Category Archives: Toyota Fj45 Land Cruiser Truck

Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 1980 (rare trayback style pickup)

1980 Toyota 4×4-FJ45/FJ40 Landcruiser 5-Window Trayback Style/Pickup (Rare) Low Miles

This amazing relic is currently for sale on Ebay…what an stunning example of the classic FJ45…love it!

Super Rare to find in this condition! 1980 Toyota Landcruiser 4×4 FJ45/HJ45 Pickup Truck. Completely original, except for the wheels and tires. Purchased from a private collection, this truck was imported from Australia in 2006. It is RHD (Right Hand Drive). Super fun to drive Original Factory 6 cylinder 4.2 litre 2F engine. 67,700 original miles/108.300kms. Original Factory 4 speed manual transmission (With Granny Low Gear) and Power Brakes. Runs and drives excellent, and gets 15/16 MPG. Factory PTO driven Thomas Winch and PTO driven Air Compressor under rear chassis, behind cab. On board “ARG” Welder under the hood. The 6’x7′ “TrayBack Bed” is very unique. You can drop down one side independently or all 3 sides at one time to create a flatbed. It has new cedar boards installed, bed light. Tow package with 2″ ball and light adapter. The bed also has a steel frame to support the canvas canopy, the sides roll up safari style (Very Cool) The paint and body are original. No dents or dings replaced metal anywhere. No Rust, just a few rock chips here and there from driving. The roof is fully removable like most FJ45 and FJ40’S are. The top and back of the cab come off (along with the doors). The vehicle comes with the stock front bumper installed, as well as the “Safari” bumper. Wheels and tires are new. Spare tire under the bed, bottle jack and rods under/behind the seat.

 

Toyota Land Cruiser 1965 FJ45 t shirt design

A local client of mine hired me to do some custom silk screen art and t shirt designs based on his 1965 FJ45 Toyota Land Cruiser truck that he is currently restoring…cool project.

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1964 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Truck (Restored by TLC-ICON V8)

This is another sweet looking rig courtesy of Jonathon Ward @ Icon-TLC

This vehicle is currently for sale on eBay

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You are looking at one of the few FJ45 short bed pick ups in the USA. It was not imported from Costa Rica, it is not sitting in a lot waiting export to Houston. It is a legal, 1964 FJ45, titled in Montana, and in my name, sitting in my garage, and it is beautiful. It is a true Icon that needs to go to an appreciative owner with a nice garage. It starts, runs and drives extremely well. It has power steering, a power brake booster, front disc brakes, and tons of power. It is NOT a tractor, like most 1960’s Land Cruisers, it will reach 60 mph with ease and in a hurry. It IS one of the nicest V8 powered FJ45’s you will ever see or drive.

The FJ45 comes to you in near perfect condition. It went through a full frame off restoration within the last ten years. The original Toyota paint code T403 Lily White, was used, the cap and front headlight ring are the correct off white Toyota used for their trim and was just reapplied this past month, as was the interior silver trim on the inner door panels, dash cluster and glove box. Rims are powder coated the correct Pewter, and with newer Toyota Hub Caps. The front end sports a WARN winch with new nylon rope and stainless tow hook. Under the 45 you will find the under carriage in near flawless condition. Stainless exhaust in new condition. Shocks, leaf springs, gas tank, cables, all in excellent condition. The frame is completely rust free as is the entire vehicle.

If you want an ICON from Dr. Frankenstein, but can not afford $180,000, this unique FJ45 head turner may be for you. I had it sitting in front of my favorite coffee shop here in town, and a black Lamborghini pulled up next to me and parked beside the FJ45. For a second, glances went the way of the sports car and then every one came back to the Land Cruiser. After a few seconds, many walked over to get a closer look at the 45…..it is Montana, after all. I think the only reason the folks looked away in the first place was that the Italian sports car had a fly rod holder on it……

This 1964 FJ45 comes with pages of documented receipts from TLC 4X4 Service/Repair in Chatsworth, CA. Mr. Ward’s company, TLC4X4 is one of the finest Land Cruiser Restoration, service and repair shops in the world. Building the best, and most expensive custom Land Cruisers ever, at ICON.

A few notable items installed by TLC in 2011, where:

Custom bed cover with front and rear roll up sides. Using 3 ply Mercedes dark gray canvas. Custom made steel one piece bows and J rails powder coated with steel hardware. Parts and Labor $5800

Custom bed mount spare-tire-carrier mounted in bed on bulk head. Parts and labor $990

Front differential replaced inner axle seals, wipers, retainers, grease seals, repack wheel bearings and overhaul front hubs. Parts and Labor $1490

Front and rear break cylinders (all 8) cleaned backing plates, bled brake system and adjusted breaks. Parts and Labor $1410.00

This list goes on for 4 pages and results in a grand total of over $22,000 spent just in upgrades and replacement repairs done at TLC. (see photo of receipts)

The 64′ FJ45 under went a front axle and front disc brake conversion as well, replacing the front axle assembly with a late model FJ40 (1978) factory disc brake axle and late model FJ40 power brake booster and master cylinder. The axles were re geared to match the rear differential, and entirely over hauled with new inner axle seals, burfield seals wipers, retainers, hubs, rotors, calipers, brake hoses, brake pads, all tie rods, and links, and plumed hard brake hoses to the master cylinder.

Since the road test done by TLC in 2011 the 45 has barely been driven. It has a total of less than 6000 miles on the crate Chevrolet 350 V8 motor. Compression shows 180 across the board, and the pickup runs like new. As you can see by the photos, this conversion was done professionally, and no expense was spared. The engine compartment is as clean as the day it was built in Japan almost 50 years ago. All phases of the FJ45 check out: Road Test, Engine, Cooling, Ignition System, Transmission, Transfer Case, both Front and Rear Differentials all gone thru as noted. Drive shaft, Universal Joints, all serviced, Brake System, Suspension, Steering, and wheels and tires. The glass, and all exterior components are all in excellent condition.

1966 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Truck (Restored)

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Via ebay listing:

This 1966 Toyota FJ45 is a beautifully restored two owner truck.

While not a frame off restoration, the FJ did receive light body work and full high level Toyota stock Coronado Beige paint work inside and out by a quality Toyota restoration shop.

All gauges and mechanical items work perfectly and no expense has been spared to bring this rare truck into First Class operating status.The original F1 engine has been fully rebuilt with only 3,000 miles since the build. Brand new BF Goodrich Off Road tires installed. Original spec coil spring shocks and solid suspension. Many other repairs and improvements have been done to this truck, making it a well sorted vehicle with virtually no issues to contend with.

The truck hums along nicely at 65 mph with it’s stock 6-cylinder engine and unlike many old Land Cruisers, this truck was not abused as it was used over the years by the prior two mature owners. We have in our records the “before” pictures of this solid truck and also restoration photos throughout the refurbishment phase which attests not only the original stoutness of the truck but also the quality paint work and finishing touches.

When driving this FJ45 one does not hear rattles and the car tracks beautifully and purrs along. Off road it performs like the vintage dream that it is. These FJ45s were only imported into the USA for a few years from the early to mid 1960s, making them the rarest of the Toyota Land Cruiser lineage. While a most usable classic to enjoy and operate, it is “money in the bank” with it’s highly collectible and rarity status. Only a handful of these trucks dot the globe. As a testament to their remarkable build quality, many are still in daily use in the Australian Outback and other Third World countries.

Considering the rareness of the 1960’s Toyota Fj45’s and the ability to find one as original and well cared for as this example. Restored mere months ago at high cost by a fine Toyota restoration house!
We feel this particular truck represents a value investment and capable performer to the savvy classic car investor.

And, this 1966 Toyota FJ45a truck will attract plenty of “thumbs up” along the way…whether coastal cruising or driving a bumpy back roads trail….it doesn’t get much better than this awesome, original FJ45…

“YOU GOT IT TOYOTA!”

A good friend of our is parting with one of his rare classic finds.

Three speed on the floor was a change-out, done years ago—a three on the three column shifter. Only non stock modification. Still has the coil springs—most of these are now long gone.

Brand new brakes, battery, all fluids, all new seals, new main seal, new clutch slave and seals, new “steering pittman arm” replaced for super tight steering. Transfer case for 4wd works perfect. Brand new BF Goodrich tires, freshly painted stock rims and hubcaps. Warn locking front hubs. Original Toyota spec F1 engine—-era correct. Original Toyota carburetor replaced with Chevy carburetor. All wiring gone through, all lights work, both wiper motors rebuild and work perfectly. Heater works awesome. New wiper blades. New bumper. Horn works as do all turn signals. New door seals and window rubber.

This FJ 45 was made available to the US market for only 4 years only from 1963-1967. Sold throughout Canada, Australia and South America, many are still performing in the Australian Outback to this day. The FJ45 model in Australia is proudly praised, and known by many as Hi Lux.

The Toyota FJ45 is the golden child of Toyota’s due to it’s very rare nature and these models are steadily going up in value as collector’s prize this rare and most usable truck. This particular version benefited from long ownership by a mature owner and unlike many work trucks was not abused while it was used.

The long bed version is the most sought after for it’s balanced look and long wheel base. It is nearly 40″ longer than the FJ40. The bed is 7 feet long. This truck can be taken on long trips as it cruises all day at 65 mph. This particular truck has ZERO rattles and suspension is super-strong. All interior has been repainted as well in it’s original Toyota Coronado Beige. The 66 is also prized for heavier gauge metal and more retro style than the post 70′s FJ’s.

 

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!