Old IH8MUD FJ finds a new home in NOVA


Jun 12, 2011
I posted this over in the Vehicle Tech section but wanted to post up in here as well. Look forward to meeting some of you in the near future and maybe driving down the road.

I have been a member since 2011 and pretty much a lurker with only a handful of comments over the years. I sold my '99 just a couple of weeks ago to a local Mudder. I have wanted an FJ40 ever since high school when a buddy of mine had a '76. Well, that 30-year dream finally came true this past week. Shortly after selling the Hundy, I came across an FJ. It hit all the marks of what I was looking for. The bidding went as planned and I think I got a really sweet rig. Big thanks to @overton for putting the posting together as well as @Riverrunner with delivery, both were excellent during the entire transaction and would highly recommend them. Many of you may be familiar with this rig as it was originally built by @hatfieldcb and was then purchased by @PortageBay. It was just delivered yesterday and it is even better in person than expected. Chris and Bob built it the right way and maintained it the way it should be. I can't wait to get out on the trails and already have a couple of trips planned. Going to Rausch Creek, PA at the end of June and then looking forward to Outdoor Expo East in October as that is only a couple hours away in southern VA. I'm sure I will have lots of questions and inquires, but I will be sure and use the search function first before blasting the entire forum. Attached are a few photos and I look forward to creating some new memories and will add some new photos along the way. Thanks!!
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