FJ45 pickup - project 'Elvis'

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Cliffy

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Quick update: 'Elvis' had its MOT today and, despite coming from a region of Australia with no 'testing' and having been used in the outback for 35 years, all he failed on was : a roll-bar link; an indicator light; and brakes not balanced right! Not bad huh!
 

Cliffy

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Thanks Tony and Nick
Yes, will keep you all updated during the coming weeks. I must admit, it seems a bit of a pity to remove the 2F engine in a way - the engine is so quiet and smooth compared with my crew cab with the 2H, but I know the fuel consumption for a 2F would be horrible. This truck's only done 125,000 miles, so barely warmed up I think.
 

Snowbound

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Up in the hills
Looks nice. What year is it? Late enough for p/s, 5 speed, a/c, disc brakes??? And what's going on behind the cab? Is that for the kids? If you ever think about changing the bed, i could use a styleside!
 

Cliffy

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Hi Snowbound

The pickup is a 1981, 4 speed. Not sure about brakes as truck is garaged and I won't see it until next week. That stuff behind the cab is a DIY job by previous owner, and I'm taking it all off to return this truck back to original style.

The current bed is quite a feature and I plan on keeping it as original as possible, veru practical and recommend getting one if you can find them.

Keep you posted.

Cliffy
 
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