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06-22-2013 10:46 PM
juan_p__m I owned a 1983 FJ43 in Colombia, thought about bring it to the states, but then it was stolen.

headlights dim
gauges dim
stiff ride
bad mileage
no ac
drum brakes
slow, slow, slow...

the TJ was such a great step forward, but I still look at an FJ series and wish I had my ol FJ43
01-15-2013 04:48 PM
Patrick H LOL......Then, than......
01-15-2013 04:46 PM
viperx6x9x I didn't buy it, It just made me laugh.
01-15-2013 04:45 PM
Patrick H
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Originally Posted by viperx6x9x View Post
Reminds me of a funny shirt I saw once, it had a picture of some mountains on it and read "New Mexico, Cleaner then the old one".
That would be a great T shirt, if it had proper spelling...(Why are all those people laughing at me?)
01-15-2013 04:44 PM
Patrick H
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Originally Posted by McDaniel View Post
Surprised you need it explained - rich - like that cheese cake is "too rich" can be used when something is just way to funny. You boys need to get out more.
Oh, I see. I try not to get out too much...
01-15-2013 04:35 PM
viperx6x9x
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Originally Posted by TJspeed View Post
NEW mexico. NEW. As in west of texas right next door.

Reminds me of a funny shirt I saw once, it had a picture of some mountains on it and read "New Mexico, Cleaner then the old one".
01-15-2013 12:53 PM
McDaniel
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Originally Posted by McDaniel View Post
really lol-- way too rich
Surprised you need it explained - rich - like that cheese cake is "too rich" can be used when something is just way to funny. You boys need to get out more.
01-14-2013 10:50 PM
DeepSouthJeeper I'd say just by an FJ if it means that much too you.
01-14-2013 10:17 PM
IWANNAOFFROAD
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Originally Posted by Patrick H

Huh?
Yeah I saw that too and didn't understand either...
01-14-2013 10:03 PM
Patrick H
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Originally Posted by McDaniel View Post
really lol-- way too rich
Huh?
01-14-2013 09:45 PM
IWANNAOFFROAD
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Originally Posted by viperx6x9x View Post
I am curious to see this myself. But a question needs to be asked here that I haven't seen yet.

What parts do you want to keep from each vehicle? Are you just wanting the FJ body, bolted onto a jeep frame (I'm guessing TJ)? Or are we talking mixing parts like drivetrain and suspension and such?

If all you want from the FJ is the body, then your biggest problem is wiring and coming up with some mounts. Some of your wiring problems might be bypassed by using wrangler components, like tailights and such. This would require more mechanical fabrication but it would work right, and might even be kinda fun. You may also have to ditch some features the FJ may have until l you can figure out how to wire it right.

I have seen people put H1 Hummer taillights on TJ's, why not TJ lights on an FJ? Of course I say this without seeing either of them side by side, but it still sounds like fun.

Either way though, THIS is gonna take work. Keep in mind, a Frankenstein job like this can eat up that 5-7 thousand dollar price difference very easily. Especially if you have to outsource any of it. If you can fab this stuff by yourself it sounds much more feasible.

Plus Frankenstein jobs never go smoothly. I have an old 69' Fairlane project I have been working on for years, using only Ford parts, that still isn't running right. This is mostly due to wiring, a nightmare you will have with this project. It will be killer if I ever finish it though.

Just the Fj body. I would want to keep everything else on my Tj
01-14-2013 07:16 PM
McDaniel
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Originally Posted by Patrick H View Post
Dude, NEW Mexico.
really lol-- way too rich
01-13-2013 11:51 PM
viperx6x9x I am curious to see this myself. But a question needs to be asked here that I haven't seen yet.

What parts do you want to keep from each vehicle? Are you just wanting the FJ body, bolted onto a jeep frame (I'm guessing TJ)? Or are we talking mixing parts like drivetrain and suspension and such?

If all you want from the FJ is the body, then your biggest problem is wiring and coming up with some mounts. Some of your wiring problems might be bypassed by using wrangler components, like tailights and such. This would require more mechanical fabrication but it would work right, and might even be kinda fun. You may also have to ditch some features the FJ may have until l you can figure out how to wire it right.

I have seen people put H1 Hummer taillights on TJ's, why not TJ lights on an FJ? Of course I say this without seeing either of them side by side, but it still sounds like fun.

Either way though, THIS is gonna take work. Keep in mind, a Frankenstein job like this can eat up that 5-7 thousand dollar price difference very easily. Especially if you have to outsource any of it. If you can fab this stuff by yourself it sounds much more feasible.

Plus Frankenstein jobs never go smoothly. I have an old 69' Fairlane project I have been working on for years, using only Ford parts, that still isn't running right. This is mostly due to wiring, a nightmare you will have with this project. It will be killer if I ever finish it though.
01-13-2013 11:18 PM
IWANNAOFFROAD
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Originally Posted by TJDave View Post
Nobody hates you....at least I don't. Everybody starts off green at some point.
But, simple searches can answer a lot of your questions.....Probably not this one.

