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Old 01-12-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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New body tub?

Hey kind of a crazy question, but bare with me. Would it be possible to take a aluminum tub of a Toyota Fj40 and putting it one a Jeep wrangler. I looked at the dimensions and they look pretty close. What problems would you run into?

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Old 01-12-2013, 11:23 AM   #3
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I know but I love the design and the body of the Fj40
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I know but I love the design and the body of the Fj40
in direct response to your question....anything is possible with enough money, the proper tools and the right skills. Figure it out yourself and document it in a build thread.
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Be cheaper and easier to buy one then.

Mounting won't line up, need to match up two incompatable wiring harnesses. Make the gauges work. How does the steering gear line up, foor pedals, shifter. Is the gas fill evem close.
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Be cheaper and easier to buy one then.

Mounting won't line up, need to match up two incompatable wiring harnesses. Make the gauges work. How does the steering gear line up, foor pedals, shifter. Is the gas fill evem close.
yeah thats the part I was worrying about...
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A fully restored Toyota Fj40 runs for about $22,000
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Too many unforeseen issues, and in the end it would be a basketcase. It would be easier, more practical, and less expensive to just trade the Jeep for an FJ.
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Too many unforeseen issues, and in the end it would be a basketcase. It would be easier, more practical, and less expensive to just trade the Jeep for an FJ.
Good luck finding a decent FJ for the price of a TJ.
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Simple answer.

Yes, worth it? Up to you, youll be one of a kind so start building..
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Good luck finding a decent FJ for the price of a TJ.
X2 thats what I'm saying
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I like bacon.


My suggestion is: Go get some bacon, have some breakfast, then go out and enjoy your TJ.
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X2 thats what I'm saying
Don't know if you know this but an FJ isn't something your going to drive like your TJ. They don't stop, They ride like tanks, they get worse mileage then a Jeep, they are very unsafe, they only have 2-60 air conditioning and a Fj40 is going to have a lot more problems then a TJ.

I actually looked for an FJ before I bought my TJ.The TJ is a much better vehicle overall. I wouldn't own an FJ unless it's something I drove around town on the weekends to show it off.
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I like bacon.

My suggestion is: Go get some bacon, have some breakfast, then go out and enjoy your TJ.
really?
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really?
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Years ago I had a CJ5 on spring packs four inches thick. Rode like a tank, zero travel nothing electrical worked except what I had rewired. I went from that 73 to a 74 FJ 40 and the difference was night and day. Little details like front disc brakes and a light to tell you the parking brake was on. Little things but still a whole different animal. I really regret getting rid of the FJ but fresh out the Navy, didn't know what I had. Now FJ to TJ, another story altogether.
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Are you being serious about this tj to fj conversion?
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Of course he is serious, have you missed all his other threads?
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Of course he is serious, have you missed all his other threads?
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Mounting won't line up,
need to match up two incompatable wiring harnesses.
Make the gauges work.
How does the steering gear line up,
foor pedals,
shifter.
Is the gas fill evem close.

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yeah thats the part I was worrying about...

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Of course he is serious, have you missed all his other threads?
Yeah I've read them all.... top to bottom laughing my ash off, seems legit.
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If you do this swap, do the build thread on an FJ40 forum.

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Old 01-12-2013, 11:32 PM   #25
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Thats a really nice one. Honestly I would trade my Jeep for that.
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Thats a really nice one. Honestly I would trade my Jeep for that.
Why don't you sell the TJ and start looking for an FJ?
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Why don't you sell the TJ and start looking for an FJ?
Thats what I'm thinking, but a Fj in decent condition is really expensive. My Tj is only worth $13,500. A Fj is usually from the $18,000-20,000 range
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What does an FJ have that a TJ doesnt have that makes you want to trade in your TJ for a FJ?
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Probly a forum where him questions will get answered.....
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Probly a forum where him questions will get answered.....
No his questions get answered just in a sarcastic way, and btw the fj will line up to the body mounts of a tj trust me I'm ase certified I know everything, like a doctor...

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