FJ40's in original condition

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by ksluder, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. ksluder

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    Looked at a '76 on Ebay right now that is in original condition best I can tell. Has some door bottom rust and such. Is it common to find 76-78 cruisers in this condition? In other words, with all the "pieces". I'm not quite ready to buy, probably six months away. Want to do an acid dip frame off, but don't want to replace major body pieces if possible. Did one in the mid 90's. I got the feva'
     
  2. BDSeff1fitty

    BDSeff1fitty 1975 FJ40

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    post the link to it so we can look at it.
     
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    Nothing special there. Not a lot of rust...but man that engine is FILTHY! LOL
    Radio cut into bottom dash pad.
    By the looks of the brake master it will need some love.
    Looks like some body work (probably shoddy) done on rockers and rear corners.
    Rear fenders cut. No pics of front floors or under rear mat.
    Probably worth about 4-5 here in NW. But I would not pay it. Keep looking for a rust free and unchopped cruiser.
    5-7 should get you a lot more.
     
  5. D'Animal

    D'Animal Rescuer of Beagles & Landcruisers Moderator

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    Missing all the emmission items from the engine compartment.

    Engine - In original condition. Tight engine, excellent runner!

    Rear sill looks rusted and primed.
     
  6. ksluder

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    Yeah, the engine needs some attention! Did alot of rust repair on my '78 which looked much worse than this. I was just trying to get an idea of how common Cruisers like this are. I'd prefer something a little nicer as far as body condition goes. I spoke to the guy listing this one and he's hoping to get $6500 for it. Not too bad.
     
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    Its hard finding a 75+ with no rust for less than 10g around these parts...thats why I got a 69 with no rust.
    Glad I did too! Rust sucks.
     
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    Especially with the half-assed rattle can black fogging the frame got.... [​IMG]
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    Nice engine paint job as well....where did the black paint go? :lol:



    :wrench:
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    1911 chupacabra

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    At least it's a manly color! :grinpimp:
     
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    I thought that was an exhaust leak. haha
     
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    Avoid it, he's hiding the problems. Look at the bottom of the passenger door- rust! Typical mid- 70's FJ40, lotsa rust. Ned
     
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    The passenger side rear quarter and rocker looks like tin riveted on.
     
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