New truck and need some info

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whitey45

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I like to refer to the registry here, as the sor vin’s are for all 45 lwb, swb, and lv wagon. Your vin is pretty late for a shorty removable top truck. These were the least produced as it was a short window of production. Thus making it the rarest 45 pickup!
 
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The original radiator overflow nipple was gone so i had the neck replaced the radiator back flushed and i put in a new Tstat. I ordered new hoses but i think they were for a 2F and didn't work so ill have to send those back. In the mean time i figured id fill her up and take her for spin. I really enjoy driving it, It may be on the top of my list. Also the windshield vent is a game changer, I don't know why they got rid of it.



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Interesting overload spring setup.
 
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Yes very interesting! When I first looked under there I was pretty surprised. It all seems to be well done and thought out.

@Unimogguy if I had to guess I would say the springs and ubolts were a generic kit. The stops welded to the frame are custom.
 

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I think I figured out what the holes are In the bedside. Found a pic of this truck and they are almost an exact match so I assume it had a similar set up. Looks like they bolted through the bed to support the vertical wood post. Funny this truck was for sale on mud in 2013 in Boulder.
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Great lookin rig, beautiful. I've not seen a spare mounted like that. I swapped a 2F into mine as the original engine was shot. Out of all our cruisers the pickup is my favorite to drive, especially with the 2F. Congrats on the find.
 
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I stole the tires off my 40 to see how they’d fit. I think they’re a hair big, they would be perfect if the truck had a 2.5 lift. I think it still looks/drives great and plan on keeping them on the 45. Ill find a different set for the 40 since I have more size options.

I will likely move the rear axle back an inch. I’ve done some searching on lifts, I know cruiser outfitters sells the OME kit but it’s pricey.
I’ve read that swb and lwb share the same spring size, can anyone confirm this? I also read that fj60 rear springs are very similar in length. I still don’t think I’ve found a situation where someone actually used them.
Can anyone confirm what options I have to bring the back end up?

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