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Old 05-18-2015, 09:11 AM
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Default Fj45 it finally happend

Ever since I have caught the cruiser bug I have been on the hunt for a FJ45 as in my eyes it was my ultimate dream cruiser. I have tracked down a few over the years but nothing was ever even close to obtainable money wise. Well on Friday I finally struck a deal on my dream truck. I had been trying to track the owner down for 5 years, leaving notes with my phone number and constantly driving out of my way to see if anyone was around on the property to talk to. On Friday I finally met the owner and a had a great discussion and we came to an agreement and I finally own my dream truck. Here is a little history behind it. The owners cather bought it new in 1965 from Boulder(still has the dealer tag on the tailgate) he then immediately put a plow on it and thats been its job since 65. It was originally a plow truck for a large piece of property in Boulder canyon for about 20 years when then it was relocated to Summit County were it has been a plow truck on ptarmigan for 30 years. In its current state it is very complete and original minus a 283 chevy motor he had built by Spitfire in Denver in 81. During that time he also had a saginaw power steering conversion done in Denver. The original color is a very light tan or off white and the seats are a redish saddle color. The inside of the bed is shot and the drivers front floor is shot but otherwise the tub has no rust in the back corners or rockers. Inam extremely excited for this project and will be starting with a mechanical restoration. Most likely a late model 2f and a 4spd will be swapped in for drivability. Here are some pictures.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:14 AM
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Wow!!
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Very cool!
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:16 AM
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283 chevy- the install was actually done very well.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:19 AM
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The bes side are good-years and years of gravel for weight un the back took it toll.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:20 AM
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:23 AM
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That's my ultimate pursuit as well. Nice score. What's gonna happen with 2buck now?
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:29 AM
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I'm unfortunately going to have to purge a couple Toyotas for this one moneywise I believe 2Buck is going to go to my brother Adam for it to be finished. If he doesn't end up taking it then I will post it up here to members for what I have into it. My 99 four runner and my 84 FJ 60 will also be for sale.
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1995 FZJ80 Lifted, Locked, Geared, and Built
1984 FJ60 Stock and Staying That Way
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