I find myself spending so much time on ExPo that I thought I would post up a build thread here detailing our 100 series family truckster.
I bought the 100 series after searching for a clean 60/62 turned out to be a tougher than i thought. I was finding nice clean 60s and 62s but they are starting to fetch big money. That and the fact that I wanted to swap in a V8 and the platform quickly became expensive. Once reality set in on the 60/62 search, I had to decide between the amazing 80 and 100 series. Everyone knows the 80 is perhaps Toyota's all time best off road machine out of the box. But since I already have a lifted locked FJ40 with 35s' and since clean/locked 80's are getting tougher to find, we decided that the 100 series fit our family of 5 perfectly. Our main goals with this cruiser are hauling the family on camping adventures, touring the western national parks, family road trips and sloshing the ski gear to the mountains during our ski seasons.
We've had the 100 for over 1.5 years, it has a lot of miles but drives like a dream. I'll fast forward my build up to where it is today and update as I add bits and bobs to it along the way.
Here's where I am coming from, I've daily driven my 40 for over 15 years and I am just the second owner. I built the trailer for camping, back country adventures and hunting. You can see the whole build thread in my sig line. I LOVE THE FJ40! When I drive it still, the world seems as it should be. My kids love it, but we outgrew it... but as the saying goes 40's are only to be sold at Estate Sales. I hope to chop the rust out, repaint it and drive it for another 15 years... but that is another thread.
And our new to us 100 series, 1999, full options, rear locker, 1 owner.
And how it sits as of Mar 2017