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Old 12-05-2006, 02:42 PM
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Did you check this one out?

FJ40 on Craigslist cheap
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Old 12-05-2006, 07:22 PM
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What's your budget / target condition? If you're looking for a $2k Cruiser, that's quite a bit different than a $10k Cruiser.
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Heck, I can think of another solution for you. Buy a Celica GT convertible. It will sit nice next to your 80 and balance the 80 out. You'd get speed, better mileage and your drop top. They are readily available. They are fairly inexpensive to buy and they are inexpensive on repairs. Then you would be never tempted to take it off road.
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Old 12-07-2006, 09:28 AM
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Heck, I can think of another solution for you. Buy a Celica GT convertible. It will sit nice next to your 80 and balance the 80 out. You'd get speed, better mileage and your drop top. They are readily available. They are fairly inexpensive to buy and they are inexpensive on repairs. Then you would be never tempted to take it off road.
heck, not a bad idea! I would probably buy another old mustang convertible if I went that route.
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Any 40 experts want to give me some advice? I'll buy the beer next meeting. Email me at timmbuck2@yahoo.com so I can email you some pics. Thanks.

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I'm not a 40 expert, let alone an expert on anything. But food for thought...

I was, and still am a little, a died in the wool Rover guy. Pre-92 only, as they were "electronics free" ( no abs, all were coilers, no traction assist). Basically 3/4 ton trucks with creature comforts. Much more "soul" than my 80 could ever have. Just a flat out cool vehicle. That being said, I don't have to worry about that "coolness" ever getting in the way on a trip, around town, or even just trying to get out of my driveway in the 80.

My point? I love vehicles with personality. Hell, I have a tricked out vespa for crissakes. BUT, if I were to buy a 40, I wouldn't touch one that hadn't been gone through by someone else already, or hadn't been kept up well, and I would expect to pay upwards of 9~15k for one. To me, the up front pain of purchase would make the "coolness" that much more worth it.

As for cj/yj/tj's, the quality control just isn't there. It is after you have replaced everything, and that can be cool, but I have never seen one I would own that hadn't had axles/tranny/t-case/steering/top swapped out. The 6 cylinder motor is a beast, and quite good imho, but the manual tranny's leave a lot to be desired.

As for 40's, I have always been amazed by the durability and strength of stock 40's. I have been in many areas of the world, and I have seen a bunch of stock 40's and LR's, but NEVER did I see heeps in these places except m141's.

If I were looking for a fun convertable type wheeler, I would by a disco, rangie or 60/62 and cut the top off and rhino-line the interior, or a 84-85 four-runner with a soft top. The only jeep I would buy for this purpose would be a commando. They are cool, cheep, and fun, with no real mechanical shortcomings other than axles, and those are bolt ins from anything with 44's.

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Any 40 experts want to give me some advice? I'll buy the beer next meeting. Email me at timmbuck2@yahoo.com so I can email you some pics. Thanks.

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nope....never heard from anyone and he sold it...
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nope....never heard from anyone and he sold it...
Why didn't you post up some pictures and details here? We would have given you all the advice in the world.
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Why didn't you post up some pictures and details here? We would have given you all the advice in the world.
I was being selfish and didn't want anyone else to know about it. My fault...
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