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acon40
06-10-2007, 04:38 PM
So I picked this up off craigslist for 900 about a two weeks ago, but the more and more I do the math, I am just going to buy a ready to go fj40. So, the engine won't turn over of the 66. Top is gone...primer color. Some rust yada yada. I do have some pics. The title needs to be filed for. I just feel I might have gotten in over my head after thinking it out. I just want the space back. WILL HAVE TO BE TOWED! In Louisville.

Uncle Ben
06-10-2007, 05:02 PM
So I picked this up off craigslist for 900 about a two weeks ago, but the more and more I do the math, I am just going to buy a ready to go fj40. So, the engine won't turn over of the 66. Top is gone...primer color. Some rust yada yada. I do have some pics. The title needs to be filed for. I just feel I might have gotten in over my head after thinking it out. I just want the space back. WILL HAVE TO BE TOWED! In Louisville.

I might be very interested! Plus I'm in Louisville...

Boulder Cruiser
06-10-2007, 05:10 PM
Sent you a Pm

gahi
06-10-2007, 06:23 PM
I'd also be interested. Did you already get rid of the Hardtop?

acon40
06-10-2007, 08:10 PM
As stated in the ad the top is gone, so yea.

gahi
06-10-2007, 09:50 PM
Ah, I should have read a little more carefully. All I saw was the price.

Shark Bait
06-10-2007, 10:07 PM
Too bad about the hard top.

treerootCO
06-10-2007, 10:32 PM
I know where the hard top is

gahi
06-10-2007, 10:43 PM
That would be a bonus. So did Uncle Ben end up with it? Or is it still available?

acon40
06-11-2007, 12:12 AM
nope, as of right now the truck is still up for grabs. A few people emailed, but no bites yet.

Uncle Ben
06-11-2007, 01:22 AM
nope, as of right now the truck is still up for grabs. A few people emailed, but no bites yet.

Sorry, I went up to Greeley this evening to visit with my mom who's in the hospital. I am interested in looking at it. Any time tomorrow work for you?

acon40
06-11-2007, 01:23 AM
I will be around after 6pm.

Uncle Ben
06-11-2007, 01:31 AM
I will be around after 6pm.

Cool! How about some pics in the mean time...might save some time!

Boulder Cruiser
06-11-2007, 02:24 AM
Here is the link to pics he sent me. Great Deal! :thumb:

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0QcOGThwybMXPA

Magoo
06-11-2007, 10:11 AM
what a shame that thing was seafoam green.

just to enlighten you a little.
NO FJ40 WILL EVER BE READY TO GO,OR IN NO NEED OF REPAIR,OR EVER COMPLETE.
if you want cheap and easy,something that never needs work on the side of the road,or doesnt make you smell like it,then a 40 is just not for you.
no matter what 40 you get you will be out at least 4k.that thing doesnt look to rusted at all.hell my rear channel is GONE,i dont care it still drives and wheels.
i spent 1300 on a worse cruiser than that one.and had to replace engine,trans/tcase.and a couple other people had to replace other big parts.
you aint in over your head just slam a motor/trans/disc brakes/driveshafts in it.or drop the oil pan and see why it wont turn over it may be frozen from sitting so long.
at least you wont have previous owner syndrome,everything will be your way.
sorry for the hijack

acon40
06-11-2007, 10:30 AM
Yea, i hear that. My plan was to sit on it and work on it....but I have a job promotion coming up that will take what little time I had away from me......so it's it GREAT shape for what it is. But yea, the owner who primed it was out of his mind hahahah.

Magoo
06-11-2007, 10:37 AM
that sux, thats a hell of a builder

Kipper
06-11-2007, 11:34 AM
If everyone else bails, definitely put me next in line. I'll give it a good home.

LMK

wesintl
06-11-2007, 11:47 AM
If everyone else bails, definitely put me next in line. I'll give it a good home.

