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4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« on: Aug 27, 2011, 04:10:33 AM »
A week before I deployed to A-Stan I got my hands on this:



$3000 for it, it runs and drives. 88,312 original miles. Manufactured April 1971. Completely stock.






after a pressure wash.



Going to stay stock engine and transmission. SUA on 33's ( not sure if 35's will fit on SUA without cutting). Locking the front and rear, not sure if I can go HP thirds with Toy eLocker or just go ARB. Going with Metal Tech tube fenders and tube doors. recovering the seats and lining the interior. Build is going to take awhile, I will not get home from this deployment until March/April 2012. But I am ordering parts now  :clap: . More to follow, I will be doing some interior stuff on leave in October.

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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #1 on: Aug 27, 2011, 07:53:15 AM »
i always wanted an old cruiser, and that thing is clean! im jealous. are you sticking with the stock engine?
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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #2 on: Aug 27, 2011, 09:23:36 AM »
The stock F engine runs good and the 3 speed manual is good as well. I have yet to mess with the t-case. I do plan on keeping the F and the 3 speed. Going to driving this daily so it will be a capable mild wheeler as well as a daily driver. Not saying that I wont throw some stuff onto the engine to give it a bit more. If I want to tear something up I will use my 4Runner..it loves body damage, encourages it even  :yupyup:
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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #3 on: Aug 27, 2011, 09:25:34 AM »
oh, im an idiot, didnt see where it said that :gap: anyways, cant wait to see how this turns out!
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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #4 on: Oct 23, 2011, 09:41:49 PM »
Welp, made it home on mid tour leave. Had some stuff waiting for me.



Quick break down of the picture:

Bushwacker 2in flares
front disk brake conversion
4in HFS lift
2.5in shackles
new turn signal switch
box of misc seals
Metal Tech tube doors
Man-A-Fre sliders
Body mount kit
Axle rebuild kit
Toyota Emblems
windshield hinge mounted mirrors

NOT SHOWN:
Foam and new covers for seats

Pulled the seats:



cleaned the frame, primed and painted it. Pulled the old foam put on new foam and cover:



bottoms are done:



I somehow lost the pic but the backs are on it and done as well.

Pulled the hard top and the doors to get a better look at what cancer is on the tub:





Picked up another set of axles for $100. Plan on building these up and then just doing a complete suspension swap all at once:



Picked up a front Bezel, cleaned it up and painted it for the time being:




I wanted to see how things fit so I put on the Metal-Tech Tube doors and Man-A-Fre sliders. I am not entirely happy with the fit of the door striker as you can see why in the pics. The tube doors are well built and clean, just not happy with the latch/striker position. Also thought they could have welded a small tab on the door so that I could connect the door stops and keep them from swinging open and hitting the fender. I will end up doing this when I am done with the deployment though.







That is all of the work I can get done until I head back from Afghanistan in 5 months.

I did get my last shipment in right after I arrived back here in A-Stan:


ARB front and Rear, 4:88 gears, Master Install Kits and 30 spline (fine) yokes.
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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #5 on: Oct 24, 2011, 08:50:23 AM »
Nice set up. Might want to consider swapping out your knuckles for some minis before you get too far.
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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #6 on: Oct 24, 2011, 01:23:06 PM »
Great build!
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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #7 on: Oct 25, 2011, 01:19:54 AM »
Nice set up. Might want to consider swapping out your knuckles for some minis before you get too far.


It is something I have been thinking about, really is the only way I can run Marfields/Longfields because they come 30 spline.
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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #8 on: Oct 27, 2011, 08:44:43 PM »
Great project, will be watching this one!
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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #9 on: Oct 27, 2011, 09:29:59 PM »
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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #10 on: Nov 03, 2011, 06:04:22 PM »
Will be watching this build.
The locking hubs on your spare axles are kinda retro, haven't seen any like them in a while.
If you are not going to use them pls keep me in mind.

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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #11 on: Dec 20, 2011, 11:24:41 AM »
Sick cant wait to see more progress
keep it up looking go :biggthumpup:

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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #12 on: Dec 20, 2011, 07:14:12 PM »
Love it so far, I guess I can wait for the finished pics coming this spring.

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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #13 on: Aug 23, 2012, 01:54:12 PM »
I have a lot of things to update since my return. Pictures will be posted once I get home...Work computer does not like Photobucket...but here is a teaser:

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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #14 on: Aug 29, 2012, 10:58:45 PM »
great job so far!!!
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http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=12165.0;highlight=extend-a-toy

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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #15 on: Aug 30, 2012, 10:42:50 AM »
Look what showed up in my driveway. It is a 1972 donor rig. I paid $100 for it, and I scavanged every useful part off it. It's tub was rusted beyond any use at all.The reason I got it mainly was because the frame was coated and sealed at some point and time in its life and only has minimal surface rust. The frame on my 71 has pretty substantial rot in the rear. So now the frame all cleaned up is in the garage. I will salvage some more things from the frame and then POR it. The plan is to build it up in the garage over the winter here. Using my spare axles, springs, and disk brake stuff I already hav eon hand. Then at some point start pulling the 71 apart and get its tub in the new rig. I liek the idea of staying with the stock 1F and 3 speed transmission, but I will probably upgrade the xfer case.
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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #16 on: Aug 30, 2012, 02:23:20 PM »
Lookin very nice cant wait to see progress, saw your oregon flags where are you from? im from so. oregon

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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #17 on: Sep 06, 2012, 08:41:40 PM »
Lookin very nice cant wait to see progress, saw your oregon flags where are you from? im from so. oregon

From Eugene/Springfield. Family in Roseburg, Cottage Grove and Coos Bay as well. Stationed at Fort Wainwright Alaska for the time being. 

This link is to a 360 panorama of my new donor frame. My plan is to get it media blasted and then apply rust bullet:

http://360.io/ZjDaz3
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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #18 on: Sep 07, 2012, 02:02:16 PM »
Oh sounds good how long have you been in the Army? at least I assume that's what branch you're in cause I tried to get stationed there myself.  there is some pics of the nat. guard flying ducks flags from m-wraps on Google in Afghanistan, Made me smile.  I looked just now but couldnt find it this flag is cool though.
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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #19 on: Sep 07, 2012, 08:19:11 PM »
I have been in the Army for a little over 16 years. I have been stationed in Hawaii, Washington, North Carolina, Virginia, and now Alaska. I have made it through 52 months total of combat, 2 Tours in Iraq, and 2 tours in Afghanistan.

Invasion of Iraq 2003-2004, I am driving:


Afghanistan 2005-2006..GO DUCKS!!


Iraq, the "surge" 2007-2008


Afghanistan 2011-2012


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Re: 4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #20 on: Sep 08, 2012, 09:27:50 AM »
That is awesome Nice pics.

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4 / 1971 FJ40 Build
« Reply #21 on: Sep 09, 2012, 09:02:30 PM »
Looks great! I can't wait to get my hands on a 40.

 
 
 
 
 

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