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Old 05-03-2020, 10:21 AM   #1
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Hey guys, has anyone installed the FJ40 body and used the front inner fenders? Hoping to see a photo of the trim work required!
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Old 05-03-2020, 04:49 PM   #2
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I've got the body mounted but really can't see the point in just the fronts. Wouldn't be a lot used that's for sure.
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Old 05-03-2020, 04:57 PM   #3
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Sorry I should have clarified, the rears fit with room to spare. I’m going to start trimming the fronts tomorrow so I shall find out! I’ll post pics of the results
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Old 05-04-2020, 08:30 AM   #4
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My defender arches are attached to the body else I'd do the same.
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Old 05-04-2020, 09:18 AM   #5
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Here is the finished trim work. After about 150 test fits and re-trims its a pretty snug fit to the body so should still keep most of the crud out. Hope my photo uploads work.




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Old 05-04-2020, 09:31 AM   #6
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Nice work! I didn't bother with fenders on mine and it looked way too airy in there. That looks much better.
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Yep looks great though not sure how I'd attach them?
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Old 05-04-2020, 04:58 PM   #8
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Silly question, you gonna bother with bumpers?
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Old 05-04-2020, 05:44 PM   #9
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I was planning to make a set of bumpers out of basic sheet metal, bent into a c-channel to look like old school FJ bumpers. I also ordered a cheap set of classic looking wheels and smaller diameter tires. Hopefully they show up and hopefully they fit right!

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1-9-Metal-Be...m/133370544009

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/INJORA-1-9-V...a/133105146553
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Old 05-09-2020, 08:40 AM   #10
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Pretty much finished up the FJ40 body now. Home made bumpers front and back. I was hoping for a little darker grey but it still looks like a period correct color combo I think! Side note- youd think image uploading to a forum would be a breeze by 2020! Jesus






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Old 05-09-2020, 05:45 PM   #11
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Looks great, I made the mistake of painting my window rubbers and not 100% happy with them. I also put m1 screws in all my hinges before I painted for some detail. I'd post pics but cannot be bothered with a photo bucket account lol
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Old 05-10-2020, 11:11 AM   #12
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I appreciate the trimmed inner fender pics, as I am about to attempt the same. Your patience should save me some time now that I see how much needs to be removed.

What color grey is that? Looks proper enough. Or any suggestions on a period correctish light blue?
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Old 05-13-2020, 05:18 AM   #13
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It’s tamiya ps-32 corsa grey. Seems to be a limited selection of pastel colours in lexan rattle cans. If you’re looking for a light blue though this should do the trick.
Another note if you’re installing this body, I ended up having to lower it about 1/4 to 3/8 inch as my rear body mount was too short (new trx4 kit build)

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Old 05-13-2020, 05:26 AM   #14
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Uh... are we going to just ignore the pickup the 40 is sitting in? Old Ford?

The FJ40 looks great - and really has me thinking about doing a similar (okay copying your) project.
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Its a 52 Chevy I built a few years ago. S10 frame, small block with a Muncie 4 speed. Better known as a giant black hole for money to disappear into!
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