Removing FJ40 body for restoration. (1 Viewer)

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Body removal of 1978 FJ40. Can anyone comment on the step wise procedure to remove tub, cowl fenders in prep for sandblasting and re painting. Top and doors off already.
 
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It is probably easier to start at the front and work your way back. Use lots of pbblaster or freeall on the bolts and hope that they come out without breaking. I would go with hood, bib, skirts, fenders, windshield and then tub.
 
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Not that hard mate as Shawn said. I have no mechanical experience and removed the body from my 40 in about a day. Start at the front with the doors, guards, roof, until you end up with just a Cowl. It just unbolts with about 8 bolts and lift it off.
 
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Save yourself tons of headaches. Buy new mounts and sawzall the existing ones off. How dare you reuse any of those parts anyway on a frame-off.
 
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