I just bought this FZJ80 off of eBay knowing that the "top and bottom were no longer connected." 292k miles but every thing work except the engine. Yeah, sure, right. So I took a chance. It was not expensive as the seller took my low ball offer. Maybe that should have been a warning. I went to meet the seller did the title transfer and had it shipped 230 miles back to my work shop. Today my son and I dove into the top end of the engine and here is what we found, or did not find. Plans are now to pull the engine and get either a low milage one from a wrecking yard of a remaned long block. I don't think that it will be cost effective to rebuild the engine that I have. Next post, body work.