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treerootCO

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Rig o' the Week!

I almost missed it. More pics to follow...

My 1978 FJ40 shortly after purchase from Dave Armbruster (9/28/01). He says it probably had 400,000 miles on it when he sold it to me. The 2nd picture is from Cruise Moab 2006.

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Specs:
12/78 FJ40LV
T416 Dune Beige
2F with well over 400,000 miles
MSD ignition
Weber 38/38
SM465 transmission
Orion 4:1 transfer case
Allied bead locks
37x12.5 Goodyear MTRs
1.25" Marlin wheel spacers
Lockright lockers front and rear
Fine spline 4:11s (I need to regear lower)
4" Northern Spring SUA
Flipped springs to lengthen the wheelbase to 96"
Downey cantilever shackles
Maf 4+ u-bolt flip kit
Metal-Tech 6 point family cage tied to the frame
Metal-Tech Fenders
Metal-Tech Nose Guard and Stinger
Metal-Tech Rear Bumper/Tire Carrier?
Metal-Tech Premiere Sliders
Longfields (I have 30 spline Longs and inner axles but haven't installed them yet)
Aisin hubs
Snackster
Hot Dogger
Trimmed rockers
Raised the rear wheel wells and extended them 8" wider that stock
Custom early bib conversion
Warn Belleview :D
Saginaw power steering conversion
Blue Torch Fab diff cover
 
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I like the transition. Gives me hope for mine. I like your paint too, looks nice.
 
I paid $2,500 for my '78 back in 2001. Added a 4" suspension lift and wheeled the snot out of it. Maybe you can help me understand what I was thinking when I bought it. :D
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nice treeroot


why the heck arent you sponsored by

Metal-Tech 6 point family cage tied to the frame
Metal-Tech Fenders
Metal-Tech Nose Guard and Stinger
Metal-Tech Rear Bumper/Tire Carrier?
Metal-Tech Premiere Sliders



and stop slacking and get the 30s installed already
 
why the heck arent you sponsored by

Metal-Tech 6 point family cage tied to the frame
Metal-Tech Fenders
Metal-Tech Nose Guard and Stinger
Metal-Tech Rear Bumper/Tire Carrier?
Metal-Tech Premiere Sliders

He is! :rolleyes: :eek: :grinpimp:
 
Hi All:

Nice rig, "TreeRoot!"

So, what is a "snackster" and a "hotdogger?" Is that rig actually a 4wd "roach coach" for trail runs? :grinpimp:

Thanks for sharing!

Alan

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Rig o' the Week!

I almost missed it. More pics to follow...

My 1978 FJ40 shortly after purchase from Dave Armbruster (9/28/01). He says it probably had 400,000 miles on it when he sold it to me. The 2nd picture is from Cruise Moab 2006.

SpringCreekSMALL.jpg


CM06SMALL.jpg



Specs:
12/78 FJ40LV
T416 Dune Beige
2F with well over 400,000 miles
MSD ignition
Weber 38/38
SM465 transmission
Orion 4:1 transfer case
Allied bead locks
37x12.5 Goodyear MTRs
1.25" Marlin wheel spacers
Lockright lockers front and rear
Fine spline 4:11s (I need to regear lower)
4" Northern Spring SUA
Flipped springs to lengthen the wheelbase to 96"
Downey cantilever shackles
Maf 4+ u-bolt flip kit
Metal-Tech 6 point family cage tied to the frame
Metal-Tech Fenders
Metal-Tech Nose Guard and Stinger
Metal-Tech Rear Bumper/Tire Carrier?
Metal-Tech Premiere Sliders
Longfields (I have 30 spline Longs and inner axles but haven't installed them yet)
Aisin hubs
Snackster
Hot Dogger
Trimmed rockers
Raised the rear wheel wells and extended them 8" wider that stock
Custom early bib conversion
Warn Belleview :D
Saginaw power steering conversion
 
So, what is a "snackster" and a "hotdogger?" Is that rig actually a 4wd "roach coach" for trail runs? :grinpimp:

Its a little box that you can cook your lunch on that straps to your headers to heat up what ever your cooking.

Mike,

I love your rig, I have been on the trail a few times with Treeroot and his rig WORKS AMAZING!

Gotta love the flex!

Great build up Mike, thanks for sharing.

Drew
 
nice treeroot


why the heck arent you sponsored by

Metal-Tech 6 point family cage tied to the frame
Metal-Tech Fenders
Metal-Tech Nose Guard and Stinger
Metal-Tech Rear Bumper/Tire Carrier?
Metal-Tech Premiere Sliders



and stop slacking and get the 30s installed already

I help Mark out with banner ads, TT and Toy Owners adverts, and general graphic needs. In turn he lets me run his fine products. :) The 30 splines are for FJ60 axles;)


over 400,000, holy crap!! Has it been rebuilt??

Not that I am aware of. I do know that I ran a washer through the #1cylinder. I replaced the spark plug and she keeps on running. Oil needs to be straight 50 weight or she smokes.

You need a Quicktime video of the Evil Warn! :cool:

How do you like those cantelever shackles? Unloading issues?

Maybe if I take a video of the Warn it will steal it's soul! The shackles really don't open up like you would think. They do offer a better angle and that in turn allows the springs to lengthen.

i still want to know what happend to the mailbox.

I hammered out the dents so it pretty much looks like my rockers now :D

Hi All:

Nice rig, "TreeRoot!"

So, what is a "snackster" and a "hotdogger?" Is that rig actually a 4wd "roach coach" for trail runs? :grinpimp:

Thanks for sharing!

Alan

The hot dogger is on the headers, the snackster (Nakman's creation) is bolted to the valve cover. In the 2nd pic I was cooking corndogs and the mice found them when we were stopped for a bit.
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