Ohh you should be the one to talk there Mr 3fe out of FJ62. Why is there a Warn electric winch on there and not that factory PTO I sold you? Where are the front drum brakes you replaced for disks? Where are those famous ball and claw axles? Not on your cruiser I might add.I am one of those fools....... the 40 is the purist embodyment of what a landcruiser is and should be; Rugged, Utilitarian, Capable, and ultimately Reliable.
I think one of the great virtues or the 40 is it's simplicity especially the earlier models.... to me the down fall of the US based Land Cruiser was it became ever more complicated and cushy to appeal to the fast paced cup holder obessed US market.
I love my 40 because it doesn't have A/C, PS, heated seats, gps.... it feels raw and mechanical and it embodys a sense of adventure; it is a mans 4X4
You guys can keep your cushy 60's, 80's, and 100's... you bunch of
Heck if there one guy in our club who has kept it real. That's Chuck. Heck he doesn't even drive it for what 6 years and then decides to drive it to the beach with basically nothing holding it together all the while driving though some of the poorest parts of SC with KKK stamped on the front of his cruiser. He is the true purist.