Well, since that post I've acquired some of the parts I was lusting over, so now I hope it gets brought back...Take that back!Man, I look at these pictures and think how many of those parts I’d like to have for my current ‘64 FST project. While I’d like to know that this rig gets a new F motor and returns to use, a part of me hopes that you decide to part it out and I might be able to score some great parts. I know, that part of me is a bit of a vulture...
The V was missing many hard top models up to 75. Have two 61 hard top models one with the V the other missing. Had other hard tops missing the V as well.First thought is congratulations on the acquisition. Second thought is how structurally sound and straight it is---remarkable. Third thought is how atypical it is to see a 1964 hardtop model with soft top windshield fold-down latches on the inside paired with the typical hardtop no-rubber-bumper and no windshield tie-down latch hood. But the fourth thought is that the "L" behind the "FJ40" suggests that it was initially manufactured as soft top model.
Yes, engine-side of the firewall in 1964 was factory black.
(Edited to say, I actually don't know what year Toyota started putting a "V" behind the "L" to distinguish between soft top and hard top body types.)
What year-model did the interior windshield latch & hook mechanism show up on hard top models, as opposed to the earlier windshield-to-dash stud & nut set up?
Early soft top models used the same bolt nut style to hold the windshield. You can use the hold up system to help determine the age but not whether a hard top or soft top model.
Not sure why but Toyota dropped the roof vent on the later corrugated tops. Wasn't until the 77 model Toyota had a way to vent the back on FJ40 imported here. That's over ten years of the tops with corner windows so it seems Toyota didn't think this was a issue. Guess Japan. Doesn't get as hot a AZ. Added vent window to the top on my 68 over thirty five years ago. The dead air space behind the front seats is unbearable in the desert.The interior picture suggests the OEM roof vent in back is missing. Even in a dry climate it may of leaked, rusted, and been slicked off. Is it there in good shape? Pics appreciated.
Subscribed. I love those corrugated tops.Mechanical will include :
60 power steering mated to the stock steering column and wheel.
OME springs and shocks
5speed and Split case
Later disc front axle and full float rear with parking brake hooked to the original trans dash lever.
Top is OEM bows and a Paki top with OEM FST doors, we will restore the hardtop also.