New to Mud, old friend of Toyota's

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Apr 1, 2007
Albemarle cnty, VA
Just wanted to introduce myself . My first vehicle was a heep. :eek: ...Alright ,thats out in the open. At that time my dad had bought a "crappy little" '85 2wd mini truck. Long story short,his truck will never die,the heep has hopefully been recycled into campbell's soup cans!!!, and I've owned nothing but Toyotas ever since!! :grinpimp: I bought my 40 about 2 years ago,when I found out that my beloved '84 4x4 mini had a big brother. Anyway ,after my purchase , I went into buisiness for myself, and have'nt had much time/money to devote to my 40 since. It's ,more or less, a really decent , semi-stock ,rust free , '78 bastard.:cool: [P.O installed square bezel bib] [early doors/hardtop-my purchase-need to trade] 1 early apron :rolleyes: Finally got my head above water,and ready to start build /restore. It's great to have a resource like mud,and it's good to be amongst people that understand my unnatural landcruiser obsession :beer:
here's a pic-Scott

Welcome :flipoff2: , that is a good looking truck, too bad it's not red:D . Enjoy yourself here.
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No rust, thats the main thing I was looking for. The P.O. kept it garaged. It did'nt have the hard top/doors when I bought it. I found that locally. It's early style--lift hatch-- I wish I had waited for a late top,oh well. It is in good shape. I'll try to get some amby doors later,and paint. thats just black primer,it came red. Has anyone installed early front doors on a '75 up tub? Is the striker mounted further in on later models because of thicker doors??? I've adjusted strikers out as far as I can, and its not close to latching. I'd rather just replace with late doors,but i've already got these and they're in perfect shape. Any thought mud11.jpg

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Damn fine looking rig. I like the black sides on the top.
Thanks. Got big plans this year. SOA,35-37s TSL's,Detroit/Arb,Full cage,Warn 8274,orion..[maybe]....PS. And replace some missing and or rigged parts..rear heater,rad overflow/washer bottle,4 row radiator w/stock shroud /support-P.O cut and stretched support to fit wide radiator--no shroud.......don't let my wife see this list ..:grinpimp: ......YEAH honey,its almost done.......just need this one part...otherwise its not safe too drive...:idea:
screwing around....... my mother-inlaw...wanted to go for a the FJ ;) my wife told me to "get it stuck"..waay back on our hunting land [ROUGH ride to get there--logs,creeks,etc]...... to mess with her......DAMN.........guess we gotta walk home.............:D Joke was on me-- she had a blast..... now she wants to go ridin' all the time!!!.......WTF :eek: My daughter in the pic. mud3.jpg
"Get it stuck" can be quite demanding! Nice rig.
nice ride, welcome to the sickness ...

i was wondering what lift was on that thing, from the shocks i can see a HFS lift, how does it ride ? and flex ?

Welcome to MUD .. :flipoff2: (official welcome)

Cheers .... :beer:
I just have the HFS shocks . This thing came with some ooold rancho's ,confer shackles,and , I guess confer lift springs . P.O. said 3 1/2" lift?? kinda rough...the hfs shocks alone made a surprising improvement...Flex on these..:rolleyes: ..not so much....Ive heard good things about the hfs lift flexing well . thought about going with them, but now I'm goin' stock, or dakar, spring over.
Very nice. I need to get my hands on some rear doors like that.
yeah, they're nice to have, with the top off. I don't like the plate tail gates that people sell. I'm lucky they came with the truck,I still need ambby doors for the winter though. Here's some pics of my awsome non-- flex !!! :rolleyes: mud12.jpg


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