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So like I said in my 1st project post, I have several builds I am working simultaneously. I'm a dad of 3 (a 4, 3 and 2 year old) with number 4 on the way in December...and yes we know what causes that..lol. So building up and customizing the fleet seems like a worthwhile hobby since they are sure to see plenty of ride time with my little crew over the next several years. My youngest, Tommy has Down Syndrome and, although he wants to do everything his brother and sister do, he can't always join in based on age and developmental skills. So my lightbulb went off and started the search for a a cheap truck or jeep that can grow with him, be made off-road capable, power, suspension, and most importantly...safely modded for RC so he can ride with them. Of course it would need the cool factor too. After some searching through eBay, yardsales, etc. I found a very faded, non running Gaucho on CR that literally had the tires burned off it and thought, yeah, that's what he needs...an old FJ40! I'm far from finished with it and didn't think much at the time of taking pics when I started so most the shots are after some progress had been made. I am still looking for some parts but figured I'd start a post of it so far to see what you think. Plan is too make it a full on Yellow 1980 Toyota FJ40. Toyota yellow is perfect since I always loved the yellow FJs and that is a main color for DS awareness. I have some plans that will depend on what parts I find and obviously with 3 kiddos and 1 on the way, I have to watch budget. Always open to input to those that went before me and interested if anyone has parts to help complete it. Hope you all like it.

Mark
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The insperation for the buid.
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Stripped down and bedlinered.
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Repaired and bedlinered.
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Shaved and bedlinered
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Hood sprayed.
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Body sprayed but decided to shave some areas.
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Test look/fit so far, lots to do still.
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