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Old August 28th, 2014, 07:38 PM
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FJ experts out there?

I know there are some FJ experts on the Board so I am reaching out...

In-very, very-preliminary stages of searching for an "FJ". Trying to round out the stable, at least on classic 4x4's and am looking for someone who could point me in the right direction on these classics.

I really just need a starting point...

Any guidance is appreciated..

Thanks much!

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Old August 28th, 2014, 07:43 PM
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Lots of different FJ body styles.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Land_Cruiser
What specifically are you looking for?

One day an FJ55 will live in my garage.
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Old August 28th, 2014, 08:02 PM
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Lurk around / join IH8MUD.com. A similar forum to this one with a lot of great info. I had a 1977FJ40.

Fun to drive but very cramped, I prefer Rovers over Cruisers....
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Old August 28th, 2014, 08:47 PM
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Here are two of my rare trucks. FJ45 troopy soft top and uber rare 1965FJ45LV wagon.
The 55 previously posted, and these two models pictured here are the larger cruiser body styles. While I have had several FJ40 (more common) I prefer the longer wheel base for a better ride.
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Old August 28th, 2014, 09:10 PM
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78 is the best year imo

three speed transmissions had transfer cases with lower gears . Fj40s ride like hell are incrediblynoisy

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Old August 28th, 2014, 09:22 PM
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Here is my FJ55 that is sold now. I found a good California truck with a clean title and went to work…
ask away.

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Old August 28th, 2014, 09:34 PM
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I think that FJ45 was down here at Amazon 4x4 wasn't it?
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Old August 28th, 2014, 10:24 PM
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Likewise ask away, I've owned a few myself - my favorite one I owned a 71 55
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Old August 28th, 2014, 10:26 PM
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Saw that two tone (green/white) FJ55 FS in Montauk last week. 25k firm, the sheet said.. 1979. I got his phone # if you want..

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Old August 28th, 2014, 11:01 PM
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Fell in love with a FJ 60 that was converted with a Toyota 6 cylinder diesel plus five speed.
A peach to drive...
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Old August 29th, 2014, 07:55 AM
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Always loved the Iron Pig. Have a '78 FJ40 myself. Keeping wanting to sell it but then seller's remorse kicks in. Definitely a fun truck.
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Old August 29th, 2014, 08:48 AM
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I H8MUD is a great resource. Or import or buy a BJ74. Cant go wrong with the 70 series. It looks like you can pick up a nice FJ40 for about 12k or 16k
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Old August 29th, 2014, 09:16 AM
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Finally got the shop open out here in colorado and we have 6 diesel cruisers. All LHD and different styles hj45's bj40's and troopies
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Old August 29th, 2014, 10:08 AM
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... I prefer the longer wheel base for a better ride.
Do the low profile tires on huge alloys help the ride?
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Old August 29th, 2014, 10:14 AM
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Do the low profile tires on huge alloys help the ride?
Lol; absolutely
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Old August 29th, 2014, 10:39 AM
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Lots of options when it comes to Cruisers....rust will be the biggest hurdle...otherwise go for the model that calls you. I have been called by them all, but right now the 75 Series calls me the most.
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Old August 29th, 2014, 12:31 PM
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I had a 1997 40th Land Cruiser once..

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I H8MUD is a great resource. Or import or buy a BJ74. Cant go wrong with the 70 series. It looks like you can pick up a nice FJ40 for about 12k or 16k
can't recall why I sold it but I was on IH8MUD back then.

Here is a pic of roughly what I find kinda cool looking. Definitely want a 2 door and some kind of "convertible" would be pretty cool...

Just investigating right now but thanks for all of the responses!!
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Old August 29th, 2014, 12:39 PM
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There is this nice FJ43 coming in from Columbia through this importer
http://volcan4x4.com/

Check out "Marina" If you like blue Its a 78

A little bigger than a FJ40.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...6722493&type=3
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Old August 29th, 2014, 12:52 PM
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I hate when dealers name their cars... Cool trucks but come on. Call it rust bucket or fugly grill not 'Esmeralda' woof
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Old August 29th, 2014, 12:59 PM
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I bought a 1972 FJ55. I just like long wheelbase trucks. Rust is the battle so picking up a CA or AZ truck as a starting point is important. IH8MUD FJ55 community is very good. Lots of people building NLA parts and replacement parts. Plenty of easy upgrades like disc brakes, etc available. My 2F goes like stink and is bullet proof.
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