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Old 11-06-2011, 01:27 AM
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Right down the street from me and I could do pre-work or after-work stop (would be roughly 6AM or 6PM). Very unknowledgeable about Cruisers, though. I could be over there tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:28 AM
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My friend is passing on the truck - so it's fair game. I would call first - not sure if the truck is located at that site or not. The seller mostly restores British cars, from what I understand.

I think the guy is asking ~24K. I may be able to get/post more photos in the next day or so.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:48 AM
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For anyone going to look at it, here's some things you need to know about '83 FJ40s:
-It's the last year FJ40s were imported to the U.S.
-There supposedly were only about 300 that were imported, so it's anyone's guess as to how many are still left out there.
-They share a lot of mechanicals with FJ60s - 3.73 gears, same 50-state emissions components, cat converter, power steering (optional), A/C (optional), 4 speeds only in the U.S., split t-case, large cab distributor with fully electronic ignition, fuel tank under the tub, Aisin hubs, 60 series-style wagon wheels, but factory painted white, and with center caps.
-Thin sheet metal, so the bodies are often rusted pretty bad, especially the rear will and rear quarters like a lot of 40s.
-Side defroster vents and the '83 model year only removable center dash section, which is very rare.
-AM/FM radio as opposed to AM only radio that earlier Cruisers had.
-Can bring anywhere from $20K-$40K restored, because of how rare they are.

So basically if you want something to mod and wheel, maybe not the best choice. I would check the build dates on the carb and head to make sure they match the build date of the truck, and check the engine number to make sure it aligns with FJ60 engines of the same model year.
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:35 AM
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Great info. Matt!!

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For anyone going to look at it, here's some things you need to know about '83 FJ40s:
-It's the last year FJ40s were imported to the U.S.
-There supposedly were only about 300 that were imported, so it's anyone's guess as to how many are still left out there.
-They share a lot of mechanicals with FJ60s - 3.73 gears, same 50-state emissions components, cat converter, power steering (optional), A/C (optional), 4 speeds only in the U.S., split t-case, large cab distributor with fully electronic ignition, fuel tank under the tub, Aisin hubs, 60 series-style wagon wheels, but factory painted white, and with center caps.
-Thin sheet metal, so the bodies are often rusted pretty bad, especially the rear will and rear quarters like a lot of 40s.
-Side defroster vents and the '83 model year only removable center dash section, which is very rare.
-AM/FM radio as opposed to AM only radio that earlier Cruisers had.
-Can bring anywhere from $20-$40 restored, because of how rare they are.

So basically if you want something to mod and wheel, maybe not the best choice. I would check the build dates on the carb and head to make sure they match the build date of the truck, and check the engine number to make sure it aligns with FJ60 engines of the same model year.
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Some better photos of the truck
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:38 PM
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Some better photos of the truck
I'm not actually seeing anything. Is it my computer, or were they not uploaded yet?
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:14 AM
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I had an upload meltdown - will try to get them up tonight.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:19 PM
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Isn't that a whole lot of money for a truck that has been plowed with?
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Pix added on Post #15.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:43 PM
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Isn't that a whole lot of money for a truck that has been plowed with?
Yes, but it's an '83 so it's worth it

I spy aftermarket wheels.

That's two marks against it.
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