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subzali
11-14-2009, 11:50 PM
...discovered these builds (I knew about Gary's truck (have seen it) but didn't know much of the background of the build) and am trying to keep the drool off of my keyboard...and trying to keep my head screwed on straight...and am dangerously pondering the possibilities of pursuing a project of this magnitude...

http://forum.ih8mud.com/hardcore-corner/264922-fzj40.html
http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=365862&stc=1&d=1256323545
http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=365864&stc=1&d=1256323864
http://forum.ih8mud.com/hardcore-corner/34899-project-x.html
http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=69393&stc=1&d=1145821054
http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=69396&stc=1&d=1145821132

...of course it would be hard for me to justify the cost and time spent doing something like this, but dang they just look so cool and seem to be the perfect blend in my book. I just keep thinking about the '68 we pulled out of the mountains a couple years ago that didn't have a title - perfect donor for this kind of build. I would probably go zornff style and do an extra cab FJ40 with a custom bed - http://forum.ih8mud.com/hardcore-corner/269399-fj40-1-2-xtra-cab-build-long.html
http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=327356&stc=1&d=1243429316

Just wanted to share the agony I'm going through looking at these builds, wishing somewhere deep down inside that I could build something similar. Wonderful build skills - great job to the guys who put these trucks together. I always thought, since I first started getting into Land Cruisers 8 or 9 years ago, that an 80 series chassis underneath a 40 series body would be a pretty sweet build. But Gary throwing in the 2UZ-FE just puts the icing on the cake - I won't look at my Tundra the same ever again :p: (yeah it's a small V8, but it's still a V8).

Anyway, carry on...

nuclearlemon
11-15-2009, 06:10 AM
perfectly understandable. these are some of my drool threads

http://forum.ih8mud.com/fj55-iron-pig-preservation-society/76835-pig-chebby-avalanche-trim-%3D.html

http://forum.ih8mud.com/fj55-iron-pig-preservation-society/102079-guppies-fj55-build-thread.html

http://forum.ih8mud.com/fj55-iron-pig-preservation-society/103681-fj55-my-stock-build-dd.html

Corbet
11-15-2009, 09:00 AM
Matt,

I feel your pain as well. I watched both those build threads on MUD with the same envy. My 40 rebuild is still a few years out but I want to do the same. Maybe with an 18" stretched body tub from here: http://www.aqualu.com/aqualu_land_cruiser_an_jeep_bodies_and_parts_002.htm I know I'll hear some crap about the aluminum, but rust won't be an issue anymore. Then I'll just have to combine a pair of hard tops.

wesintl
11-15-2009, 09:18 AM
If I was going to do any of this it would be a 45lv on top of a fzj80 frame. It would be retro but nice and comfy with room for the family.

Jacket
11-15-2009, 12:32 PM
This is why the internet is evil!

subzali
11-16-2009, 07:45 AM
anybody else want to share their dream builds? Description or links to similar trucks elsewhere on the 'net?

Red_Chili
11-16-2009, 09:12 AM
'Tis a dangerous thing to let my mind wander down that trail...
Not gonna do it.

J Kimmel
11-16-2009, 09:17 AM
'Tis a dangerous thing to let my mind wander down that trail...
Not gonna do it.

same here...thought about it a few times...nope, don't need it right now, my truck is just fine :)

Corbet
11-16-2009, 09:30 AM
'Tis a dangerous thing to let my mind wander down that trail...
Not gonna do it.

Bill you've already been down a similar trail. Its just a matter of another trip for you.

Red_Chili
11-16-2009, 10:00 AM
Bill you've already been down a similar trail. Its just a matter of another trip for you.
Exactly. Could barely afford the first trip. A second? It would be multiples of the cost of the first!
I've already had to face the dragon's maw... I now drive my wife's old '97 4Runner and have to fight the urge to build it into a mild SFA vehicle!!

Squishy!
11-16-2009, 03:05 PM
The Chili's Mild SFA 97 Runner= no more Christmas for me:( :bawl:

treerootCO
11-16-2009, 03:58 PM
If I was going to do any of this it would be a 45lv on top of a fzj80 frame. It would be retro but nice and comfy with room for the family.

I have the LV body available Wes. Let me know when you want it delivered. ;)

farnhamstj
11-16-2009, 09:13 PM
My dream truck is in the garage running like crap with a CEL light P0300 (misfire) P1315 (misfire cylinder #4) codes. New coil is on the way. Can you believe there are 8 individual coils each with a replacement cost of $100. by my math that's $800 worth of coils. Good thing It's only 1 and I belong to a club that gets deals on Toyota parts. $82 UPSed to my doorstep 1-2 days.

farnhamstj
11-18-2009, 04:26 PM
running.

AxleIke
11-18-2009, 04:49 PM
A couple of mine, mostly because of the fab work:

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=827168&page=1

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g165/cguava/4Runner/IMG_4724.jpg

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g165/cguava/4Runner/IMG_4725.jpg

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g165/cguava/4Runner/IMG_4722.jpg

Belly Doc's is my all time favorite thread because of the detail into which he goes about his learning experiences, different things he's tried, and his failures. Its a noob fabricator's dream thread (or at least this noobs)

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=649134

AxleIke
11-18-2009, 04:53 PM
Also like this bobbed runner on 37's and stock IFS

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=710040&highlight=

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll293/lgraham09/4runner%20build/stt002.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll293/lgraham09/4runner%20build/stt001.jpg