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09-02-2012, 21:39   #1
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Toyota Landcruiser Bj40 resotration

hey guys,

Working on a Toyota Landcruiser BJ40 3.0 diesel restoration at the moment.

I've a blog about it here.


Just wondering if anyone here is working on one too?

some photos


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09-02-2012, 23:13   #2
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I know there was the one featured in IVS a couple years ago and there's been the odd query about people looking for them but nothing recently.

Are you a member of http://www.lcoc.ie/ ?
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There was a craze of dragging them out of fields and DoneDealing them for big money a few years ago .

But can you get body panels at a reasonable price?
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just noticed this is anybody is interested

http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/vintagecars/2850252

BJ40 / FJ40 parts
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I just updated my blog if anyone's interested.



Bodywork progressing nicely, upholstery complete. Sandblasting of body panels, powder-coating of rims and re chroming next week . . .
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09-07-2012, 23:25   #6
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BJ40
http://www.google.co.nz/search?sourc...1IE451&q=bj40+

Bandariente
http://www.google.co.nz/search?sourc...ta+bandeirante

Good honest-to-god vehicles, saw one at Terenure yday -
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quick question folks. Has anyone for any idea how I might tackle this compound curve patch on my BJ40?

Or better yet, know of anyone breaking one?

thanks

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09-12-2012, 19:01   #8
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That looks like a fairly normal curve that you could run between a roller to give a curve, a compound curve would be more two dimensional like a dome.
A metal fabrication might have a roller and do it for you?

Can this person help?

http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/vintagecars/3927226

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there is a bj 40 restoration going on at the place where my Lancia's getting done if you're interested he has a very good blog.
http://bj41-2b.blogspot.ie/

No expense spared on this one but some fantastic work none the less.
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there is a bj 40 restoration going on at the place where my Lancia's getting done if you're interested he has a very good blog.
http://bj41-2b.blogspot.ie/

No expense spared on this one but some fantastic work none the less.
Cool work there!

OK, so to update you on my restoration above, I'm just finishing off the last of the metalwork on the panels.

I'm planning to use eco-xl (in Cork) (no connection to them etc.) for the paint work. Has anyone used them?
The reason I chose them is they can do lead loading, blasting and most importantly thermal zinc spraying. Seems to be the business in terms of killing rust?
I'm wondering if anyone has zinc coated their motor and how it turned out?
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Eco-xl are good enough alright, a bit pricey though for anything specialised though. If you haven't got a tig welder you should consider getting one, will make light work of your welding. Lead loading is very expensive and you should try and metal finish as much as you can, as long as filler is used sparingly it will do the job just as well as lead loading in my opinion. Zinc thermal coating is the way to go alright though. I've just finished a Lancia Intergrale for a customer and it really made a great job of it and I have a Jag XK120 for another customer ready to be coated just after Christmas. I'd still coat in in waxoil to be sure to be sure though.
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Eco-xl are good enough alright, a bit pricey though for anything specialised though. If you haven't got a tig welder you should consider getting one, will make light work of your welding. Lead loading is very expensive and you should try and metal finish as much as you can, as long as filler is used sparingly it will do the job just as well as lead loading in my opinion. Zinc thermal coating is the way to go alright though. I've just finished a Lancia Intergrale for a customer and it really made a great job of it and I have a Jag XK120 for another customer ready to be coated just after Christmas. I'd still coat in in waxoil to be sure to be sure though.



I've done all welds with a 0.8mm mig, it has it's limits though. I couldn't justify a tig aswell!?

Sounds like the right choice so. Where do you get your zinc coating done grimreaper666?
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I've done all welds with a 0.8mm mig, it has it's limits though. I couldn't justify a tig aswell!?

Sounds like the right choice so. Where do you get your zinc coating done grimreaper666?
Eco-XL, .
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Some inspiration

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http://www.shrulevintage.ie/LCRest.html
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