My wife is not very happy about me putting it on the internet!!!
By the way, I had hair when she was foolish enough to marry me.
FJ40Dash.com was started to as an aftermarket outlet for RBK Manufacturing L.L.C. We are Kansas country boys that happened to also be nerds/engineers/chemists.
RBK Manufacturing is a custom molder of plastics for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). We manufacture for OEM's in the boating, agriculture, lawn and garden, industrial, heavy equipment, medical, exercise, off road, and recreational industries. (There is no doubt I missed somebody there.)
When I started to tear apart my '78 FJ40 the dash pad was shot (I think probably every other fj40's dash is in bad shape). The dashes are a vinyl skin backfilled urethane foam, Urethanes are some of the chemistry that we manufacture. Therefore, I thought I could mold a new one and several of my buddies wanted one as well. Tooling is not cheap, so I thought we would mold them and sell them on the web.
All products sold on this website are manufactured utilizing RBK Manufacturing L.L.C. tooling. No OEM tooling are used nor are their products sold on this site. We maintain the highest level of integrity and when it comes to our customer's products, secrets, patents, or methods of manufacturing, we do not share, market, or copy. This is the lifeblood of our business!! However, I have learned or designed a few things over the years and thought it might be wise to start our own "aftermarket product" line, as long as it does not conflict with any of our customers. I cannot stress this firmly enough that I and the company hold true to the statements in this paragraph to the core!!
By the way my little brother wanted me to mention him on this web site. Consider it done. In reality, he has done approximately 5 frame off restorations of FJ40s and forgotten more about them than I will ever know.
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It's a good idea to reference the "Dash Diagram" found on the Upper Dash Pad Retainer Clip page.
There is a large metal clip that is welded to the dash, Part # 99 of diagram. It is actually called by many the "Dash Pad Support". You can see that this clip extends from the metal dash inwards toward the driver and passenger. Behind this metal clip (Actually in front of, towards the engine compartment, blow up the picture and you can see) are slots that are needed for attachment of the dash pad. These slots are what the "L Clip" (#13 in the diagram) slides down into. This Dash Pad support actually goes up inside the dash pad.
You can see the Main Dash Support is labeled #99 and $63.50 (I haven't checked prices recently) from SOR. You may or may not choose to go somewhere else on line. I might mention that I am not affiliated with Specter Off Road but do think they are one of many fine on line vendors for FJ40 Land Cruisers parts. Another resource is to go to www.ih8mud.com and look/post in the classifieds. I made a list below.
NOTE: If you have your old OEM dash pad clip (#13 in the diagram),
DO NOT THROW IT AWAY with your old dash pad, or you will have to buy a used one or a reproduction one from us.
You will also need part #13 the retainer dash ("L Clip"). This retainer clip screws into our dash pad and this slides down into the slots mentioned above behind the Dash Pad Support. The retainer dash clip is mounted to the dash pad by 9 screws. If you are attaching to a fj40dash.com upper dash, All 9 screw holes are present in the dash pad but 6 are encapsulated and cannot be seen. We give you 3 screw holes that are used for locating the clip, that being the one in the middle and on each end. Attach the screws in these three holes and all other six screw holes will line up. Sometimes it takes a little working the screw around to find the hole as it is filled with urethane. Get all 9 screws located in the holes before tightening them up.
When mounting the retainer dash clip to the dash pad make sure that the retainer dash clip is such that the side of the clip is more inner towards the inside of the pad. If this is installed where the side of the “L” angled clip is towards the outer side of the dash pad there will be approximately a 5/8” gap between the dash pad and the lower windshield frame. On the Dash Pad Retainer Clip page there is a picture in the upper right hand area of the page. Click the picture and it will magnify so that you will get an idea of how it is mounted.
Here are some other resources that I have identified on the internet. I am in no way affiliated nor am I promoting them, they are just what I have identified.
https://www.classiccruisers.com/ (Big Salvage Yard)
http://www.marksoffroad.net/index2.html(Fantastic Guy but you will have to call him)
https://cruisercorps.com/ (These are good guys in Oklahoma City)
https://forum.ih8mud.com/forums/classifieds.4/ (You can also post in there what you need)
Link for Colorado Parts dealers. (It's in the 80's section) https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/definitive-list-of-colorado-land-cruiser-parts-dealers.1055217/
I hope this helps.
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