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Old 08-10-2014, 04:35 PM
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Default Good looking 78 40 in Highlands Ranch

I checked this one out yesterday and the pictures are very accurate

Very little rust, paints in great shape. A bit of orange peel on the dash.

Drove nice even with Manual steering. Would need Power steering to feel comfortable at 70 MPH

http://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/1978...lorado.814484/

Patrick is a very nice guy and thought you had to be a member to wheel with us and post on the forum. I invited him over to check us out.

He has a 100 series and wants to sell the 40 to buy an 80
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:40 PM
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Hey Romer!

I finally got signed up here!

Thanks for the repost on the 40. I just went through my mail and realized that my registration is due at the end of the month for the truck. I'm figuring if I don't sell it and have to register it for another year I will keep it for a bit longer.

Maybe I'll put power steering in it ASAP :-)
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:29 AM
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Hey Romer!

I finally got signed up here!

Thanks for the repost on the 40. I just went through my mail and realized that my registration is due at the end of the month for the truck. I'm figuring if I don't sell it and have to register it for another year I will keep it for a bit longer.

Maybe I'll put power steering in it ASAP :-)

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Old 08-13-2014, 08:22 AM
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welcome Patrick

Power steering will make a Huge difference

Driving on the highway with overdrive (5 speed manual) made a huge difference as well
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Man, I love this FJ40. Not ready to buy yet... dang.
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Old 08-16-2014, 05:03 PM
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Matt, when would be ready to buy? :-)
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:28 PM
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Would need Power steering to feel comfortable at 70 MPH
Curious. Why do you need PS to drive 70? My 77 was dead nuts all the way up to 85. The only time I thought about PS was when I had to back out of a tight parking space using only one hand.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:41 PM
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Curious. Why do you need PS to drive 70? My 77 was dead nuts all the way up to 85. The only time I thought about PS was when I had to back out of a tight parking space using only one hand.
That's why they make chocolate and vanilla, too each their own. In the 2F 40 I had the best mod I did was power steering

When I drive a manual steering on the highway at speed, the steering is not as tight with power steering. You can argue that is not true per your experience, but that is my experience. It is based on my personal preference
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Old 08-17-2014, 12:21 AM
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I agree, the original manual steering in a FJ40 is not great above 55/65 MPH. Just my opinion.

I remember when I bought a 72 Bronco form my uncle who lives out of state. I drove it from Ft. Collins to Highlands Ranch driving about 45/50 on I-25. I thought I was going to die in that Ford. I told him that and he laughed. The guy I bought it from said he would drive it 65/70 all day. I didn't see how, but some are used that type of steering, I would prefer to drive (and park) with a little more ease!
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Patrick, any chance you'll be at our Rally next Saturday? Like like to maybe at least kick one of the tires...
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