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FJ40 curb weight
« on: July 08, 2010, 02:46:21 PM »
 Any idea's on the curb weight of a 1970 FJ40? I been told that they are on the heavy side and that's why they need a 6 cylinder or V8. But so far the specs I've found have them at 3265 for soft top and 3470 for the hard top. My 1979 SWB Toyota pick up weights just under 3000 lbs. About 2900lbs at last weigh in. I'm thinking my truck would weight around the same as a fj40 soft top, if it had a F Or 2F engine in it.  Anyone know how much a Toyota 2F 6 cylinder engine weighs?  :headscratch:  
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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010, 05:41:22 AM »
Did a bunch of checking around. And got 2F engine weight results from 650lbs to almost 800lbs. 700lbs and 750lbs being the most common weights. Dose that sound right?

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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010, 08:25:44 AM »
Sorry, I don't know the answer, but I am very curious. My guess is its nearly 4,000 pounds




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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2010, 09:47:34 PM »
More searching and reading. New numbers but they're pretty close. Soft top FJ40 3263lbs and 3427lbs for the hard top FJ40. Funny, I also got 3792 lbs for the FJ40 with the 2F engine. I think the 2F and F engine weigh the same. Maybe the FJ40 just got 300 lbs heavier in 1975  :headscratch:.

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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2010, 12:55:02 PM »
Wow, interesting numbers. We have a '77 at the shop right now, it would be cool to run it down the street and get it weighed but it's a customer's truck so that's not gonna happen :yupyup:

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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2010, 05:07:26 PM »
look what  i found in the glove compartment.  :eyebrow: This 1969-1970 owners manual has the FJ40 soft top curb weight at 3260 and the FJ40 hard top curb weight at 3470.  :burnout:
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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2010, 08:12:28 PM »
This post might make a good stickie!
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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2010, 04:26:59 PM »
Cool, Thanks! Now i know how much my 1970 and 1971 hardtop FJ-40's weigh...
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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2010, 09:32:11 PM »
I started thinking about the fj40 and engine weight in case I installed a newer style engine. Like with a 2.7 I'm sure it wouldn't weigh more than a t100 or gen 3 4runner. A lighter engine like a 3rz or 22re might bring the soft top FJ40's curb weight to below 3000. But first I want to get this F engine up to speed and see how it dose. Looks to complete to pull out just yet.  :burnout:

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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2010, 11:18:23 PM »
I'd shove an aluminum v8 in there waaaaay before going with a 4 cylinder  :ack:
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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2010, 11:49:10 PM »
Ouch! Wonder what Big Mike would say about that Nate!
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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2010, 09:01:11 AM »
Ouch! Wonder what Big Mike would say about that Nate!

Nate is suggesting running dual-3RZ-FEs in there which I think is a sweet idea :wave:

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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2010, 10:14:01 AM »
4banger gas  :thumbdown: :thumbdown:   4 banger diesel :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2010, 10:14:42 AM »
I vote for a 4bt...........That would be killer.......

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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2010, 12:45:09 PM »
4banger gas  :thumbdown: :thumbdown:   4 banger diesel :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2010, 08:00:03 PM »
The bj came with an excellent 4 clyinder diesel, one which I'd search high and low for looooong before putting a 4bt in.  I'd actually rather stick a 1kzte in before that too, something like 125 hp and 295 ft lb torque stock, plus it redlines at a much more reasonable rpm.
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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2010, 09:39:48 PM »
According to my records...

EngineTypeValv/Cyl  Year  Disp.BHPTorqueBoreStrokeCR
1KZ-TE  SOHC  2952982 cc  125@3600  219@2000  96 mm  103 mm  21.2:1 

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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2010, 09:45:29 PM »
I've found conflicting claims on the torque, but they've all been near 300.  Is that 219 nm or ft lb?
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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2010, 12:01:57 PM »
I've found conflicting claims on the torque, but they've all been near 300.
Hmmmmm I have trusted my source in the past, but their Toyota diesel applications are a bit sketchy so I wouldn't be surprised if my number is wrong

Is that 219 nm or ft lb?
Good question, but a pound-foot is greater than a newton-meter, so 219 lb-ft torque would convert to somewhere around 160 newton-meters probably

Here is my source for Toyota engine data (the site is VERY old and I've been referencing it for years)
http://www.kalalahti.com/dataBySubject/Engine.html

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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2010, 12:25:50 AM »
That may make more sense then, I just saw another last night saying 315 nm so  :dunno:  Either way, everybody I've heard talk about running one has been thrilled by the power output  ;)
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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2010, 06:01:44 AM »
My #1 choice would be a Toyota diesel also.   :thumbs: This swap looks interesting. Lots of old running 300D Mercedes at a low price around here. And the engine weights 200 lbs less than the Toyota F engine. The people that make the kit are called 4x4 labs. I don't know anything about them, but it looks worth checking into.  

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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2010, 05:31:31 AM »
I fixed the starter and threw in a set of spark plugs. The old 1F Toyota six still runs.  :thumbs:  So I think I owe it a chance. Stock it put out 145hp@ 4000 RPM and 217 ft-lb torque at 2000 RPM.

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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2010, 09:42:56 PM »
Just as a comparison, I started checking the curb weight of the FJ60. Lightest spec was 4246. An Fj60 Owner said his weighed 4800 at the scale with him in it. others said 5000 lbs or more.  So I'm guessing the Fj60 weights 800 to 1200 lbs. more than an Fj40.

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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2010, 06:25:12 AM »
Picked up a new engine manual. Print date February 1971, No. 98042. Covers the improved F engine starting with engine number F243298, with a supplement section for engines starting #F294920, October 1969.  This is for the FJ land cruiser and FA gasoline truck. Engine weight with clutch and air filter 633.6 Lbs. With the 2 barrel carburetor and 7.8 to 1 compression ratio it was rated at 155 HP @ 4000 RPM  230 Ft-Lb @ 2200 RPM.  8)

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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2010, 07:58:15 AM »
I weighed my FJ40 at work and it tipped the scale at 3750lbs with bikini top and trail gear onboard.  With hardtop and camping gear it was over 4000 lbs.


Almost forgot to mention that was with a smallblock, SM465, and 35" SXs...
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Re: FJ40 curb weight
« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2012, 05:47:02 PM »
I've got a 77 fj40 with the aluminium body and it weights 5500 pounds or 2.4 metric tons

 
 
 
 
 

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