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I was just posting on Gen. dissc. on the Tow rig post and thought it would be cool to see some built fj45s for towing or wheeling?????
 

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That would be sweet but, the hard part is finding a 45 thats reasonably priced. I know I would love to have one!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/skull.gif" border="0">
 

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My friend Chad Koehn in British Columbia is about 3/4 through the buildup of an FJ45 LWB tow rig. He intends to use it to tow his BJ42 around. I'll check with him and see if he's got any teaser pictures he wants to share...
 

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That is a rig I would love to build!
I've tossed the concept around and have even found a beater longbed to start on, but too many projects, not enough time!

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I've got dozens of pics from Costa Rica of BJ40's converted to tow trucks with ff rears. Most fabricate their own FJ45 style tops by using the rear hardtop corners and hacking the tops to fit. Don't recollect seeing any FJ45 tow trucks. I'll have to dig out and scan someday. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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i plan on building my '65 up to tow my fj40..its gonna get a fuel injected 350, either NV4500 or TH400, NP205, sprung over, 35's, dont know about axles, probably a stock disc brake cruiser axle up front w/ a semi floating 14 bolt (if it's 6 lug) in the back, or get a dana 60 like the one 71RCKCRZR made.. then paint it so it loooks gooooood.
 

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When I say tow rig I mean a rig used to tow your wheelin rig not a tow truck with a boom. But if you have pics that would be sweet.

I was thinking of something like take an F350 standard cab powerstroke frame and running gear, leave it diesel and put an FJ45 cab made into an extended cab (add 12in. to rear of body) and put a short box bed behind it. It would cost way too much money for the end result but it would be a badass rig for sure. Then just throw some 38-16-16.5 TSLs on it and tow all you want.
 

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It is taking far too much time, and it will be a while before I am finished, but I am currently building an FJ45 that will serve as the tow rig for an FJ45 <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> Thats right -- I am building a set of FJ45 "twins" (my wife calls them Danny and Arnold after the movie Twins). The trail truggy is short and wide and the tow rig will be the normal LWB length. I have all the parts for the truggy. I still need to round up the drivetrain for the tow rig. I hope to run a big-block Vortec with a 4L80E transmission and NP4xx transfer case. When completed, both trucks will have identical paint schemes so as to maintain the twin theme.

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Originally posted by Medusa:
<STRONG>It is taking far too much time, and it will be a while before I am finished, but I am currently building an FJ45 that will serve as the tow rig for an FJ45 <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> Thats right -- I am building a set of FJ45 "twins" (my wife calls them Danny and Arnold after the movie Twins). The trail truggy is short and wide and the tow rig will be the normal LWB length. I have all the parts for the truggy. I still need to round up the drivetrain for the tow rig. I hope to run a big-block Vortec with a 4L80E transmission and NP4xx transfer case. When completed, both trucks will have identical paint schemes so as to maintain the twin theme.

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you are my new hero.....
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hey, mine tows the jetskis and dirtbikes to pismo.
i know, that hardly counts.
medusa, next time we go to the foster mudflats i definetly want to hook up with you and check out the "new" shop and how your rigs are coming along.
i'm jealous already.
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This will be my tow rig. Small block with an SM420, 4 wheel disc, Flat bed, all new wiring, sprung under with 33X9.50.

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FJ45 Ozy style - hydraulic suspension on all 4 corners 44's, 350 turbo 700

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Oh My! Where do I get one of those Ozy beds for my 45? Could you send close up pictures. I have not designed mine yet but that looks great! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">
 

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that is a traditional style Ozy truck bed,it is made of aluminium.
The sides drop down or can come off so it can be a flat bed (note in the case of this truck as it has tubs in the floor )

I will find some more shots for you

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