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is the fj55 front disk axle a direct bolt on

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by scubajohn, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. scubajohn

    scubajohn

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    Is the fj55 front axle a direct bolt on to a 70 fj40 ? the PO added longer SS brake lines are the fittings to attach the disk brake calipers the same as the connection to a 1970 fj40.

    The axle is said to be in good condition and the calipers work but need pads. is 450 reasonable?
     
  2. Poser

    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    If it does not need anything else done to it, and it is ready to go, I would jump on it...

    Good luck!

    -Steve
     
  3. FJ55partsBoise

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    I agree with Steve. This is a good deal.

    I found a 1978 FJ55 front axle to bolt onto a 1974 landcruiser FJ40 front axle. I got the whole truck minus transfer case for $900 but I had to get rid of tons of parts. It sat in my garage for a month. Now that I think about it I would have preferred to spend the $450 for the disk axle only.

    $450 is about as cheap as it gets. Hopefully the disks are vented.
     
  4. notagp_afj55

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    Hi
    just a side note. You wouldnt happen to have any wiring
    harness stuff left from that 55 would ya? I am struggling
    to find them good used
    thx a bunch
     
  5. FJ55partsBoise

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    Sorry the harness was a hack job. PO was building a rust free FJ55 and used the pieces he needed from the harness for his. There was very little left.

    If you want a 55 harness try Brian Hottel in Pocatello, ID (this is eastern Idaho, north of SLC, UT)

    here is his e-mail, hottel@dcdi.net.

    This guy has acres and acres of cruiser parts: 60, 55, 45, 40, 25 etc. Here is the down side, his prices seem to be sometimes a bit much.
     
  6. notagp_afj55

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    Thanks very much
    I guess i can try and hope for the best
    Jim K