Is this an Fj40? (1 Viewer)

Rod

Joined
Nov 11, 2014
Messages
3
1969 fj40-3.png
1969 fl40.png




Hi all, i'm looking at buying a local vehicle that is titled as a 1969 fj40 but It doesn't look like any fj40 that i've ever seen. It is a right hand drive 2wd vehicle. It has what I believe is a gm 4 cyl engine with a powerglide auto trans. The brake master cylinder is on the frame under the right side of the body (drivers side) the fuel filler is at the rear of the vehicle right side, not by the right door. I will try to post pictures. Any idea what this is???
1969 fj40-2.png
 
Joined
Jan 6, 2003
Messages
955
The pictures are about the size of a postage stamp, but I'm gonna guess it's probably an old chopped top postal jeep with what looks like an FJ40 hood/fenders. GM 4-banger and powerglide would make it a 1968-1970's model DJ-5A
 
Joined
Mar 15, 2014
Messages
146
Front half looks like a '69 40..cld be a heep tub w not stock pwr train..if its toyo frame and susp..axles may be worth reasoning..chk vin front right frame behind bumper along frame rail..also pass side firewall..
 

Rod

Joined
Nov 11, 2014
Messages
3
I can't post a link until I have been on the board for 2 days. You will be able to pull up bigger pictures at that time.
 
Joined
Oct 21, 2013
Messages
2,038
Location
Naples Florida
I am with the postal Jeep with a 40 front end on it crowd. The group that said stay away from it and the POS group have my vote as well.
 
Joined
Jun 4, 2009
Messages
3,407
Location
New Smyrna Beach FL
It is 100% a DJ-5A with a fj40 front parts. The curved wheel well is a good indicator, but the wide open door area with that slanted straight opening is mail jeep all the way, plus right hand drive. Everything says mail jeep.
 
Joined
May 7, 2006
Messages
4,901
Location
erie pa
is it 4 wheel drive i have a dj2a out back its our hunting lodge ,and its not a 4x4 but has that same engine .not much there even good for parts i would blow it up so no one has to go through the pain .
 

Racer65

SILVER Star
Joined
Jan 28, 2012
Messages
2,979
Location
Palo Alto, CA
For $1K it might be worth it if you need some parts. The hood, windshield, fenders, bezel, hood latches etc. look genuine.
 
Joined
Jan 6, 2003
Messages
955
Man, tough crowd here. It's definitely a postal, at least the frame and everything from the firewall back. Front end looks like mostly land cruiser parts. I'm surprised that everything matches up as well as it does.

While I wouldn't pay FJ40 money for it, for the right price (i.e. really cheap), I might consider it just for some of the parts. They can be fun cars if you just want a toy to play around in, they were designed to be abused daily by postal workers, so most of them tended to be overbuilt compared to the normal jeeps. If you're looking for a true 4x4, then I'd pass, the cost to convert one wouldn't be worth it. Unlike 40's, parts for these jeeps are very cheap and extremely plentiful.
 

Landpimp

GOLD Star
Joined
Mar 14, 2003
Messages
16,076
Location
Gig Harbor WA
I think its a Delta Mini Cruiser, I think they came out of the Philippians

if it was close to me I would try to get it for a few bucks.......why not? no one else on the block will have one......and i always wanted a fj40 pedal car ;)
 
Last edited:

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom