FJ40 into a FJ45 pickup, has anyone?

Discussion in 'FJ45 Owners Club' started by Scottb, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. Scottb

    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
    www.scottb39@comcast.net
     
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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 not an addict Moderator

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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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    Texican s-Moderator

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    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 not an addict Moderator

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    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.
    25_3.jpg top to door1.JPG
     
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    extended cab's the only way to go if you're going to do all that work.
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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....
     
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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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    yeah I would be interested if you weren't clear across the country....
     
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    don't really understand why I would want to dovetail it??? but maybe you weren't speakin to me...
     
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    i think dovetilng looks gay...don't do it.
     
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    fine then ige , just put down everything i say or do :mad: :D
     
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