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So finally found a cherry one from my buddy Joel. Or it found me. This 1800 SSS is a time capsule, not perfect but this car will be no challenge to restore at all.Its been a long time searching for the right one at the right price and this met both without a shadow of a doubt. I am so happy to finally join the Coupe club And again want to thank Joel for selling it to me. This one will stay all stock, Im not spending any money on this one.lol

 

First thing is get the car, next is clean up and get running. I would love to drive around for a bit as I get all parts needed to restore. And then of course pull apart to just a roller and get it bodywork and painted. Either leaving the 1800 factory engine or swap an FJ20 with mikuni's, considering I have 2 of them.Will see. Other then that here it the first batch of pictures to show its time capsule and pristine condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you look close you can see Jimmy's cute kid staring through the window.lol

 

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Interior besides carpet is almost perfect. Factory A/C. This 1800 has is all. It ddi have a Vinyl top hence the different color. I will fix all that. Already have parts on order.

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Kind of like guessing how many jelly beans in a jar, you should start a guessing game for how many pounds of rust gets cut out 😛

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Congrats!!!  FJ20 it, you know you will not be happy until you do!!!  LOL

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Oh yes!   Mr. Big in the RHD club.  

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Bitchin'

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4 hours ago, thisismatt said:

Kind of like guessing how many jelly beans in a jar, you should start a guessing game for how many pounds of rust gets cut out 😛

Only you dickhead. You better look close again. Or get glasses.

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13 minutes ago, mrbigtanker said:

Only you dickhead. You better look close again. Or get glasses.

 

Brah, I know how 510s are built, and why the problem areas are problem areas. Definitely not the worst I've seen, though. 

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Looking forward to seeing what you do with this.  Great starting point!!!

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Well Im going to need carbs, so why not go with Mikuni's, FJ or 1800, I will figure that out as the time comes.

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And just in case I got this like brand new oil pan. Don't seem like much but for an FJ20 its gold. Already powder coated and ready to go. Not a dent in it.

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Very nice!

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16 hours ago, mrbigtanker said:

 Not a big wood guy.

 

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14 minutes ago, tr8er said:

 

Asian only. Lol

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Awesome!  My vote is the FJ!  

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Congratulations! Happy to see someone getting a car that they have been looking to work on for a while. Lucky for that car it fell into your hands!
 

On 5/11/2019 at 9:57 AM, mrbigtanker said:

This one will stay all stock, Im not spending any money on this one.lol

 

I am quoting this here now because we all start out with this intent 😄

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7 hours ago, Icehouse said:

Awesome!  My vote is the FJ!  

FJ has won working on second fj install parts. I have entire engine manifold carbs. Working on a Kameari header. Ordered new NOS parts. First things first get running and enjoy for a bit.

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Is anyone taking notice there is minimal rust.  Going to try and get A/C working also. 

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You'll have to cut out both rear rocker sections behind the doors, up the dogleg/quarter lip as far as the rust has traveled.  The rust between the sandwiched metal there won't sleep.  You can't put a bandaid on that.   One nice thing about the quarter lip, though, is you can cut the spot welds and just remove the inner portion to make room for the mini-tub 😉

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Congrats on the Coupe. I am jealous but glad for you.

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I've seen 'em with more rust.  Hard to tell for sure until the paint is gone.

 

  The Coupe is cool though, and I like the AC!

 

 

 

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Are they going to let you in Coupe group with grey poop-on ? cheese and wine ?

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