View Full Version : Coyote Cruisers?

01-25-2008, 11:28 AM
Was up in Ft. Collins this weekend traveling with my job and saw a place called Coyote Cruisers, anyone ever heard of them/used them before?

Had lots of 40's out front like 10 or 12... some were really nice looking.


01-25-2008, 11:36 AM
yep, owner's john. he's a good guy.

01-25-2008, 11:55 AM
Is is just service or parts or fab or resto? Cool looking lot, fun to see lots of 40's in one spot! :D

01-25-2008, 12:45 PM
they do resto and conversions

01-25-2008, 01:03 PM
Pics from CM07. John and his son Jake if I remember correctly

01-25-2008, 01:24 PM
They are good people. John has a buddy (Darryl?) with an FJ40 that put a corvette engine in it. It looks sweet.

01-25-2008, 01:47 PM
They are good people. John has a buddy (Darryl?) with an FJ40 that put a corvette engine in it. It looks sweet.

dave. daryl's dave's son. he's also got a v840. been in the magazines a bunch of times in the past.

01-25-2008, 02:53 PM
They are good people. John has a buddy (Darryl?) with an FJ40 that put a corvette engine in it. It looks sweet.

Dave's my neighbor :D about 3 blocks away. He helps John at coyote cruisers on wednesdays. His 40 is REALLY nicely setup. Lt1, 4l60e, Orion, ARB's, OBA, A/C and he's currently getting the body redone, all sorts of cool stuff. Oh and the "lift" in his garage really helps working on cruisers. :eek:

We borrow tools and stuff, stop by, drink :beer:

His son Daryl has blue 67 with tons of goodies as well, 383, TBI, always on the trails.

Johns a really good guy too. :beer: Definitley support em!

01-25-2008, 04:09 PM
Good to know, makes me wonder what are other shops out there along the front range I know nothing of?

01-25-2008, 04:54 PM
John did some PS fab work on my 73 FJ40 and did a great job at a very fair price. He also does consignment sales and I found my 75 FJ40 at his lot. John's a good guy and I would not hessitate to do business with him again.

01-25-2008, 08:10 PM
Jeff, how do you like that TPI motor in there? That was my choice if I was going to swap in a 350... but decided to keep the 2f.

I'd love to take it for a spin someday ;)

01-25-2008, 09:53 PM
The motor is amazing. When Matt (Hulk) came by to buy the M1200 I fired it up and his reaction was :"Wow, that sounds like a race car;" and it does, but its very driveable. I have had some significant issues with the fuel injection (and an engine fire), but these are now resolved and the engine runs great and is very reliable. I have attached the latest dyno report that shows 310 lbs of torque and 215 hp at the rear wheels!

I'll be happy to let you take it for a spin; I just need some welding help in moving some seats first:).


01-26-2008, 11:12 AM
Very cool, I had an early 90's corvette TPI all lined up when a few cruiser heads talked me into staying with the 2f, some days I am glad they did, others I am sad they did...

I might have to take you up on your offer! (that I asked for :D) What need to happen with your seats?


01-26-2008, 02:52 PM
I need to switch the seats from my 73 FJ40 with the ones in the 75 FJ40. This will require some minor cutting and welding due to the way the seats were mounted in the 75. Having read your bumper fabrication thread, I'm sure you could do it with no problems;).

I won't be ready to do the swap for a couple of weeks. I have ordered new TREs for the thing (I just found out it has FJ60 knuckles), and will have a new tire rod built for it. After that it'll be mobile again and I can work on the seats.


Jenny Cruiser
01-28-2008, 04:53 PM
John's also got a used cruiser parts guy in Japan if you ever need something out of the ordinary.:)