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davework
01-14-2013, 10:41 AM
Anyone got a nice OEM front bumper or rear heater core for a '79 40?

Let me know

Rzeppa
01-15-2013, 07:12 PM
Anyone got a nice OEM front bumper or rear heater core for a '79 40?

Let me know

The 40 series rear heater cores were discontinued by Toyota as far back as 1997 when I first looked into it and there are no aftermarket replacements as far as I know. I even went so far as contacting radiator companies to see what kind of minimums would be required to custom make a replica. Basically the only viable option in 2013 is to find a good used one.

simps80
01-16-2013, 09:18 AM
the bumper is available new from toyota I just bought 2 a couple weeks ago from Derreck at Stevinson

SteveH
01-16-2013, 09:25 AM
Good radiator shops can fix the rear heater cores, if they are fixable at all. I had 3 cores done at one shop for $100 or so. Some shops won't agree to work on these, but some will - you need to carry in the heater core (if it's remotely fixable) and talk them into it.

corsair23
01-16-2013, 11:40 AM
So my rear heater I bought years ago and is aging like a fine wine on a shelf is priceless now? :D

PabloCruise
01-16-2013, 12:07 PM
the bumper is available new from toyota I just bought 2 a couple weeks ago from Derreck at Stevinson

Front bumper?

How much?

SteveH
01-16-2013, 03:12 PM
$160 with discount - I think they are around $190 list - as of a year or two ago.

PabloCruise
01-16-2013, 06:13 PM
$160 with discount - I think they are around $190 list - as of a year or two ago.

Thanks!

teamextreme
01-17-2013, 06:46 PM
I have the rear heater out of my 76 I'd be willing to part with if you're still interested. Assuming it should fit a 79.

Rzeppa
01-17-2013, 06:54 PM
Front bumper OEM (http://coolfj40.stores.yahoo.net/bumfronorfj1.html) from Cool Cruisers $200.

Aftermarket powder coated black $80.

;)

Rzeppa
01-17-2013, 07:00 PM
Good radiator shops can fix the rear heater cores, if they are fixable at all. I had 3 cores done at one shop for $100 or so. Some shops won't agree to work on these, but some will - you need to carry in the heater core (if it's remotely fixable) and talk them into it.

I had one done for about $30 at Kittredge Auto Radiator. I had 2 others they said were no longer repairable. The key is the condition of the cores. Radiator shops can fix leaks where the tanks meet the cores, or even leaks in the tanks (end caps at the circular cores) but the cores themselves are unobtanium.

Among typical problems in old 40s (and of course, all of them are old) is that they all have the same things that wear out or rust through. Even 60s now. My headlight washer bottle reservoir is cracked. I have been buying some stuff from a guy here who is parting out his 60. His 60 has the same crack in the same place as mine. My daughter asked if I could snag a headlight washer bottle for her 60, which is cracked in the same place...:p:

davework
01-24-2013, 10:16 AM
Front bumper OEM (http://coolfj40.stores.yahoo.net/bumfronorfj1.html) from Cool Cruisers $200.

Aftermarket powder coated black $80.

;)

OEM is no problem, the $80 one has been out of stock forever, and they have no immediate plans to stock again.

davework
07-29-2013, 06:17 PM
Got the heater, still need a good bumper.