Documenting the 7 year journey.. I bought this 77 FJ40 for $2400 back in 2011. Stock 2f and drivetrain, with SOA. It was barely driveable (no brakes) and fugly. During first week I fixed the brakes and got rid of the toxic green.. 8 cans of Flat Desert Tan, a little flat black and some flat white - all rattle can. Added some new tires, cleaned up the mess of wiring and got it inspected and legal. I enjoyed it just like this for around 4 years. Fixing things here and there.. then about 3 years ago decided it was time for a makeover, so I tore it all apart. As of this month (dec 2018), it is back together again, safety inspected, legal and sporting a new look. Still on same stock 2F and drivetrain, running like a champ. More posts to follow on what all happened in between 2011 and Dec 2018.