BJ40 recovery

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BJ40 recovery

Postby MATT4U » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:13 pm

Long time no posting here, but Im back into the building a 4wd bug.
This time though Im doing a restoration on an old BJ40.
the plan is to keep it close to factory with small practical mods. This is not being built as some offroad weapon but a reflection to an iconic 4wd and to preserve a bit of history, bring back some childhood memories and build something fun for me and my family to go camping in.

So....
I picked up a rather F@#$ed bj40, more rust than anything else however its mostly complete.

this is the red one, its Als got a turbo kit.... :)

then we picked up 3, well 1 and 2 piles of rust with a couple useful parts.
only problem is these were in Collingwood and I'm in Morrinsville now days, after a last minute decision we drove south, cut the good parts from the 2 f'ed ones, load onto one trailer and head for home.

So at this point we have 2 trucks,
1 70 series front Axel,
3 40 series front axels
4 40 series rear axels, at least 2 with LSD's

2 early 40 series doors, would like to get some late doors to use instead.
also hav a pair of rear doors and a wheel holder on the way.

After a back seat to use forward facing (not original but safer for young ones)
May need a roof and or roof hardware
60 or 80 series power steering box
might look an electric power steering pump

then a lot of time and rebuild parts


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Re: BJ40 recovery

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Re: BJ40 recovery

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Re: BJ40 recovery

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Re: BJ40 recovery

Postby Beer_Cruiser » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:54 pm

Wow that's a lot of Rust
I love a Forty
Good luck
I'll keep watching

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