BJ40 Roof

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 21:53
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Hello Can any one tell me if the roof and sides off a 1970 fj40 will fit a 1979 fj40.
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Reply By: Ron N - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 00:11

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 00:11
Erich - Yes, no real problem there. You may find slight differences, but the bodies barely altered from the late 1960's to the early 1980's. The drivetrain is where the changes were made in the 1970's - bigger engines, beefier tranny, disc brakes, etc etc.

Cheers - Ron.
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Reply By: Marny - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 14:03

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 14:03
Something to check is the shape of the doors. Earlier cruisers had different doors and i am not sure if they are the same shape.Cheers
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Reply By: Erich M - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 14:35

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 14:35
Thanks for that.
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Reply By: Ron N - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 14:36

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 14:36
The actual door opening shape didn't change between 1962 and 1984. In 1975, the door pressing was changed to make for a thicker door, and the door was now one-piece.
The door lock design was changed to a burst proof lock with flush-mount handles in 1975 and uses a different striker.
There are basically three door types - early ones (late '62 to '74) that have removable inside panels, removable window frames, exposed (projecting) door handles, and quarter vent windows.
'75 to '83 used the thicker door panel pressing, burst proof locks, fixed window frames and quarter vent windows.
The last of the FJ40's ('83-'84) had the quarter vent window eliminated. This means a different window glass, guides, and window mechanism.
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Reply By: Erich M - Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 14:44

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 14:44
Thanks all for the help. I just have to find a roof now.
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