Joining in on the FJ40 fun (1 Viewer)

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Just wanted to say hello to this group...I'm inheriting an '82 FJ40 from my parents (pic below). :) We had one when I was a boy and I have fond memories riding in it with my dad. We had a bunch of cars -- 911s, corvettes, VWs, Jeeps....but that FJ40 we had was always my favorite. My dad sold it (much to my mom's displeasure) and a few years ago he got her a single-owner '82 that is pretty much stock everything. He had a local shop that restores FJs give it a once over, so it runs well and is in good shape. My dad passed away last year and my mom is having trouble getting into it now, so it's coming to me.

In college I had a 1996 wrangler and then sold it to get a 2003 Z71 Tahoe when we started having kids. It lasted me 280k+ miles before the trans started to slip and we went the adulting route and got a 2010 Honda mini van -- it's a black, bulbous thing that I named the black widow because it ate my Tahoe. It was a good decision, can haul quite a bit and has the DVD player for the kids...but now I get my toy.

I'm looking forward to learning from this group and talking through any issues an/or changes I might want to make with my new FJ. If any of you are in the North Atlanta area let me know! Looking to get together with some other owners.

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My youngest is looking forward to having it in our garage too. Can't wait to show him how to work on it...

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Very cool! Sounds like a very similar history of offroad vehicle like me. I have lot of pictures of my kids "driving" the land cruiser.

Welcome to mud! Great rig to start back into it.


Here's a picture of me, and my mom giving me a bowl haircut at Ouray, CO circa 1979/80ish with our FJ40....Ahhh memories...:rofl:

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pretty sure my clothes were homemade as well...:lol:
 
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Nice to connect with some GA FJers! Let me know if there is ever a get together. I reached out to the Red Hills Chapter - but they are way down near the GaFlaAla line. I should have my FJ here in a month or so. Once it gets here I plan to take it out to ACC garage for a look over. LMK if there are other shops in the area to consider as well.
 
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@overton - pretty sure my 7yr old boy and 9yr old daughter will be fighting over it 🤣

on your pic...I’m thinking about getting a winch and roof rack just like that!
 
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You are a lucky guy to have had a dad with great taste in vehicles! Your kids will love going for rides and making new memories.
 

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