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Old September 12th, 2008, 07:10 PM   #1
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Alright, for those just tuning in...

I full rolled my FJ40 after 3 years of hard wheeling at the end of July. I jacked it up pretty good (worse then pics show) plus the combinations of many other flops had the body looking less then desireable.



I contiplated for a while on what to do with it, then I decided I wanted to build something new that would still be fun to have on the trail and something that would hold up better then the wide body cruiser. So I started tearing it down







Started cutting the tub.




3 hours later...


More to come tomarrow... p.s. Nuzzy is still sort of cool.
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Old September 12th, 2008, 07:41 PM   #2
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You gonna be cutting apart the frame too? Links all around? Let's be honest, how much of this thing is actually going to be left...?


Hooray for the new fjuggy
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Old September 12th, 2008, 07:45 PM   #3
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cool. Looking forward to the outcome and ideas ... I'm planning on something similar with my pos.
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Old September 12th, 2008, 08:06 PM   #4
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Hmm.
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I am going to be using the cowl, firewall, Grille, Hood, and if my idea works out, the floor back to behind the front seats. I will be cutting the frame in the front up to the grille and cutting it right behind the floor cut. That is all that will be left of the frame and body.
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no more leaves in the front?
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Awesome. Can't wait to see what you've got in mind.
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I'm kind of sad... but look forward to seeing the new and improved cruza.... I just got rid of two 78's, the parts truck would have been perfect for you front clip.
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This should be hot.
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no more leaves in the front?
Nope going with Air shocks. The leafs worked well for a long time, but time for a change!
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Nope going with Air shocks. The leafs worked well for a long time, but time for a change!
I remember your first build up on this thing, and I thought you were nuts fro putting the leaves in the front then, good to see you are finally coming to your senses....
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Daryl put the bezel on the wall, looks sweet.
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Finished the tub/firewall cut on the passenger side and then started working on removing the Dash and then reworking the cowl. I really did not want to have to remake the dash for a third time, so I am going do some flaring off the new cowl to make it fit. Should look pretty nice when it is completed.

Damaged cowl, both sides pretty much the same.


Cut out the sides, and then removed the dash.




New side and new top. I am going to have to wait for another person to be around to help me bend the outers in and force the top flat. For now it looks kind of wavey and out of square.







That is all for today, more to come tomorrow.
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looks good!
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Stan just called me and said his build up is badder
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After I rolled the FJ on the last trip, I beat the crap out of it for the rest of the day. After about 3 hours of water crossings like this, the cruiser finally stopped working and we had to drag it out:


Everyone suspected that the clutch pressure plate was packed with mud, but I some what thought maybe I broke an output shaft on the dual tcases.

Well, everyone else was right:




Amazingly, this autozone clutch disc is over 3 years old!


New quality clutch pressure plate vs. Cheap Autozone pressure plate. This should keep that from happening again!
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did you have a flood in your shop?
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the whole shop looks wet, wall to wall. then I was thinking maybe you just powerwashed the floor to clean the shop, but there is still dirt on it

http://www.jcroffroad.com/misc/fj40/.../TearDown3.jpg

I was just curious. It has nothing to do with your rebuild lol
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the whole shop looks wet, wall to wall. then I was thinking maybe you just powerwashed the floor to clean the shop, but there is still dirt on it

http://www.jcroffroad.com/misc/fj40/.../TearDown3.jpg

I was just curious. It has nothing to do with your rebuild lol
Definitely a flood.
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