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treerootCO
08-23-2007, 12:27 PM
1965 Fj45lpb :)

Red_Chili
08-23-2007, 12:29 PM
Woohoo!!!
:thumb:

Shark Bait
08-23-2007, 12:34 PM
Sweet! :clap:

treerootCO
08-23-2007, 12:35 PM
We think 1964 was the first year the lpb was offered but '65 it was mainstream.

Red_Chili
08-23-2007, 12:38 PM
Toyota needs to rediscover the points they made in that add. Only, double the HP.

treerootCO
08-23-2007, 12:39 PM
Brought her down from Washington. Thank you Bull;)

http://toymoco.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=34

subzali
08-23-2007, 12:48 PM
That. Is. Cool. Drool. Is that your one allowable non-registered vehicle? Does it run?

60wag
08-23-2007, 12:52 PM
Nice matched rims on the truck and the trailer :)

Hulk
08-23-2007, 01:00 PM
Dude, that's a way cool truck!

Romer
08-23-2007, 01:06 PM
Nice score Mike!

MDH33
08-23-2007, 01:15 PM
That's soo awesome!! ~jealous~ :D

When can I come by and drool over it?

Bring it on the 40's only Run!

:thumb:

SteveH
08-23-2007, 01:16 PM
Nice truck. How do you know for sure it's the first production unit of 1965?

Also, it occurs to me that Toyota should have said 'tank tough, tank fast' - I can't think of how the term 'freeway' ever comes into play in an FJ40/45!

wesintl
08-23-2007, 01:25 PM
cool truck.. I wish they still sold land cruiser pickups here.

treerootCO
08-23-2007, 01:34 PM
more history http://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=55975

http://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=138672

corsair23
08-23-2007, 01:45 PM
WAY :cool: Mike! :drool:

In that ad, showing the top off, it looks pretty wild. Reminds me of one of those real old fire trucks for some reason.

nakman
08-23-2007, 02:05 PM
Wow, just awesome. Yes bring that out to the 40's run!

DenCo40
08-23-2007, 02:43 PM
lucky!

Convert
08-23-2007, 07:10 PM
Very nice Mike:thumb:

bigbluefj
08-23-2007, 10:02 PM
if you start now you should be done by moab

farnhamstj
08-23-2007, 10:53 PM
Nice ride. Congrats!

acon40
08-24-2007, 08:17 AM
Glad to see you got it man. These things are getting harder and harder to find. The deal I had fell apart, but of well. I will have to check it out one day....

treerootCO
04-21-2008, 01:12 PM
Replaced the one barrel Rochester with a large sight glass carb and swapped the starter last week. Started right up and we drover her around the block.

subzali
04-21-2008, 01:23 PM
Sweet, so she's a keeper? :D

Red_Chili
04-21-2008, 01:24 PM
Now you just need to bob that bed and take it wheeling!

:eek: :bolt:

Seriously, very cool.

Hulk
04-21-2008, 01:31 PM
Way cool! You should make it your daily driver.

nakman
04-21-2008, 01:37 PM
Or at least drive it every day... Can I drive it? :D

Beater
04-21-2008, 04:10 PM
pm me with your price.

treerootCO
02-18-2016, 07:20 PM
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Reviving a thread on the old girl. The maiden voyage seemed to start out innocent enough then progressively got a lot louder. Something had let go and that was were she sat...

I tried breathing some life back into her when I noticed two of the push rods were bent. The engine started but smoked a lot more than I remembered.
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treerootCO
02-18-2016, 07:21 PM
From there we pulled the head to investigate.

Doh!

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treerootCO
02-18-2016, 07:24 PM
Took everything apart without pulling the engine. I know I should send it off to the machine shop but I am working to get all the Cruisers running before I get too carried away. Plus the cherry picker doesn't work on the rocks or in the mud.

Sourced a new set of standard pistons from Redline and prepped the block today with the help of Jake and Mr. Simpson.

Before:
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After:
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treerootCO
02-18-2016, 07:33 PM
A few more pics from today

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Some OEM unobtainum goodness...
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treerootCO
02-18-2016, 07:36 PM
Here is a pic from the truck when I bought it back in 2007

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rover67
02-18-2016, 08:00 PM
Cylinders look great. One of my best running engines died from a munched piston and was revived with a dingleberry hone and a few cans of brake cleaner to wash out the grit. She'll be a runner soon, and I'm stoked to see it.

treerootCO
02-18-2016, 08:12 PM
It had an NRA sticker and a gun rack so I put my rifle in it.

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TheHoneyBadger
02-18-2016, 09:00 PM
:thumb:
Is that a .50 cal?

