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Old 5th August 2010, 00:16   #76
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Hi Jassy,

Thats exactly what I have told here, He did say what you have mentioned. It is only my bad luck I couldn't obtain a copy of the book :-)
if in any way we can help you then please let us know, it will be a pleasure to help you..
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Old 5th August 2010, 00:34   #77
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if in any way we can help you then please let us know, it will be a pleasure to help you..
It's my pleasure and thanks a lot for the great gesture. I will reach out to you for any help regarding my restoration process.


As of now I'm buying a Toyota FJ65 to be dismantled and used as donor for my FJ40. So most of the drive terrain parts will be borrowed from the FJ65, I will need help in few cosmetic identification which will happen through the process.
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Old 6th September 2010, 19:58   #78
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First mechanical restoration of FJ40 started with replacing brake master cylinder and hose.
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The vehicle is all set to go to Coimbatore for a long restoration process of next 1 year.
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First mechanical restoration of FJ40 started with replacing brake master cylinder and hose.

The vehicle is all set to go to Coimbatore for a long restoration process of next 1 year.
trammway, Congrats for starting the long awaited FJ40 restoration! All the very best!
Its a pleasure to be associated with this project in some way or the other. You know what I am talking about. right?

How are planning to take it to Coimbatore? Driving! If yes when?
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FJ40 is starting it's journey to hospital in the next 12 hours, This time I'm not driving but the restorer(powertwin) himself.
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FJ40 is starting it's journey to hospital in the next 12 hours, This time I'm not driving but the restorer(powertwin) himself.
Excellent News! Siva, I have a request, Could you ask powertwin to do a full water wash and make the FJ40 sparkling clean right before she is admitted to hospital.
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he he he you predicted our act.. currently under water service station
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All the best for the drive... would drop in next time I visit kovai.
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Finally I call it a day, The TLC FJ40 is out of my parking lot and pushed itself a 500+ km long journey to Coimbatore.
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Next time when I see this TLC in chennai, I will be a eye-catcher for many and primary offroad vehicle for my family. The Explorer still keep's its position as individual preference for offroad terrain.

Prior to start the vehicle to Coimbatore, we changed the gearbox oil and differential oils

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keep us updated on its maiden long drive (after you buying it of course)...
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he he he you predicted our act.. currently under water service station
Oops!! think trammway was following his FJ 40, at least up to Kanchipurum, We got ourselves drenched in showers some were near Kanchi, luckily we were able to save his new seats ( which was under the hard top body, but with no windows @ two sides to stop the water)
any way happy that we have at least saved " water service charges" for trammway
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keep us updated on its maiden long drive (after you buying it of course)...
You mean the Journey from Chennai to Coimbatore????

Hilarious !!!
Need at least 300 words to narrate the story,...already moderators are warning about " BUMPING THREADS"...let us club with return journey after restoration
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Dear Powertwin, Since Siva told it would take a long time for the restoration, cant be patient to know about the drive to coimb! Please tell us how was it? Did it make it without a lot of problems?
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Oops!! think trammway was following his FJ 40, at least up to Kanchipurum, We got ourselves drenched in showers some were near Kanchi, luckily we were able to save his new seats ( which was under the hard top body, but with no windows @ two sides to stop the water)
any way happy that we have at least saved " water service charges" for trammway
That was a good catch, but the actual thing was not same as my post ;-)

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Dear Powertwin, Since Siva told it would take along time for the restoration, cant be patient to know about the drive to coimb! Please tell us how was it? Did it make it without a lot of problems?
Any thing with ROTATING wheels is not a problem for me !! , ever since I turned my eyes on machines that run on Land !!, it was kinda of expedition (If we just ignore the irritating replies by parts dealers , while going for parts hunt)

Long time restoration is not my Way !!, since trammway desperately needed the vehicle to be shifted to Coimby from Chennai....so it has been planned accordingly !!
Any way on the eve of " Ganesh Chathurthi ", FJ 40 's side badges was removed & moved to safe custody after plenty of spraying & teeth biting anti- clock wise torques to the heavily rusted monogram screws!! ( think trammway is happy now !!)
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