Builds Project Pikachu: 1977 FJ40

cbmontgo

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I swore that this was not a restoration project, but the rig runs so well that I’m just collecting missing parts and pieces now for fun.

Finally found an original mounting bracket for the air intake hose on eBay. Already had the clamp, which I sanded and painted. I always love OEM stuff. Just brings it back to life.
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Tommy Shumpert

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A quick lunch at Happy Belly Deli in Norwood and we were nearing the turnoff to Highway 90 at Naturita.
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Highway 90 is the beginning of the desert. Although the snow-capped peaks of the La Sals are visible for most of the drive, the rocks begin to turn red and Southeast Utah starts to become evident.
Before long, we were in Utah.
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Looks like a fun trip! Curious, what is your cruising speed?
 
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Is that an OEM soft top? Looking to purchase a soft top, so looking at options.
 

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Looks like a fun trip! Curious, what is your cruising speed?
Thanks! It was a great trip. I’m mapping out the next adventure now.

There’s a lot of debate about 2F cruising speeds. However, 50-55 MPH is the sweet spot in my opinion.

Is that an OEM soft top? Looking to purchase a soft top, so looking at options.
Yes sir, OEM style. I went with a Trollhole. Been happy with it.
 
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Thanks so much for the fun build/trip thread. You're a lucky man, beautiful family, great Land Cruiser collection and some wonderful road trips. Cheers brother!
 

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Thanks so much for the fun build/trip thread. You're a lucky man, beautiful family, great Land Cruiser collection and some wonderful road trips. Cheers brother!
Thanks, man. The road goes on forever, and the party never ends.
 
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