Swinger articulated loader

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Why yes it is. I was standing on the concrete garage slab when I took the photo, the FJ40 is project #1 to go into the Garage when done. My dad bought it new off the lot.
 
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Why yes it is. I was standing on the concrete garage slab when I took the photo, the FJ40 is project #1 to go into the Garage when done. My dad bought it new off the lot.

I've had a '71 in storage since 1985 "waiting" for the right time. It has a Chevy L6 230 in it right now, but can take a small block just as easily. I have 1 full fiberglass body, 1 full metal body, 1 extra metal firewall, 2 sets of side doors (one's the 71 and the other a bit later with nicer roll down windows), 2 sets of back doors (split w/ tailgate and full ambulance style). I've got a Chevy L6 292 block and a 350 complete..... SOME DAY!!! :laughing:
 
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This one is a '70 all stock e felt some sheet metal pop riveted to the sides & it's on skinny military tread tires. The original I-6 has over 300k miles on it, & I'm sure if we didn't crack the frame by plowing with it, it would have a lot more. This will need a full rebuild as it's been sitting waaaay to long. Many years ago we bought a 1969? Safari version for parts, I wish we kept it, it would be handy to have now. I'm hoping to get a full steel body for this one, Fiberglass just doesn't have the same "feel".
 
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This one is a '70 all stock e felt some sheet metal pop riveted to the sides & it's on skinny military tread tires. The original I-6 has over 300k miles on it, & I'm sure if we didn't crack the frame by plowing with it, it would have a lot more. This will need a full rebuild as it's been sitting waaaay to long. Many years ago we bought a 1969? Safari version for parts, I wish we kept it, it would be handy to have now. I'm hoping to get a full steel body for this one, Fiberglass just doesn't have the same "feel".

My plan is to get it going with the fiberglass body, then learn metal work. My original engine had cracked head (as I recall, it was 1984). I had the L6 230 in a 70 Nova that rotted out. So I bought a bolt-in Chevy V8 kit and put the L6 in that I had. Worked fine, but I had built the 230 for speed in the Nova, not torque as the original TLC had. So now I'm waffle-ing between an L6 292 or a V8 350. I'm really fond of the straight engines. A 292 can be built for torque and will fit nicely. With the V8, you have to move the engine mounts forward 3" because the firewall is indented for the original straight engine and the V engines will be too close to the firewall. Then, you have to shorten the front driveshaft and lengthen the rear one.

Anyhow, back to the swinger articulated loader program.....

My PT425 is articulated.... I'm fond of those, too. :)

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An update for you all. First let me say thank you for all the great help, info & advice. I pulled the carb, gave it a good hose down with carb cleaner, & reinstalled. Fired right up & seems to idle fine so far. I did notice the hollow copper float is pretty dented, but no holes. I will replace it anyway, if it doesn't completely shut the needle in the seat, then I figuring it will continue to flood. I didn't run it long, as Stimw alerted me of an overheating issue, so I topped off the coolant. (Thank you for the heads up) I need to find an overflow canister, since it just steams out & is wasted. I also noticed the radiator cap has a split in the brass plate, so it doesn't seal correctly, I will replace that also. I also changed the fuel shut off again & this one started leaking almost immediately. Its not a leaky thread issue, its from the rubber seal inside that is supposed to seal around the shutoff handle. I think I will put a glass bowl shut off on it next, the one on my 2N has never leaked in over 5 years. Thank you all again!
 
 
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