1980 Landcruiser FJ55 project

Maxoffroad Nov 3, 2015

  1. Maxoffroad

    Maxoffroad New Member I am in romania

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    I have a new and hard project:
    Full restoration of '80 FJ55, Iron Pig :icon-biggrin:

    Car have big problems with rust at the body but mecanical parts are in good condition. Anyway, i disasemble car and restore from the ground, every parts.
    Weld, protect and paint body and frame.
    Full leather interior
    Ful restor engine, transmision, axle, suspension, breaks, tank, electrical, etc

    Car was buyed from Germany but come from Finland
    Somebody try to repair body but make whorst job.

    Original

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    Dissasembly body

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    Sandblasted parts

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    Clean and repair frame

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    Sandblasted frame

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    Galvanising frame

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  2. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Hi Max, You've got a big job on there, I'll be watching your progress with interest, I wouldn't go as far as Clive and say it's ugly but it's certainly not the prettiest Toyota (I'm an 80 man myself but I wouldn't call mine pretty either)
     
  3. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Guru I am in romania

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    My "ugly" comment was a matter of relativity really, 40s are just damn cute as well as tough, 60s more refined, the 80 IMO was the pinnacle, transforming through the 100 series to the modern 200 as we know it to date.

    Admittedly, I've spoiled the classic looks of my 80, but I still love it. Yours Chas simply has character! :icon-wink:
     
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  4. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    That's what I keep telling people Clive, it's nice to know someone agrees with me. :icon-wink:
     
  5. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    I thought it was 'Patina' Chas?
     
  6. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    That too, it's the patina that gives it character.
     
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  7. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Guru I am in romania

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    A "certain patina" sort of character, IIRC... :lol:
     
  8. Maxoffroad

    Maxoffroad New Member I am in romania

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    :doh:
    Alot of work on this body... So many holes...
    Sandblastinbg, rebuild parts from the ground, cut an weld, etc...
    I hope to finish this car until 28 febr 2016. I'm not sure... but... i try...

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  9. 5charlie46

    5charlie46 New Member I am in england

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    Keep going! Looks a horrible job but someone's got to do it!
     
  10. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Guru I am in romania

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    Agreed, it's a very brave commitment, by the end of February? I'm watching this space... :lol:
     
  11. Nuclear Chicken

    Nuclear Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic! Keep it coming!


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  12. tonytoyota

    tonytoyota Well-Known Member

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    Hi love the old fj55 keep the pics coming thanks tonytoyota.
     
  13. Rusty Bottoms

    Rusty Bottoms Member I am in scotland

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    I think it's cool looking, love the front end. Hope it's going well, quite a project but you are off to a good start!
     
  14. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Guru I am in romania

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    Hi Max,

    This thread seems to have gone cold...

    Any update on this iron pig restoration?

    Photos?
     
  15. Ben Stratford

    Ben Stratford Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Love the 55’s Max - looks like you have made a good start.
    I hope the parts are available for you to get it how you want it - interior especially.
     
  16. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    Yes an update would be great but it seems @Maxoffroad may not be a member here anymore as doing the @ bit usually brings up a name and this time it didn’t.

    Shame if it’s the case as there was some seriously excellent work going on.
     
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