

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I have a friend with a 76 that is thinking of getting rid of his ambulance doors to change to a tailgate. Located in Utah let me know if you are interested, I can ask if he wants to sell.
 
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The doors are interchangable from 75 to 83, with the exception of the rounded corner. I always use whichever is the least rusty, and either radius the corner of the earlier door for a late tub with a grinder, or weld a square edge on a radiused door for an earlier tub. Five minutes fab either way, everything else is identical.
 
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