I dream of owning one of these one day.

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Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:32 am

I dream of rebuilding one of these up one day.

I am not sure that the FJ40 ever made it to our shores, if I had to choose I would go with the FJ45.
Seems to be a lot of them down at the coast rusting away but still running, was in Sodwana 2 weeks ago and the dive charters that we were with had 2, in bad aesthetic condition yet still running and working everyday, but a fantastic project to rebuild.

Does anyone know, are there many around up on the Highveld? your will probably find they are dotted around the country , rotting away on farms too.
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Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:32 am

I have restored a few of them in the past and if i can give you good advice; "pay more for a good one" The parts are very expensive and hard to come by, one of my clients rebuilt one and spent almost R400 000 oo.

I would also suggest you test-drive one before you start, they look cool, strong and very capable, but looks can be deceiving.
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Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:35 am

En as jy dink 'n SFA ry hard en stamperig, gaan daai outjie jou tot nuwe hoogtes vat.. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:42 am

Well thats good to know Hoppy.

I was thinking one in semi good nick, and without an engine, a Lexus V8 D4D in there
As for the hard ride, there would be no standard suspension in there,obviously all decent suspension parts.

But like I said, a dream. I havent won the lotto yet

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Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:47 am

ThysdJ wrote:En as jy dink 'n SFA ry hard en stamperig, gaan daai outjie jou tot nuwe hoogtes vat.. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Ek het altyd gese n Army-Bedford het hout blokke in plek van vere totdat ek n FJ45 gery het.

n Goedkoper en baie goeie manier om n lekker FJ45 te bou is om n gerolde 80 reeks cruiser te koop, haal sy dop af en vervang hom met die 45 s'n
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Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:58 am

Hoppy wrote:
ThysdJ wrote:En as jy dink 'n SFA ry hard en stamperig, gaan daai outjie jou tot nuwe hoogtes vat.. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Ek het altyd gese n Army-Bedford het hout blokke in plek van vere totdat ek n FJ45 gery het.

n Goedkoper en baie goeie manier om n lekker FJ45 te bou is om n gerolde 80 reeks cruiser te koop, haal sy dop af en vervang hom met die 45 s'n
Suspension that bad huh?

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Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:59 am

Mikie wrote:
Hoppy wrote:
ThysdJ wrote:En as jy dink 'n SFA ry hard en stamperig, gaan daai outjie jou tot nuwe hoogtes vat.. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Ek het altyd gese n Army-Bedford het hout blokke in plek van vere totdat ek n FJ45 gery het.

n Goedkoper en baie goeie manier om n lekker FJ45 te bou is om n gerolde 80 reeks cruiser te koop, haal sy dop af en vervang hom met die 45 s'n
Suspension that bad huh?
Myne het n OME conversion na n laaang gesoek en sukkel en hy ry nogsteeds soos n kaskar... Ek kry meeste parte en onderdele by gemini motors sover nog niks buitensporig duur nie... Ek kan nie comment op panels en interiors nie maar dis seker waar die groot geld le in die restorering...
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Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:11 am

Post some pictures Stef

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Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:32 am

Will do... Sal die naweek n paar neem...
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Hangover(A.K.A die speelding)
1976 FJ45 4x4
1UZ-FE 4.0vvti
2" OME Suspension lift
1.5" Shackle lift
35" Geo MT's
Custom Bullbar
Lockright Locked rear
York OBA
20" LED bar
Nighthawk 100W spots

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Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:35 am

That looks very cool

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Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:43 am

Next mod has to be OME greasable shackles to get the long shackles out and a SOA conversion...
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1UZ-FE 4.0vvti
2" OME Suspension lift
1.5" Shackle lift
35" Geo MT's
Custom Bullbar
Lockright Locked rear
York OBA
20" LED bar
Nighthawk 100W spots

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Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:44 am

Oja en n stelletjie 37's...
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1976 FJ45 4x4
1UZ-FE 4.0vvti
2" OME Suspension lift
1.5" Shackle lift
35" Geo MT's
Custom Bullbar
Lockright Locked rear
York OBA
20" LED bar
Nighthawk 100W spots

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Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:59 am

Whats that thing worth as is, if you were to sell it tomorrow?

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Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:15 pm

Not sure hey... Bought the body with 3F motor for R50K, The OME was +-R20K, 33's + Mags R13K for 5!!, +-R50K for the 1UZ conversion and a few small thing replaced like brake and clutch masters, Juke box inside, steering damper etc say another R5K... so to far it is costing me +- R140K... There is a few cancer spots that need to be taken care of, the SOA conversion will be another R15K estimated with the OME greasables so it might get to the R200k mark some day...
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1976 FJ45 4x4
1UZ-FE 4.0vvti
2" OME Suspension lift
1.5" Shackle lift
35" Geo MT's
Custom Bullbar
Lockright Locked rear
York OBA
20" LED bar
Nighthawk 100W spots

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Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:18 pm

A nice toy that, expensive but nice

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