FJ40 Driveplates worth keeping for restoration?

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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
 
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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
 

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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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