My new 82 FJ40 w only 41K miles!

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I am the proud new owner of a 1982 FJ40 with a mere 41K miles. I bought it off the second owner who is 73 years old and owns McKinnon Toyota in Clanton, AL. He has owned it for 27 years. It is in amazing condition. He kept it indoors it's entire life in a warehouse at his home. Everything is original and serviced with original parts. The only faults with the vehicle is the first owner installed an aftermarket sunroof and added fender flares. I can live w the flares, but will have to repair the sunroof. It does not have PS or A/C. I am in the process of adding factory PS and may add a/c at a later date if I can't live without it. So far it has not been a problem. I have already replaced the tires w BFG AT's.
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41K miles, Amazing!

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Me and Mr. McKinnon in front of his dealership the day I picked it up.

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That's a Warn 8274 hiding under that cover :).

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As it sits now after new tires.

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I am planning on changing the wheels at some point. Not sure if I'll go back to stock or a set of American Racing Mojave Teflon wheels. Will also add a 2" OME Lift kit as well.
 
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I would go to stockers instead of mojaves on that. A few wrong mods can make a 80k dollar cruiser a 30k dollar cruiser. That things is nice man.
 

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The guy looks like he's a good shape for 73! The Cruiser looks like it's in good shape too. Enjoy it, Go back to stock wheels. You can can't go wrong with stock. Excellent find!
 
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I would go to stockers instead of mojaves on that. A few wrong mods can make a 80k dollar cruiser a 30k dollar cruiser. That things is nice man.
Good point. I will end up with stock I an sure. Just not sure if white spoked OEM or painted steel. Prob painted steel.

Plz dont live with those fender flares , 40's shouldnt have them...
I only meant I can live with them for now, they will ultimately be removed, just likely the last item on the check list.

Great buy mate. How much did you pick it up for. What colour is it.
John Deere Green.

how did you find these gem?
Im surprised the po would give it up.
Me too, but he was very happy it went to a southerner. It was in front of everyone's nose, but went unnoticed ;). He acted like he was 60 Years old. Very good shape.
 

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congrats! thats a sweet 82 and a twin to mine(bought from widow of original owner)

I have the original white spokes but replaced them with earlier wheels with caps

funny my front PS turn signal sits at the same off angle as yours.......never bothered to fix it for some reason



 
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