"What were they thinking" modifications

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Drake2, Nov 10, 2018 at 4:50 PM.

  1. Drake2

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    Hi all,
    As I was going through some of my old pics of FJ's that I have bought and sold over the years, I had to share with you these pics. This was a 1978 that I found at a repair garage on the side of the highway about 20 years ago. I was told the owner brought it to them to have the engine performance tuned so it was not so slow...........Yep it was the OEM 6-cylinder trying to turn 44" Ground Hawgs, with a stock drivetrain. In all of the 40's I have had, I never experienced the "customizing" like I found on this one. Pay close attention to the "lift kit" front & back. The garage contacted the owner and got permission for me to buy it. All I was required to do was pay the storage bill of $500.
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    LOL, after I sold the Ground Hawgs.........:rofl:

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    Just for comparison.the white one has 33" tires on it.

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    44s on a SUA... I thought I’d seen just about everything. They worked so hard to do it so wrong.
     
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    Some people should not have access to a welder........:slap:
     
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    How do you even get in something like that?
     
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    No doubt. I'm surprised they did not weld on a ladder that was 3" from the ground. Kind of like the bottom of the shackles :eek:
     
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    This is probably THE tallest sua 40 in the world
     
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    come on...we know you drive it for a bit like that!! how did that handle? i can’t tell from the pics you showed but does it even have power steering?
     
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    Without pics no one would have believed it. So did you keep it?
     
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    WAS.........past tense
     
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    Nah....the engine was in a stage of disrepair awaiting a performance increase which never happened. I actually towed it home with a strap and a buddy had to sit on a log as the seats were not in it sat in it to steer it. It was all over the road, could not go over 10MPH or we all would have been in the ditch. NO power steering, LOL
     
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    Unfortunately, it met my sawzall after I took anything worthwhile.

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    pu.jpg Interesting Chevy truck in the back ground.

    I had a 62 half ton I drove in high school in the 60's.

    Got teased a lot for driving a pick up back then but girls seamed to think dating a farm boy was cute.
     
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