FJ62 build, 38's with no lift, etc

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Starting with an 88 Toyota Landcruiser FJ62. Completely stock, with the exception of 31 BFG A/T's. Only 160k, even has cold A/C! Got it very cheap due to the rust and dents. The frame is a little rough, but more on that later.

So far, the only mods have been removing the saybars, welded the rear diff. I bought a complete front third with a lockrite for 200 baloneyskins, just gotta get it here from Roxboro somehow. I have a very good friend who is a welder/fabricator, and we are gonna try making our own welded ring birfields, like the original longs. We will see what happens.

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That was a few weeks ago, it has changed a bit since. I found a Samurai Sword in the rear cargo area, so what better to chop the top off with?






 
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So tonight, I installed 1" lift shackles to give the tires a little breathing room, and prevent the shackles from inverting again. The front was only 1/2" from the bumpstop in the first pic w/the 38's. The front shackle pins were bent as all getout when I too them off , so it was actually Lower than stock in those pics.
 
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How did you fit the rear tires in there? The fronts can be trimmed quite a bit, but the rears don't have much room on the door jam side.
 
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How did you fit the rear tires in there? The fronts can be trimmed quite a bit, but the rears don't have much room on the door jam side.
Maybe the rust helped? The rockers were done. I will try to get some good pics of the rear wells for you guys. It looks like it has plenty of room now w/the 1" shackle lift. (no pics yet) Wheelin (light, no gears yet) pics soon.:steer:
 
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NICE i thought I cut mine alot :hillbilly::wrench::clap::steer:

bob the rear you'll love it more after you do
Started measuring for the bob tonight. The frame is a little rough behind the arches, so we gotta do it anyway. Cage is next too. Holy cow steel got expensive! You still @ 4WP? I heard you were a cool cat, I worked at #54 for 6.5 years. David Powell still stays @ my house when he comes up sometimes.
 
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