Now that my '86 FJ60 build is pretty much done, it's time to start on my '71 FJ40. Last week I brought it back to New Mexico after 17 years, it's been waiting its turn out in Nevada since 2001. Here are some vital statistics to get started: Purchased: June 5, 1997 Build Date: December 1970 Engine: 2F (from FJ40/FJ55), 2F 067849 (build date between November 1975 and February 1976); OEM carburetor and non-US vacuum advance points distributor with octane selector Bellhousing: 4-speed bellhousing Driveshafts: FJ40 4-speed front and rear driveshafts Transmission: H42 4-speed (from ’78 FJ55) - Sold recently Transfer case: 4-speed transfer case (from ’78 FJ55) - Sold recently Suspension: Stock Wheels: 15” Toyota wheels (from FJ60/FJ62) Tires: B.F. Goodrich 30X9.50R15 All Terrain Rear axle: Original with coarse spline 4:11 differential and drum brakes; 4-speed pinion flanges to match driveshaft bolt pattern Front axle: Modified with Toyota mini-truck Birfields, knuckles, and locking hubs; FJ60 vented rotors; and '91 4-Runner IFS calipers; 4-speed pinion flanges to match driveshaft bolt pattern Steering: ’83 Toyota mini-truck power steering gearbox, '84 4WD Toyota Tercel pump, and '84 Toyota Cressida pump adjusting bracket; steering column (from '75 FJ40) Rollbar: Aftermarket rollbar My preliminary plans for further upgrades: Engine: 2F with ~66,000 original miles (from my '76 FJ40), already upgraded with FJ60 electronic ignition and oil cooler; OEM carburetor with vacuum advance port Transmission: H41 4-speed with ~45,000 miles (from '84 HJ47) Transfer case: Drum parking brake split transfer case (from '85 BJ45) Suspension: OME with 2" lift Wheels: 70-Series Land Cruiser 16" wheels Tires: B.F. Goodrich LT235/85R16 All Terrain Body: Early front bib with running lights; '77 FJ40 kick-out vent window hardtop sides; extensive rust repair; refurbished hardtop; new Pollux Orange paint job Seats: Refurbished FJ40 bucket seats with SOR foam (from my '76 FJ40); refurbished short rear jump seats (from my '76 FJ40) Safety: 3-point shoulder harness seat belts; later OEM rollbar to allow for access to kick-out vent window latches Winch: Warn 8274 (from my '76 FJ40) Here's an old photo of the '71 FJ40 (on the right) and the '76 FJ40 side-by-side after one of the infrequent Las Vegas snowfalls: I also considered installing a 2FE or 3FE but decided to transplant the low-mileage 2F from my '76 FJ40. For the type of driving I'll be doing in the '71 the electronic ignition 2F/H41/split transfer case combination will be more than adequate. More to come.