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Old 08-31-2011, 09:43 AM
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Are you trying to restore this to full OEM condition or are you adding all of this stuff simply to pass emissions?

If the latter, I would first take it to one of the service centers that can tune your rig to pass and just have them do a basic test on it to see if it passes the emissions part. If it can be tuned to pass, I would go ahead and take it in for a test. The worse that can happen is they fail it on visual inspection and you can move ahead with getting your list of parts.
I agree with Randy. Getting it puffing clean, then take it in... they didn't open the hood on mine, never even took a peek. Also, go at the end of the month when they are slammed, you might wait a little longer but they seem to be in a hurry as well and might "overlook" some of the visual stuff.

FWIW, I have a box of emmissions stuff on the shelf in the garage. If you need to bolt it all on for a visual inspection, I have most of what you will need.

By the way... awesome looking cruiser!

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Old 08-31-2011, 12:03 PM
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By the way... awesome looking cruiser!

The HULK is back!
No kidding -- I had to look carefully to determine that it wasn't my old 40 (which I sold to a guy in California). It even has the same front bumper!

Very nice 40.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:10 PM
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I am floored by the help I've been given! Rover and treeroot you guys rock!
So, I do want to return it all back the original, but that is secondary to getting it registered. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to get it tuned to pass? (I just moved to Denver last Wednesday.) Treeroot, I PMed you about all the pieces. I really need to get the original rear end put back in it, (it is in the back of the 40 now, I had to remove the passenger seat) Does anyone have any suggestions on who to take it to in/around Denver? (I would love to do it myself, but I don't have the tools or experience) Thanks again for all your help
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:24 PM
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Not to add more to your plate, but there are some additional steps you'll need to take to title and register a vehicle purchased out of state...I don't remember all of the steps when I registered my '74 FJ40 from California but I do recall having to have the local police (county deputy in my case) come out and do a VIN check. Not sure if they still come to you or if you have to take it to them. Check out the DMV website for details because you only have a certain amount of time to get everything done...

As for where to take it to get the rear end swapped (are we talking the whole axle or just the 3rd?) there are several in the club that could probably help you out and they will cost less - There are a few FJ40 specialists in the area including Joe Calleja up in Conifer and Rocky Mountain Cruisers in town (although it seems the jury is still out re: the new owners @ RMC)

Personally, I'd call/PM Robbie first and see what his availability is and go from there...

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Old 08-31-2011, 01:34 PM
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You do need a physical VIN check.

It was a pain for my sister in town, but it is a breeze here in Clear Creek. The sheriff's office is in the same building, so very easy. In fact, so easy that my sister just drove her vehicle up the hill just to get the VIN check.

Swapping the rear end (whether full axle or just the third member) is a one day job, can be done in a driveway with some jackstands. I'm SURE that you can do better than taking it "to a shop" to get it done. x2 on checking Robbie's availability first.

That is a very nice looking 40!

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I get my vin checks done at the emissions place now. $15 and no
hassle like trying to schedule a meeting with the State Patrol. Don't forget the $100 Ritter tax, I mean 'fee', if you don't register your vehicle in a timely manner. I believe 30 days is the timer.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:37 PM
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Ok, seems like I have a lot of registering to do, I have my two trucks and my gf's car.. I'd love to PM Robbie, what is his user name? Thanks for the compliments, hope to make some improvements soon! I'm pretty sure it's the whole axle.
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Robbie is "powderpig" on the forum.

I was able to bring our new vehicles here and take care of everything at the DMV AFTER going to the Air Care (emissions) place and doing emissions and vin checks. Air Care did vin checks for me for a fee but it was easy since the vehicle was there anyways getting emissions tested. It made it a two stop deal, so pretty easy.

Got any pics of the axle?
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:44 PM
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Update on the 40!

So, it arrived Thursday and I've been driving it around, this thing is a blast to drive! Looking forward to getting it trail ready and really enjoying what it was made for!. Well, I know have a pretty long list of things I need to do to get her ready.

1) Need to put the original 3.73 axle back in, and get it out of the back of the crusier. I have limited supplies for this, Marco gave me the bolts I need for the front drive shaft but he noticed I need the original flange to bolt the rear drive shaft to the differential and some e-brake work. If anyone wants to help a newbie out with a Sunday project I'd be grateful!

2)I've taken note of all the emission pieces I'm missing, if Mike or Matt are around Denver tomorrow I could swing by and gather the pieces I need to try and make this thing work.

Those are the first two big steps I need and after that I have a list of some things I'd love to do, but small steps first. So, if anyone can help a brother out, send me a PM or shoot me a call (six-Oh-one) 466-1661.
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:19 PM
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Were you up in north Boulder yesterday? My wife saw a nice late model green 40 that looked a bit like yours near the IBM compound.
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