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Jwhitsett1129
12-05-2006, 10:34 AM
Has anyone had any experience with a Toyota FJ-60 or 62? I have always wanted one and they seem to maintain their value pretty well. It still makes me a little queasy to consider spending around 10 grand for a vehicle with between 150k and 200k miles on it...:confused:

OhioProstar
12-05-2006, 10:58 AM
What years are you looking at?

Jwhitsett1129
12-05-2006, 11:03 AM
Probably 85-90.

CoFooter
12-05-2006, 07:22 PM
I had a 72 FJ40. Built like a tank. Bought it to be a project car, but never did much of the project stuff. Just tooled around in it off-road and drove it around in the summer with the top down. Pretty cool. Don't know much about hte FJ-60's. A friend has a mid-70's he uses as a daily driver. Seems like it has been reliable. If the FJ-60's are anything like the 40's, make sure you look closely for rust. These are notorious for rusting.

milkmania
12-05-2006, 07:45 PM
I had a 72 FJ40. Built like a tank. Bought it to be a project car, but never did much of the project stuff. Just tooled around in it off-road and drove it around in the summer with the top down. Pretty cool. Don't know much about hte FJ-60's. A friend has a mid-70's he uses as a daily driver. Seems like it has been reliable. If the FJ-60's are anything like the 40's, make sure you look closely for rust. These are notorious for rusting.


like this?:rolleyes:

http://www.carsearch.com/photos/737746.jpeg

CoFooter
12-06-2006, 12:03 PM
Oh, that rust looks familiar. Just like mine, but mine was light blue.

88 PS190
12-06-2006, 12:51 PM
My dad was big about them, had one called the salmon wagon, yellow, with brown rust holes.

I can't even remember how many we owned during the FJ craze, then he did saabs, and then and still mercedes diesels, and now trucks from the 50's...

FJ's were fun though, need some engine swapping, and a trans with more gears in it.

CoFooter
12-06-2006, 01:27 PM
Yeah, the straight six lacked power. I'd like to find one with a 350, or even 327 engine swap. Like you said that was a pretty common upgrade. Now you guys are going to get me in trouble with all this talk when I bring home a new toy.......