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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

 

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.

 

 

Toyota Land Cruiser 1979 FJ40 (ac & power steering)

Here is another fantastic 1979 toyota land cruiser from Land Cruiser Nation.

This California FJ40 has had a complete frame-off restoration by Mudrak in Sonoma CA. They had the truck for over a year. Every questionable part has been replaced with new OEM Toyota parts. Tens of thousands have been spent on this nuts & bolt frame-off restoration. Leather Interior, New BFG MT tires on OEM wheels, power steering, disk brakes, ARB lockers, Warn winch, Engine, transmission, brakes have all been gone through. This Cruiser was owned by a couple who had three kids so they had the longer jump seats installed in the rear. Comes with a matching OEM tailgate for running with the top off. Always garage kept and pampered. This is about as good as it gets

Make: Toyota
Model: FJ40
Year: 1979
Color: Freeborn Red
Mileage:5000 Since Resto
Location: Iowa
Price: 62,400
Contact: 515-864-1275

Highlights:
Frame Off Restoration
Powder Coated Frame
Air Conditioning
Power Steering
Warn Winch
Leather Upholstery
ARB Lockers Front & Rear
Old Man Emu Suspension
Extended Seating in back
Warn 9000 Winch

1966 Toyota Land Cruiser (factory soft top-restored)

This incredible 1966 Toyota Land Cruiser w/ Factory Soft Top is currently available on ebay

Here’s an opportunity to own an incredible Concours Winning Factory Soft Top FJ40 Landcruiser. This FJ40 received a 3-year complete bare metal nut and bolt restoration to the highest standard. The restoration was completed in 2013. It has been driven 151 miles since being finished.

Originally sold at Hil Probert Motors in Lakespur , California (see inner glove box decal), and still wearing its original California black plates to this day.

This 1966 cruiser started out as a dry and complete California example, never hit, original Volcanic Beige paint, a true cream puff and the best possible base car you could ever hope to find for a full blown nut and bolt restoration.

The restoration was a team effort involving some highly respected Landcruiser experts based out of the Pacific Northwest. Genesis 4 wheel drive, Metric TLC, and Landcruiser Northwest.

I have a 3 ring binder full of all documentation pertaining to the restoration.

Every component is restored, rebuilt, detailed, plated, accurately reproduced, etc.

Many New Old Stock parts were used during the build. It has correct coral red upholstery, proper red seat belts, khaki green soft top and soft doors, proper canvas safety straps for the door openings, correct decals. I also have a rebuilt Jack with handles, and a restored hand crank start handle that are included.

Drivetrain is a freshly rebuilt 2F with a 4 speed; it was built to be a great driver.

I’m a firm believer in pictures being worth a thousand words. Please see my gallery for as found, under construction, and finished photos.

https://picasaweb.google.com/dustin.howell/1966FactorySoftTopLandcruiser

This beauty was debuted at the 2013 Forest Grove Concours D Elegance where it won its class and was runner up for best in show post-war. Not an easy task by any means.

If you’re just starting your search for an investment grade FJ, I’d recommend taking a few minutes to browse this article recently published by Hemmings Motor News, particularly Item #3:

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/01/02/five-car-hobby-predictions-for-the-coming-year/

The reason for selling is I’m making a move on a once in a lifetime muscle car that is available.

Has a clean CA title.