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1970 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-40 (amazing frame off restoration!)

My god…this is one beautiful FJ40…well done..maybe one of the finest we have ever seen…this is currently available for purchase on eBay

1970 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-40

Fashion Green/ Grey

7 Year Rotisserie Restoration

This matching numbers FJ-40 was rescued from the Nevada desert in amazingly original condition. It was complete and unmolested, right down to the original factory hose clamps. The truck was completely disassembled and underwent a restoration that was completed in September of 2013. The entire powertrain was completely rebuilt reusing the restored original components such as the alternator, carburetor and starter. The engine was bored .040″ over and received a new cam, lifters, pistons, timing components, bearings, gaskets and seals. The transmission, transfer case and axles were meticulously rebuilt, receiving new bearings and seals throughout. All of the vehicle’s components were reassembled with the original replated bolts and hardware. Genuine Toyota parts were used throughout the restoration and great care was taken to preserve or recreate the factory paint marks and part labels. The same care and attention was given to the underside of the vehicle. The frame, axle housings, all of the chassis and steering components, as well as the bumpers and wheels were powder coated in their original colors. All of the original brake and fuel hard lines were replated and reused. The body retains it all of its original sheet metal and floors. It was completely stripped to bare metal, epoxy primed and finished on a rotisserie using high quality PPG Deltron paint in the rare original Toyota Fashion Green color. All of the rubber components were replaced during reassembly and with the exception of the wing and corner windows, all new tempered glass was installed. Almost all of the original hardware, such as the bolts, nuts, hose clamps, hard lines and brackets were individually hand stripped, re-plated and reused. The original wire harness was restored using new brass terminals and new plastic connectors. The interior upholstery was faithfully reproduced and even the characteristic spot weld “dimples” were carefully preserved on the exterior of the body. We will ship all over the world.

Call Jimmy Bartlett at (910) 297-3580 for more information.

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!

 

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…