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Old 03-04-2012, 12:17 PM   #1226 (permalink)
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Just bought a 1976 toy fj40 with a chev 350. Need to be able to pass emissions are components were removed. Am considering going to fuel injection from advise of a trusted mechanic. Any thoughts or advise as to which one and how it preforms verus carb.
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does the vin say 76? or late 75?
mine was late 75 (so it was registered 76)
i had the vin verified to be a 75. no smog in ca
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:46 AM   #1227 (permalink)
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Just joined the site, I bought a 93 FZJ80 in pretty rough shape and I have been slowly fixing it up.
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:34 PM   #1228 (permalink)
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1970 fj40

Got the fj a few weeks ago it's in good shape but needs some work. It's got a dana 60 front and a modified Toyota rear, small block 350 sm465 tranny. My plan is to re wire the truck do some body work, fix the roll cage, make some rock sliders and call it good
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:57 PM   #1229 (permalink)
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Newbie (kinda) checking in

I've been on the forum for a little while, lurking now and again and figured it was time to officially introduce myself. My name is Derrick and live in north San Diego county. I purchased my stock LX450 just over 3 years ago as a vehicle to get me up to our mountain cabin in the snow (yes she has lockers). Then I found the MUD forum and got hooked. Here's a picture of how she looked just after I bought her. My plan was only to add a 2.5" OME lift and some 285s (pictured), but once your hooked, it never ends. Everytime I take her out and wheel, i find more challenging line to take. The video is a recent trip to Johnson Valley and how she currenly looks.

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Old 03-14-2012, 09:06 AM   #1230 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, not so much a newbie I've been on here a while too but just never saw the newbie page lol. Some has seen me on here and following my project already. /forum/toyota-land-cruiser/1023905-67-fj40-sandcruiser-project.html it's a 67 landcruiser I'm building a baja style long travel suspension for mostly glamis running.
Oops didn't introduce, I'm James from Downey, CA. 24 and going to college majoring in mechanical engineering. So far I've learned enough to start building also with my previous experience just doing that stuff my entire life. Looking forward to starting a business building baja suspensions and occasional chase truck to sell. Check out my build, tell me what you think.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:22 PM   #1231 (permalink)
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Hello... my name is Ryan from Medford OR... I've owned a crusier for about 10 years but she's been parked for the past 3 or so.... 70 fj40 soa with 35" boggers on lc axles with mini truck front disks... scout[?] ps and all pro high steer... hurt the f motor a few years back and swapped in another but life got in the way and never finished getting it running... now it's time to get it out and do all the stuff I've always wanted but never had the time,$ or means to do it...Plans are a sbc swap using a fresh 327... 465 and 3 speed case... new cage.. and lots and lots more.... I will be bringing it to my shop in the next few weeks so look for an upcoming build thread.. I have tons of ideas and really look forward to getting other ideas and advice... oh yeah.. I think is badass
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:49 PM   #1232 (permalink)
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I've been on Mud for a while but have been wasting money on Toyotas for some time now. Currently in the middle of my first real custom project, a 76 fj55 set up for propane/petrol with a 350 sbc and an aussie style flatbed bob. Figure its time to look around for some of these other crazier builds that i know are on here. See you around
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:59 PM   #1233 (permalink)
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I've been on Mud for a while but have been wasting money on Toyotas for some time now. Currently in the middle of my first real custom project, a 76 fj55 set up for propane/petrol with a 350 sbc and an aussie style flatbed bob. Figure its time to look around for some of these other crazier builds that i know are on here. See you around

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Old 03-22-2012, 08:30 AM   #1234 (permalink)
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I have been on pirate ages ago , been on mud & came back, been travelling a bit, got back to home soil . I love classic trucks & really like 40 series cruisers now . I have a 84" Hj47 , bought it 2 months ago & did heaps of work to it as needed, was a backyard built a bit rough , had to redo alot of thingsto get it back up to standard . Put it in storage as moved areas & was unsure if too keep doing it as really want a bj42 project . It has 35" , body lift ,15,000lbs winch ,etc will keep doing when have the $$ .

Plan to fix it up more, run dual alternators , diff locks , triple batterys , rocker sliders , rear disc brake conversion,, power steering , turbo & maybe a 5 speed . Have to work out how to upload photos again

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Old 03-27-2012, 12:50 PM   #1235 (permalink)
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66 fj40

Just picked up a 1966 landcruiser fj40 for $900 over the weekend, some cancer but not too bad. factory drive train, motor fired right up but im missing the crank pulley/ harmonic balancer and can't find one..any ideas?
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:16 PM   #1236 (permalink)
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im jason from chester, west virginia.just got on yesterday. i own a few jeeps and got a 87 one ton yj in the makeing. got king pin d60 with 14 boltw/disc conversion off chevy 1/2. 350 with 350 auto for now. np205 with front loader drive shaft n rear. no front yet. working on brakes now trying to decide what master cyl. n prop. valve to use. gonna b offroad only jeep. got new 5.38 gears and rear is welded. probably go arb in front maybe ox.
also own a 73 cj5, 66 cj and another 87yj with i currently wheel. any help or info on my new build would b great
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:30 PM   #1237 (permalink)
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Hi,

I'm josh from western NC.

I've had an ATV since I was five and now I've owned jeeps for 16 years. Just now dipping deeper into the hardcore world.

Hoping to compete one day soon in ECORS and possibly KOH.

See you on the trail.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:36 AM   #1238 (permalink)
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My names Lee

I'm retired from the USMC and DOD and live in Leyte, Philippines (thats where doug landed in WW2) I usually hang out over at MUD but Rocrawler sent me a link to here for some research for my build..( a 78 BJ40 with a 15BF and a bunch of other mods). I got to looking around and like some of the wild stuff found here. Where I live all the welding is ARC and AFAIK there in not a MIG in town. We do have a lot of stuff that never made it to the States though. Present trucks are a 91 JDM Isuzu Bighorn/1978 BJ40/2011 Ford Everest..Thanks Lee
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:27 PM   #1239 (permalink)
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im seth, been lurking on here for a while and thought i should introduce myself.
i have a 97 lx450 with tons, 37's, and some stuff.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:25 AM   #1240 (permalink)
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I'm a newbie to the forum but not to LC's. Having chosen to purchase an 89 FJ62 back in '91 over a Nissan Pathfinder, I've never regretted spending the extra money. They're worth every penny. Over the years I've usually always had one around, then the collection starts growing..... I just got a few weeks ago a '75 FJ40 that I've been trying to buy for almost 8 years. It's been sitting so I know I'll have some issues to overcome, but I've found that LC's are forgiving and weather the years better than most anything out there.

I look forward to learning from all you guys here on this forum. Speaking of which, how I found you guys was back in January of this year, I had taken my '88 FJ62 on a road trip and a guy at a gas station came over to admire my rig and got to sharing lots of cool advice. He's mostly retired and worked part time at a 4x4 shop in Birmingham, AL. He got me fired up and I found this forum. Been reading off and on and have now dove in. The journey has begun.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:58 PM   #1241 (permalink)
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Cruiser Newb checking in

New to Creuiser but have wheeled Toys for years. Had a Clone to Bundrants 4-Runner.

Back in April I picked up a 70' FJ40. Where to start;

Stock, straight 6 - rebuilt24k miles ago by local Toyata dealer
SM420 w/ Advance adapters IRON PIG skidplate
Stock Case
Front/Rear ARB's w/ 4.88's - 300 miles old at time of purchase
IRON PIG rear diff guard
SOA
Marlin High Steer
Front axle moved forward several inches
35x13.5x15 Toyo MT's (5)
Longs all through the front - 300 miles old at time of purchase
4 wheel disc brakes
Saganaw steering
dual tanks - 40 gal total
dual batts - both are blue top marine batts on a tender system
on board truck air compressor - has enough output torun pneumatic tools
AC converter
Full family cage
WARN 8274 w/ Masterpull 24k line on custom front bumper
Custom rear bumper with tire carrier / Hi Lift mount / Cooler rack w/ room for tools
Has been repainted in Original 1 stage 70' Zephyr Blue
half doors
bikini top
Marine stero so really good for open driving conditions - can actually hear it on the highway and CD played didn't skip once on Fordyce from staging to first river and back.
Acura RSX bucket seats - really comfortable for 3 hour drive from Bay to Fordyce
3" belts

etc, etc.

Happy to email some pics to someone who can post them fi there is interest.

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Old 08-01-2012, 01:07 PM   #1242 (permalink)
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Long time lurker, finally checking in.

Hello all. I've been following the site for years, but have never posted. I will soon add my build thread. This is a weekend trail riding, there and back style build. It has taken me since 2003 to scrape all of these parts together so far...

