FJ40 Pics from "Back in the day" (70's, 80's) (21 Viewers)

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Does anyone have pictures from back in the day? To get started, this is me in front of my Dad's '75. Picture was taken in August of 1977. The 'cruiser had burbank springs, 32 inch Tru-Tracs on White spokers, Downey header, Holley carb and a Warn winch. My Dad used to take me on club runs in a car seat! I'd love to find this rig again. Hopefully it's aged better than I have!
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Late 70's, 67 cruiser with 401 Buick, Case 580 radiator, Holley 500 2bbl, chrome spokes, chrome bezel, Cougar XR7 seats, formerly light blue, repainted black

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April 1977 when my Father bought the Cruiser.
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The black things between bumper and fender were OEM and necessary in Germany, even the corners on the bumper. (OEM 55 model corners.)

First Denmark vacation with the Cruiser in 1977.
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I took that picture myself when we traveled to Denmark....
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The poor fellows had to catch a ferry to Sweden and the LR radiator was leaking.

After the first repainting and some accessories added, some wheeling.
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Someday my father bought another 4x4 but we kept the LC for fun, i seperated the rig completely and did a rebuilt that suits my desires.;)
Thats how the FJ looks nowadays after beeing a part of my life for 31 years.
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True love travels on a gravel road.......:cheers:
 
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Thanks, I'd really like to find that truck again. It was my Dad's pride and joy. He sold it after installing Burbank springs that made the ride unbearable. Later, he got a '76 with a SBC that I learned to drive in when I was 9 and he currently has a stock '72 but none as nice as that '75. If I could ever locate it I'd restore it to the condition in these pics and give it back to Dad.
 
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Note that everything "back in the day" was a trail rig, not a rock rig. When we wheeled in the 70's we got alot of rock damage because we were not set up for rocks. Boy, that use to piss us off, we use to avoid rocks like the plague. Today about the only wheelin done is rock runs!!!
 

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