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FJ40 color change opinion (collectors also)

Discussion in 'Paint and Body' started by wimberosa, Nov 14, 2017 at 8:21 AM.

  1. wimberosa

    wimberosa

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    First post....but I need to wade in on an 1979 Freeborn Red FJ40 I am refurbing. At this point
    I've completely disassembled the body and will be having each individual part blasted to bare
    metal and repainted. I would like to take this truck back to close to OEM.

    However...big default on OEM goal and the question is this...

    Will changing the paint color (to a factory yellow) really be a negative
    game changer on a future sale?

    The fire wall plate with color code will not match at that point but no visible signs of
    paint change other than the plate code would be possible.

    I'm planning on keeping this thing for at least 10 years and always wanted the mustard yellow...
    but could not find one that met all the criteria (1979+, mechanically sound, no cancer, etc). So
    I bought the red one and have been thinking I'd just re-do the thing in red. But of course I'm
    second guessing because I see all these nice yellow ones (ebay and such) for 50K+ and
    am torn.

    I know this is just opinion ... but some opinions might be helpful instead of just thinking in
    the dark like I normally do. Thanks and sorry if I've busted any protocol on my first post.
     
  2. Malleus

    Malleus

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    It would for me. Freeborn red is the bomb. Having said that, I'd take any 40 in any color if the price was right.