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PostSubject: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeThu Nov 10, 2011 6:10 pm

I'm taking the lazy man's approach on posting this, as I could not get the pictures to work quite right on here. One link is to my 1974 FJ40 build. It has a small block chevy 400 (quadrajet carb) and 4" lift. So far I have done the following:

new tires, new Bilstein 5125 shocks, rebuilt carb, new manifolds, plugs/wires/distributor, new roundeyes (headlights), LED's in dash cluster and side marker and tail lights, tuffy console, new weatherstripping on doors, replaced rusted out rear barn doors with another set I fixed up, some rust treatment, steam cleaned and painted underbody and chassis (chassis saver), new radiator, etc, etc. It is now at my cousin's body shop to have the rusty rockers, sill, and quarter panels replaced with new metal panels. Here is the link!

https://s37.photobucket.com/albums/e58/Snowdogyyz/


My other build is my 2008 FJ Cruiser. List of mods: ICON extended travel coilovers in front with Light Racing UCA's, Icon shocks and springs in rear, richochet front skid plate, rear scuba mod (FJNewb's kit), TRD CAI and catback, bajarack with hi-lift mounts, Springtail MPAC side storage rack, 285 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Kenwood DNX6140 head unit with GPS, JL Audio speakers and sub, Midland portable cb, etc, etc. Link:

https://s37.photobucket.com/albums/e58/Snowdogyyz/FJ%20Cruiser/


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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeFri Nov 11, 2011 11:05 am

Nice, thanks for the pics.
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeFri Nov 11, 2011 2:13 pm

Two nice looking FJ's!
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeMon Nov 28, 2011 2:04 pm

My 2 FJ builds: JumpSeats006My 2 FJ builds: JumpSeats003



Restored the jump seats over Thanksgiving. Stripped them down, wire brushed some rust, primed, painted, and re-covered with new seat covers. Turned out pretty decent I think!
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeMon Nov 28, 2011 2:47 pm

Looks great!!! Hope to see the 40 at the show!

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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeMon Nov 28, 2011 3:02 pm

40's are too cool. I had a 74 for about 2 weeks before I decided I was in over my head for restoring. That was about 10 years ago. Now I wish I would have tried it.
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeMon Nov 28, 2011 4:39 pm

Awesome! Those restored seats look GREAT.
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeMon Nov 28, 2011 5:30 pm

There are times where I am in over my head! During those times, I hire someone, especially when it comes to important things like brakes and steering! But, I have a good friend who is an electrician, a cousin who does body work, and I don't mind screwing things up in the process as well! Since it's not my daily driver (as my FJ Cruiser is), I don't worry too much about getting into it. I am in no way a mechanic, but you would be surprised what you can do with time and the IH8MUD forum!

Thanks for the comments guys! I am hoping to bring it to the show in April.
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeMon Dec 12, 2011 4:39 pm

My 2 FJ builds: Iphonepics149My 2 FJ builds: Iphonepics134My 2 FJ builds: Iphonepics129



It has begun!
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeMon Dec 12, 2011 4:43 pm

Looks like you have some hard work ahead of you, but it will be so worth it.
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PostSubject: love it   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeMon Dec 12, 2011 10:21 pm

omg i love that truck...absolutely love 40s...love 60 and 80s too..but love those old 40s
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeTue Dec 13, 2011 10:51 am

Thanks guys. The body work is being done by my cousin, who has rebuilt GTO's, Camaro's, etc from the rusty ground up. He is meticulous, so I cannot wait to see it finished. I'm not going for a show truck restore though, just getting rid of rot and having a decent looking truck that can be wheeled some.
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeWed Jan 11, 2012 5:54 pm

My 2 FJ builds: 40work084My 2 FJ builds: 40work119My 2 FJ builds: Seats003My 2 FJ builds: Seats001







A few updates: re-covered front seats, painted rear bumper, rocker panel welded in... starting to take shape!
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeWed Jan 11, 2012 6:12 pm

Sweeetttt!
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PostSubject: great    My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeWed Jan 11, 2012 6:37 pm

looking really good man..cant wait to see it done!!
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeWed Jan 11, 2012 6:54 pm

Looking good!!!! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeThu Jan 12, 2012 11:08 am

Thanks guys! I cannot wait to get it back. Little baby steps......
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeSat Jan 21, 2012 2:37 pm

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Really close now! I should get the truck back next week. Panels are all welded in and a skim coat of bondo applied and sanded. Being primed and painted today. Plus, a few small rust areas patched up.
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PostSubject: looks great   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeSat Jan 21, 2012 7:23 pm

looks great man, i know you are getting uber excited...i cant wait to see the finished product...keep up the updates..

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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeSun Jan 29, 2012 10:18 pm

My 2 FJ builds: FJ40AfterBodyWork018My 2 FJ builds: FJ40AfterBodyWork016My 2 FJ builds: FJ40AfterBodyWork014My 2 FJ builds: FJ40AfterBodyWork012My 2 FJ builds: FJ40AfterBodyWork010My 2 FJ builds: FJ40AfterBodyWork007My 2 FJ builds: FJ40AfterBodyWork005My 2 FJ builds: FJ40AfterBodyWork003My 2 FJ builds: FJ40AfterBodyWork002







Got my truck back this weekend! Once home, I installed my tail light guards, winch channel, newly recovered seats and jump seats, and my crappy hard top (but it will do for winter). I'm very happy how it turned out, but now I need to work on the front and inside to match the niceness of the back!
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeFri Feb 10, 2012 11:43 pm

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A few more updates this week: installed all new ubolts (IronMan), installed a heater I refurbed (heats much better now) and finally installed my Warn M8000 winch. For now, winch is off my main battery. I have an isolator kit to install a dual battery system later on.
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeFri Feb 10, 2012 11:50 pm

i am absolutely in love with this 40....just awesome!!keep the updates comming!!
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeSat Feb 11, 2012 11:09 pm

That thing is beautiful, and RED. I love it!
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeFri Feb 24, 2012 5:11 pm

Not too much done of late. I did refurbish the dash knobs. Cleaned them up with some degreaser and then used a sharpie paint pen to re-fill the letters on the knobs. Turned out pretty good and now I can actually read them at night!

Also, have been having off and on issues with my electrical fuel pump, so I'm putting a mechanical fuel pump in this weekend. Should be more dependable and save some draw from the old electrical system as well (always a plus on these things). Right now, I'm looking for a decent hard top to refurbish, as mine is a Franken-top and the fiberglass top is damaged. I did make it look decent with bondo, but still doesn't look right.

On the FJC, I'm installing an OEM hitch next week. I got tired of not being able to rent a trailer and go pick something up, so time to fix that!
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PostSubject: Re: My 2 FJ builds:   My 2 FJ builds: Icon_minitimeFri Feb 24, 2012 8:35 pm

Looks great man! When it warms up a little bit, this will be awesome riding around with the top off!
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