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Old 03-31-2011, 09:29 AM
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Default A reintroduction ... of sorts.

It's been awhile since I sold my last 40 (original intro thread: http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...ead.php?t=5912) as I got fed up with working around PO "modifications," and then went into lurk mode. Earlier this year a confluence of good fortune allowed me to pick up another 40, a '73 this time. Perhaps some of you know it, it's Chris Blair's old truck. Since I plan on attending this upcoming meeting, and since I've been jumping back into active participation on the forum, I figured I should reintroduce myself...

Hi, my name is Ian, and I have a problem ...

My list of previously owned Toyotas includes:
2000 4Runner (MT) - stock
2001 4Runner - stock
1975 FJ40 - mildly modified
1981 Minitruck 4x4 - built
1980 Minitruck 4x4 - mildly modified
1998 Corolla - stock

Currently in the family:
2006 Tacoma Quad-Cab 4x4 (long bed) - stock, and still the wife's
1992 Minitruck 2x4 - stock, used to be the wife's, now it's the F-I-L's
1973 FJ40 - built

Can't wait to get on some trails with my boys this summer, and find some good, back-country fishing spots.

Here's my current daily driver (with my youngest) ... it's everything I wanted my '75 to grow up to be. Only a couple of things left to do, to include installing the winch that's sitting on the floor in my garage:
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Nice looking rig, and welcome back.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:23 AM
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Sweet looking rig, it looks really clean.. and welcome back as well!
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:24 AM
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Very nice! You need to paint that bezel white though..........otherwise it just ain't natural
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Very nice! You need to paint that bezel white though..........otherwise it just ain't natural
Nah, Black bezels are

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Old 03-31-2011, 01:04 PM
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Nice 40! The boys will love it.

Martin - I thought you were a traditionalist. In this case I agree with Randy.
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I was gonna say - what with all the purist blood running through your veins, interesting you'd keep the black bezel.

Have you seen this Martin? Maybe someone could make one of these up...I think JohnnyC and maybe Living in the Past on MUD would go in with you on it if Awl_TEQ or foxfab or somebody came up with something...
http://forum.ih8mud.com/fj25-owners-...-location.html

Sorry Ian, don't mean to hijack your thread. Look forward to seeing/meeting you next Wednesday!
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I was gonna say - what with all the purist blood running through your veins, interesting you'd keep the black bezel.

Have you seen this Martin? Maybe someone could make one of these up...I think JohnnyC and maybe Living in the Past on MUD would go in with you on it if Awl_TEQ or foxfab or somebody came up with something...
http://forum.ih8mud.com/fj25-owners-...-location.html

Sorry Ian, don't mean to hijack your thread. Look forward to seeing/meeting you next Wednesday!
I havn't seen one on the bumper like that. I would love to see how it attaches. I haven't had a way to mount my plate since adding the winch and running lights.
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Martin - I thought you were a traditionalist. In this case I agree with Randy.
If I was truly a traditionalist I guess I would have to get rid of the lift and run tiny tires too. If I ever get around to finishing my hardtop, I'll probably repaint the bezel, but until then, I have so much sprayed black on my 40 it's far from stock.
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GREAT looking rig and welcome back
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