View Full Version : FJ45 for sale - Colo Springs

05-07-2008, 11:05 AM
1965 FJ45 long bed pickup for sale. 1983 2F engine, 4 speed, 4-speed xfer case, factory PTO winch, 1977 axles (disk brake front). Minitruck power steering. vacuum shifted transfer case. Tan in color. Body, interior and exterior are fully restored. Asking $26,000/obo. Please visit the website below. More photos are available, too.

719-548-2226 - days
steve.helmreich (at) hp.com

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05-07-2008, 11:31 AM
You're crazy...

Uncle Ben
05-07-2008, 11:44 AM
I have to agree with Wes....that shouldn't be sold! It's value will continue to rise! Isn't that one of Millers trucks he sold a couple years ago?

05-07-2008, 12:34 PM
real question is what is steve doing linking to greg overton's sight ;)

05-07-2008, 02:45 PM
I sold my red/white pig Greg years ago. Is there a dark side to Greg I don't know, other than that he bought that old 1960s pink 'beach' Jeep with the fringed top a few years back?

Yes - it's one of the Miller trucks.

05-07-2008, 04:33 PM
Sweet. Wish I had the cash.

05-07-2008, 11:24 PM

Don't do it! You already sold that sweet pig, and now your truck? What's come over you man?

05-08-2008, 05:05 PM
WOW Steve, you told me you had a 45, that thing is Fn Sweet!!! I Love the Mud Flaps!

good luck on the sale.. i hope you have another cruiser in mind to take the place of it!

05-08-2008, 05:15 PM
Actually, I removed the 'Colorful Colorado' mudflaps and replaced them with generic ones, because the mudflaps are rarer than an FJ45. I've seen two sets for sale in 20 years and purchased both.

I still have two 'cruisers and two other Toyotas, so it's not like I'm running low on junk to register, fuel, and insure.

05-08-2008, 05:32 PM
Steve wrote an awesome article about his resto of that truck in Toyota Trails, January/February 2006, entitled "Frankencruiser Lives". I don't know if I have any photos, but I'm pretty sure Steve photographed our 45s side by side in my driveway - very nice!

Steve, what did you do with the patterns for the tailgate lettering?

Steve cut out adhesive material for his lettering, I spray painted mine by cutting masking tape with an exacto. I don't know which method was more labor intensive :-)

Link (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=4366) to my write-up here when I did mine.

05-09-2008, 10:00 AM
I still have the template letters, and never got around to having a batch made. I made a rubbing with a pencil and paper, and then took very sharp sewing scissors and 3M vinyl and meticulously cut them out.

Someone on Mud a few years ago made several sets of vinyl letters and had them for sale, which lowered my interest in doing so. I do have the photo of the two 'cruisers side by side.