The "I had to have and FJ" build

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My first ride in a 4wd was in 1978 with my Uncle Kent and his 60's FJ. I have been lusting for one ever since.

In December 2016 I traded this can of worms
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For this one
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Several of my friends think I am crazy but it was a deal I couldn't pass up. It is a 1978 with a Fiberglass tub, hood, and fenders.
 

ginmtb

'74 FJ40 - my first!
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Well as you will learn autocorrect should change it to:

FJ40
Land Cruiser
40
Cruiser

But not ever FJ. That is the FJ Cruiser. Who is going to give him the salute?
 
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Does it really matter which way the bezel sits?

And I have been calling them "FJ's" since the 70's.:)
 

David70FJ40

Older Than Most
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Technically you have a FJ40. A FJ, as mentioned above, is a FJ Cruiser, Toyota's tribute rebuild of the original FJ40. I purchased my second FJ40 34 years after I sold the first one and I was corrected as well when I made the same mistake. You will do better I am sure.

Anyway, welcome to MUD and the Land Cruiser madness.
 
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Did a little rust, crud, nest removal on the windshield frame today. I found where the wasps were coming from too.
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And for the rest of the crunchy........

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I think I am going to cut the rust out and make some simple "fitch" plates to weld over them until I find a better frame to play with. I also have to come up with some clamps to hold the windshield frame in place since the original hardware didn't make it to the tub.
 

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