Leisure Wheels (South Africa) - - MAIL -

I have just read a copy of the June 2016 is­sue of Leisure Wheels and there is an ar­ti­cle on the Toy­ota FJ40 Land Cruiser that was of great in­ter­est to me.

I have a long wheel­base Toy­ota FJ45 that I am restor­ing and I am hav­ing dif­fi­culty in get­ting a pos­i­tive iden­tity on this ve­hi­cle. I have a copy of the ve­hi­cle’s orig­i­nal Zimbabwe reg­is­tra­tion book, which shows that the ve­hi­cle was im­ported into Zimbabwe from RSA in 1968. The de­tails of the ve­hi­cle as given on the bulk­head plate agree with the en­gine and chas­sis num­bers. The bulk­head plate de­tails are as fol­lows: Model: FJ45 En­gine Model: F Num­ber of cylin­ders: 6 Bore: 3.5 Stroke: 4.00 Pis­ton Dis­place­ment: 23.7 Frame No (Chas­sis): FJ45 – 32206 Eng No: 246521 It has a petrol en­gine and the gear­box is a three-speed box. The front hubs are ball and claw and not CV joints.

I was hop­ing that your mag­a­zine might be able to put me in touch with a source of in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing this ve­hi­cle. I would like to be able to con­firm its year of man­u­fac­ture, whether it is an Asian or Euro­pean model, etc. (I have tried to get info from Toy­ota SA but with­out any luck). This in­for­ma­tion would greatly as­sist me in sourc­ing the cor­rect spares that I still re­quire in order to com­plete the re­hab. Pete Ken­dall, Bulawayo We have sent this in­for­ma­tion on to Deon Ven­ter, who is an FJ col­lec­tor and who, we’re sure, will be able to as­sist. – Ed

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