My 1966 FJ40, Canadian spec.

lowenbrau

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I hope I'm not pushing the envelope too far by posting my Sept '66 FJ40 in this club. It sure does have a lot more in common with the FJ25s than the post '68 Fj40s.

I've always wanted an early 40 series to return to stock unrestored running condition and I have been holding out for a 1966 ( my birth year), I have found them harder to find than the years before or after. Mark Whatley had one in is boneyard that he offered to me years ago if I couldn't find one closer to home. Recently this one turned up a few hours away and I knew I had to have it.

Canada got its first Toyota dealers in 1965 and I imagine they mostly sold Crowns. I don't know how many TLCs would have come here in the first year but it was odd that they were slightly different spec than their US bound versions. I don't think we ever got any column shifters and mine is three on the floor from the factory. Also we got upholstery ( such as it is) on the doors to keep a bit of the cold out. I'm not sure why but this one got a full set of footman's loops with a hardtop but someone borrowed one to hold a gerry can in place on the side of the tub. I assume that the wheels had no clips for hubcaps since the spare tire carrier has a factory reflector in the centre of it.

Anyway, without further ado, may I present my 1966, FJ40 Cdn.
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Nice Cruiser, I have never seen padded early doors. Learn something new every day. Your bezel is on upside down.
One of my pals has a 1972 with those same door cards. I did a quick web search but haven't seen them in many other places. Interesting that Mr. T did the doors in grey and seats in coral.

The first thing I did after bringing it home was blast those bezel bolts with fluid film.
 

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Nice find, bet there aren't too many FJ40s older than yours left in Canada
There was a restored 1965 for sale in Ontario for quite a while that was supposed to be original to Canada but that's about all I've seen that is that old. I always thought if I found one it would come from the US.
 

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not sure you are correct on the year, I'm thinking 66 or 67.
here's why:
the 3 screw windshield hook
no windshield vent
regular vent windows not bug catcher
horizontal blower inlet
rear hatch, not bi fold door
long running boards
no stamped bezel

nice find.
 

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Does anyone recognize this bracket?

Is that where the flasher goes?

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Nothing much has changed this summer but I've been poking around to see what works and what doesn't. This rig has the rare-ish foot pump windshield washer. It has been bypassed for an aftermarket electrical unit but it'd be nice to get it working again. Does anyone know anything about them? I see some German cars had a similar looking design and aftermarket replacements.

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The foot pump is aftermarket, I have seen them added before. I think it wasn’t till 1968 that a fluid reservoir was added by Toyota, and was activated by twisting the windshield wiper switch.
 

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I removed this one from my ‘63 45 (and the spray nozzles on the cowl, but no “jar”). I’ve already welded the mounting holes closed figuring it was aftermarket. I wouldn’t have used it anyhow. The mounting screws were just nominal trash sheet metal screws, not anything Toyota would have supplied. What parts manual is that (year, model)?
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