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Old 03-20-2017, 09:46 AM   #1
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Barger's 79 FJ40

Hey Guy's, Back with another build!
This is a customer's 79 FJ40 landcruiser This will be a body off restoration and will remain stock looking. The only exception will be the wiring on the vehicle will be updated.

Pic #1. When it rolled in the shop.

Pic #2. The engine bay

Pic #3. Drivers rear quarter.

Pic #4. The rear sill.

Pic #5. Passenger quarter.

These are just some of the problem areas, that need to be cut out and repaired!

Till next time..
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:29 PM   #2
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Another nightmare! Well, at least you know what to do now....
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:14 AM   #3
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Yeah it should make it a bit easier (I hope!! )

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Old 03-22-2017, 09:45 AM   #4
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Sorry Guy's I had said it was a 79 and it is a 78!


Another kinda cool thing I found out yesterday.
come to find out this FJ40 was built in 2/78 and the other FJ I finished (Reed's) was built in 4/78 both at Plant A11 and were only 7100 units apart and were shipped overseas to the U.S. and somehow ended up in West Plains Missouri and found there way to this shop!!

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Old 03-23-2017, 10:41 AM   #5
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

I see you have your work cut out for you

I follow along.
Succes on this one!
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:26 AM   #6
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Thank's again Kees!
This will be a bit of a challenge, more so with the wiring.
The reason I say this is because it will be rewired with all new kit but still using the stock plugs,connectors etc.

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Old 04-04-2017, 09:34 AM   #7
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Hey Guy's
Not a lot to report lately,just been doing disassembly and bagging and tagging.
I have been taking a ton of pictures but they are the usual ones of taking things apart. (nothing to interesting) I will however get some up as the Tub (body) is ready to come off.

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Old 04-06-2017, 09:43 AM   #8
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Pic #1. After removing bits and pieces getting closer to taking the body off.

Pic #2. This was just after getting the Dash all taken apart and tagged.

Pic #3. Here was just after getting the "tub" removed

Pic #4. A shot of the underside of the tub and doesn't look to bad!

Pic #5. The tub sitting on the Cart I had made for the previous FJ build.

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Old 04-06-2017, 06:04 PM   #9
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

The rust repairs on this one look like a piece of cake for you after that orange Bronco, LOL. I don't ever plan on owning one of these (Bronco either) but I enjoyed that one so I'm looking forward to following along on this one.
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Old 04-07-2017, 06:59 AM   #10
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Love these things. I'm along for the ride!
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Old 04-07-2017, 09:50 AM   #11
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Thank's Russell, This one will be a new factory fresh build!
Should be fun. As for the rust it's not to bad at all!

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Old 04-07-2017, 09:52 AM   #12
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Dug224, if you like these you should check out the other build I just finished up Reeds78 fj rebuild!

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Old 04-07-2017, 10:34 AM   #13
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Tagging along. That body does look really solid so hopefully not too many panels to repair.
The I beam is handy!
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:11 AM   #14
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Yes is is a very useful item in the shop!!

Body is not to bad, considering the other rotted things I have worked on in the past.

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Old 04-08-2017, 10:08 AM   #15
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

I only wish I had a friend like you so that I could learn at least a little bit of the knowledge and skills you possess!!
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:10 AM   #16
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Wow!!!
Thank you for that! I do my best, with what I have and learn from doing (and my mistakes)

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Old 04-10-2017, 10:18 AM   #17
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Pic #1. Here I'm getting ready to power wash the chassis and drive train.

Pic #2. All cleaned up and ready to pull out!

Till next time.

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Old 05-03-2017, 09:18 AM   #18
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Update...
It's been awhile since my last update, weather,being sick, and other projects have been holding my progress up a bit.

Pic #1. The monster of a motor being pulled out.

Pic #2. Bare chassis ready to have the last few pieces pulled off so I can have it blasted (weather permitting)

Pic #3. The cart I had to build so the motor/trans could be mobile

Pic #4. another view

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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Moving right along. Nice looking support cart Mark. Very handy idea.
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:15 AM   #20
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Thank's Doug, I really didn't have much of a choice to build this cart for a few reasons...
#1. The size of this thing
#2. The major weight of it
#3. The convenience of being able to move it around

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Old 05-04-2017, 09:26 AM   #21
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

So after removing the last remaining items from the chassis to have it ready for blasting I wanted to tackle the steering box.

Pic #1. Box on the frame was really loose and had a Ton of play in it and had some "clunking" going on. I figured it was all torn up so I removed it to take a look.

Pic #2. The front and side plates removed, revealed NO fluid inside the box!

Pic #3. After close inspection it looked pretty good,no scarring or worn parts.

Pic #4. worm gear and sector looked in good shape,just some crusty stuff.

So in the end I replaced some seals and reassembled it and did my fine tuning to it and it is Right & Tight! No clunking and all the slack is now out of the box!

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Old 05-09-2017, 09:34 AM   #22
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Update:

Pic #1. I took the frame to have it sandblasted yesterday.

Pic #2. They did a Super nice job on the blasting.

Will get the frame in primer and rust encapsulator next followed by chassis black.

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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Haven't looked here for a while.
This one looks better as the the other one, body is pretty solid?

Nice if everything works along, take it apart, check it, few new parts and seals and of it goes!!!
But I'm sure that isn't always the part

Nice work so far Mark!!
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:46 PM   #24
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Yeah Not always the case Kees!
They have already been ordering a ton of parts needed for it and I just need to find the extra time to really get after it.

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Old 06-17-2017, 07:54 AM   #25
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Re: Barger's 79 FJ40

Hey Guy's, I know it's been awhile since my last update.
I have been really busy with the frame, All of the front end components have been rebuilt,birfield joints rebuilt, locking hubs rebuilt, new seals,bearings,bushings, shocks etc. etc. here are a few picks of the frame all finished.

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