Last weekend I attended the Fall Gathering in New Hampshire, and on the last day a guy from Boston showed up and wanted to ride with someone; seeing as we had the magic school bus, Ross and I invited him to ride in the Princess. We talked Cruisers on the way to the trailhead, and it turns out the guy's FJ40, which looked pretty tame from a distance, has an interesting drivetrain. He and his brother swapped the engine, tranny, t-case and rear axle from a 1985 mini truck! They kept the front axle and the truck already had power steering (it's a 1979), but I was impressed at how clean the swap looked, and wheeler that I am, I started thinking of the advantages of a cheap and effective 5-speed, possibility of Marlin gears, electric locker, etc... I asked how well the 22R pulled the truck, and he said fine, not winning any races but the weight of the FJ40 with an aluminum tub is very close to the weight of the original mini the drivetrain was in, and the mileage is certainly better. Although not the traditional "need-more-power" engine swap, I was pretty interested in the vehicle, seems like a little-explored possibility, and the recent explosion of minitruck aftermarket support and the ready availability of trucks makes it even more interesting! Just thought I'd share, I thought it was pretty cool.