LMK


:eek: :lmao:

I even thought about it... Then I came to my senses. If I had more land or a garage spot i'd be buying them up. Til then I'll let others come to their senses. :hill:

Kipper
06-11-2007, 12:42 PM
i have a friend who's dad really wants to rebuild an old cruiser. i know he'll take this one off my hands, so that's why I spoke up. if he doesn't want it, i wait 'till everyone else come to their senses.

acon40
06-11-2007, 12:53 PM
right now its up for grabs. it is a first come type deal

wesintl
06-11-2007, 01:20 PM
Kipper.. can you store it for me... ;)

corsair23
06-11-2007, 03:42 PM
So I picked this up off craigslist for 900 about a two weeks ago, but the more and more I do the math, I am just going to buy a ready to go fj40.

Sounds familiar... My first FJ40 cost me $8500 initial purchase, then $4-$5K in additional work, and still was no where near where I wanted it to be :eek:. Sold it for $6500 (lost my shorts) and bought my current FJ40 for about what I had into the old one. If I had only known then what I know now, I would have saved myself a whole LOT of $$ :o

Seems to come down to whether a person wants a project or wants a driver and of course how much you can afford. I wanted a driver and very little of a project due to time available. Someday I'd like to buy a true project and restore it from the frame up and learn as I go. :thumb:

gahi
06-11-2007, 04:16 PM
Don't count me out. I can come get it this weekend. I'd love to track down the hardtop. Its cold up here.

Gary

MDH33
06-11-2007, 04:18 PM
...I wanted a driver and very little of a project due to time available....


And yet, the last time I talked to you, your 40 was half disassembled in your garage Jeff! ;)

Please define project. :D

corsair23
06-11-2007, 05:02 PM
And yet, the last time I talked to you, your 40 was half disassembled in your garage Jeff! ;)

Please define project. :D

Ha, not to hijack but at least this will keep the thread at the top :hill:

Only the front is half disassembled (really just the bumper pieces and bib) so you know how bad it would be if I had a real project vehicle :(.

But, on a brighter side I did sand down some of the parts I took off and resprayed them over the weekend so once they are completely dry I can put it back together with the new bumper :thumb:. Need to find a piece of square steel tube for my hardtop hoist, get that off and the bikini or soft top on, and start driving it! Still need to address the rear seat issue for the kiddies though :rolleyes:

Uncle Ben
06-11-2007, 06:36 PM
That would be a bonus. So did Uncle Ben end up with it? Or is it still available?


This is tearing me up but I don't even want to look at it because I need another project like Ian needs another ski day! :eek: I have to pass. Go get it boys it's all yours! The hardest part of this for me is I have everything I need to finish the body work and set it up. Oh well..... :rolleyes: :o

acon40
06-11-2007, 09:55 PM
treeroot snagged it hahaha, just cause he does not have a fj40 already and all :hill:

Kipper
06-12-2007, 12:05 PM
so Root, does that mean there are rear fender wells availible again?:hill:

treerootCO
07-11-2007, 02:59 PM
I purchased this truck from Alex and I am selling it due to my issues with the city. $500 and I do not have the title for it.

Kipper
07-11-2007, 03:15 PM
I have a very interested party. Just waiting on approval from his war dept. stand by...

treerootCO
07-11-2007, 03:17 PM
kipper is 1st in line;)

acon40
07-11-2007, 04:19 PM
Who ever gets it pm me and I have some of the paperwork needed to get the title. I will mail it to you....

PatrolMan
07-11-2007, 04:51 PM
Where is it located now? Wondering how far I would have to drive...

treerootCO
07-11-2007, 05:02 PM
Wheat Ridge "voted worst place to live in all of Colorado" (I may be a little biased at the moment though)

acon40
07-11-2007, 07:09 PM
The frame really is in GREAT shape guys. Its a great deal for what it is.....If it was two weeks later I would grab it back hahaha....the garage is a MESS right now.

Kipper
07-11-2007, 11:22 PM
buyer couldn't make it happen. truck is availible and needs a good home. I stop by root's place this eveninig and the truck is solid for the price.

Three Wheel Ben
07-12-2007, 09:41 AM
Maybe, i'd like to look at it on Sun. I have the space. No time but I can work on that.