DanS
02-18-2016, 10:27 PM
Took everything apart without pulling the engine. I know I should send it off to the machine shop but I am working to get all the Cruisers running before I get too carried away. Plus the cherry picker doesn't work on the rocks or in the mud.

I saw what you wrote there....

ALL of them? Kickass.

Dan

Rezarf
02-18-2016, 11:35 PM
Very cool Mike, that is a dream rig for me for sure!

PabloCruise
02-19-2016, 11:53 AM
Took everything apart without pulling the engine. I know I should send it off to the machine shop but I am working to get all the Cruisers running before I get too carried away. Plus the cherry picker doesn't work on the rocks or in the mud.

Sourced a new set of standard pistons from Redline and prepped the block today with the help of Jake and Mr. Simpson.

Before:
45838

After:
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Yeah man! Basic back-yard rebuild, sweet!

tancruiser
02-19-2016, 09:43 PM
I wish I could work outside in Feb. like that.

simps80
02-19-2016, 11:03 PM
We made some more progress.

Final cleanup on the block and head.

The new pistons were bonded pretty tight to the rods/pins.

They needed separated and cleaned up cause the piston could not be rotated on the rod.

Fearing damage unsiezing the parts mike made a pretty smart jig-in-a-stump to support the piston body while carefully separating the parts with a brass drift.

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Then the pan got painted!

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MDH33
02-20-2016, 09:06 AM
Woohoo! glad your getting it going! :clap:

treerootCO
02-20-2016, 10:46 AM
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Rezarf
02-20-2016, 11:17 AM
Awesome man! I'm stoked to see this thing come back to life.

simps80
02-21-2016, 07:16 PM
More...

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First bit is literally first turn of the key
retarded the timing a tad and it sparked right off!

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treerootCO
02-21-2016, 08:18 PM
She runs! Not bad for a weekend :)

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wesintl
02-21-2016, 08:25 PM
love shade tree rebuilds!

treerootCO
02-21-2016, 08:38 PM
Maiden voyage :)

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nakman
02-21-2016, 08:56 PM
fantastic. :)

rckhound
02-21-2016, 09:04 PM
Im so jealious! Thats awesome! Cant wait to drive mine.

jps8460
02-21-2016, 11:22 PM
So rad!

rover67
02-22-2016, 09:12 AM
yeah thats awesome nice work boys :) it sounds great!

subzali
02-22-2016, 10:27 AM
Excellent work guys!

DanS
02-22-2016, 11:32 AM
Very cool.

Dan

tancruiser
02-23-2016, 09:39 PM
Oh man you are my hero thats awesome.

Rezarf
02-23-2016, 11:11 PM
How cool Mike! Sounds great.

bruce285
02-24-2016, 10:59 AM
:cool:

PabloCruise
02-24-2016, 03:49 PM
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Trying to figure out what you did here - did you get a set of new/used pistons for the rebuild?

treerootCO
02-24-2016, 05:35 PM
Backyard build! We blew up the last set of pistons. One was in the pan and another had a cracked skirt. To keep costs down, we sourced a new set of standard pistons, honed the block, and stuck them back in with new rings. The connecting rods were bent so they were taken from a third engine. New bearings, old wrist pins, and we also swapped the pushrods.

treerootCO
02-24-2016, 06:09 PM
Oil line ruptured so I had the Parker Store reuse my old fittings and make a new hose for me - $8

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Adjusted the oil pressure regulator to about 20PSI (up from 1)
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New brake master with a replated tin cup
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After:
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treerootCO
02-24-2016, 06:10 PM
Went for a drive!

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arthog
02-24-2016, 11:27 PM
and we also swapped the pushrods.[/QUOTE]

Can I have your old push rods? straight or bent I don't care.

PabloCruise
02-25-2016, 11:32 AM
Backyard build! We blew up the last set of pistons. One was in the pan and another had a cracked skirt. To keep costs down, we sourced a new set of standard pistons, honed the block, and stuck them back in with new rings. The connecting rods were bent so they were taken from a third engine. New bearings, old wrist pins, and we also swapped the pushrods.

Thanks. From the picture, I couldn't tell if those were new pistons, or simply "New to you" pistons...

treerootCO
02-27-2016, 08:40 PM
Found the 6th cylinder
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Removed the bed rails
46004

Installed the headache rack
46006

L43dean
02-27-2016, 08:58 PM
Was that a Popular Mechanics "tip" for a missing drain plug back in 1966? Just don't hook a coil wire up to it!

treerootCO
03-02-2016, 04:05 PM
Pics of the original owner and 2nd owner bringing her home

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treerootCO
03-02-2016, 04:07 PM
updates

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Highway
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Simpson's 40!
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Proper accessories are a must for any outfit
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Custom color coordinated seat covers
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