Just got a Land Cruiser 83 FJ 60

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Just a quick intro to everyone,

I have just acquired an 83 FJ60. And since my track record with playing (and destroying vehicles) is quiet extensive, I thought I should sign in here to get acquainted with some people who could lend some info if (when) I break it.
Some background info: I purchased the Land Cruiser and a half on ebay. It came with about half of a cruiser in parts (pretty much as many as you can fit in the back of one, and then a few strapped to the roof rack) I had been shopping for one of the following, 4 runner, Cherokee, Land rover and such as a replacement for the CJ-5 I have been driving for the last 8 years (fun vehicle, I can not think of a part I did not break, some more than once or twice it sure if fun when you watch your rear tire and axle shaft rolls passed your after a loud bang) So far puchasing the LC is turning out to be the smartest (lucky too) thing I have done in a long time. It has almost 300K miles, rebuilt engine and trans. I do need to ask advice in finding a header and radiator for it because I think those 2 are in the last stage of their service life. I am going too try preventative maintainance on this vehicle for a change. This is the first of many posts because I tend to do things the hard way (the really hard way)
 
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For the radiator, look in the vendor section for C-Dan. He is our resident toyota parts guy.

As for headers, do a quick search. That should give you some answers.

Congrats on the purchase!
 
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Congrats on the purchase and on finding this board.

Mark is right about searching for headers... there are many threads on this board about your various header options (from man-a-fre, SOR, and other suppliers...)

But for radiators, everyone seems to either go OEM (through C-Dan, but still pricey) or with a Performance radiator (which should be fairly cheap -- under 200 bucks). Folks on a tight budget have had good luck with the Performance stuff... and they regularly advertise in Toyota Trails (the LC-club magazine).

Have fun and congrats again!
jason
 
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Congrats! Good choice, C-Dan is awesome, give him your buisness really takes care of the cruiser guys. I have the man-a-fre ceramic headers and like them alot I have not had any issues with them, they are one of the best quality headers I have seen or used. Give steve over there a call good guy, he will answer any questions you have. the topic search in the forum is full of info.

Good luck

Yetiman.
 
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have you tried a local radiator shop to have yours worked on? best thing i did for mine!
 
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