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Dee...what are king pin bearings and how would I know if they are worn?
You can tell by the smell, and I smell something.

Did you look at the bottom of it, any rust, does the 4 wheel drive work? Make sure both drive shafts are on it test drive it, you know the deal. If it looks good and everything works I would pay 5K for it.
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The 4x4 works and non rust. I looked. Atlanta car.
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I haven't heard kingpins mentioned on a frontend since I had my '53 Ford, Bob. Kingpins and bushings are what held the front end together prior to balljoint suspension. They (balljoints) were replaced by McPherson struts.

You would check them by shimmy and jacking the car and trying to feel any looseness by pulling on the bottom of the wheel while pushing on the top. If you have a lot of play they are worn.

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I haven't heard kingpins mentioned on a frontend since I had my '53 Ford, Bob. Kingpins and bushings are what held the front end together prior to balljoint suspension. They (balljoints) were replaced by McPherson struts.

You would check them by shimmy and jacking the car and trying to feel any looseness by pulling on the bottom of the wheel while pushing on the top. If you have a lot of play they are worn.
That Jeep has Dana 30 front axle with ball joints.

Some larger trucks still use kingpins, I thought Dee was just joking.
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It drives straight w/out shimmie, bubba. Looks like you won't have to help me transport a car here after all. I'm here 'til Tuesday. Come on up.
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That Jeep has Dana 30 front axle with ball joints.
I like Dana 30 front axle ball joints the most. They're the bestest!
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I like Dana 30 front axle ball joints the most. They're the bestest!
I am a fan of the Dana 44 myself. But for parking at a house and rarely useing it, a Dana 30 should be fine.
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Just be sure to park it in 2HI or you may snap an axle.

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Just be sure to park it in 2HI or you may snap an axle.

OK. If there's a real warning there please elucidate.
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Is there really a market for the Toyota FJ40 Landcruisers?? I've had more of those than Jeeps! Wait, they're tied now I think.

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Toyotas are cool looking but always had three problems.

1) No heat. Always freezing inside. Especially in Gunnison or the Rockies in general.

2) When you open the lower vents, big bugs are sucked in and sting your legs.

3) Water in the gas line under the car freezes solid at cold temperatures (like 20 degrees below zero). Forcing you to crawl under the car at 2:00am in Mount Crested Butte to blow the ice out of the line so you can get home from work.

I'm old. I'll take the relative luxury of a Jeep.
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OK. If there's a real warning there please elucidate.
No real warning Bob, just messing. The Dana 30 is a weaker axle, but still plenty strong for a stock XJ, stock tires, open diff, etc. You are not going 4 wheeling, you just want some transportation at your house in the mountains, and that jeep will be good with stock tires, gearing, etc.
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Craig, by brother-in-law had the same problems with his TLC in Rapid City, SD
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3) Water in the gas line under the car freezes solid at cold temperatures (like 20 degrees below zero). Forcing you to crawl under the car at 2:00am in Mount Crested Butte to blow the ice out of the line so you can get home from work.
I hate it when that happens.....work I mean.
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No real warning Bob, just messing. The Dana 30 is a weaker axle, but still plenty strong for a stock XJ, stock tires, open diff, etc. You are not going 4 wheeling, you just want some transportation at your house in the mountains, and that jeep will be good with stock tires, gearing, etc.
Yep....the mission of this jeep exactly. Thanks.
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Is there really a market for the Toyota FJ40 Landcruisers?? I've had more of those than Jeeps! Wait, they're tied now I think.

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Toyotas are cool looking but always had three problems.

1) No heat. Always freezing inside. Especially in Gunnison or the Rockies in general.

2) When you open the lower vents, big bugs are sucked in and sting your legs.

3) Water in the gas line under the car freezes solid at cold temperatures (like 20 degrees below zero). Forcing you to crawl under the car at 2:00am in Mount Crested Butte to blow the ice out of the line so you can get home from work.

I'm old. I'll take the relative luxury of a Jeep.
Craig, when it is cold enough for the fuel line to freeze, close the vents, and wear long pants, then you won't be cold, and the bugs can't bite your legs.

Okay?

I wish Toyota still sold a real off road vehicle like the LC. I don't know why Jeep is the only manufacture that sells a solid front axle 4x4. Most SUVs are for getting groceries. I have considered a Nissan Xterra, they are good. The FJ cruisers is pretty tough, but I don't like the goofy suicide doors, but better than two doors I guess for rear seat passengers.
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Is there really a market for the Toyota FJ40 Landcruisers?? I've had more of those than Jeeps! Wait, they're tied now I think.

1961 Toyota Land Cruiser
1972 Toyota Land Cruiser
1976 Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyotas are cool looking but always had three problems.

1) No heat. Always freezing inside. Especially in Gunnison or the Rockies in general.

2) When you open the lower vents, big bugs are sucked in and sting your legs.

3) Water in the gas line under the car freezes solid at cold temperatures (like 20 degrees below zero). Forcing you to crawl under the car at 2:00am in Mount Crested Butte to blow the ice out of the line so you can get home from work.

I'm old. I'll take the relative luxury of a Jeep.
Check this out and use your browser to search for Toyota:
Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2010 01/19/2010 - 01/24/2010

Lot Number: 106.2
Auction: SCOTTSDALE 2010
Sale Price: *$26,400.00
Year: 1973
Make: TOYOTA
Model: LAND CRUISER FJ-40
Style: 4X4
Exterior Color: DARK GREEN
Interior Color: BLACK
Cylinders: 6
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Transmission: 4-SPEED MANUAL

BTW, I have front and rear heaters that work awesome. A/C for the summer (makes 52 degree air in 108 ambient) so I no longer open the vents (they only suck in hot air from the motor anyway). Never had the gas freeze and it lived in Big Bear and Flagstaff. Oh and 73 is not really even a desirable year. Mine is a '78 which was the only year to have both disc brakes and no factory installed cat.
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Craig, when it is cold enough for the fuel line to freeze, close the vents, and wear long pants, then you won't be cold, and the bugs can't bite your legs.

Okay?
I tried that. It was still cold?

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