New member here and I'm happy to have discovered this place. Due to relocation and family commitments and all the other sort of stuff that generally seems to steal away whatever free time a man might have, I'm finally getting a chance to refamiliarize with an old friend. Trusty FJ40 has been sitting for 10 years in my dads garage and is finally coming home (don't tell my wife). I'm sort of curious as to whats become of the ol' FJ's over the last few years. Mine was originally set up for Pismo and Glamis back in good old California but now stranded on the Outer Banks of NC, I'm afraid racing up any sort of respectable sand dune is not going to be an option (there are no respectable sand dunes out here!!). The rock crawling thing seems to be a neat area to play with (first need to find area with rocks). My old ride is a 71 with, at one time, all the trick gizmos that were avaliable though I imagine times have brought a whole new assortment of must haves. Currently running a 327 small block mated to an Art Carr Turbo 400 (is he still around??), disc's on all 4 corners, saginaw power steering, posi rear end (stolen from an old corvette and shoved into Toyata third member with the aid of a large hammer), full racing cage, Hickey Sidewinder Winch stuffed under rear end (wonder if their still around also). Suspension is one of Rancho's first kits back when Gene ran the outfit though I guess they sold out to some big company some time ago. Anyway, once again I'm happy to have found this place and will be looking for advice once I start re-doing the old LC and bring her back to life. By the way, I bought this thing new right about the time I started learning how to shave.