welcome, congrats, and come visit me in Qatar
Ill be in Muscat towards the end of the year, will have to do a trip up wadi abi ad for old times sake.
what are you going to do about AC... its getting warm. get on top of any rust on that rig ASAP, there some good workshops in ruwi while i was there.
welcome nice fj40
Nice 40 ! Welcome, and are those rear flares steel ?
Cool! Nice rig! Mine's from Oman originally
For steering, check out the tie rod ends and U-joints in the steering column and if they're all good then maybe look at re-building or replacing the steering box. It's most likely tie-rod ends though, and I figure some steering play is normal for these things. The difference between my FJ45 and my MX5 is just funny. The amount I turn the wheel in the MX5 to make a 90 degree corner is how much I'm steering to keep the FJ45 in a straight line
I don't know of any good parts shops in Oman, but if you need stuff desperately, Aswar spare parts in Al-Dhaid UAE is AMAZING. +97168823967 - ask for a guy called Ansar. They seem to get most of their parts from Oman, so Bahwan should have them but you might struggle to find a parts counter salesman that knows anything about these vehicles. Ansar seems to have all the main part numbers stored in his head.
Hopefully you can find something similar there. Rural areas might be better than in the city.
Thank you for all the information and I'll get on the steering issue ASAP.
Bahwan has many NOS parts but you need to find the right salesman to get you the parts and usually you get them for a whooping discount too as they are classified by the system as "slow moving".
I bought many parts from them for my other old toyo's:
Today I managed to find a salvage yard that has 4 FJ45s. two of them are the 1984 model with power steering and factory AC. I bought the whole thing from the steering box through the steering shaft to the steering wheel with the ignition switch and its covers for 120 $. I also bought the whole gearbox with the 4x4 part also for 160$.
Are these expensive ?
Can we get some more pics of the gas can rack on the rear? Thanks
Where's the salvage yard? Would love it if you could show me next time I'm in Muscat. Up here in the UAE, scrap yards only seem to want to sell you the full hulk of a vehicle and aren't really interested in parting it out.
Doesn't seem like a lot of money for what you've got!
Where are you originally from? Appearance plays a factor at salvage yards. I'm british, white skin and blonde hair and I've been quoted more expensive prices in scrap yards than the dealer charges for new parts!
But when you want complete assemblies for some things scrap yards are better than trying to make sure you've got every little piece from the dealer. The gamble is, often hard to know if the part you're buying is any better than the part you have. At least up here anyway - by the time they go to the scrap yards, everything's destroyed.
Particularly on the pick-ups as they tend to have a hard life on the edge of the salt water. I think the Troopies and Short Wheelbases are more common in the salt-free mountains.