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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.

1978 BJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser (Australian Import – Diesel)

1978 BJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser right side driver imported from Australia.

This rig is currently available for sale on Ebay

Year: 1978 Make: Toyota Model: BJ40 Landcruiser Doors: 2 Motor:  4 cyl Toyota B-2977cc Diesel engine Transmission: 4 speed manual transmission Drivetrain: 4WD Exterior Color: Tan Interior Color: Black Comments: It has a good straight frame, solid floors and body. Painted about a year ago so it is very presentable. No structural or serious rust issues. The roof, hood and fenders are fiberglass. The interior is very clean, the seats have some wear. The roof lining is original but sags in places. Rear tires 31x10x50LT, Sunraysia wheels, rear-mounted spare wheel holder.  VIN:Please note the VIN is all zeros in the ad because this is an imported vehicle from Australia. *Comes with clear Washington State title.

Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 1966 (Frame Off Restoration)

TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 1966 “Stock Restoration”

This vehicle is currently for sale on ebay

I’ve found this 66 in a remote farm town, the FJ was in an original condition but missing some tlc, I am based in Miami Florida and I do my restorations in Bogota Colombia with the best professionals in town.

We started with a total disassembly and a ground up frame off restoration. the frame was sand it as same with the body.

All the parts replaced are OEM purchased in SOR, Land Parts.com, local toyota dealers even in this site. (have all the invoices)

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

The work done on this FJ includes complete restoration of the wire system including new wire blocks,new regulator,new battery, the factory starter and alternator fully serviced, oem horns,the instrument cluster fully serviced by a professional, all the instruments work, speedometer has new oem cable.factory wiper motors fully serviced, new oem arms and blades, the carburator 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.

Almost all the body parts are original except for the rear sill.

The upholstery was done in the same factory coral tone, new oem twist lock and seat straps and custom front and rear rubber floor mats matching the grey tone. by one of the best shops in town (they do most of the classic cars in the country)

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

The odometer reads 68689 Kilometers

1976 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser (Frame Off Restoration)

This blue 1976 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser has been fully restored.

This super clean FJ40 is currently for sale on eBay

The tub was taken off the frame and all parts were etched and recoated. The inside of the tub was lined with matching blue liner, the underside of the tub and springs were stripped and sandblasted, and coated with p.o.r.-15. the wheels were also sandblasted. Everything has been either replaced, stripped and recoated, or rebuilt.

 

1972 FJ55 Toyota Land Cruiser (full restoration)

THE PERFECT 72’ FJ55 4 DOOR WAGON

The best of the best, restored & fully upgraded for daily driving by vintageoffroad

This super clean FJ55 is currently for sale on eBay

Premium restoration repaint finished in

DuPont Chroma (lifetime) Paint in “Orion Turquoise & Cygnus White”

Premium restoration upholstery finished in a Grey Tweed Wool & Carpets in Wool Berber.

New 6 cylinder F motor, with performance up grades adding 25 more hp, new h55 – 5 SPEED transmission, new power steering, new 4 wheel disc brakes, new suspension

This rig has only 2000 miles since restoration.

None better for daily driving 70mph Highway Cruising Speeds!

 

1973 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser (Frame Off Restoration – Green)

Here is a very sweet 1973 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser in green with frame off restoration courtesy of Earth Motorcars

This Land Cruiser is currently available for sale on eBay

Details:

This exceptional FRAME OFF, ENGINE OUT RESTORATION was completed by a FJ expert. Set up for on/off road with a GM V8 350 ENGINE, power steering and upgraded disc brakes. If your looking for a true (fully restored) high end custom built Toyota  FJ 40 Land Cruiser, you just found it! Everything in it and on it was replaced new or rebuilt like new. It has been driven very rarely.

This is one of the most Stunning FJ’s you will ever see. The Body is super straight. The Paint color is mint green base coat /clear coat paint that was color sanded and buffed (over 80 hours) to a wet glass shine finish. (Show quality paint work)  FJ was painted on the outside as well as the inside and done correct. All fenders – hood – tailgate – doors removed from body when painted, then re-assembled back on body with stainless and hardware. The body was removed from the frame when painted on a rotisserie so every inch of the body was painted correct.  (Not a road tar covered bottom hiding rust and ugly road grime that you will find on most of them).  A fresh built, nice running V8 351 motor was installed under the hood and this FJ has more power and performance than most could ever use. After the frame was powder coated, it was undercoated to enjoy on any trail without worrying about damaging the under carriage this was done before the motor – trans – 4X4 transfer case – stainless brake lines and  so on were re-installed back into the frame.

You can eat off the engine of this FJ40, we know this because we just completed it! This FJ is a show winner if you like to look at them or an incredible off road suv if you want to enjoy it. Motor fitted with a – 4 bbl carb(just rebuilt) – custom built headers powder coated silver- 3 inch exhaust and a correct sounding Flow Master muffler growl so it’s fun to ride in going down the road. Off Road and a WARN winch are installed as well!

It has  a 2 inch suspension lift along 33 inch tires so its not to high to get in and drives awesome and looks tough!  It runs tight and straight down the road with no issues.  The front bumper is heavy duty and comes equipped with a 8000 pound winch. I just put in a brand new steering box along with all new shocks. The engine was completely rebuilt  and runs fantastic.  This is a get in and drive truck!    The frame is in perfect shape, rust free.  All the mechanicals have been redone.  The 4-speed transmission shifts into gear perfectly with a strong clutch.  The brakes are perfect and stop as they should!

 

 

 

1985 FJ60 Toyota Land Cruiser (Blue)

1985 FJ60 Toyota Land Cruiser

This was the Toyota Land Cruiser that started it all for me. It was our first family Toyota four wheel drive and I never realized that a true obsession with all things Land Cruiser had been sparked. I bought her for $2200 from a my friends brother in law as a 2 owner rig that was originally bought new from the Toyota dealer in Yuba City CA. We owned her for over 10 years and kept her stock with the exception of an Old Man Emu suspension kit as the stock leaf springs and shocks were saggy from the original 190K miles. Many fun trips were had in this rig…from the snowy mountains of Downieville, the north coast of CA and even a trip to 2009 Burning Man…where I slept in the back for 4 days!
Tired of fighting the CA smog laws…I reluctantly decided to sell her to a gentleman named Ted who flew all the way from The Netherlands to pick the fj60 up in person. He then proceeded to drive her cross country from CA to FL and load her on a container ship to meet her new home….Ted has since done some major restoration on the vehicle and uses her as a daily driver…good man Ted! I used the proceeds from the the Toyota FJ60 to pick up a 1972 FJ40 in Oregon…but thats another story for another time…