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have a rust free '69 that was blue and white....trying to come up with somthing different but simple. any ideas? don't say camo pullleeeeeeez. this rig will be fully restored and i would like it to look sharp
 

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My favorite stock FJ55 color is green/white/green. The white Toyota used was kind of off-white.

If you are thinking at all about restoration and value, keeping it blue/white/blue (matches your body tags) is best.

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I'm with Morgan, green/white is very sharp! I also like the very early and rare orange/white, but I concede that orange isn't for everyone. Finally, if you really want to max out the value of the restoration, keep it the stock colors...
 

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Whadda ya mean "orange isn't for everyone"?!?! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
I still like the factory red/white- but it is really common. The green is really sharp, too.
 

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When I get the new body on mine, I'm thinkin' green and beige. White just doesn't go with the red clay of the Sierras IMHO.
 

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Hey Henry did you ever paint your wagon? Also do you have any pics of this early cruiser orange?
 

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I am biased towards the red/white. It is what I learned to drive in. I saw a pretty cool one yesterday. It was gunmetal grey with a dove grey middle. It looked very militaristic, even though it was all stock. There was a kid driving it, maybe 18-19. What a lucky bastard!
 

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Speaking of the white/orange, what is the toyota paint code for the FJ55 orange? My plate is missing but the truck is white orange...
 

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Green and white baby!!!! second choice, but would be making a statement, Orange/white.

Mark my words (if anyone gives a crap!) My kinda newly painted (white) FJ60 will be getting some dark green action applied to it in the future! Thanks to Henry's idea awhile back!

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the restoration isn't for value...for my personal enjoyment so changing colors is an option. does anyone have a pic of the green and white and the orange and white they can post? and i take it that if i decide to go green and white, i could go to the toyota dealer and get the paint codes? thanks guys, if the green and white is as sharp as you say it is, will probably go that route.
 

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I don't have any pictures of orange/white/orange cruisers (with stock paint) but here's a good pic of a green/white/green 55:



That is a re-paint done by TLC in Van Nuys, but it is true to the original colors. You can see lots more FJ55s here, including other g/w/g ones.

Images of FJ55s

I should update that page...

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my 70 fj40 is the first car i bought and the car i learned to drive in. it was originally tan. it was nice but i wanted something with a little more color. i thought about it for quite a while and have decided to do a paint job that would set my toy apart from the rest. my favorite toy as a kid was my tonka toy dump truck it was tuff just like my fj. so my fj is going to be painted chevy canary yellow with black accents ie: hood latches, windshield latches, grill around lights, etc. <IMG SRC="smilies/fj.gif" border="0">
 

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I don't have a close-up of the white-orange FJ55, but it was only available from 1968-1973 as a factory color in the US. In other countries the orange was available until the end of production. Here's a 1974 FJ45 on a factory brochure in the factory orange. FWIW, I love this color, it's one of the stock colors I remember from my childhood (my uncle had an orange 45).

<IMG width=590 height=484 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/factoryorange45.JPG">
 

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Originally posted by ironpig70:
<STRONG>so my fj is going to be painted chevy canary yellow with black accents ie: hood latches, windshield latches, grill around lights, etc. <IMG SRC="smilies/fj.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
yeah, I went to the '55 site above and the yellow one the red on the back was cool, except, i was like, that one would be cool if it didn't have that red on it.
 

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Originally posted by dog walker:
<STRONG>Green and white baby!!!! second choice, but would be making a statement, Orange/white.


Jeff</STRONG>
--- ha! I new you liked the orange jeff! lol...your never livin this one down. all those times.."jeez did ya go more crazy w/ the orange". your true colors show... now youll say you love the cowbell too huh jeff!lol..peace
 

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I can post a picture of my 1974 FJ55 for the orange and white Tuesday once I get home. It does need paint, but should give you an idea of the color.
 

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Do you have any recomendations on macanics and 4X4 shops up there, Ill be moving to Alta Seira next week.
Welcome to the neighborhood Tim. Alot of great trails up here. As far as mechanics go, I hesitate to recommend anyone. I've had to learn to do it myself. Up here you have idiots and you have expensive. Not much in between. Seems like everytime I found a good mechanic they either priced themselves out of the market or got lazy and cut corners.
 
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