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Found a 25 in a local junk yard today

Discussion in 'FJ25 Owners Group' started by albee, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. albee

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    It looked pretty much unmolested. The only parts that I could find that were missing were the carb and rear tailgate. Not too rusty except the top. I really like the way the back door folds up on the track. If anyone is interested give me a shout and I will let you know where it is.
     
  2. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    Is that MA in your location Massachusetts?????? You've got PM's, emails, and what not.... :D
     
  3. Junk

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    I beat you to the PMs :flipoff2:

    Course it was just to get info for both you and Foxfab so it don't matter :D
     
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    Is that east coast rust?

    I'll take some of the door parts if someone is going to part it out.
     
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    Trans, tcase....my new mantra
     
  6. albee

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    I gave cruiser nerd and junk the info. It is not the kind of place that will ship parts, so I thought posting the number would hurt someones chance of buying it in one piece. cruiserman if neither of those guys gets it, I will get a list and get the parts anyone needs. Albee
     
  7. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    With any luck I'll check it out tomorrow and try to work something out. I pretty much know what everyone needs / wants. ;)
     
  8. LandCruiserSteve

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    It's the best kind. :cool:


    Let me know if there's any decent hardtop panels that haven't been snatched up yet.
     
  9. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    Albee......A+ for effort, B- for Cruiser Identification..... ;p
    Seriously, thanks for the heads-up but it was a '61 FJ40. :D
    Still super rare to find a Cruiser like that in a boneyard up here. The hard top looks like it was cut out and maybe had a safari top on it. I got a few parts off it, but like you said, everything was made of gold. ;)

    Detailed Pics (not dial up friendly) If you absolutely, positively have to have something off it I can go back (or maybe Albee will), but he won't be cheap. The carb, air cleaner and rear step went home with me.
    1FJ4010938.JPG
     
  10. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    Now for some details.............

    No, it wasn't a stamped bezel. :frown: (who needs a bezel anyhow?)

    The original front bumper was there but it is pretty twisted up, and also has a plow frame bolted/rusted to it.

    It is 1FJ4010938 ........ just wanted to note that because it did not have a 25 left apron (but they were the original aprons) or 25 gas filler.

    Instrument cluster is there....but it's been in the weather a good 15 years.....sending units were from a later motor.....didn't check the engine number.

    Seat frames might be good.

    Eric - window lifters were gone, and no sign of them inside the doors.

    Phil - this three speed is probably shot.........John's got a nice one though. :D

    Steve - hardtop panels probably aren't worth the effort, bifold door.....maybe.

    John - Steering wheel was really oxidized and cracked, but not missing huge chunks.

    Mike - Your avatar won't be the only place you see that Aisan......
     
  11. wesintl

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    You could see how it was miss identified the the FJ25 on the intake.
     
  12. Living in the Past

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    I guess this just another clue about the change over from the 25s. My 1961 forty I just got had the 25 apron and gas fill, VIN# 1FJ40-10202. This still had the bumper though, probably used up 25 parts until they were about gone.

    John
     
  13. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    1FJ4010447 is a hardtop and has the 25 apron and fuel filler.
     
  14. Living in the Past

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    Jim did it have fifteen inch wheels? My 61 did and I think they were original. I seen factory literature with the sixteen inch wheels, but I think in this country they were all fifteen inch.

    John
     
  15. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    Didn't notice if they were 15" or 16"......just that they weren't 25 wheels. ;)
     
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    anyone else notice the keys are there
     
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    Then I'll probably pass considering the distance. Thanks for checking anyway, Jim.
     
  18. albee

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    Sorry I did not relize it was not 40. I should have checked the plate under the hood. Next time I will before I post about it. Albee
     
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    sweet! Shoulda grabbed the generator and dizzy too :) But if he is asking primo $$$, then it might not be worth taking.

    You mean I'm gonna have a blue sight glass again? :D :D
     
  20. albee

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    The fuel filler neck is one of the things that I was looking for when I found it. I think I am going to go back and get an apron and maybe the seat frame if not too expensive. What is th difference between 40 and 25 aprons?
     
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