Love at first sight FJ40

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Couse44, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Varty Yo

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    Turned out good. I have a set of NOS fenders im saving for my 42
     
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    You guys probably forgot about this build! Well there is a baby on its way! So had to finish all the Reno’s in the house. Once baby comes maybe it might slow down again, but for now I got my brother over to sandblast all the interior. It’s a start for now. 61D23995-1E18-4532-B209-F3474F90AC08.jpeg
     
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    Congrats on the baby!

    Do your best not to lose the momentum. I'm digging this build.
     
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    I haven't forgotten about your thread. I'm subscribed. Just curious, are you going to put the pinstriping back on?
     
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    Thanks! I figured this sandblasting would get me going again!
     
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    Awesome! And iv always told everyone I want to keep the old pinstriping. But I’ll make a final decision once she’s painted.
     
  7. Varty Yo

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    Looking good man! You will value your free time alot more now. I know i sure do now.... Lotsa late nights in the garage. #2 on the way in 9 weeks.
     
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    Gotta keep that ole pinstriping! Here's my 1977. I had to reproduce a few sections of it, but it maintains the vintage look.
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    Haha yup, first week after birth I have not found time. Maybe the second week! Lol
     
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    Yup looks just right !
     
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    Not sure how I missed this thread before. Great work!
     
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    Im gonna give this a solid nope! haha

    Congrats

    Garage time will now be at naps and after 9pm. Ive spent many a nap with the baby monitor in the garage with me
     
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    Okay third week! Wife knows I need to get this damn thing done:)
    Most of the interior is all done, now onto Random stuff. Weld old gas filler onto new quarter panels, I was about to weld it in last night but it doesn’t fit perfect so gotta do some massaging. 48568C57-C19D-4A0E-962A-66C20255547D.jpeg 78E430EB-1D25-4E5E-9D35-0A9237003EA4.jpeg 36E36385-6163-4EF0-9CE4-5CA5FAD25EFE.jpeg 536C87F5-EB81-4C7A-A7B1-21E59A180C23.jpeg
     
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    great build thread! I know how it is working on Canadian fj's

    Do your self a favor and head over to Canadian tire and get a mig welding cart when they are on sale for 60$ you will thank me


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    Yea I could use one! lol
     
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    Back to work ! Gas filler is tacked in. 8C806140-5CB1-4305-84CC-9426E829BE1E.jpeg now onto transmission hump, just the one side was rusted out. 831F7837-0ED6-47EA-A35B-F384C68A2316.jpeg 6237E76D-9C72-4A2E-92EF-C6C654343616.jpeg heres my half ass fix.... I guess it’s not that bad, it’s the fitment back onto the 40 that’s not too pretty:confused: I’ll post that later tonight. 6C0C92F0-AC65-42F9-9163-74C6485A7280.jpeg
     
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    So it ain’t pretty at all:hmm:...but once I throw some gasket in there she will seal just fine! This will never be seen, so that’s why I slacked off lol 4139C6F4-ACA8-4E15-BA06-551521F009DF.jpeg 223F5A62-1787-4411-BAE3-227A20525D7B.jpeg
     
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    Getting ready to fit in the roll bars onto fender wells, the feet were quite rusty with some holes in them. Just wire wheeled and welded in a little bit of new steel. 8D8053F3-98A0-4564-B431-A04EAE1B8A2C.jpeg AD282E7B-4669-41A2-9584-6243E1EEA6F8.jpeg 7B7A1F54-40B9-4920-8F12-78F4296C0E45.jpeg D198B9DD-5014-4C29-9709-AA9B4B3515D4.jpeg
     
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    Coming along nicely.
     
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    Finding a home for where the rear seats and roll bar will live forever. Started out by putting seats in, they still had the one bolt hole on the upper edge of the 40 so I have an idea of where it might go. Then just put roll bar over top of seats, gave it a pretty even spacing all around. I also still have the scap fender top so that gave me another good idea of where it goes. 4BA2E255-9224-4CA0-A818-C58FB5FB754F.jpeg F7E416E3-ED64-4BE9-85FD-7E6A57EA37F4.jpeg heres my idea of what I wanted my fender brace to Look like. I never saw what other people were doing but this is what I came up with, but I am a newb so maybe this is a bad idea lol 66372AA7-244E-414B-8497-2886CC68B25A.jpeg ou la la, it was very nice to actually be able to weld beads. Unlike all the damn tacks I’ve had to do( damn thin rusty steel) I’ll weld the brace in under the fender later today. OH and my reasoning for the bulkyness of this brace, was to maybe protect us passengers in a rollover. EC9FDB36-7DF3-45E1-9063-BA4A174F5815.jpeg
     
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