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62 Dust Collector said:
What is the differeces between the FJ25 and the 40?
. . . . about 2 to 4 years. :grinpimp:









Sorry, Dust Collector. I couldn't resist. Welcome to the FJ25 Users Group forum!! :D :D

If you want to get technical, the 25 and 40 are two different vehicles. However, since the FJ25 evolved into the FJ40 about the time your 40 was born, you'll find numerous similarities between the two.

Matter of fact, if you look through the threads in this forum, you'll see a lot of parts are interchangeable. (Especially body and interior parts like doors, tailgates, hardtops, seats, etc.) And, you'll find a lot of 25 owners swapping these parts in for restoration purposes.

Obvious cosmetic differences between the two trucks include round rear wheel openings on the 25 instead of square. And, the obvious absence of a grill bezel (which we all take great pride in :) ).

There's also a number of mechanical differences (i.e., slightly different engine, 4-spd tranny, single range transfer case, etc.).

But, all and all, with an FJ40 that's the age yours is, this is a great place to hang out. So, let's see a pic of your truck!! :cheers:
 

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Aw geeeezzzzzzzzzzz. I just spent a half hour typing a response and it's gone. :mad: Mud is having some difficulties today.

Even though I just wrote a laundry list of differences I'd still say a '62 40 is more like a FJ25 than a later 40, but that's just my opinion. :cheers:
 
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We can tell you more if you tell us if it's a soft top or hard top. The early 40 soft tops are mistaken for a 25 all the time just because of the door openings. Post a picture or two. Then we can help you out more.



Jim I notice the problems with mud myself today. I thought it because all of you guys back in the northeast aren't going to work because of the last winter storm and spending your day on mud because it's too cold to go outside:rolleyes: . Did I say it was sunny and in the eighties here today.:D


John
 

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Ha, sunny and 40*, what a beautiful day! I was on the road today, so I haven't been slowing down Mud. :D

Basically all the FJ25 drivetrain is different from the bellhousing out to the wheels. The springs are longer and the mounting perches are different also.
 
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Somethings not working right. I can not get my pics to load. I will try a different computer. Thanks for all of the clearity on the diffs between the early 40's and the 25!!
 
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Finally!

Finally after days and days of work I got my pics to work:crybaby:

(As you can see the nice work done by the P/O!)
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Definitely diggin' that stack!



NOT!

Nice looking ride otherwise. Looks like the typical Ramsey winch set-up. What does the PTO gearbox on the t-case look like? Or is it an old skool electric Ramsey? Either one is a stout winch.

Nick
 

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Those windows in the hardtop are actually a huge improvement over stock (visibility wise). Betcha it isn't safety glass though. :doh:

I wonder what the reasoning behind that stack was.....:idea:
 
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The stack as he told me was to keep from starting sage brush on fire while he was hunting:confused: Not sure what he really ment by that though.
 
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62 Dust Collector said:
The stack as he told me was to keep from starting sage brush on fire while he was hunting:confused: Not sure what he really ment by that though.


Makes sense.. often fires can be started by driving through high grass. The dry grass or sage touching the exhaust can heat and ignite.
 
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zebrabeefj40 said:
Definitely diggin' that stack!



NOT!

Nice looking ride otherwise. Looks like the typical Ramsey winch set-up. What does the PTO gearbox on the t-case look like? Or is it an old skool electric Ramsey? Either one is a stout winch.

Nick


The PTO looks nothing like the other ones I have seen. I will try and get a pic up here to show you.
 
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62 Dust Collector said:
The PTO looks nothing like the other ones I have seen. I will try and get a pic up here to show you.


From the pics it looks like they typical ramsey like nick noted. Pics are always good though :)
 

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Wow..... found this thread looking for information on early 40's. I was surprised to find this is the 40 I recently picked up in Neveda. Funny the owner didn't mention he was a mud guy...........

yes it still has that hideous stack, but thanks to you guys I have just about everything I need to bring her back to stock :cheers:

JP
 

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Well, I can't speak for the others, but my memory is getting short. That's about the third or fourth past discussion I've forgotten about. :rolleyes: :D
 

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