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Volcan 4×4 imports restored 1978 Toyota FJ43 soft top

Volcan 4×4 imports and sells its fifth restored FJ43, a very rare color extremely original 1978 FJ43 soft top.


Volcan 4×4, based in Tampa, Florida and Medellin, Colombia is pleased to announce it just sourced, restored and imported its fifth FJ43 from Colombia and our most original FJ43 to date.
Please meet “Marina” named after “Azul Marina” which is what the Colombians call Toyota color code 854 or Sky Blue.
This is an extremely original 1978 FJ43 and a very important find for classic Land Cruiser enthusiasts.  The truck was owned from new for three decades by a Colombian doctor.  Mileage is believed to be 113,000 miles.
Volcan 4×4 performed a several month sympathetic frame on restoration including paint, new soft top, custom floormats and a thorough mechanical review.
Some of the original details on this truck include:
100% original interior including the sun visors
Original Toyota glass
Original Toyota tool set and tire jack
Original Toyota radio delete plate
All body panels and floors appear to be original without a dent or even a scratch
All original weather stripping
Enjoy the photos. We call this our “heart breaker” truck. She is simply stunning.  She has been sold to a classic car collector.
Photos of “Marina” down at a Tampa Bay marina. Please note the patina on the front bench seat. We decided to leave it original.

1975 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 soft top

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Good thing I don’t have an extra 20g’s…I love this FJ43!!!

TOYOTA FJ43 1975 Land Cruiser

Cream white 3 speed manual 2F engine soft top

The car is full restored to original specifications except:

  • Added Power Steering
  • AC Unit
  • Dashboard
  • Seal to the soft top

All items are TOYOTA OEM except for one emblem

The 2F engine is fully rebuilt the block is machined for the first time to .5 size still one more to go

The pistons piston seals bearings gasket oil and water pumps are replaced with all external accessories plugs and wires and a brand new original carburetor

All the transmit ion switches and flywheel and clutch plate are replaced

Break booster, lines pads wheel drums are replaced

The whole body was put to parts and painted and then placed according to the book

The chassis is sand blasted and is coated and protected all the joints between the chassis and parts of the body are replaced

The whole steering system is overhauled column steering box and stabilizers are replaced or rebuild

Interior decoration is brand new the car is fitted with heat protection

All the interior and exterior emblems are replaced

5 brand new tiers

Brand new TOYOTA battery

1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

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1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

 Professionally repainted before I bought it

I cannot say for certain but the previous owner said the currently shown mileage of 41,936 is accurate.

Everything is stock except the mirrors.

Runs Great – Steers Straight – Brakes Work

All gauges, odometer and speedometer work.

5 New Tires

Rebuilt stock carburetor

Idaho vehicle – minimal surface rust on bumpers

Driver and passenger seats have been reupholstered – jump seats have not.

Classic 1972 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 4×4

A sweet stocky 1972 FJ40 brought to you by Sun Valley Auto Club in Hailey, ID

Classic 1972 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 4×4

Classic Land Cruiser restored to factory specifications. No lifts or engine swap here. This FJ40 is true and correct. Toyota brand parts only used in this restoration. This FJ has great metal under the freshly painted Hudson green, an OEM Toyota color. We took a paint meter to it and found no rust and all factory sheet metal and factory welds. One of the cleanest FJ40’s we have ever come across. All the lights, bumpers, emblems, handles, hubcaps, and wheels are in great condition. The same will be said for the interior. Freshly recovered seats, clean and clear glass, clean and undamaged knobs, and nice interior paint. It does have the rear jump seats to haul some friends around too. The engine is in stock form and has plenty of pep. This is one stylish FJ that is in original condition.


1978 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser Frame off restoration



1978, the last year of the classic round bezel and most sought after in those models.  The restoration started with a cosmetic overhaul after all mechanical checks and maintenance.  The whole truck was torn down piece by piece and attended to.  The rear tub was replaced with an aluminum aqualu tub upgrade ($5000)……no worries of ever rusting!  (The FJ tubs were susceptible to rust especially at the rocker panels and rear quarters due to poor quality sheet metal.)  All new Toyota OEM replacements were used when available.  Engine bay is all original with the exception of the carburetor which is a Weber.  Engine fires right up without the need of the choke.   The original 2F 4spd engine has less than 100K miles, runs extremely strong, and cruises comfortably down the road.  All cylinders passed compression tests. All smog components are still in tact (just not attached). This can be easily reconnected if your state requires it (CA). 

Tires are all new 33″ BFG Mud Terrains.  Just added a new Optima battery and muffler.  All new OEM weather stripping, emblems, correct stainless steel hardware, door run channels, etc.  Seats have been re-upholstered with all new CCOT leather covers exact to Toyota specs.  Suspension includes a 3.5″ lift kit with OME springs and RC shocks.  The original radio in dash was left for classic appeal and value, but a JVC CD player was added in addition to a Tuffy console box.    All spot weld marks were attended to……..all body lines are smooth like today’s cars (not wavy in the sunlight like original).  No expense spared on the meticulous paint job.  Truck looks and rides better than factory.

This truck has spent 90% of it’s life in Missouri with it’s original owner and garage kept.  I have owned many FJ40’s over the years, and this was probably the cleanest find I’ve come across as far as it’s condition.  I can confidently say that over 85% of the FJ’s I find will not make the cut for restoration.  Climate shows these are becoming more popular in the high end auctions (Barrett-Jackson, Mecum) as they have topped over $100K in less time than predicted (2013).  Pics do not do this FJ justice……it is a showroom piece. 

Photo Gallery:

Really too much to list so here are the basics as I know I am missing quite a bit………..

Cosmetic work done:

Frame-off restoration.  Truck completely disassembled.

Professional 3 Stage Sherwin Williams Ultra 7000 paint in Toyota color code 532 (Mustard Yellow). 

Work completed by J & T body Shop Charlotte, NC with over 40 years experience!

All Seats have new leather upholstery in gray color code CCOT Toyota specs!

All new stainless hardware inside and out for appearance and never to rust! 

All new emblems, badging, weather stripping throughout, etc.

Mechanical and Electrical include:

OME springs with RC shocks

Tuffy console

JVC CD player

BFG 33″ Mud Terrains

Weber Carburetor

Original 2F engine 96K miles

Original 4 speed transmission

Aqualu professionally treated aluminum tub…… rust ever!

New front fender turn signals

Painless wiring harness, thicker gauge than original!

Front knuckle seal kit

Oil pan gasket

Optima Battery


1980 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser

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Here is a very nice 1980 Land Cruiser. It has low miles and is in excellent condition. It has factory power steering, new tires, rims, upholstery, fuel tank and fuel system related , and any and all other small parts that didn’t measure up or showed wear. All systems work including factory washers and horn. The only thing not stock is emissions. the original owner de-smogged it  20 years ago.

The truck came to me in excellent condition to begin with. Then it was disassembled, painted and gone through top to bottom to make sure all things worked as should. Hundreds of hours

went into checking , rechecking and restoring  Because it had been in storage for over twelve years, rather than just send fuel tank in for cleaning, it was replaced with new, as was the sender, pump, soft lines, etc. I chose to go with brand new Toyota rims to avoid any possible loss of integrity after 35 years of service on the originals. Tires are brand new Mastercraft , USA made by Cooper Tire Co. Because the motor had so few miles only the water jacket related  and ignition maintenance items were replaced. Thermostat and the housing, hoses and such.

It’s a beautiful truck that turns heads and gets waves everywhere you go.

1975 Toyota Land Cruiser (Nuts & Bolts Frame off restoration)

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One very nicely restored 1975 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser…

Odometer: 48,578 VIN# FJ40194545 Engine:  4.2 L Transmission: Manual
These year model have the most desired features by the mainstream market; i.e…Larger 2-F Motor, 4-speed Transmission, and Rear Ambulance Doors and upgradedwindshield wiper motor.

The Restoration process begins by using a uncut rust free FJ40

We begging by disassembling the FJ40’s body. The hard top was removed and

dismantled. All body attachments inside and out where removed from the body –

including doors, hood, fenders, hinges, roll bar, seats, bumpers, all attachments, etc.

After disassembling, 108 individual parts were sandblasted to white metal and sealed

with self-etching primer for the ultimate rust protection. Each part was hand sanded

three times before painting to assure the ultimate smooth finish. All body parts where

individually painted before reassembly

The factory acrylic enamel paint for a factory superior finish was use. Roll bar, seat

frames, is repainted as well as the entire interior. Center console, instrument panel,

glove box door, ashtray, air filter housing, Hood hooks, gas line cover are powder

coated, Emblems where replaced with new. Turn signals where replaced with new. Top

and front grill was refinished to new condition.

The FJ40 interior received new seat upholstery, new  seals around doors. Dash pull

knobs are all refinished as well as rear heater is bead blasted and refinished.

Hardware: All nuts/bolts and much of the FJ40 hardware is re-plated to its original

factory look with a non-corrosive yellow zinc plating. Finished interior looks and smells


Engine Overhaul.

This is a complete Land Cruiser 2-F engine overhaul,

Details of Motor: Under the hood appearance is always impressive. Valve cover and air

cleaner are bead blasted and painted. Hardware is re-plated to its original factory look

with a non-corrosive yellow zinc plating. Many other steps are taken to make our FJ40s

a “Show Off” under the hood.

1975 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser

This FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser had been restored with new aluminum tub, won’t ever rust out. New upholstery, Power steering, new paint in and out, to many new items to list. mechanically the vehicle is sound, the engine runs smooth and has good compression, the transmission and clutch are tight and shifts smoothly, the breaks are in good condition as is the exhaust and electrical system. All fluids have been changed and maintained on a regular basis and are very clean with-in their respected containers. The tires are in good condition with plenty of tread.


1971 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser


Here is an Original 1971 fj40 California rust free land cruiser with many new parts. The engine was rebuilt as well as most of the other wear items. Nice & clean original FJ40.



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