As with all forums, an intro is necessary. I'm Mike from Chelsea, AL and I'm often called Grumpy. I just retired after 30 years in law enforcement and it's time to start enjoying some free time. I'm an adventure motorcycle rider and have traveled near and far for good riding locations. Since I was a kid, I've wanted a Toyota FJ40. I remember reading 4x4 mags and seeing them on their side and being flipped upright and continuing the day. I'm in a position now to acquire one so the search is beginning. I'm not looking for restoration build and I'm not looking for a show truck. I just want a FJ to learn on and to do moderate work on. I'm not the most mechanically gifted person but I can keep things running with a good shop manual. I'm open to suggestions and criticism and I hope this forum is better than some I've been a part of. Getting attacked for asking questions is no fun and helping others is fun. I hope to get to know some of you and wish you all well.