2002: The Purchase



I bought my 1968 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 in 2002.  The previous owner was having troubles getting it to drive forward.  At that time he thought the clutch was shot and cut me a pretty good break on the price.  For whatever reason, I went ahead and bought it.  The next day, I spent a couple hours installing all the bolts in the rear driveshaft (required 8, started with only 4...problem) and got it home in low 4.  At home I pulled the tires/rims and found that 2 of the 4 drums were totally locked up.  Lucky for me the previous owner had recently had the brakes done and provided me with the receipts.  With the brakes properly adjusted I somewhat safely drove the car for about a year.
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