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1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Troopy (Camper)

1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Troopy

Have you ever thought about just saying screw it and leaving everything to go on an adventure. You could travel across South America or even explore the U.S. What’s stopping you? Aside from financial obligations, what is really stopping you? Transportation, perhaps. The 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Troopy is the answer to your adventure-traveling questions. It’s an off-road vehicle and RV in one. With a Westfalia type pop-top camper, the SUV can comfortably sleep four people. The Alpine stereo, dual water tanks, a propane tank, and two fuel tanks make it ready for whatever you can throw at it.

re-posted courtesy of http://www.desertlivingtoday.com

July 23, 2013 | 10:19 AM | Are You My Ride? | By Maxfield Barker

1964 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser (Destin’s frame off restoration)

Destin and Moose! 1964 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser!

Destin and Moose! 1964 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser!

 

Here is a wonderful red 1964 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser rebuild and restoration story courtesy of Destin over on the IH8MUD forum. (click here for the full restoration thread) 

I was drawn to this story many times when frustration set in working on my own FJ40..I also love the fact that Destin uses this rig to set out and hit all the beautiful locations in lovely coastal Oregon! ( A funny coincidence  since I imported my rig from Glide Oregon to Sacramento CA in 2010!)

Let me say that I admire the painstaking attention to detail and the amazing workmanship that Destin put into his rig between 7/2009 & 7/2011…the final results are very impressive and so high quality.

Here are a few condensed before and after pics for reference..I highly recommend checking out the inspirational full restoration forum  thread linked above…Enjoy!

BEFORE RESTORATION:

AFTER RESTORATION:

 

Lego Toyota HJ45 Land Cruiser (Arctic Fox edition)

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I ran across this Lego Toyota HJ45 Land Cruiser on the web (Courtesy of Arctic Fox on Flickr) and just thought it was flat awesome!

1980 HJ45 Land Cruiser Truck

Here is a very clean 1980 HJ45 Toyota land Cruiser truck which was a recent Central American import on Ebay…Nice truck!!!
Specs:
Diesel 4X4
4 Speed
Central American Import
65,635 US miles
Mileage: 65,635
Vin: HJ45045619
Color: Yellow / Other
Engine: 3.6L 3576cc diesel

1964 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser

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This stealthy looking 1964 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser was up for sale on eBay a few years back. This rig has been major inspiration for me and my 1972 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser (Olive). This is a great example of vintage meets modern look…Killer Land Cruiser Rig!

1974 FJ55 Toyota Land Cruiser

1974 FJ55 Toyota Land Cruiser

Another example of a very rare 1974 FJ55 Toyota Land Cruiser in amazing condition. Most of these poor “Iron Pigs” (as they are affectionately called) have suffered major rust damage over the years…especially on the top, drip edge and lower quarter panel areas. Ask me how I know…I have a basket case 1974 FJ55 Toyota Land Cruiser in my garage right now!

1977 FJ45 Toyota Land Cruiser truck

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This is an amazing 1977 FJ45 Toyota Land Cruiser Truck from Hawaii that was for sale on eBay a few years ago…this is definitely on my must have list at some point. This is one of the finest examples of the Toyota FJ45 that I have ever seen!