Current stats:
'70 FJ40
5.3 LM7
NV4500
Atlas II 4.3 passenger drop
CUCV Dana 60, 14 Bolt 4.56 detroit locked rear only for now.
Leaf sprung all around for now. YJ fronts, FJ40 flipped rears.
Wheelbase 99" Belly skid-plate height 17" off the ground.
37" KM2s on 17" Spyderlocks.

Future plans:
Spool the front axle, Chromolys, drive slugs.
Hydro assist steering.
Swap the fuel cell to a box and bladder style.
Fox 2.0 threaded bodies that can later have coils added when I go to links.

Future dreams:
I've recently been inspired by some of the race rig builds for the stock mod class in the Ultra 4 Series, and the ECORS "B Class" racing here in the Southeast. I'd love to build something in that spirit.
That would include things like:
3 link front, 4 link rear.
Chop the frame at the front of the engine, replace with some tube and have a nice "go-kinda-fast" set up.
Swap the NV4500 for an auto 4L80e style possibly.
Some sort of Stickies around 40".

Blah Blah Blah, pics!? right?
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:45 AM   #1243 (permalink)
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I really like your 40 BShore, I actually saw a walk around video of it on youtube a while ago and spent some time searching the boards for a build thread or something! Looks awesome!
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:30 PM   #1244 (permalink)
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I really like your 40 BShore, I actually saw a walk around video of it on youtube a while ago and spent some time searching the boards for a build thread or something! Looks awesome!
Thanks Okiyota! I really do appreciate it. I have to give credit to M&M Offroad here in NC for all the clean fab work so far. I do not have a build thread on Pirate yet, I will start it soon. I do have one on NC4X4.com. As far as seeing it on YouTube, I am very surprised that one of my walk around clips has 24K views.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:31 PM   #1245 (permalink)
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Noob over here on pirate. Been on mud and expo for a year or so. Not doing anything hardcore with the rig.

The list:
Armor; front, rear, sides, t case.
Lockers. Probably rear Aussie.
37"s

Dream list:
XML's
1HD-T
Campteq camper top

Here she is.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:28 PM   #1246 (permalink)
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Greetings...and "aaaarrrhhhhgggg maties "
Coming to you from the natural state (Arkansas) Over the years I have worked on muscle cars, classic ponies, tuners, pickups, military, diesel, farm equipment and just about anything with wheels. My last 4by was an 86 chevy K10 that I kept pretty much stock. Got bored, sold it and started looking for another. Wanted something tough...that would pull stumps if needed, could be slept in. So, found a 97 Toy fj80 with 200k on the clock but was in great shape with an excellent interior, good mechanicals and well appointed.

Now looking to do some stuff to make it mine. Thinking LS swap, maybe rebuild the fz and turbo...maybe Toy 4.7 v8...just not sure.

Not much experience in wheeling, other than working down on the farm...wheeling for purspose, v. choice, but wanted to have a good solid, bug out/wheeling toy that also looks good and cruises comfortably.

Thats about it for now...
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:51 PM   #1247 (permalink)
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My name is Leonard. I work for the state, I plow snow in the Sierra's. I live in Volcano,ca. I have a 68 FJ40. I've had it for a couple of years. It's almost road ready. It has an old chev 307 w/ toy 3 spd and transfer case. I'm converting to 4 whl disc. Has a detroit locker, shackle reverse, 4 inch lift w/33's. Want to install newer 350 w/sm465. Rollcage and confer tank. She'll never be pretty, but want to be reliable. Love this site, lot's of good info here!
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:40 AM   #1248 (permalink)
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New owner of an 80 series

I got this landcruiser near the begining of 2012 and I love it.Been a jeep guy for years but got the toy bug now and there's no turning back!


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Old 12-04-2012, 07:24 PM   #1249 (permalink)
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Another newb here my name is Ben I live in Chowchilla Ca. I have a 72 FJ-40 mostly stock with extended shackles and some old BFG 33x9.50 ATs. I have a 4 inch lift waiting to go on along with a disc brake front and rear axles I just need to gather some more parts then repair the rear frame and sheetmetal so its road safe. Pushing a snowplow in Colorado for 35 years took its toll. I guess thats it for now.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:14 PM   #1250 (permalink)
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Well not new to the site, but new to this thread. I've had several cruisers in the past 70-77-now I just got my hands on a fairly decent 79. I'm coming from having 3 different buggies over the last 6-8 years. This will be the first leaf spring experience quite some time. Honestly I'm stoked to go back to my roots. 33's, lockers in the mail, and just go do some easy trail riding.Here is the rig, some mild mods already in the mail, we'll see how she does..

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