FJ40 Driveplates worth keeping for restoration?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by RIDDLER, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. RIDDLER

    RIDDLER

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    Quick question- this latest FJ40 (1979) that I am working on will be a driver type cruiser. Not a museum showpiece but not a beater either.

    It came with driveplates and did not come with Aisin hubs which I prefer.

    Is there any point to keeping the driveplates if this is a 97% street and forest service driven cruiser? I found out yesterday that driveplates are of value in a trail only FJ40 not in a street cruiser.

    Is it a realistic trade to trade two driveplates for a set of Aisin hubs for a April 1979 FJ40?

    thanks

    Aaron
     
  2. fj40Matt

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    I'd say keep them for spares in case you ever bust a hub. Although since you're looking a lighter duty use you probably don't have to worry so much about breakage.

    I doubt anyone would trade straight up as the hubs I would think are worth a good bit more.
     
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    Aisin value

    thanks for the reply.

    Then what's the going rate for a set of used Aisin hubs?

    I paid $50 in 2003 and then bought the rebuild kit and installed a set to replace some old Warn hubs I had.

    thanks


    Aaron
     
  4. Landpimp

    Landpimp GOLD Star

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    keep em, but you can still buy them for around $30 each new.

    but yeah swap to a set of Aisan or Asco's when you can
     
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