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  1. Martyt

    Martyt SILVER Star

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    I own a 2014 4Runner and I just bought a 1969 FJ40, original soft top version that was for sale in Orange County on Saturday Relatively all original except for full cage and a front guard/lights that were added (I like both of those add ons and I can always undo the work if I want). Am going to bring it to Off Road Warehouse (San Diego) next week to have some work done--brake shoes, shocks, tune-up, exhaust, some electrical fixes, maybe clutch. Original engine runs great (runs cool and no leaks) and all gauges work! My plan is to keep it stock and to do some upgrades to increase stock fidelity. It will be used for hunting and general fun truck. Anyway, will post some pix tonight but I LOVE my new ride!
     
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    Welcome to Mud and congrats on the purchase!

    Everyone will want pictures...it's our porn.
     
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    Hi great to have you. people will look at you much different.
     
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    Congratulations on the new to you FST. Post pictures or it never happened:D
     
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    Rigger Ramble Tamble Staff Member Moderator

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    Yup. What they said. If there's no pics, there's no 40.
     
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    40 porn please....
     
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    oregon fj I rescue old vehicles... SILVER Star

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    Yes, we need pictures. But for your own good, make sure the bezel is correct before you post. :D
     
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    Your life is all down hill now.
     
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    Welcome to the madness!
     
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    Welcome, dust off your credit cards
     
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    Does exist
     
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    Congrats, your bank account will be much smaller from now on.
     
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    IMG_7342.jpg Here are the doors-- they look like half doors-- they look factory in terms of construction and hardware but I need to research it.
     
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    I plan to put the doors on this weekend to see how they work although I do like the doorless look. Anyway, thanks for the warm welcome gents! Martin
     
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    The doors use some factory hardware ... but... they are not factory .... they are however useful :)

    Old school sand bar (roll bar) nice

    Sor front push bar with brush guards ... seats redone ...

    It does look like a FST as it has the correct body side hinges

    Door strikers look like bestop ones

    Welcome to mud :)

    Want to know anything else about your truck just ask... we love throwing around opinions lol

    Nice rig BTW
     
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    Good looking 40. Added bonus the color matches the great looking lawn.
     
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    Thanks for the info JohnnyC!! Funny but the seat belts are like what you would find on a kiddie ride at the fair. When I test drove it, I took my wife along for the short ride. First words out of her mouth: "I am NOT riding in that thing ever again, it is not safe...does it have air?" My answer: "I love it" and I drove it home shorty thereafter. Back to work for me. Later. MT
     
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    Respect!

    Good looking 40! Enjoy those half doors.
     
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    Yup. And the bezel is correct. Good, honest looking rig.
     
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