FJ40 Lift Gate Strut Replacements

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I'm in need of a pair of lift gate support struts but the OEM type are near impossible to find, and those that are available are priced like they're made of gold, but usually more rust than steel. I've heard tell you can replace them with newer modern types of gas struts but have not seen anything that has all of that info all in one place. Does anyone have info on what struts work, and what about the mounting fitting on each end? Specific brands and part numbers would be great. Thanks.
 

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1976+ got gas struts for the hatch (in countries that kept the hatch), not as beautiful as the old mechanical ones but works like a modern hatch... It seems the original are also NLA but they exist in aftermarket.
RH: 68930-90300
LH: 68940-90300

You can search for NOS or an aftermarket with the partnumber. In Europe Euro4x4parts have them and they ship worldwide: 4x4 Parts 4x4-accessories-off-road - Toyota landcruiser-(series-40) bj42-3.4d-diesel-1980->1984 - - body-parts-lamps-indicators - tail-gate-trunk-lifter-damper - https://www.euro4x4parts.com/en/parts/catalog-specific/toyota-landcruiser-series-40-bj42-3-4d-diesel-1980-1984/4x4-accessories-off-road/body-parts-lamps-indicators/tail-gate-trunk-lifter-damper
 
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I'm in need of a pair of lift gate support struts but the OEM type are near impossible to find, and those that are available are priced like they're made of gold, but usually more rust than steel. I've heard tell you can replace them with newer modern types of gas struts but have not seen anything that has all of that info all in one place. Does anyone have info on what struts work, and what about the mounting fitting on each end? Specific brands and part numbers would be great. Thanks.
both Sor.com and CityRacer have a kit, but a quick search below may help with part numbers for a lot less $$

Also check with Mark('s Offroad) @65swb45

Rear Hatch / Lift Gate Gas Struts for Land Cruiser FJ40 - LH and RH - https://www.cityracerllc.com/products/rear-hatch-gas-lift-struts-for-land-cruiser-fj40-lh-and-rh?_pos=1&_sid=8421542c3&_ss=r

Gas Struts for rear lift gate on '73 - Where do you fin 'em? - https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/gas-struts-for-rear-lift-gate-on-73-where-do-you-fin-em.72891/
 
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