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mtgski
April 18th, 2010, 11:22 AM
Dear 4x4 & TLC Owners:

I need help!!

I have a 1964 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 SWB truck missing (stolen)

It was stored in a garage on a farm in Merrill, Michigan ( 10 miles West of Saginaw, Michigan) for years and was last seen in the summer/fall of 2009.

I went to go pick it up yesterday to finally begin the restoration project I was going to do with my son and it is gone.

The truck did not run or have an operable engine. Wheels were locked up, tires were flat, and would have had to have been dragged out of the garage and put on a trailer for transport.

Distinguishing items on the truck:

Was painted Baby Blue
Has an old Missouri license plate on it: MS5 234
Saginaw Steering set up installed with extra metal work on top of the frame in front
Newer style front turn signal lights
Later model doors from 66-74
75 and newer windshield frame with wiper motor on the bottom
Later model hood
Driver side front fender has a homemade PVC Snorkel installed by hood latch & TLC emblem
Short box pick up bed has Downey fender flares installed
Roll bar in bed but not installed
It was missing the Heater blower assembly under the hood
Newer style front differential ( with disc brakes, I think)
Bed box had two old tranny transfer cases, a front differential, misc. body & spare parts.

Neighbors say it may have been "given" or "taken" by a local kid who inquired about it to the land owner, who is the older uncle of the friend of mine that allowed me to store it in the garage on the non-used ol farm.

Police have been called but I just want the truck back, no questions asked.

If anyone has seen or heard of this truck please contact me.

Thank you for your help.

Mark Gradowski
248-767-8894

timbercruiser
April 18th, 2010, 01:25 PM
I feel your pain!!

T-way
April 18th, 2010, 05:30 PM
Man! That's a sweet and rare ride!!

I hope that you get it back!! I'll keep my eyes and ears open!

Renegade II
April 18th, 2010, 09:17 PM
I'll keep my eyes open for it. That's a real bad area to have something stolen from. There's lots of dirt bag scrappers out that way and a short bit out of county is a scrap yard owner who takes stolen items and hates police.

I hope you get it back in one piece.

sumpter1
April 19th, 2010, 07:33 AM
I sure hope you get the opportunity to complete your restoration plans.

Rattler
April 19th, 2010, 02:58 PM
Glad you posted here Mark and good luck.