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How old is the FJ name?

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by OUTSIDELC, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. OUTSIDELC

    OUTSIDELC

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    Just wondering how old the Land Cruiser name is? Also, the FJ name(I believe it's the same thing but...)? Thanks for the help.

    Kevin
     
  2. Colorado Boy-74-FJ40

    Colorado Boy-74-FJ40 I may grow older but I refuse to grow up!

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    FJ40-GARAGE I`ll be back....

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    there was a land cruiser RV from the 40's iirc.
     
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    FJ Holden Made by GM in oz from 51-56 .
    Its 6 cyl 138 ci Engine was designed in Michigan by the same team who designed the old chev 6 cyl.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Why was "fj" chosen away?
     
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    F was the motor designation but I have no idea why there is the J after it ([engine letter] J25, j40, j45, j55, etc, etc)
     
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    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    "J" denotes the vehicle line. In this case presumably "jeep"

    "T" was Corona
    "A" was Celica
    "E" was Corolla
    "N" was pickup
     
  9. dieseldog

    dieseldog She idles just fine . . .

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    No, they're not the same thing. "F" stands for "F" series gas engine. "J" stands for Land Cruiser product line. That's why there are FJ's, HJ's, BJ's, KZJ's, etc.
     
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    dieseldog She idles just fine . . .

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    The line goes back the early 50's. The first was a BJ, but had a gas engine and single range transfer gear. It was not until the later 50's that the naming convention really took off and became somewhat consistent. From then on, the first letter (or pair of letters) denoted engine type; next letter denoted the "J" land cruiser line; then a series numerical designator. This was particularly useful in letting the listener know a LOT about a land cruiser by just hearing the designation.

    With the fvcked up (IMHO) "FJ Cruiser" designation, the whole thing is thrown askew. It's a stand alone item and nothing to build on. Just this writer's opinion.
     
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    Dan rules the day. Now I know :D
     
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