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Old 11th September 2010, 22:21   #91
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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 !!)

Ahh.. thats a good news. As this particular monogram comes only on the aged FJ40s and no avail in these day. I was very much concerned about the particular monograms.

Thanks a ton for you to make me happy by beautifully preserving the monograms ;-)
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Old 11th September 2010, 22:38   #92
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Excellent News! !make the FJ40 sparkling clean right before she is admitted to hospital.
She is fine at the hospital with her Cousins !!
water service ( manual) is yet to be done though
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Old 28th November 2010, 19:38   #93
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Smile Explorer !!!

Oh !! God, some how trammway, has done it!!
After lots of " If & But", finally trammway Explored the Engine of his FJ 40, from Chennai to Coimby.
Me- yet to start the work of FJ 40
Think we'll start after this monsoon , lets see how it turns up

@ trammway: BTW, your Explorer's Dash resembles a Cock pit of a Flight,see...
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Oh !! God, some how trammway, has done it!!
After lots of " If & But", finally trammway Explored the Engine of his FJ 40, from Chennai to Coimby.
Me- yet to start the work of FJ 40
Think we'll start after this monsoon , lets see how it turns up

@ trammway: BTW, your Explorer's Dash resembles a Cock pit of a Flight,see...
Congrats Powertwin and Trammway,

Powertwin its almost December bro, monsoon is over . Time for you to start the work and update us.

I have the front axles for the FJ40. Wil send it across to you soon.
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Congrats Powertwin and Trammway,

Powertwin its almost December bro, monsoon is over . Time for you to start the work and update us.

I have the front axles for the FJ40. Wil send it across to you soon.
Cheers
Shibu
Monsoon is Over , think captain, never see Desi news @ his place!!
Man...its pouring here...

Ho!! Axles & stuffs are always welcome, our hands are open always
Any way Captain should be informed prior to trammway, as he is Captain>>>
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Old 3rd December 2010, 22:08   #96
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Default FJ 40 Dismantaling...

Some more pics....
@ trammway:BTW, Your rhino hooks....resemble, real brave Rhino's Horn

Don't you worry Our captain will procure a pair for your FJ 40!!
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Trammway I have no words for your passion, persuit and perseverence you are showing to this magnificant machine hats off, I used to always wonder looking at this jeep when seen in any rallies, they look beautiful, sophisticated and not to mention luxurious, but most of them would have alloys and few modern fitments its nice to see a original face of Toyota FJ. I simply loved the outcome you have planned to and wish you all success. This thread will be a definate knowledge depot to an amateur like me.
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Trammway I have no words for your passion, persuit and perseverence you are showing to this magnificant machine hats off, I used to always wonder looking at this jeep when seen in any rallies, they look beautiful, sophisticated and not to mention luxurious, but most of them would have alloys and few modern fitments its nice to see a original face of Toyota FJ. I simply loved the outcome you have planned to and wish you all success. This thread will be a definate knowledge depot to an amateur like me.
Honestly I owe so much to both Shibu and Muthkumar for helping me getting my dream restored ;-)

FJ40 is going to be reaching to its original glory, however the restoration results will make you wait for longer than you think.

There are many more items that I need for completing this restoration, but as of now we are starting with the tin work, then the engine mounting and slowly the rest of the tasks to complete the vehicle such as cosmetics and upholstery.
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Hi Shiva,

As santosh might have updated you, we have pulled out the FJ40's Meter console & replaced with MM540's.
We will courier it across to you - please don't even think of paying for it.
The Tow hooks too should come to you but please & give me some time on it as i would like to replace the same with something similar just for the Looks sake not that i like all the bling bling but just the normal painted ones too will add some character to the jeep.
Please bear with me till i can pack the originals for u.


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Hi Shiva,

As santosh might have updated you, we have pulled out the FJ40's Meter console & replaced with MM540's.
We will courier it across to you - please don't even think of paying for it.
The Tow hooks too should come to you but please & give me some time on it as i would like to replace the same with something similar just for the Looks sake not that i like all the bling bling but just the normal painted ones too will add some character to the jeep.
Please bear with me till i can pack the originals for u.


Regards,
Kumar
I don't have words to thank you man. The Generosity you guys have simply astonishing. Iím humbled and sure such support only boosts me to drive the restoration towards impeccable one.

Hold on don't remove the rhino hooks until I find a suitable replacement to your beautiful jeep.

Shibu, Muthukumar, Santhosh, Saad, Fahad and you are surely having a stake in the success story of FJ40 restoration.
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Old 23rd January 2011, 21:34   #101
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Isn't going to be "THE" happy message, when I hear powertwin saying the project restoration is on full swing?

Exactly, I felt like jumping earth to sky knowing that the FJ40 is all set to the operation theater.

Powertwin got a ryno hook sourced and fixed, and there are two things happening now 1. the body work and 2. the engine transplant.

I will let the pictures to take the duty of scribbling here:

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I will let the pictures to take the duty of scribbling here:
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Oh Yes! thats a perfect Exploded View.
Btw, is that a hydraulic jack on post# 95, 2nd pic. by the steering column?
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Shiva,
Oh Yes! thats a perfect Exploded View.
Btw, is that a hydraulic jack on post# 95, 2nd pic. by the steering column?
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Nope, That one is a PTO gear box for CJ3B/Classic. I took it to Coimbatore to fabricate a on board air compressor attached to the Jeep using PTO.
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Friends,

Thought of sharing with you the Work in Progress pictures of the FJ40. Just in from Chirtra Garage, Coimbatore.

Really excited to see WIP pictures, as and when the work progresses I'm getting few must have parts list too. As of now the 5 speed Toyota Manual 4x4 gearbox is on look out as it is stopping some chassis and drive terrain work to be completed.

Along with the work, Powertwin revealed a fact about my FJ40 rear capacity. You know what a Maruti 800 can fit into the FJ40.

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After going through your thread i have realised how i abused my fj40. Though there was always a guilt feeling when ever i came across a original example here in KSA. Seeing your passion i realised i made big mistake.

My cacha gifted me this fj when i passed my SSC and just joined college. This magnificantly maintained Fj40 1972(which i realised now) in Lemon yellow colour completly original only engine was of a DCM toyota one.
My ignorance and friends pressuring me to change the tyres to Ballon tyres(this is what we called radials) to give it that cool look,
Unable to find the 6 bolts wheels palnned to change the hub to 5 hole so that a sierra mag can be fitted. On finding a mechanic expert for jeeps adviced me to go for a mahindra housing and diff not knowing from where we can buy and how much it will cost. So depending completely upon him for the parts without much knowledge blindly paying him what he demanded.

Then the stripping process of fj and my wallet started.
Firstly removing the hard top for a soft one.

Then the steering wheel changed to cielo steering wheel for that had to chage the complete rod then the issue was will a manual steering support the radials thus change the comp steering assembly.

Got the doors cut to the height of rear fender. Thank fully didnt change the door handles as adviced by the denter and am glad still have the original.

Then came the gear box mech said for such engine there should be atleast 4 speed instead of 3 so got a mahindra 4 speed.

changed the seats to bucket seat.

There is alot more to write and am sorry to hijack trammway thead. When saw this restoration old memories came to my mind.

Good luck
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