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> OT: Arne’s post-teener projects, Retirement project #5 - 1981 VW Caddy 16v...
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post Nov 27 2017, 08:38 PM
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I tried, folks, really I did. Since I sold the yellow 2.0 I’ve looked into 3 different 914s. None were good enough that I felt I could refresh them and still break even later. So I had to look at other options.

“And now for something completely different.”

In fact, it doesn’t get much different, really. Japanese. 50+ years old. Not what anyone would consider as “sporty” in any normal sense of the word. But I think it’ll be a pretty cool project, all the same.

1964 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser. All original, with a rare factory PTO winch. I’ve got a lot of new stuff to learn, and I don’t think I can learn it here. It’s been a fun time, 914world is great!

Wish me luck!

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post Nov 27 2017, 08:51 PM
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No complaints from this guy!

That should be fun, surprised you actually found one that was affordable, I think most get snatched up by ICON for their $100K builds.

Feel free to keep us posted on the progress.
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post Nov 27 2017, 10:03 PM
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Fits in with the trophies on the wall.

I guess you could call it a NARP; hell, it's not even a fake one.
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post Nov 27 2017, 10:20 PM
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Our friend Rust hangs out on Cruisers too. Keep us posted.
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post Nov 27 2017, 10:44 PM
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Wish I still had mine.
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post Nov 27 2017, 10:45 PM
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Super Cool and Welcome to FJ Cruiser World!

Wait wrong website. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

Please post a link so we can follow your progress and good luck with it.
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post Nov 27 2017, 10:49 PM
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There is a place in Lincoln city that specializes in them. Always see 2 or 3 by the road up there. Might be worth looking into as a resource. Congrats on the Cruiser. They are killer rigs
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post Nov 27 2017, 11:13 PM
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Always wanted to go through an old FJ, I've restored several old jeeps tho. Right now a sandblasted 914 takes up one bay in my garage, and this project is taking up another bay. I swear I'll quit doing cars and just go pick up an old Shovelhead next time I feel the need to do a project... Good luck with your FJ, and keep posting progress pics!


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post Nov 28 2017, 10:56 AM
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Thanks, folks. I’ll stop by once in a while, just to visit. There are a few forums that cater to old FJs, the most active seems to be IH8MUD, so that’s where I plan to post the build thread. The initial consensus there seems to be that I found a really good example, with a lot of rare original parts. Might be a bit of a challenge to keep it as original as I plan, but that’s part of the fun for me.

Here’s a parting pic or two.

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post Nov 28 2017, 11:40 AM
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No complaints here. I had a '72 a few years back that started out just like that one. Same color too. That's a fun project and will be worth something when complete. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smoke.gif)
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post Nov 28 2017, 12:01 PM
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Forgot the link to the build thread:

Older than dirt - refreshing a ‘64 FJ40
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post Jan 9 2018, 06:41 PM
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Oh wait, I’ve used that meme here before. Oops!

In any case, the Land Cruiser started up and ran today, first time in at least 10 years, probably 15. Slow progress, this is definitely going to take longer than the ‘teener.

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post Jan 9 2018, 07:55 PM
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Love it. I had a '72 FJ40 and loved it. Good luck.
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post Feb 4 2018, 07:48 PM
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Moved under its own power earlier this week. Not far, got no cooling system hooked up yet. But soon should move into real test drive mode.

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post Feb 4 2018, 09:55 PM
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Thats great Arne! Really solid FJ you found. Are you down the same path & getting it painted?
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post Mar 31 2018, 06:51 PM
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Popped in today to check on a couple of other builds I have been watching, thought I'd post an update while I'm here.

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Are you down the same path & getting it painted?

Yeah, probably. Trying to get together with my painter to do some final planning. May need to learn to weld using a modern wire welder. A little rust and a whole lot of PO inflicted extra holes all over the rig. If I paint it, will probably be a color change to the period correct blue for '64. Jury still out on that, however.

Mechanically it's almost done. I need to replace the clutch, and there may be something worn in the front axle. But beyond that, it's doing fine. Registered (Oregon Special Interest) and insured, I'm driving it a bit to verify that I've got most of the bugs out of it.

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Love the pink seat cover! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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Story of my progress...

Make it run and drive, disassemble it, make it run and drive again, disassemble it, repeat several times.

I'm in disassembled mode now...

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Looks like your FJ project is a lot more involved than the 914 and you will soon be ready for paint. That will be a big turning point so Congrats on your progress!

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