Finally. Just ordered up a new (used) front axle for my 80 and a set of good used exhaust manifolds as well. Looks like the FJ80 will be coming back out of the barn from its 2 year hibernation this month! Now I just can't wait to get back from California to get it all together and see just how bad gas can get in two years sitting in a fuel tank. It's a 3FE right? They love that stuff with no octane.
Other stuff I'm hoping to do immediately include having a custom dual fuel tank setup designed by a local fabricator. This would include a replacement of the current tank plus a new custom rear secondary tank mounted where the factory spare was. The new exhaust manifold will connect up to a new custom exhaust I'm having a local shop build for me as well. I'm going to pull out the current bed setup and build a new two person sleeping system in the back of the truck with storage beneath accesible by hinging trap doors. Also looking to pull the trigger on a winch finally as well. Haven't decided on which to go with. Hopefully I'll have it dialed in and together completely for my late July trip to Colorado. Looking to do 2 weeks connecting some alpine routes and visiting friends.
Anyway, thought I'd share the happiness. Can't wait to get 'er out on/off the road.