For Sale SoCal- 72-74 model FJ40 hood

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Came off an FJ40 I parted out about 25 years ago. Rust free and pretty straight except for the cheesy bondo job on a dent at the front lip. I think it could have been easily straightened, and am guessing that they just didn’t want to pull the hood off to do it right.
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$320. Local pickup only. No PMs please.
 
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what tale does the tell, I am wondering.
72-73 was the‘transition’ period with the newer, lighter one-piece hood, before the bib mounted safety catch was introduced in’74.

From my earliest days selling cruiser parts, I have always had the majority of hood calls from 72-73 owners who forgot to latch the hood and had it fly open on the highway.😱

Thus the telltale crease.
 

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I figured it was something like that, but now I know "the rest of the story." I would have bought this hood if you had been able to ship it, but I found something here in the northeast. The one that came with my '73 had the tell tale crease.
 
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Here is my 73 with the hood crease.
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Would assume 72/73 because early were heavier and less likely to fly open. Plus being two piece design it has the flange in the center where the two pieces meet. It also has a hood ornament stiffening the hood where it hit either front edge of the hard top or top of the windshield frame. 74 because those started the secondary latch.
Luckily was able to secure a replacement and replacement for the replacement years ago when 40 series were still relatively easy to find in wrecking yard. One from a 72 and other from a 73. Another weak point on later hoods at least here in Arizona is stress cracks off the shorter louvers on the side. Even with the cushion on the apron still a problem. Would assume those are caused a by our washboard roads.
 

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