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How many J4 cruisers were produced in 1960-1985. Frame number investigation

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Economist LC76, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Economist LC76

    Economist LC76

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    I tried to collect information about cruiser production based on the frame data (toyodiy.com).

    The assumption is that we have 12 families inside of J4 Cruiser group. (FJ40/BJ40/BJ41/BJ42/BJ43/FJ43/BJ44/BJ45/FJ45/HJ45/BJ46/HJ47).

    For each family we need to find the first / the last frame number for each year of the production. The difference is the production for the calendar year. In addition, we need to identify the pauses in the production / change in the format / extra frame numbers for different markets. Sometimes the data base has huge frame numbers in some months of production – so we need to skip these unreliable frames.

    Condensed information is in the table
    FJ Table Bible.jpg

    The Frame number we can extract from the plate under the hood
    FJ FRAME.jpg

    I wonder, how far is this from the real production numbers :)
     
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    To prove this calculation, please find data in the separate tables with the frame numbers

    FJ40
    FJ FJ40 Bible.jpg

    BJ40
    FJ BJ40 Bible.jpg

    BJ41 (Japan only)
    FJ BJ41 Bible.jpg

    BJ42
    FJ BJ42 Bible.jpg

    BJ43
    FJ BJ43 Bible.jpg
     
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    FJ43
    FJ FJ43 Bible.jpg

    BJ44 (Japan only)
    FJ BJ44 Bible.jpg

    BJ45
    FJ BJ45 Bible.jpg

    FJ45
    FJ FJ45 Bible.jpg

    HJ45
    FJ HJ45 Bible.jpg
     
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    BJ46 (Hard top in Japan only)
    FJ BJ46 Bible.jpg

    HJ47
    FJ HJ47 Bible.jpg
     
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    I actually thought there were more Gas Model FJ40's produced . Interesting the actual amount.
     
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    Numbers are going to be off

    Toyota didn’t start as most with 00001 type numbering

    The fj40 started with 10001

    Some models I believe started with 1000

    I am very far from anything I got to look at... @Bear or @Living in the Past might have info handy
     
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    1. Fj40/FJ43/fj45 might start from different numbers (for example Fj40 in 1961 have frames around 14000)
    2. Bj40/41/42/43/44/45/46/47
    HJ47 started from the numbers that are in the tables. I checked it from the books or from the database

    PS even if we put 10000 x3 from 1 085 155 it would not change the picture. It would stay 1 055 155.
     
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    Have you seen the 2F serial number thread? It’s a good start to what you’re after
     
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