FJ40 into a FJ45 pickup, has anyone?

Scottb

 
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I was thinking of doing something different and easier to find, I think I was on a website a few years back, and saw a Fj40 turned into a FJ45 truck.
my palns are to take an FJ40, fill the rear wheel wells in, then extend the frame out the back, and put on a FJ45 short bed.
Then I would have lots of cab room, plus the looks of a long FJ truck.
And if I wanted to make it my tow rig, I would put a diesel in it.
My buddy has a corp14bolt, fr 8lug dana44 with 4.56 gears and E rated 37" mtrs.
And I have another friend with a 6.2 turbo diesel, tranny, tcase.
If any body has any pics, Please post them or better yet, send them to my email.
Thanks,
Scott
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Kina in NH took a 40 tub, shortened it and then took the back of another 40 tub and grafted it behind the first.





 
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nuclearlemon

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why's it look like that guy's peeing on the winch in the last pic. i saw pics of that rig a while ago and loved it then...still is awesome...but then i've always wanted a 43 series.
 

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nuclearlemon said:
what the heck do you think that thing is on his shifter
Looks like a fish's tail,
WTF are those doors, they look like factory soft doors except covered with metal??
It has the hooks for the soft door straps.
Butch
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nuclearlemon

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Texican said:
Looks like a fish's tail,
WTF are those doors, they look like factory soft doors except covered with metal??
It has the hooks for the soft door straps.
Butch
yep, those are factory soft doors...canvas probably rotted long ago and he went for a cheapy fix. even has the oem soft door hinges.
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I had some cool pics of both Proffit's and a guy up in Northern Cali that did just what you are talking about...In fact I am starting to think I might be going that route again...I want/need a pick up and being 6'5" and 250 there is no way I would fit in a regular 45 pick up....just need to decide if I am willing to part with my 45lv to make it happen....
 

cruiserland

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mine was two 40s and one 55 frame
plenty of cab space and good sixed bed
have seen 45 with extended cab and shortened bed
would strecth a 40 if i did it again, body mounts easier
would be willing to create one for you
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