Tornado Alley Cruisers Introductions

ccasteel

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I’m Eric. Live in OP. Recent empty nester seeking to fill in my free time. Love beautiful nature scenes, especially in remote areas. Just bought a ‘13 LC. Added OME BP51 and 33” Nittos. Want to do some serious touring to big sky, desert Southwest and southern Colorado. View attachment 2006232
Welcome Eric. Another Overland Park-er here. Just off 135th and Quivira. Looking forward to meeting at one of our get togethers. Speaking of which...
 
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May 23, 2019
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Leawood, KS
Just joined TAC and getting to know my 84 FJ60. It's mechanically stock with a respray and with 227K miles and a really good interior. I'm going through the process of giving it a proper tuneup and to see what all I may want to do with it. It started it's life in Aspen then worked it's way to Oklahoma and now to Old Leawood. I'm looking forward to meeting up with the group once I get it a little more mechanically sound. I've never been afraid to dive into an unfamiliar project or maybe I'm just a glutton for punishment but I love working on all things mechanical. I might need an assist once and a while to figure things out and this group sounds like it's full of really knowledgeable people. I'm glad to be a part of it.

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Ft Leonard Wood MO (as of 15 Jan 14)
Hello all, Steve here from good Ole KY (great Bourbon, and some other good things). I’m a retired US Marine (30 years active duty-1 year retired). I drive mostly Dodge Rams, mainly because they have the Cummins in them. Cruisers are:
-75 FJ56 (a lot rusted, but running strong with the stock 2f, 4 speed, 60 axles, 60 Power Steering, and some custom bumpers all around).
-78 FJ45 (currently garaged (long story) but I just bought a 4Bt Cummins that I plan to put in, with FJ75 axles front and rear (all built) and a nice set of custom bumpers. I’ve gotta do some slight mods to make them fit (they came off the FJ75 that I wasn’t able to bring to the US (part of the long story).
-78 FJ40 (nice 40 with 2f, H55 that needs rebuilt, full floater rear axle with locker, hard top still on (but have all tops). Nice bumpers all around.

Life is good, and I hope to meet everyone at some upcoming events.

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2fpower

 
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lenexa, ks
@cwospark , thanks for posting. great looking rigs there. I am been fighting fj75 axles here lately.... VZ style though.

Good luck, look forward to meeting you.
 

2fpower

 
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Hello all, Steve here from good Ole KY (great Bourbon, and some other good things). I’m a retired US Marine (30 years active duty-1 year retired). I drive mostly Dodge Rams, mainly because they have the Cummins in them. Cruisers are:
-75 FJ56 (a lot rusted, but running strong with the stock 2f, 4 speed, 60 axles, 60 Power Steering, and some custom bumpers all around).
-78 FJ45 (currently garaged (long story) but I just bought a 4Bt Cummins that I plan to put in, with FJ75 axles front and rear (all built) and a nice set of custom bumpers. I’ve gotta do some slight mods to make them fit (they came off the FJ75 that I wasn’t able to bring to the US (part of the long story).
-78 FJ40 (nice 40 with 2f, H55 that needs rebuilt, full floater rear axle with locker, hard top still on (but have all tops). Nice bumpers all around.

Life is good, and I hope to meet everyone at some upcoming events.

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At first I thought you mistyped the "FJ56" but knowing you are a cruiserhead, decided I should do some research....

The difference in appearance is the ambulance doors in the rear instead of the tailgate.

According to Alexander Wohlfarth, author of "The Land Cruiser Legend", the FJ55 became the 56 in Japan after '74, with the introduction of the 2F engine. This model designation change was limited to Japan only, while elsewhere, it continued to be called the 55.

Thanks for adding another bit of cruiser knowledge in my brain.....
 
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Ft Leonard Wood MO (as of 15 Jan 14)
At first I thought you mistyped the "FJ56" but knowing you are a cruiserhead, decided I should do some research....

The difference in appearance is the ambulance doors in the rear instead of the tailgate.

According to Alexander Wohlfarth, author of "The Land Cruiser Legend", the FJ55 became the 56 in Japan after '74, with the introduction of the 2F engine. This model designation change was limited to Japan only, while elsewhere, it continued to be called the 55.

Thanks for adding another bit of cruiser knowledge in my brain.....
Rgr, I was in Japan and figured I’d like to get one of them. It’s a nice one, although the front end is rusted pretty bad.
 
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Jul 2, 2019
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Location
KC
Hello folks. My name is Jason, my family and I live in Lee’s Summit. We now have 4 Toyota’s- ‘14 Tundra, ‘13Sequoia, ‘07 4 Runner, and have recently picked up a ‘96 Land Cruiser.
The 80 is in pretty good shape, with the typical issues common with these vehicles.
My plans are to give this to my son, who will start driving next spring. I have rebuilt the knuckles and have it in line with Rob to go through the head later this fall.
Plans include a 2-3” lift, tires, bumpers, fixing oil leaks, etc. If you have any spare lifts or bumpers laying around feel free to reach out.
So far I’m enjoying learning about the vehicle and do look forward to meeting others in the group.
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Lenexa, KS
Hello folks. My name is Jason, my family and I live in Lee’s Summit. We now have 4 Toyota’s- ‘14 Tundra, ‘13Sequoia, ‘07 4 Runner, and have recently picked up a ‘96 Land Cruiser.
The 80 is in pretty good shape, with the typical issues common with these vehicles.
My plans are to give this to my son, who will start driving next spring. I have rebuilt the knuckles and have it in line with Rob to go through the head later this fall.
Plans include a 2-3” lift, tires, bumpers, fixing oil leaks, etc. If you have any spare lifts or bumpers laying around feel free to reach out.
So far I’m enjoying learning about the vehicle and do look forward to meeting others in the group.
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Welcome Jason!

FYI - Jason is a coworker and friend.

His new 80 has a great body on it. Couldn’t find really any rust when I looked it over.
 
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