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I bought an FJ40!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dustinuhls, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Apr 23, 2009 at 12:58 AM
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    dustinuhls

    dustinuhls [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I posted a thread before about buying and FJ or spending the money on my '01Tacoma, and had decided to spend the money on my Taco. Well, I bought some new rims and bumper for my Tacoma and decided not to buy the FJ... Then I came across a deal that I couldn't pass up. I just bought this '74 FJ40 and am going to pick it up this Sunday! It has the Chevy V8 conversion, but the motor has a cracked head. I've already got a 350 to put in it from my dad, so I won't have to spend any money on a new motor. It has a little bit of typical FJ rust, but nothing that's not fixable. It'll probably need new brakes, fuel lines, some interior stuff (seats), etc., but nothing too extreme. It also comes with a bikini top and soft doors, but no hard top (I'll never use one anyways). I only paid $750 for it! What do you guys think?

    Here's a pic of my Taco. I think it's looking good enough for now...
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    Here's the FJ40 I bought:
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  2. Apr 23, 2009 at 1:01 AM
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    it's in coma

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    i think "little typical rust" was an understatement...looking good though.
     
  3. Apr 23, 2009 at 1:17 AM
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    dustinuhls

    dustinuhls [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't look that bad does it for a stock '74? The rockers have been replaced, just not painted. I think some new rear quarters or diamond plate protection panels will fix the back right up. It was only $750. I figured I could easily get my money back out of it if it's too much for me to fix...
     
  4. Apr 23, 2009 at 2:13 AM
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    Delmarva

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  5. Apr 23, 2009 at 2:19 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    I've always loved those 40's. I'd love to have a built one as a 'wheeler.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2009 at 2:23 AM
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    dustinuhls

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    That's what I'm planning on doing with this one. Maybe someday I'll "restore" it, but for now I just want something fun to play with and work on in my spare time. I don't really care how pretty it looks for now.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2009 at 5:58 AM
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    higherlux

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  8. Apr 23, 2009 at 1:31 PM
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    stucksucksnayota

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    There fun to have and play around with ive had mine for about 5 years now and just needing to get through college so I have somemore funds to put into it.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2009 at 9:35 AM
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    rab89

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    Great man! i'm glad you got to do both in the end! you should tear it apart and sandblast the whole thing! frame and body. great little rig! keep us posted on the progress.
     
  10. Apr 24, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    that thing looks like it will be a bitch to work on..Watch out putting it on the trailer, it might split in two!

    it is pretty sweet thou. Automatic?
     
  11. Apr 24, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    fixedforbroke

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    thats sweet, im jealous of you having that opportunity to fix something like that up. good luck, would love to see pics of it as you make progress
     
  12. Apr 24, 2009 at 6:23 PM
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    cole47

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    looks alot better than my old beater :?

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