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started with this

 

and this is about where I'm at now

 

 

 

so what it is.... it was a Toyota FJ40, 1971.  As you can see, a basket case.  I bought it August, 2014.  Now, (blogged here http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum/bangshift/project-cars-update/959224-fj4overland ) it's a chevy 5.7 liter, EFI, 5 speed, 1 ton axle, 3-link/4-link suspension 4x4.  I do Search and Rescue, and most times that rescuing is in snow... so big tires are important as is lower center of gravity.  Stock, the rocker-panel edge is 61 cm, now it's  69 cm.  Tire size grew from 71 cm to 1.2 m 

 

 



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and what it looked like a week or so when I was fitting stuff



I hope to be driving it in a week or two and pretty much finished (they're never done) by 31 May



-- Edited by SuperBuickGuy on Saturday 6th of February 2016 12:54:30 AM

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whew, just made it... I drove it today



-- Edited by SuperBuickGuy on Friday 19th of February 2016 04:22:09 AM

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I'm actually getting pretty close to being road-worthy

 

 

a bit of stuff on the side to keep rocks at bay, finish up wiring and it's on the road.... then fix the top so it's more than a 3 season rig



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It's more worthy than just road worthy

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-- Edited by Forsh on Saturday 12th of March 2016 12:50:36 PM

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I already blew the first motor, I should have the 2nd motor running tomorrow.... in the States, hooning happens best off-road. Since no police have 38s on their 4x4s.... they don't bother us in our hoons ;)


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Maybe it's me. confuse. But, I can't seem to open the 4 photos in your last post. Each link brings me back to the main page of your topic with no new photos.



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I'm having issues attaching the pictures.... oh wait, figured it out.... they are below

 

 

 

 

 



-- Edited by SuperBuickGuy on Saturday 28th of May 2016 03:34:55 AM

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