FS: Solid 1976 FJ40, Milton, ON (needs some work and reassembly)

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Nov 30, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Unfortunately I've got to sell my FJ40. Last year I quickly moved to the US for a job and had to leave my FJ rebuild "as is" back in Ontario. We've now sold our house and I need to say bye to my truck. This is a difficult situation as I'm still in the states.

I'm selling a 1976 FJ40 that I imported from the US about 5 years ago (and fully imported so I have an Ontario slip for it and everything). I imported it from NC but it was in Arizona before that. I doubt its ever seen snow let alone salt.

Here's the run down:
Its frame is in very good condition, no signs of damage or repairs, lots of factory paint still on it
The body in ok condition (some rust behind the checkerboard rear guards, a few spots around the doors)
Paint is super faded and you can see respray and some flaking
Body was raised with poly spacers
Has a winch I've never tried
Fiberglass roof has some flaking
Rear fenders were trimmed to allow for the bigger wheels, I have some replacement OEM style fenders that can be welded on
Other than the main body and some front fenders I've removed all the body panels.

Standard inline-6 gas, though has been rebuilt
Transmission was upgraded to 5spd
I drove it when I got it 5 years ago and started the engine every now and then since.
I was redoing the wiring harness as it was a bit of a mess in some areas.

I sold the huge wheels it came with and bought 5 OEM 70's land cruiser rims from Toyota, they are still factory Black ... they do not have tires on them (the car is on jacks)

Everything else:
I've been collecting all the pieces to make it complete. I have a ton of spares and almost all the original parts, except:
- It does not have a gas tank
- It does not have seat belts
- It does not have seats
- Missing some emblems and little things like that
- No rear heater core and some of the dash heater pipes
- Has only 1 back folding side seat
- Foam dash strip has some cuts in it

Extra's you can take along with the cruiser:
- Engine Lift (doesn't come apart ... it's big!, see red thing in the pics)
- Motor stand
- Lots of jack stands

It's a bit of a weird situation so I'm only interested in serious buyers that are willing to work with me on moving it out. The house is being rented so people can't just show up, there's a lot of coordination I'll need to do.

The fact that it's on blocks and there are no tires is unfortunate. I'd hate to mount tires on the brand new factory rims before painting them just to roll it onto a flatbed, hopefully you have some wheels that could be mounted.

Selling for $4000

Thanks, let me know if you have any questions.

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Some of these pictures are a bit dated. As I mentioned, its on jack stands and I've removed most body panels. I've done some sanding as well and welded up some drill holes in the body.

I also did not take a picture of the spares. I'll see if I can find one, but essentially a shelf about half the size shown in the last pic with just tons of stuff. Brand new master cylinders, replacement lights, extra speedometers, glass panels, tubes, etc etc
Hey, just wanted to update the post to mention that I'm confident everything could be bolted back together and all the spares tucked inside within a few hours. I'm willing to take some money off the price if the buyer wants to take on putting the panels and wheels on themselves.


I'll probably cross post this to the general classifieds soon, and then if no takers still .... the dreaded Kijiji
Wanted to update my post a bit.

If it helps I've found some more pictures on my phone of the truck 2 from before I took the panels off and started working on it and 2 that show the body fairly well. You can see the wirings a bit of a mess in one of the pictures, I have improved it since then but wasn't able to finish it before I left Canada.

I've also found the original posting that I purchased it from, this has a lot of extra details For Sale - 1976, fj40 - nc

I'm not great at selling things because I want to be 1000% transparent, this is good for buyers. Since buying it from NCJeff I cleaned up some wiring, did some welding repair and sanding, got rid of the wheels and gas tank, and collected a bunch of OEM parts. And took all the panels off. That's it. Would start it up once a year.

I've started to get some interest from people on it but no one from Canada/Ontario. I'm a bit surprised considering I went through the hassle to import it to Ontario and it's originally from Arizona. The frame is solid and the body really isn't that bad, floors are solid, doors are great, etc. I've seen a lot of sub $10,000 cruisers in Ontario and I know what the bodies and frames typically look like. ;)

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