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All of this was typed on an iPhone, our dsl is basically non existent and our new starlink system won’t be here until next week probably. So please excuse grammatical errors.

This past weekend my wife and I picked up our new to us FJ60! It is technically my second 60, but my first was a project that never really got going and was sold many years back.
Recently I had honestly thought that we had been completely priced out of the 60 market. But my wife and I just recently moved back to the area I grew up and through one of my mothers old cheer squad friends we were able to get our hands on a pretty nice one.

I wanted to trailer it home behind my wife’s tundra because the tires are from 03 and the truck has only done about a few thousand miles in the last 10 years, but we couldn’t get one so we had had chance the 75 mile drive. My wife followed with the tools 🧰

Here are pictures of picking it up from the retirement trailer park, and driving it home :)
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First look

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Filling both the pigs

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Stopping to look at paint colors because we live 75miles from a paint store I use.

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Stopped by my parents house to get a look underneath


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And clean off most of the moss(my father pictured)
 
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Had to stop for a photo going around the lake. You can actually see my parents old cabin in this photo.

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First time coming home :)

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Home safe

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I honestly couldn’t believe the dome light works.

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These are from today, my wife had to work but I had the day off so I was able to get allot of the gross out of the interior, and get some of the chrome rust promoters off(I like the chrome look just not rust).
Also any opinions on if this gutters will need to be resealed? There aren’t any signs of leaking or rust, but we get about 120” of rain a year, so it’ll be seeing some water

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Pulled the roof rack so I could remove the damaged chrome strip and clean behind it.

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my last 60 had the same rust spot
 
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surprisingly nice cargo area

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Lots of dirt, sand, and dog hair. Luckily non of the rust has been more than I can handle yet.

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I can’t stress how important it is to check and see if your factory sound deadener is loose. There was water under mine and I’m glade I chipped it out.
 
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The carpet was extremely moldy and I don’t think I will be putting it back in. We don’t have our shop built yet and I don’t really have any concrete I can wash it on. I think I will just be buying a kit in the next month or two.
sadly ran out of daylight, we don’t get many days like this between November and April.
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worst of the rust that I’ve found

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drivers side wasn’t loose but I wanted symmetry. I’ll be picking up dry ice to finish it off. Not sure I want to stick down any sound deadening for more water to get under.

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Great find! With great care, you should be able to buff that paint and fix the tiny rust spots and have a super-sharp truck. You can always grease all the chrome bits where they touch the body to prevent rust. And park that sucker indoors!

With staggering levels of moisture there, even I would support removing the factory sound deadener to check for looseness or water underneath!
 

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