Builds My new pair of 40s

cruiserjunktion

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Howdy,

Here is my rusty 74 fj40. It has a great drivetrain and very serious rust issues. I have been looking into a new tub....... yet they are too EXPENSIVE. For that much loot, I'll could buy a 2nd truck and sell off the leftovers. So that is what I am doin' :idea:

here is the ad from the ebay auction:

"You are bidding on a 1971 Toyota Landcruiser fj40, and is being sold with NO RESERVE! The body is in excellent condition, with few imperfections. There is no rust to my knowledge anywhere on the vehicle. The cruiser was bought as a project, and most of it was completed until I got too busy with other obligations to finish it. The motor runs, but needs either carburetor work, or a new carburetor, as there is an internal spring that needs to be replaced. There is also an exhaust leak. It also needs a windshield, but is sold with all of the windshield gaskets. The interior could use some work cosmetically, the bucket seats are out of an acura integra. Please email me with any questions. Here is a list of features that have been installed. -Intake manifold -New Filters -Acura bucket seats -Muffler -New cap/rotor/plugs and wires -New bikini top -New half doors -Original emblems -No need to smog! Needs: -Carburetor internal fuel pump -windshield(gaskets included) -electrical system work -Mirrors


Previous owner says NO RUST NO BONDO....... . 1st to go reflectors, JEEP tail lights & black bezel

:cool:

Mel
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I'm gonna go a head and say he lied about the rust. look at the front fender. congrats on the cruiser
 

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Hello,

Yes the 1974 is rusty.......I am in the SWAMP GAINESVILLE FLA

I plan on swapping the low mile drivetrain into the no rust body.
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1st jto front disc brakes & bezel

Picked up a set of longer shakles and some vintage vector 15 x 10 wheels from ebay. You may recognize the style from the buick gnx or the general lee they also have vectors. I like them because they look period correct for the fj. I exchanged the stock tires I purchased for a set of firestone 33 x 12.5s. The guy at tires plus assured me they won't blow up ala ford explorer. The wheels fit nicely over the gm calipers



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rented steam cleaner to remove caked on mud from undercarrige......

200* h20 gets the mud out
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Began preserving the rust free tub. Removed paint from underbody.........
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Purchased a wal mart $20 spray gun.... I am done with spray cans FOREVER. Oil painted underbody rustolum satin $7 quart 1.5 quarts

FUN!!!!

I have new shox, ubolts, sprins etc so I didnt refinish these parts
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Dirty 4 speed before and after cleaning, new seals, bearings, transfer saver, some new xfer internals, pbrake rebuild and paint.

Note high tech transmission stand


Thanks Poser for the saver.....
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cleaning and painting

pilot bearing removal tool

1st fill cavity with grease

2nd insert tapered tape bolt

3rd whack w/ hammer

done
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Discovered Sandblasting. A local guy charges 80 per hour and it is well worth it.

He does about 10 pieces per hour depending on sizes. Look closely at the 3rd pic
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