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Old 01-26-2012, 05:21 PM
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Not really. I was going to bring a BJ over from Europe. LHDs are hard to find in decent shape unless you go to southern Spain, France, Italy or recently Greece has some deals on 40s. I think the Germans have first dibs on those. I'm over the diesel bug now. I just want a keeper. I'm also looking for a decent CE in white to keep.

@ UB I'm in TN, but I caught the snow back home for Christmas.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:00 PM
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The only 2 years that FJ40s had a 4spd and drum brakes were '74 and '75. '74 was the 1st year for the 4 spd and the last year of the F engine and lift gate, '75 was the first year of the 2F and ambulance doors.

Is smog a consideration in TN?

It sounds like you want something that hasn't been messed with much. Especially if you don't know FJ40s that will be hugely important I would think, to help get your feet under you a bit. I would not go for an overseas model until you are more familiar with the series.

The price is high IMO and it certainly has its issues, but I would think something like this would be closer to what you're looking for:
http://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/2784566025.html

This one might not be too bad of a deal, you would want to take some local Cruiserheads with you to check it out:
http://huntsville.craigslist.org/cto/2800401513.html

Have you hooked up with the bluff city cruisers?
http://forum.ih8mud.com/tn-bluff-city-cruisers/
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I've seen those and a few others. Does a 40 really need a rear heater?
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Putting an American motor in a 40 is a sin.
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I've seen those and a few others. Does a 40 really need a rear heater?
If you drive it January the extra heat sure helps...
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I've seen those and a few others. Does a 40 really need a rear heater?
I really like my rear heat..
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I occasionally drive mine in January and it doesn't have rear heat....
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probably won't need it in TN...
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Hey Chad. Hope all is well for you. So are you leaving the 80 crowd? The Ebay truck looks like a mix of an old frame/drivetrain with a newer body bolted to it.. I'm sure you can find a better deal somewhere else. If there is anything around here you are interested in checking out just let me know and I'll take a look. BTW a rear heater is nice to have in the winter.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:13 PM
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Hey Chad. Hope all is well for you. So are you leaving the 80 crowd? The Ebay truck looks like a mix of an old frame/drivetrain with a newer body bolted to it.. I'm sure you can find a better deal somewhere else. If there is anything around here you are interested in checking out just let me know and I'll take a look. BTW a rear heater is nice to have in the winter.
What's up Jim? No complaints here. I'll get another 80 too, but it just seems like a good time for a 40.

Wanna trade a 2002 4 Door V6 TRD Taco with RR locker for your 40? Same color as your old one.
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