Those were not even hex head bolt but Phillip style screws. Not 100% sure on the windshield frame screw. I know 79 no longer had counter sunk screws that weren't painted. All counter sunk screws were painted. Haven't save any pictures but these appear to be counter sunk. If it was truely removed from a crate and the owner's children researched enough to find TLC but no one documented any of this with pictures seem stange. They though it was a jeep but it was just a old Land Cruiser. With that statement sounded like would have just dumped it on CL. There is a lot of marketing going on and no one played enough attention to details to help back of the story.Maybe @Living in the Past can chime in, most of the original 77 and 78 FJ40s had the screws on the windshield hinges painted body color. These in this video are shining like new hardware that was replaced.
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On the back door hinges the lower hinge is missing a bolt or screw and the other has an odd washer under the bolt, neither of which is original. Note the video time of 4:27
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Hey man, serving "hard time in the box" all those years can change a man, er...a Fj40!The last two original owner 40's I saw in person and dis-assembled were countersunk and painted screws. Looking for another few pictures, I'm not saying the vehicle isn't very low miles and lots of originality but there are a few shots that make me wonder-like the back doors
I agree with you 100%. I doubt you will see a post from any vendors on it which is just business sense. Me on the other hand even if I had the funds to spend six figures on a toy it certainly would be something I used could hurt the value. Siting in the Aspen garage is probably where it will end up to Maybe see the pavement occasionally. Personally think the second owner driving hurt the value. Because of it was a friend who knows what he paid for it. I'm sure he and Johnathan are looking to make something off of it. The muscle cars you see sell for big money are being driven with the idea more miles are going to help the value.what missing here is documentation on the history.Dont think Ward really give a $hit what is posted here because they are not his buying audience
May not be "100% perfect" but rest assured it will be 100% perfect to the people the new owner shows it to sitting in his garage in Aspen.