Roll over fzj80

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by clbuff, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. clbuff

    clbuff

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    Hi,

    I would like to know if it safe to repair a roll over fzj80 replacing the roof for a new one.

    Claudio
     
  2. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Depends on how bad and who is doing the work.

    I have seen some pretty remarkable repairs on wrecked vehicles. Replacing a roof might be pricey. Where are you located? You could post some pics for us and we could recommend shops depending on where you live to take it to. If you where in Denver, I know who I would recommend.
     
  3. semlin

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    thought this was a trash talkj thread from a 100 owner :D

    yomama on this board did it. take a look at his website http://www.yomama.net/my_1997_toyota_land_cruiser_40th.htm and maybe PM him for some advice. 80s cost a lot more when he did his so not sure how cost effective it would be today.

    whatever you do don't ask yomama what your towing limit should be :D
     
  4. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    A good body man can repair just about any sheet metal damage if parts are available and cost is not an issue. The value of whole 80's now is such that damage requiring a new roof panel will almost certainly total the vehicle. A new roof skin alone, in the crate, is over a thousand dollars.
     
  5. SR.GRINGO

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    Out of curiosity would this be pertaining to the rolled white 80 with lockers on ebay that went for $3,500 or the rolled gold LX450 on ebay?

    A convertible with roll bars would be pretty sweet too...
     
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  6. Clutchee

    Clutchee I'm fun sized! SILVER Star

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    Rolled 80, cut the roof off, cage it/lift it/wheel it!
    DONE.
     
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    Wrench rolled his 80 when wheeling it. Replaced the roof and had an internal cage fabbed up for it. Search for some of his older threads - think it was rolled about 2 yrs ago.

    I would not wheel it after it was rolled unless it had a solid cage.
     
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    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Donor chassis for a Fj-55 or FJ-45.
     
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    this is the right idea... If you need to, get a custom soft top made. This is what I would do... :cheers:
     
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    If that a been a 100 it wouldn't have rolled. VSC baby! :D

    KIDDING KIDDING......NO "100 HATE REPLIES" PLEASE. :D

    Seriously, if I could do my own work I'd luv a rolled 80 project vehicle. My imagination is running wild right now! :)
     
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    You are right because it would be at the local Linens and Things looking at curtains, pots and pans. :doh:
     
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    Hey, that's FINS AND THINGS you moron. :D :D :D
     
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    Hey pot stop yelling at kettle.............. :flipoff2:
     
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    OK. Sorry. Gotta run. Heading over to It's a Grind for a Cruzicapilottamocha....100 ounce size.
     
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    Isn't there a fellow mudster from the Phillipines that had a rolled 80 rebuilt? Or am I thinking of someone else ??\



    TY
     
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    You may be thinking of Amamdo's 80 that was rolled by Drexx's sister? I think.
     
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    Watched an 80 rolled a couple of months ago on level ground at low speed. It came to rest on its roof. While I was running back to see if everyone was OK the front A pillar collapse due to the 80's weight on the roof. So does it really matter if the roof has been repaired if in stock form it can’t support the weight without collapsing?
     
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    I imagine it might collapse faster the second time :D
     
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    That is a hell of an idea--where I live I'm only allowed to import 1 U.S. car and I really want another 80---guess my next 80 will an FJ55-80 :D
     
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    SR.GRINGO - love your new Calvin avatar! Was always a great fan of Calvin and Hobbes!
     
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