Restoration 4wd

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 16:23
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How many of us have a 4wd that they are restoring?. This one sold for $101000 USD
1977 fj40

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Reply By: pop2jocem - Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 17:33

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 17:33
A good mate of mine bought one the same year, 1977 brand new but a 4 speed. According to the spiel that one is supposed to have a 5 speed.
He paid what I thought was an exorbitant $7000 AUS of course.

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Follow Up By: Life Member TourBoy, Bundaberg - Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 20:33

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 20:33
In the middle of restoring my 1977 FJ45 with 118km on it, Have a 68 FJ40 with 44,000 original miles and a 1958 FJ28 with the original tyres still on it. One of 4 brought in by Sir Leslie Theiss for Tumut Ponds project.
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Follow Up By: Penchy - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 11:26

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 11:26
118km? What would you nede to restore on that? Everything is brand new still lol.
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Reply By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 17:39

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 17:39
Wish they still made them like that......
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 19:52

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 19:52
Why ???...
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 02:00

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 02:00
Because they're a great rig and a real 4WD. Also it would stop all of the wannabee 4WD Drivers from wanting a 4WD to take the kids to school in. And the old one's can handle water better than the new one's with their computers and all the extra luxury electronic gadgets that are either prone to water damage restrict your fording depth or are just put there to sell the vehicle and serve no real purpose in the off road scene considering most 4WDrives will never see a gravel road. Wow that makes me sound anti new age 4WDrives - cool.
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Follow Up By: pmacks - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:23

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:23
batts
hope you still feel the same abbout the new age gadgets , ( you know the one that set off the air bags ) as you are flying through the glass windscrean after a minor bump with a tree at 40 klms hour, Give me a new car any day of the week !!
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 17:08

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 17:08
That's a pretty odd claim explain how I can go through a windscreen while wearing a seatbelt which is not long enough to go that far unless it breaks and I can get pass the steering wheel which would have to collapse ? Or if the windscreen was coming towards me that would mean something is on the other side pushing it and an airbag would be useless in that circumstance. Back in the late 80's whilst driving my 1975 fj40 I had to avoid a head on with a pushbike rider which saved his life I pulled to the left and ran into the back of a new parked mercedes at around 50kph totally wrecked it's rear end and it only bent my bumper and done no damage to the chassis. I had a lap sash seat belt on and didn't go through the windscreen. I saw a show yrs ago and they claimed the reason airbags were originally installed into cars in the USA sometime in the 70's is because so many people wouldn't wear a seat belts so they came up with a way to protect them from themselves. Air bags offer good protection for your neck and head region up to a certain point plus I didn't mention anything about airbags which are in a category of their own.
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 15:03

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 15:03
I must be sitting on a fortune....
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 18:58

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 18:58
enjoy sitting on your fortune...i'll stay happy sitting on my coil springs all round in my 105 series instead...lol. :)
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Reply By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 16:09

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 16:09
I'm slowly doing up a 1952 dodge power wagon
its drivable but still needa quite a bit of bodywork
BTW also a ex snowy mountains hydro vehicle.
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Follow Up By: Life Member TourBoy, Bundaberg - Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 15:19

Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 15:19
I've always been after a power wagon ambulance like the ones you see on MASH. know of any? There used to be 3 in Aus if they haven't rusted to nothing.
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Follow Up By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 17:30

Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 17:30
A couple of photos of the beast from when i picked it up.
its up the farm and I dont have any current photos at home.

Dave , cannot help re ambulance but I have seen a few weopons carriers and have the chassis and running gear, and front end bonnet etc of a 1942 command car ( scout car) . all the military versions were soft tops .
the power wagon used a 1938 civilian cab when brought out in 1946.
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Follow Up By: Life Member TourBoy, Bundaberg - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 11:06

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 11:06
This will wet your appetite
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