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    Thread: Toyota FJ40 thoughts?

    1. Member G0to60's Avatar
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      05-24-2010 11:57 AM #1
      I am looking into a 1978 Toyota FJ40 as a project truck. What type of things should I look at or for if I buy this?

      Basically the truck I'm looking at is a project not completed. The engine and trans were taken out for paint so I couldn't drive it before hand. Is this too scary of a thing to dive in for an amature? I've worked on FWD cars for the most part (mostly VW) but have very limited experience with 4x4s.

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      05-24-2010 12:54 PM #2
      A million things really, they are simple trucks though and, with some time, proper tools, and some knowledge you can rebuild it.

      That said, there are a million things to look for, especially in a disassembled rig. I's start in the iH8MUD forums for deeper knowledge on the subject... if you undertake this project, you'll be living on that forum soon enough.

      http://forum.ih8mud.com/40-55-series...-jul-09-a.html
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      05-24-2010 01:18 PM #3
      Thanks for that. I have a friend who mentioned that site as well and I've been slowly going through it. There's a lot of info in there for sure.

      I guess the main things would be rust on the frame and the body. Are there any places that, if seriously rusty, would make it a lost cause. ie not structurally sound?

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      05-24-2010 02:02 PM #4
      I wouldn't even bother if the frame isn't 100% solid and straight.
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      05-24-2010 05:01 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      I wouldn't even bother if the frame isn't 100% solid and straight.
      x2 And let me know if you would like to try and find a time for me to come out and see it with you.

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