FJ40 restoration project, guidance/advice needed please

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Awais Hassan
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FJ40 restoration project, guidance/advice needed please

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Fellow offroaders,

I always dreamt of doing a restoration project for FJ40 and finally got my hands on a well kept beauty. I would like to request everyone with experience or knowledge in such projects.

Initially i would like to know pros and cons of setting up different engine/transmission (petrol or diesel, automatic or manual) and suspension conversion or keeping it stock.

Appreciate all the responses.

Thanks

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Hi Awais,

Several years ago, a good friend of mine bought an fj40 and had it totally restored. He posted his experience here:

https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/found- ... 40.824914/

Hope his experience is a good guide.

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Hi Ruttan,

Thank you for sharing the link and there are couple of my questions with answers already provided. Also the restoration looked great and similar to what i want to do.

Any chance this fj is still in UAE and if i can have a look at it please? Also if possible would like to discuss few more technical details if you dont mind.

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Hi Awais,

Wasn't my project. A friend of mine did it, actually he did a few fj40's (plenty of stuff himself, and some at a shop in Sharjah). He moved it to the US when he relocated back there a few years ago. I have no details on what he did outside of that blogpost.

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Thank you Ruttan, appreciate the response and the link with details shared by you. hope to catch up with you on some trip :)

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