Yeah thanks. I think everything will be good. I hate that I had it for only 6 weeks when it happened. I guess I don't have to worry about my first scratch now, huh. I see people messing with their phones every day on the way to work. They don't care about the laws. I can't say that this guy was doing that but he definitely wasn't watching the road.
I didn't. The insurance company did. The body shop said that the mounting brackets were bent slightly to the left, the stone guard was also bent, and the bumper itself had several gouges in the powdercoating. In hindsight I should have just taken the money, tried to straighten out the brackets myself, and ordered a new stone guard. Everything is back to new though so I'm ok with it.
Well, after several months of doing nothing because I'm a wuss and my garage is cold I finally installed my Warrior Products FJ Cruiser Drop In Cargo Basket for the OEM FJC rack. This doubles the carrying capacity of the rack to 300 lbs. It's a pretty easy install.
The first thing is to remove the OEM crossbars.
Here's how the rack comes out of the box.
Install the side brackets. Some measuring for the back ones but very easy.
One thing I had to take care of right away is the "bling delete". WP puts their logo on a chrome diamond plate cutout and rivets it to the front. I hate chrome diamond plate. It had to go. I just drilled out the rivets. I guess I can hang it in the garage.
Now, it does stick up a bit over the top of the OEM rack...and the OEM rack was very close to my garage door opening anyway. Now it touches the rubber weatherstripping and I have to drive toward the center of he garage door opening because there is a stupid ornamental curve in the door opening. The price you have to pay I guess. I only park one vehicle in here at a time anyway.
Here are the pictures of it done. I'm looking forward to using it this summer when I run part of the WABDR. Interior room is always nice to free up.
Thanks dorton and nkybrad. I just can't wait to actually take it out and start using it. I'm going to the Oregon Dunes for the FJC Beach Run at the end of the month and going into the WA Cascades in July with a couple of short trips in between.
You can throw all of the parts at it all you want but until you actually have the transfer case lever in some position with a "4" in it, it's all just playing with a large dress-up doll.
I’ve been a lurker here for some time now but I just now decided to make an account and share my latest purchase with you.
It’s a 2007 4wd FJ cruiser that had 155,xxx on the clock when I bought it. It has a factory roof rack, rear diff lock and A-trac. It had seen off-road a little...
Figured after almost 2 years of modding my baby, I am writing a build page. A bit of history, I drove a 2000 4Runner 2wd for 11 years. I bought it used in '05 with 45xxx miles on it. I used and abused it for another 220xxx miles, I fell in love with the FJC the first time I saw one. I got lucky...
My FJC - Part One
Update Feb/2013: The rest of the post, below, and the various pages associated with it all date from 2007-early 2009. There was then a pretty long drop off in my work on the vehicle. At one point, I think I was hoping I would go back through and integrate some of the new...
Hello all. I've gone and pulled the trigger on a 2016 Australian FJ in Sandstorm with the intention of making it a daily driver that'll be taken up north for the occasional expedition and semi regular local outings. This pretty much rules out mud tyres and a ridiculous lift however most other...
In my intro I put my history of lusting for the FJ Cruiser from the very first press release pic. In truth, it actually goes back to the FJ40 a friend had in college. The lumbering straight 6 and the no nonsense construction had me hooked on LC's. Another friend had mid 80's LC that he restored...