View Full Version : FS/T - '83 FJ60, SOA, 37" Iroks on Trailready Beadlocks

06-20-2010, 10:29 PM
I think I big off a bit more than I can chew with this, so I'm putting it out there as a feeler for sale or trade. It's an 83 FJ60, low miles (157k), stock 2F and 4 speed transmission (if you know TLC's, you know this will run for 300k+ without much work or you can swap in a huge variety of engines and transmissions). It's originally blue but the paint is in rough shape. I was planning a full paint job, but alas, time and $ got away from me. It has typical cruiser rust, but it's not bad, only one rough patch near the passenger rear wheel well and the rest will sand off and be find after covered with a coat of paint. Frame is a bit rusty too, I've got POR15 I can throw in if you want it. The roof is similar condition and doesn't leak.

Interior isn't bad either, no stereo but wired for a nice one if you want. Typical tear in the driver seat, but I'll throw in a seat cover for that. I can also throw in some Boston Acoustic 6x9's if you want, I was going to drop them in the kick panels. A/C isn't hooked up, but it looks to be all there and the HVAC appears to work, including the rear heater.

Clean carfax (I can send it to you), I'm not sure if it will pass smog (we don't have it up here), though all the parts look to be there. The PO did a spring over that's in good shape. He did not, however, do the proper cut and turn on the front axle. You can get away fine by either pulling the front caster shims or grinding a bit off the ears of the front drive shaft. The kicker here is I'll also throw in a newly cut and turned housing (done by Proffitts) that just needs the guts swapped over and will make things work as they should. The truck is also on 4" Man-A-Fre Mojave springs that make it tall and wicked flexy. Shocks are Rancho 5 way adjustables. Quick guesses say you could clear 40's with this lift.

The truck sits on 37x14x17 Iroks on custom made Trailready beadlocks (the wheels originated as KMC Venoms). There are 4 tires and 5 wheels, and this setup new was over $3500. I've also got a set of 38x12.5x15 TSL's on steel wheels that I'll include at full asking price if you want them.

No bumpers mounted right now, but I'll include a stock rear and an XJ front that I was going to cut to fit if you want. Has tow hooks up front as it sits. PO claims 4.10s in the diffs, though I'm guessing 3.70's. It drives fine with them, but obviously lower would be better for serious wheeling.

Like every old cruiser, it has a couple drips, but nothing bad. Maybe a drip a day, not enough to register on the dipsticks. Starts up just like a normal cruiser, full choke and 3 pumps on the gas and it fires up and gets to operating temp quick. With the bias plys and big lift, it's not a ton of fun on the highway but it's drivable around town. Gauges work fine with the exception of the tach, which is jumpy. Speedo is off with the tires too, but what can you do.

My plan was to drop it to stock SOA height and put it on 35's, but I've got a kid on the way and don't think I'll have the time or $ to do it right. If I was to guess, I'd say a few weekends worth of time and about $300 and you'd be ready to take on almost any trail or overlanding trip you want. I don't want to get out of the sport, but I like FI more than carbs, so I'd consider trading for something a bit newer and slightly less built. I'll look at anything, so don't be afraid to ask. Considering what I paid and the $ I've put into parts I'm including, I'd like $3500 or best reasonable offer. PM on here or call/text 208-484-seven eight eight eight. Thanks,


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01-28-2011, 10:41 AM
Bumping this as it's probably back up for sale. Here's a copy pasta from Mud:

Well, my circumstances continue to degrade and I'm putting this back up if anyone's interested. The truck is now on stock 62 springs with new bushings and sitting at a much more reasonable height. Still clears the 37's and now has an MTR spare. It's on jackstands in the garage right now waiting for the front axle swap, but can be reassembled quickly. I chopped up an xj bumper that fits the front, just needs to be drilled and bolted to the frame. OEM 60 rear bumper with a drop ball on it. I haven't started it in a while, but it was running good in the fall. It appears that all the emissions stuff minus the cat is there, but with the complicated smog system, I'd recommend this goes to someone that doesn't need it.

Extras included:
Cut and turned housing for the front axle
4.11 3rds (plus the 3.70s that are in there and an extra core)
Spare front driveshaft (double cardan)
Pioneer stereo with 2 speakers (NIB, cd with an aux input)
2 Pyle Speakers
2 BA Speakers
4 KC Lights
4 off brand lights

I've got a CB setup I'd consider including, as well as possibly some Smittybilt GEAR seat covers that haven't been used much, a hilift and a tow strap. If it doesn't sell, I'll just keep working on it as time permits and hopefully get it where I want it before summer. It's probably 2 weekends of work from there, but time is short. The only thing you'd have to buy in order to get it there would be the fluids and sealants required to swap the thirds and the housings, though I was planning on a knuckle rebuild too as the status of the new housing is a bit questionable.

I'd really like to trade this for something, maybe a small truck or a cherokee or something that could be daily driven, but I'd take cash too. As I'm a little more serious, let's say $3200 OBO for now. PM on here or call/text 208-484-seven eight eight eight. Thanks,


01-28-2011, 04:57 PM
Whats the current steering setup on it right now?

Thanks, Max

01-28-2011, 07:08 PM
Not sure of the brand, but it's a fully heim jointed high steer setup with a single stabilizer. I haven't had nearly enough time behind the wheel, but it's worked well thus far and looks relatively new.

02-01-2011, 09:50 AM
On the request of a potential trader, I have put together a pretty comprehensive list of the condition of just about everything on this vehicle. If anyone wants a copy, feel free to PM me.

02-26-2011, 09:01 PM