Builds My First 40 build

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Spent some time today. Polishing things up on the old girl .

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Fast forward a couple months. Jeff @Firemedic831 ended up getting the 40 bug bad. In just a few months, Blue 40 was there, he bought Red 40, V8 40 and a parts 40. As most of you know 1 40 build is crazy. Multiple 40 builds can take your wallet and drain it dry like Death Valley! Jeff reluctantly gave me the keys to Red!. Here's a few pics headed to Florida. Also, had to stop by and see my bud Jason @TRAIL TAILOR ! @ToyotaMatt

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I think to put this trip into perspective . Mikes Flight came in at Midnight . Now this normally would not be a issue but i was only a few weeks post op from having Major emergency back surgery Lucky the airport is close to my house as i was not supposed to be driven then . We had to run down to Jasons ( Trail Taylor ) that morning then get back and get things loaded so Mike could hit the road he had a 3500 mile trip in front of him . Before we could go down to Trail Taylor we ( Mike ) needed to help me ( i watched ) take a 40 tub off the trailer and then load a Off Road trailer onto the trailer . Plus a large crate full of axles and wheels that had been shipped to my place . Mike got everything loaded i dont even think we checked the tire pressure on the 40 and that was it had dinner and he hit the road sometime in the middle of the night .
 

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After I got home I noticed a few rust gremlins. I live near the coast, the rust gremlins are relentless. Down the rabbit hole we go.

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Sorry, until you start unbolting things and cutting sheet metal, you haven’t even got close to the rabbit hole, let alone entered it. 😝
 

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Decided to throw it on the lift, bolt on a new suspension. Really just want to have a run around town beach truck for the wife. She runs pretty good. I'll do stuff little by little. All in all she's a solid girl!

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While @lcwizard shop I grabbed a front bumper. Fresh from the powder. The tow bar was retired. Both tires are 35 inches, BFG AT and SIMEX!

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Started pulling small parts and refreshing them! @ToyotaMatt new rad cap! I wanted to build a vintage 80s style 40. This windshield decal popped up on ebay.

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What manufacturer makes those rims?
Not sure of the wheel manufacturer. In high school I had a set of them on my 1987 4Runner with a @Downey Pro Desert grand slam! Cica 1992. I had OMF beadlock them years ago. I believe OMF bought out Champion Beadlock. Love the 200 series!

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I think the wheels may be Western Turbine
 

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