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scott78945 05-24-2007 06:49 PM

Why are the roofs white on FJ's?
 
Do they have a purpose? I see that some school buses also now have white roofs. Whats the deal?

gizmopt2002 05-24-2007 09:13 PM

The buses just copied off of the FJ. They were jealous everytime a yellow FJ went buy. :p Seriously though only thing I can think of is to keep the inside cooler, but that is marginal. Personally, I think its totally terrible.

RonMAIDEN 05-25-2007 10:18 AM

It's in character with the original FJs but I still prefer body color roof.

sharp4runr 05-25-2007 08:54 PM

Yup, it's a throw back of the original FJ's. It's a pretty distinct look and I think you either like it or you don't...

My1stT4R 05-29-2007 05:11 PM

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Hello,

Here is a picture of a topless FJC. AutoWeek article can be found HERE

Falls 06-02-2007 12:01 AM

I heard it was a retro type of thing too , but I honestly think its ugly as hell. If I ever buy an FJ the first stop will be the body shop for a color match roof.

jharris2 06-02-2007 12:26 PM

Saw a white FJ in Dallas this week and it still didn't look right -- the roof and body were slightly different colors.

94yotarunner 06-25-2007 12:55 AM

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You have to be a big FJ fan to like it. Its like the newer 4Runners, you either like them or you hate them.

Talking with some old FJ owners and friends, FJs were designed to be offroad/safari/jungle/desert/mountain/etc vehicles. For most of these purposes, bright colors and differences in color help to distinguish it. If someones broken down in swamp lands, deserts, mountains, jungles, anything, they can be easily distinguished by anyone from far far away or an aircraft.
But FJs don't break down before their 50th birthday, so it doesnt really matter anyway.

RonMAIDEN 06-25-2007 11:32 AM

I'm not a huge fan of the FJ but I like the fact that Toyota dedicated a vehicle to the off road crowd.

The bad is that the success of the FJ could mean the next 4Runner will lose even more of it's off road heritage and become even softer.

The white roof doesn't bother me but Toyota will respond and offer body colored roofs probably next year since that alone will increase sales.

jwa898 06-26-2007 04:04 PM

They are offering a Special Edtion with a black body and a black roof

Falls 06-26-2007 07:05 PM

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Originally posted by RonMAIDEN
I'm not a huge fan of the FJ but I like the fact that Toyota dedicated a vehicle to the off road crowd.

The bad is that the success of the FJ could mean the next 4Runner will lose even more of it's off road heritage and become even softer.

The white roof doesn't bother me but Toyota will respond and offer body colored roofs probably next year since that alone will increase sales.

Thats what worry's me too about the future 4R , but we'll see. I would like to see a 4dr FJ , which I think they need to make to compete in the market they are after.

RonMAIDEN 06-27-2007 07:56 AM

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Originally posted by jwa898
They are offering a Special Edtion with a black body and a black roof
That's the TRD edition but I think body color roofs will become common on the FJs by the '09 model.

94yotarunner 07-01-2007 08:41 AM

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Originally posted by Falls
Thats what worry's me too about the future 4R , but we'll see. I would like to see a 4dr FJ , which I think they need to make to compete in the market they are after.
I hope they stick to the original models and don't offer a four door actually. If you want a four door, theres the 4runner, sequoia, highlander, even the tacoma.

Also, my FJ is the most comfortable 2 door I have ever seen. Suicide doors are perfect for getting in without disturbing the front seats. I dont see the need.

Mixed4u 07-01-2007 04:00 PM

The crazy thing about that white roof is that it's like masked off and painted because you can feel the seam with your finger! There's nothing smooth or uniform about the paint job from the color to the white on the roof.

RonMAIDEN 07-01-2007 06:59 PM

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Originally posted by Mixed4u
The crazy thing about that white roof is that it's like masked off and painted because you can feel the seam with your finger! There's nothing smooth or uniform about the paint job from the color to the white on the roof.
Another tribute to the original.:p


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