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brew8

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Back in the mid 70's I was living in Helena Montana, I had owned a coupla of flat fendered jeeps and had a scout for a while then I had an old bronco. One day my brother came over and he had this Toyota Land Cruiser, I rode in it with him to southern Idaho and I thought it was the most outrageous vehicle I had ever ridden in. My mission after that was to find one of my own, I found a 64 FJ40 seafoam green cruiser with 10 K miles on it, it was a riot. I wheeled the heck out of it, but in those days big tires were HR-78-15 mud tires so you had to have some driving skill or you were stuck, I sold it when I left Montana for a coupla of years. I moved back to Butte Montana and Bought a 73 FJ40 and used it for hunting and fishing for the next 6 years. When I moved to Billings I was cruiserless for a while it was so far to the hills and trails and I bought a fifth wheel so I went about 5 years without one. Then I came across a 74 FJ40 and bought it. and I have had one sience. I have built and sold a coupla of cruisers but I was tired of working on them all the time so I decided this cruiser was the last one so I wanted to build it for a keeper. It has the following:

73 FJ40
1985 2F engine
SM420 Tranny
3 speed case with Posers T case saver
Front is Toyota with mini Disc brakes up graded to vented rotors with ARB air locker
Rear is Toyota with ARB air locker
4 inch Skyjacker lift
35 x 13.5 x15 TOYO's on 10 inch wheels
Sliders and trim, tube fenders, and full cage from Metal Tech
Paki top from Eshan
Saginaw Power steering parts from Marks off Road
Has a CB and a Hamboner 2 meter rig.
I replaced a lot of sheet metal in this cruiser and painted it ford red.
I built the rear bumper and tire carrier, bought the front from Hawkdriver.
Left to do new skid plate and 30 spline longfields.

Hope you like it, Cheers, Larry
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Great rig. Looks fantastic. :beer:
 
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A cruiser that a everybody would love to own. Nice work!!!!
 
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Larry,
did that beige cruiser make its way to South Dakota...if so, it is also a work of art...
 

brew8

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The beige one went to a rancher in rapid City area, it is a nice cruiser, thanks, larry
 
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thought I recognized it...drove it last summer at my uncle's...
 

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Nice Brew!! :)

Did you use the hardware Ehsan sent or did your use something else?
 

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