Clueless 69 FJ40 build

Jcbmx

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Just a disclaimer: I'm 9 months into this, I've been documenting for myself, but what's the fun in that? (Especially being a member of this forum) To start I initially posted a wtb thread that went like this:

"I’m in the Denver area looking for an entry level fj40. <7500. Not complete rust bucket or crawler build. OG paint/patina is awesome, but ok with rattle can paint sniffing induced “art”. Running preferably or minimal effort required, V8 also fine. Whatever I end up with will be used, maybe even daily(working heat would be a luxury). Anything that comes with history/anecdotes is encouraged as I respect originality, but also expect a workhorse. It won’t be abused, but definitely not pampered. Correct me on any delusions I have, and guidance is also much appreciated"

And I got literally what I was looking for!

Here it is today(what prompted to start a thread as there's a ton more planned for it as well)

I beyond lucked out by having @madorbit as a nearby neighbor to bug with every possible question that arises (as well as random ADD thoughts) who's been insanely helpful getting it going. So here's the first pic: Amazon jeep mirrors that he modified to fit the Fj

Initial 69 Fj40 Specs:
3rd owner, CO car it's whole life (grand junction)
66,000 rumored miles(speedo fell apart with po)
Og color white with what looks like one respray
Matching doors/hardtop(top and doors removed once summer hit)
F series engine, not believed to be the OG
Converted from tree to floor
A ton of aftermarket og looking mods (to the uninitiated, like aisin big window carb)
Pretty minimal rust

More to come...
 

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madorbit

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There’s so much more to be told here. #bigWindowCarb #ColoradoNative


congrats on the sweet FJ40!

Secretly I’m glad there’s another Land Cruiser nerd so close by. 😎
 

MDH33

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Cool, can`t wait to see it come together. I can think of at least 6 people on the forum also rehabbing pre `70 fj40`s. :zilla:
 
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