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RicardoJM
12-28-2007, 12:56 PM
I just bought my first FJ-40:D. It is a 1971 built in December 1970. Here are some pictures (http://picasaweb.google.com/dwainekamm/FJ40) the previous owner had posted up on the web. I hope to soon post up some current ones, although the only real difference will be snow in the background.

I'm excited to get it home, take care of the basics and putting it into DD service. The radiator has a big leak, so Timmbuck2 is looking to see if we can borrow a trailer to get her moved to my garage.

MDH33
12-28-2007, 01:00 PM
Welcome to Rising Sun!

Always good to have another 40 driver in the club!!

:headbang:

treerootCO
12-28-2007, 01:19 PM
flip the bezel before you get home or it will try and right itself. :D

nakman
12-28-2007, 01:44 PM
Awesome, looks like a good buy Ricardo! fix that radiator and drive the sucker.. you going to hard mount a 2m or just go ht?

timmbuck2
12-28-2007, 06:40 PM
Just got back from strapping his new 40 to a tow dolly and sending him on his way. Congrats Ricardo!!

Crash
12-28-2007, 07:07 PM
Cool Ricardo. I hope the truck works out well for ya'll. Next Cruiser will be an FJ62, okay?

RicardoJM
12-28-2007, 09:15 PM
Thanks for all the warm wishes. Timmbuck2, thanks for stopping buy and giving me a hand, via the efforts of Tim and my helpers.:woot:
http://lh3.google.com/Ricardo.Maestas/R3W1a2die7I/AAAAAAAAAlQ/DuQQWlqwQ0s/PC280008.JPG?imgmax=512

The 40 got loaded up, strapped down and ready for the ride home.
http://lh4.google.com/Ricardo.Maestas/R3W1VGdie5I/AAAAAAAAAk8/K2fV4TqWrdM/PC280006.JPG?imgmax=512

And it is now safely bedded down in its new place.
http://lh6.google.com/Ricardo.Maestas/R3W1xmdifKI/AAAAAAAAAnI/piQurIQrPc0/PC280023.JPG?imgmax=512

Nakman, I was actually thinking a CB would be most appropriate for an FJ-40 and was heading this route until I saw Uncle Ben is taking the class in February. Given that change of events, this will get a ham radio. A multi-band with cross band repeat:rolleyes: would cover all the basis nicely.

Crash, I have have not abandoned the notion of getting a 62. If the right one came along I have a brother that lives on a hill in Drake that wouldn't mind storing and exercising it until I got around to needing it.

Crash
12-28-2007, 09:25 PM
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Crash, I have have not abandoned the notion of getting a 62. If the right one came along I have a brother that lives on a hill in Drake that wouldn't mind storing and exercising it until I got around to needing it.
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Ricardo, I will happily keep my eyes open for a worthy 62 for you. Having the 40 and 100 bookends covered, you need to fill in the middle. They're all the best, not just good and, at the price, solid investments if you find the right specimen. As Timmbuck proved today, all you have to do is ask when help is needed in the Cruiser World.
:cheers:

RicardoJM
12-28-2007, 10:07 PM
all you have to do is ask when help is needed in the Cruiser World.


Everyone that I have asked questions/assistance of has been great. Crash, Subzali behind the scenes have looked over vehicles and answered questions I have had. Nakman, Groucho and Sharkbait have put up with me on the radio Monday nights.

I have been looking for a project for the last couple of months and was really leaning towards an Early (Pre 78) Bronco. I have owned my 1996 Bronco since the day it rolled off the showroom floor and it would bring a smile to my face to add it's smaller V8 powered ancestor next to it in the garage.

In the end, the wealth of knowledge (Rising Sun and on MUD) and good people here brought me to my senses. I am new to this and know my odds of succeeding in the project increase by learning from those willing to share their good and bad experiences. Hopefully, I learn and can then also pass it on to others. Oh yeah, and my garage is now exclusively Toyota; with my V8 powered 100, it's smaller, straight 6 powered ancestor FJ-40 and my wife's Camry - never could have done that with another Bronco.

Uncle Ben
12-28-2007, 10:58 PM
Nakman, I was actually thinking a CB would be most appropriate for an FJ-40 and was heading this route until I saw Uncle Ben is taking the class in February. Given that change of events, this will get a ham radio. A multi-band with cross band repeat:rolleyes: would cover all the basis nicely.



Bummer....another good man down.... :( :rolleyes: :bowdown::zilla:

nakman
12-29-2007, 12:48 AM
Muahahahahaha!!!! resistance is futile.

Uncle Ben
12-29-2007, 10:24 AM
Muahahahahaha!!!! resistance is futile.

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