The first one is the 1979 FJ45. Ive been looking for ages, for the right one. Finally its here.
This is a 6/1979 FJ45 with a genuine 105,000km on the clock. The previous owner bought it in 1980 to run from Sydney to their farm on the western slopes. They retired to the farm and, and the ute was put in a shed in 2006 where it remained until I purchased it 6 months ago.
Naturally, sitting so long meant that we had to remove the fuel tank, chemically clean it, replace fuel lines, brake master, wheel cyl, clutch master and slave. We turned the motor over by hand to be sure it wasn't seized and threw a battery in. Some fresh oil, and filters.. hey presto! away it went as if it never sat still for so long.
It reminds me of my childhood in fact. when cars were simple. No airbags to kill you, and made almost completely of metal.
There is plenty to do, and it will spend its lif on our property in a shed and go and get the occasional bale of hay.
More to come...