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davegonz

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I recently sold my OM617 powered FJ55 and picked up a 1977 FJ40 from a friend of a friend. My wife was so elated that I sold the pig that she let me buy a 40! Anyway, the 40 is a two owner Texas vehicle with hardly any rust on the tub. The PO had started taking it apart for a full on frame-off resto, but decided to sell since he didn't have time to work on it with a new baby and commuting weekly from Dallas to Austin for work. So, the frame was powder coated, engine/tranny/tcase were rebuilt and painted, and a ton of sheet metal parts/brackets were blasted and powdercoated. He also bought a bunch of new parts for it.

Big thanks to all that have helped me with this: Mauricio (@Spallet ), Lee (@Sea Knight), and Alvaro (@aljollano). Hopefully, I'll get the rest of the stuff over to my house this week!

Here's @Sea Knight deadlifting the tub.

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Pics of the assembled trucks (43 is Alvaro's and the red 40 is Lee's).

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Pics of the axles and engine.
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Powdercoated frame.
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Pics of the tub.

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My plan is to get the tub sandblasted, weld up some holes from the fender flares and some tiny holes in the tub where the gas tank sits and then paint it Olive Grey 6H9. I'll post up as I get stuff done. Might be slow, but I'm really digging this truck.
 

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My plan is to get the tub sandblasted, weld up some holes from the fender flares and some tiny holes in the tub where the gas tank sits and then paint it Olive Grey 6H9. I'll post up as I get stuff done. Might be slow, but I'm really digging this truck.
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I recently sold my OM617 powered FJ55 and picked up a 1977 FJ40 from a friend of a friend. My wife was so elated that I sold the pig that she let me buy a 40! Anyway, the 40 is a two owner Texas vehicle with hardly any rust on the tub. The PO had started taking it apart for a full on frame-off resto, but decided to sell since he didn't have time to work on it with a new baby and commuting weekly from Dallas to Austin for work. So, the frame was powder coated, engine/tranny/tcase were rebuilt and painted, and a ton of sheet metal parts/brackets were blasted and powdercoated. He also bought a bunch of new parts for it.

Big thanks to all that have helped me with this Mauricio (@Spallet ), Lee (@Sea Knight), and Alvaro (@aljollano). Hopefully, I'll get the rest of the stuff over to my house this week!

Great score Dave. Now get after it. :beer:

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All right, I'll bite - what does 6H9 Olive Grey look like?
 

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Like TMarx's 40 and Scrapdaddy's pig.

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Wait, so Hamp is gone??? Either way this is going to be really nice. You've got a great point from which to start. Can't wait to see the progress. Sub'd
 

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Almost gone. Buyer will pick it up next week.

Today, we moved the axles/engine and tranny assembly and two large crates of parts. My slightly sloping driveway sure didn't help. :(

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Got some help from a friend (thanks Eric) this morning and moved the axles under the frame. Just can't find the damn shackles. Might have to buy some.
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Getting stuff sorted. Check out all the powder coated stuff. There's more of them that I haven't gotten to.
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Someone jokingly called it the Ikea truck. :)
 

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Someone jokingly called it the Ikea truck. :)
Yeah... But it will last so much longer then IKEA furniture. Can't wait too see the build.,
 

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