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Patina Appreciation: Show Us Your Rusty Land Cruiser!

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by seth, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. 65swb45

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    You’ve been holding out on me Scott!

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    It did not rain in Burbank today? The rain gods hit Monrovia.
     
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    Love this thread
     
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    Loadeded down with trimmings from oak and mesqite trees.

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    Nice rig. Did you find it locally? I'd love to trade beer for a ride some time.
     
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    It was sitting on a used car lot in cypress of all places.

    I’m sourcing used parts to get it up and complete again.
     
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    Put these pics together to show you can polish a turd.


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    Hunted this one down and he wanted $8000 for it.

    One too many zeros

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  9. FJ404X4

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    I have a 66 with that same type hard top.
     
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  10. ClemsonCruiser

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    Cool got any pictures? It is likely a ‘64-‘65 that wasn’t titled until 1966. The corrugated top stopped early-mid 1965.
     
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    I do but I can't figure out how to share photos to this post. I haven't been on this site in a while. The title does say 66. I guess the best way to tell what year is to do some type of VIN search?
     
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  12. ClemsonCruiser

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  13. FJ404X4

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    FJ40-36108 I guess it's a 1965 built sometime between July and August.

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  14. ClemsonCruiser

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    Wow very nice looks clean and original! Original paint maybe? Great survivor for sure.
     
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    The body is in good shape. The roof was damaged when I got it. I'm repairing it but having a real issue with the drip rail. It was crushed and I had the corner repaired but something is not right. I can't get it to line up so currently trying to figure out where the issue is. I can't find any prior 1975 drip rails.

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    My 55 has a really bad repaint and where it has chipped off the factory paint is still glossy so it was a no-scuff repaint, I’m trying to figure out the same deal. Be great to expose as much of the factory paint as possible, much preferred to another coat of paint.

    What are you using to expose the factory colour underneath?
     
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    I was able to get about 70% of the repaint off with a pressure washer. Where there was better primer underneath, I used Easy Off oven cleaner and paper towels and it scrubbed right off, for the most part.

    Here is where it's at now. It was repainted white in the 90's. Still have the windshield frame, bed, tailgate and creases to clean up. Hopefully when comes out of the barn this spring!

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  18. Ol Yeller

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    Oven cleaner, of course! I used to use that for all sorts of cleaning nasty when I was single.

    Looks great, keep at it!
     
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    Definitely not as much patina as some but up close in person you can see the character.

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    A couple layers of patina in different colors. The green is my favorite, and yes it's ok to drive them in the snow. :D:bounce:

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