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Rear cross member

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by nocents, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. nocents

    nocents SILVER Star

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    I am starting a restoration on a 71 FJ40. I need to replace the rear cross member. Is there any reason I cant use a 74-78 crossmember if I change out the tail lights?
     
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    ???Do you mean rear bumper? ???
     
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    crossmember, rear bumper it's the same thing.

    and yes your plan should work.
     
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    Yep I ment the bumper or rear crossmember....
    Thanks for the opinion, I could not see why I could not use the later model rear crossmember either!
     
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    i was thinking about this and came up with this.
    it's a crossmember. it's part of the frame. and has bodymounts on it.
    the 40's don't have a rear bumper, they have/had those two bumperettes.

    but whatever, i don't get paid enough to think.....
     
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    My fault. When I think of crossmember, I always think of that tube behind the tranny.

    But yer right it is a crossmember. :slap: