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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

LOVE THE MUSTARD!!!

 

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:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/124564932@N02/

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……..no rust ever!

New front fender turn signals

Painless wiring harness, thicker gauge than original!

Front knuckle seal kit

Oil pan gasket

Optima Battery

 

1978 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ45 Rare Bio Diesel Truck – Full Restoration

Cool BJ45 truck on Ebay…if I only had unlimited resources…lol!

This super rare Diesel pick up truck has been fully restored, and is in excellent condition. You just don’t find diesel Toyota Land Cruiser pick up trucks in this condition for this price. 


The truck is very clean and rust free. Take a look at the undercarriage and see that it is rust free and in excellent condition. The truck bed is original and also in excellent condition. The interior has all new upholstery. 


This truck will turn heads when you drive down the road. Its 6cyl diesel engine will get down the highway at a good 70mph, and still get 22mpg. With high torque, pull your trailer or boat anywhere. You can drive this on bio diesel and even used vegetable oil. Drive your truck for FREE!

The truck has been inspected by a Toyota mechanic, and he was impressed by everything. There are no problems or anything that needs to be fixed. 


These trucks are only getting rarer and harder to find. We don’t sell just any Land Cruiser, but we sell the best, that have been taken care of and are in excellent condition as this one is.

These are a great investment, because of their increasing value. Don’t miss out on this one before they aren’t available anymore.

Land Cruiser 70 series: Loved around the World (video)

This is a great video overview of the Famous 70 series Toyota Land Cruiser

1973 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 (Factory PTO)

Another dream FJ40 for sale on Ebay!

1973 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 Hard Top with factory PTO winch.  This vehicle is a museum-quality, rotisserie, frame-off, hand built, nut and bolt restoration.  It is exact to original manufactures specifications and appears just as it did when it rolled off the ARACO Toyota production line back in 1973.  You will not find a more original or meticulously restored FJ40.  There are well in excess of a thousand hours in this build, and probably just as many in research and parts acquisition in order to maintain integrity.  As much as the photos show, this vehicle is even more impressive in person.

This restoration is unique in that it began with what’s known as a “survivor” – an incredibly complete and unmolested specimen.  All components are original to the vehicle and meticulously refurbished. The entire vehicle was disassembled and cataloged.  All hardware and adornments were retained, cleaned, yellow zinc plated or re-chromed as per factory specification.

For new parts, every effort was made to use NOS OEM Toyota parts and rebuild kits sourced from the local Toyota dealership or from other reputable Land Cruiser Specialists.  Aftermarket parts were only used when absolutely necessary and only because the originals were no longer available.  No expense was spared and the attention to detail of this restoration is second to none.  Every decal, nut, and bolt is correct in its application.

Refurbished parts:
*   Chassis
*   Frame and respective components were media blasted and powder coated

*   All body pieces were coated with a self-etching primer and single-stage acrylic enamel paint
*   The color is the elusive “Heath Grey”, Toyota paint code T-113, and was available on FJ40s in the 1973 model year
*     The floor and underside of the tub were sprayed with a color matched, tinted raptor liner for sound dampening and durability
*     Electrical wiring harnesses were circuit-tested and re-wrapped
*      The fiberglass top was sanded down, re-coated with epoxy resin, repainted with Toyota’s “Cignus White”, and given a new headliner and visors.
Interior:
*      New, custom-sewn vinyl seat covers identical to the original in color and appearance
*      New OEM shifter boots
*      All glass is original and displays the Toyota trademark in the corners
*      Seat frames, front and rear heaters, doors, console, steering wheel, dash, AM radio, knobs, pedals (including arms and bucket), wiper mechanism and seat belts are original and re-finished

Equally impressive:
*     Extremely rare original tool bag complete with stamped Toyota tools
*     Iconic yellow bottle jack and rods
*     Factory trouble light in its original plastic case
*     Genuine owners manual.

Even the ignition key is brand new OEM Toyota and comes inside a factory key wallet where it shares space with the new front and rear door keys.  As a finishing touch, no true period restoration would be complete without a matching set of license plates of the very same vintage.  It even smells like a new car inside!  No respectable collection is complete without an FJ40 in the stable, here’s your chance. Please visit the following link to be directed to an online photo album containing supplemental images, which chronicle each stage of my process in detail.  The album is organized such that there are before and after comparative pictures, followed by a complete chronicle of the restoration, and wrapped up with additional images of the finished Cruiser.

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 1981 FJ40 (restored condition)

1981 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 in restored nice condition…I love the mustard color on this year…this excellent looking rig is currently available from Euromotorcars on Ebay

 

 

TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 1966 “100 % Stock Restoration”

This very nice TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 1966 “100 % Stock Restoration” is available for sale on eBay

Thanks, for looking at my fresh, frame off restored fj40 with a Florida Title

We started doing a complete research is order to do a great stock restoration with the factory correct body and upholstery colors, making sure every part is correct with the model; with a total disassembly and a ground up frame off restoration. Every part was sanded, cleaned and restored

All the parts replaced are OEM (have all the invoices)

The vin# FJ4043622 and motor#F224976 match as it came from the factory.

The work done on this FJ includes a complete paint job with factory gray tone (will include a pint of matching paint, for touch up), complete restoration of the wire/electrical system including new wire blocks,new regulator,new battery,etc, the factory starter and alternator fully serviced, oem horns,the instrument cluster fully serviced by a professional, all the instruments work, .factory wiper motors fully serviced, new oem arms and blades, the carburetor was fully restored with an oem kit, dashboard switches are oem. we tried to keep the vehicle as much original as possible .some parts, screws were zinc plated and chrome, transmission and transfer knobs are factory

Almost all the body parts are original except for the rear sill, glass is factory shows some hair lines

The upholstery was done in the same factory coral/orange tone, new oem twist lock and seat straps and custom front and rear rubber floor mats matching the grey tone. all the work was dane by professionals

New items includes: new oem battery tray, window/glass door kits, door locks, gas cap, emblems, bibs/turn and tail lights, new exhaust/muffler system, etc, new set of 5 tires (Maxxis 700×15; similar tread as factory in those years) factory wheels fully serviced, balanced, alignment, radiator and gas tank fully serviced, new oem hoses, factory hose clams (restored).

Over 1000 hrs of work done in this vehicle, this is a collector vehicle

The odometer reads 68689 Kilometers

Toyota Land Cruiser BJ41 1980 (Very Clean!)

Here is a very rare bird  available on currently available on eBay:

Toyota Land Cruiser BJ41

The Toyota Land Cruiser 40-series is known as a legendary platform around the world. In the US, most are familiar with the FJ40 model, a gas-powered 4×4 available up until 1984. This vehicle is designated as a BJ41, a diesel powered variant available exclusively in the Japanese domestic market (abbreviated as JDM). As an importer of 4×4 Land Cruisers, I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to purchase and import this “time capsule” of Toyota Land Cruiser history. This vehicle is a great addition to any collection. The originality and low mileage makes this one of the rarest 40’s in the United States today.

 

One-Owner, Very Original Condition

This BJ41 is confirmed to be a one-owner, well-maintained vehicle. The photos show the condition and tell the story. The body is nearly perfect with the exception of a small bit of previous repair in the rear by the driver tail light. The interior is immaculate! There’s a small tear in the bottom side of the drivers seat cover, but otherwise it looks like it left the factory yesterday. This BJ41 has the optional rear heater, rear jumpseats and the very rare factory air conditioning. It also has the original split-rim wheels, and vintage tires. Also included is a stack of original documentation and paperwork.

Everything works on this BJ41, including the air conditioning which was recharged with original R12. It has the original factory radio as well as a secondary Kenwood deck installed by the original owner. Speakers were also installed in the rear cabin by the original owner. The odometer shows 64,811 original KM’s (40,271 miles), and the service records included with the vehicle verify that as the original mileage. It runs and drives great, like a nearly new 40 series should.

 

BJ41 Drivetrain

The 40 series is a legendary platform known for toughness and reliability. This BJ41 is similar to the units available in the US except for its 2B diesel engine and low gear transmission. The 2B is a 3168cc inline 4-cylinder 8-valve OHV diesel engine. Compression ratio is 21:1 with output being 93HP at 2200RPM and 159 ft-lb of torque at 2200RPM. This engine was only available in JDM BJ41’s, JDM BJ44’s and the JDM Coaster (Toyota’s small bus platform) making this a rare collectible Land Cruiser. The transmission is an H41 4-speed which is geared lower than the standard 4-speeds available with US spec 40 series Land Cruisers. This BJ41 has an ultra-low 5.29:1 first gear! The 2-speed transfer case has a low range of 1.959:1. The axles are the same as the US spec 40 series, 9.25″ ring gear, open differential with 4.11:1 gear ratio.

 

Toyota Land Cruiser 1978 FJ40

This stunning 1978 Toyota FJ40 for sale on eBay

Meet “CASPER “1978 fj40 landcruiser … This is an exceptional well cared for truck and incredible find in great condition…equipped with Factory PTO winch ( power take off winch) and Toyota power steering. Makes it easy to maneuver especially in tight parking spaces.

Original Alpine white paint that still sports its showroom shine… Original headliner, original Toyota floor mat, and rust free tub . Idles, drives, steers ,stops and everything works like it should.

Very strong 2F inline 6 cylinder engine paired with 4 speed manual transmission that shifts crisp and smooth. 1978 FJs had a more refined drivetrain and were quieter with higher gears for cruising.

It also has a new Old Man EMU suspension upgrade, brand new set of 5 tires 33″x 10.50/15 BFG tires including spare on all new stock Fj40 steelies and hub caps. Wheels and tires have less than 100 miles since install last week! H4 headlights helps see better at night.

Toyota fj40 is known for it’s off road prowess … A well engineered truck that put Toyota on the map. You can still find them running strong in the most remote parts of the world. See video below for history.

1978 is a very desirable year in the fj40 evolution series with the thicker stronger rust resilient body. Equipped with modern drivetrain technology that could keep up with today’s cars.