Let me start by stating this build started in January of 2015 when I purchased a one family owned locked 40th with only 156k. The 80 was slid into a small tree on the drivers A pillar. I knew I wanted to do a 60 and began collecting parts to do a FJ60 body swap. in January of 2016 I came across a very late production (12/17/89) FJ62 body from dry west Texas and purchased it for my project.
The project has started to move along over the past few months. I pulled both bodies completed the frame modifications and most of the body mounts. The complete FZJ drivetrain will be retained (runs great with extensive service records) motor mounts needed to be moved back about 2 inches and the radiator is now in place. Hope to have the fuel tank and crossmember completed before years end.
The plan is Performace Products springs with Bilstien shocks running 34/75/17 tires. I will be using as much new OEM parts as I can find including new FJCruiser steelies. The 40th front seats will be covered in early 60s tan cloth to match the rear seat I purchased. Here are some pictures!