FJ60 - Needing major work (1 Viewer)

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I have been overseas for 7 plus years (was only suppose to be 3) and my 85 FJ60 has been sitting the whole time. I am ready to get her back up and working order now before coming back.

Mechanical fixes:
2f complete rebuild - Has the original engine and the front and rear main seals are/were leaking.
A/C retrofitted and fixed
Axles repacked
Rear axle checked - had a small bearing leak
Has a weber conversion for carb and will need a rebuild

Body:
Dent repair and repaint
Replace mirrors (one was stolen last year :rolleyes:)

Right now my concern is getting the mechanics fixed. Can anyone recommend a good mechanic? I don't need it tomorrow but just done over the next 6 months. Tried contacting LC specialist but looks like he is no longer in business.

Her last trip 2013 before leaving:

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I have been overseas for 7 plus years (was only suppose to be 3) and my 85 FJ60 has been sitting the whole time. I am ready to get her back up and working order now before coming back.

Mechanical fixes:
2f complete rebuild - Has the original engine and the front and rear main seals are/were leaking.
A/C retrofitted and fixed
Axles repacked
Rear axle checked - had a small bearing leak
Has a weber conversion for carb and will need a rebuild

Body:
Dent repair and repaint
Replace mirrors (one was stolen last year :rolleyes:)

Right now my concern is getting the mechanics fixed. Can anyone recommend a good mechanic? I don't need it tomorrow but just done over the next 6 months. Tried contacting LC specialist but looks like he is no longer in business.

Her last trip 2013 before leaving:

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Irwin moved his shop north to 183. Some will jump in with details in the AM

Ernie
 

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If you haven’t ordered the Aussie mirrors yet, you’re welcome to come check out mine in person. While I think they look the absolute best of any 60 series mirror, I have found that I don’t really enjoy driving with them. For the money, I think the factory manual-adjust FJ62 mirrors are the best for visibility, and they don’t shake loose while driving. I’ve had a couple of sets of aftermarket 62 series mirrors, and they have all sucked- they wiggle and continually require readjusting. I highly recommend going OEM which ever way you go.
 

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