Then again, if nobody posted a question that had already been answered, this forum would be pretty dead except for new pictures.

For the record, I love those old FJ40's. Great wheelers, not so good daily drivers.

I have a friend with a built FJ with a SBC in it. It's very nice, but he just bought a perfectly stock LJ to tow behind his motorhome for the easy wheeling camping trips. I sold him all my towbar stuff I don't need anymore.

Very cool
01-13-2013 08:13 PM
TJDave
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Originally Posted by IWANNAOFFROAD View Post
My bad my bad. Don't hate me ok.
Nobody hates you....at least I don't. Everybody starts off green at some point.
But, simple searches can answer a lot of your questions.....Probably not this one.

Then again, if nobody posted a question that had already been answered, this forum would be pretty dead except for new pictures.

For the record, I love those old FJ40's. Great wheelers, not so good daily drivers.

I have a friend with a built FJ with a SBC in it. It's very nice, but he just bought a perfectly stock LJ to tow behind his motorhome for the easy wheeling camping trips. I sold him all my towbar stuff I don't need anymore.

01-13-2013 07:35 PM
IWANNAOFFROAD
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Originally Posted by TJspeed

NEW mexico. NEW. As in west of texas right next door.
My bad my bad. I read it wrong. Don't hate me ok.
01-13-2013 07:34 PM
IWANNAOFFROAD
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Originally Posted by Patrick H

Dude, NEW Mexico.
Oh hahahaha my bad I read it wrong.
01-13-2013 06:03 PM
brandon-99tj
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Originally Posted by Patrick H View Post

It's like rubber-necking a horrible accident. You know you should just go right passed it and ignore it, but something inside says you just gotta look.
Then you actually see it and you think " Oh my God, there is no way...."
01-13-2013 06:01 PM
Patrick H Not that parts of NM aren't sketchy....
01-13-2013 05:58 PM
TJspeed
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Originally Posted by IWANNAOFFROAD View Post
Yeah I'm from the Dallas area and Mexico is pretty sketchy. But thanks
NEW mexico. NEW. As in west of texas right next door.
01-13-2013 05:55 PM
Patrick H
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Originally Posted by Imped View Post
I'm in a state of constant disbelief and face-palming when reading through your threads.
It's like rubber-necking a horrible accident. You know you should just go right passed it and ignore it, but something inside says you just gotta look.
01-13-2013 05:52 PM
Imped I'm in a state of constant disbelief and face-palming when reading through your threads.
01-13-2013 05:50 PM
Patrick H
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Originally Posted by IWANNAOFFROAD View Post
Yeah I'm from the Dallas area and Mexico is pretty sketchy. But thanks
Dude, NEW Mexico.
01-13-2013 05:16 PM
IWANNAOFFROAD
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Originally Posted by TJspeed View Post
Your in Texas right? Heres one in new mexico. Here--> jeep

I dont know why the seller listed it as a Jeep....
Yeah I'm from the Dallas area and Mexico is pretty sketchy. But thanks
01-13-2013 05:15 PM
IWANNAOFFROAD
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Originally Posted by hosejockey61 View Post
I think your idea of converting would be tough...HOWEVER, just get a non-fully restored FJ and do the rest yourself...you should go to an FJ forum and start chatting there to get some ideas. Sell your jeep first to make sure you have the money.

I bet if you asked the forum members here, they all would be willing to pitch in $5 each to help us, I mean, help you out.
Thats a generous offer. I think it would be cool to restore a vehicle, but I don't have the resources or the knowledge. Like how would you deal with rust and all of that?
01-13-2013 12:45 PM
TJspeed Your in Texas right? Heres one in new mexico. Here--> jeep

I dont know why the seller listed it as a Jeep....
01-13-2013 12:38 PM
hosejockey61 I think your idea of converting would be tough...HOWEVER, just get a non-fully restored FJ and do the rest yourself...you should go to an FJ forum and start chatting there to get some ideas. Sell your jeep first to make sure you have the money.

I bet if you asked the forum members here, they all would be willing to pitch in $5 each to help us, I mean, help you out.
01-13-2013 12:27 PM
IWANNAOFFROAD
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Originally Posted by Trevor C 98tj View Post
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...
seems legit
01-13-2013 12:26 PM
IWANNAOFFROAD
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Originally Posted by tkfx View Post
What does an FJ have that a TJ doesnt have that makes you want to trade in your TJ for a FJ?
Its a classic 4X4 and a icon. Soon they will become collectibles and sky rocket in value.
01-13-2013 03:24 AM
572
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Originally Posted by tbensor View Post
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Originally Posted by IWANNAOFFROAD View Post
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
Well, then there ya go. Sell your TJ and buy the FJ listed above for the same price. It has a V-8 and looks like it has a Warn 8274 winch. Heck of a deal.
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