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1985 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ47

1985 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ47 A

REMEMBER, IT’S NOT JUST A TOYOTA LAND CRUISER, IT’S A VINTAGE LAND CRUISER! (sm)

This is not just any Land Cruiser restorationit’s another custom, Vintage Cruiser Co., Toyota Land Cruiser restoration!  This simply means that, bolt for bolt, you get the highest quality restoration for the best possible price.  Guaranteed!

Our pricing is the most competitive because all of our restorations are done by our team of professionals, in Costa Rica, where parts are plentiful and labor is more competitive.

The Vintage Cruiser Co. is a restoration company and not a car broker/reseller.

The Vintage Cruiser Co. doesn’t just purchase second-hand Toyota Land Cruisers in Costa Rica, mark them up without restoring them, and resell/import them to/for our customers for a hefty profit without adding value to the transaction.  The Vintage Cruiser Co. sources (purchases) Toyota Land Cruisers, takes them back to our restoration workshop in the mountains of Costa Rica, and properly restores them, frame-off, so our clients know they are getting a newly restored Toyota Vintage Land Cruiser, and not a second-hand and un-restored one that many before have owned and used (possibly mistreated) before them.

Our clients are the first owners of their newly restored Toyota Vintage Cruiser!

All of our custom restorations start with a solid Land Cruiser frame and chassis, from Costa Rica, that we completely take apart and/or painstakingly restore to its original factory condition.  We restore only two Toyota Land Cruisers at a time and have a 60 day waiting list for new clients.  All of our Vintage Cruisers come with clean and clear Florida titles.  We take care of all import related documentation, duties, fees, DOT and EPA requirements, and you get a 100% properly imported vehicle that is transferable in any one of the fifty states or your money back. Guaranteed!

1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 RED JAPAN B 

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.

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.

1980 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser

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.

BJ40 toyota, Kojootti Off Road Finland (Video)

Volcan 4×4 does Toyota Land Cruiser importing & restoration…the right way!

I am excited to see a brand new company like Volcan 4X4 importing and restoring high quality vintage Toyota Land Cruisers from Colombia into the USA. They are the number one importer of Colombian Toyota Land Cruiser trucks. Check out Volcan 4×4’s website and prepare to be impressed!
I recently spoke to the owner Charlie Guy, and this is what he had to say about the growing business:
” I started Volcan 4×4, LLC which is a Florida and Colombian based business specializing in sourcing, restoring and importing unique classic Toyota Land Cruisers. We are specializing in FJ43 models also.  We have been working since we started the business in early 2014 and are now on our 10th truck in process with 5 shipped into the US so far. We hope to do 20 trucks this year making us the number one importing of Colombian classic Land Cruisers.  We are focusing on trucks in the $30,000 to $60,000 price range”
This is one of our trucks below…
1982 toyota land cruiser fj40 volcan 4x4

1982 toyota land cruiser fj40 volcan 4×4

“This one we mostly bought this way from a Colombian airline pilot Land Cruiser enthusiast and did a light restoration. Just a FUN truck I could not pass up.  Most of our trucks we do frame on or frame off restorations and follow an original theme.
I believe that Volcan 4×4 is the only US citizen owned business bringing these great trucks out of Colombia. We are unique in that I speak Spanish and live part time in Colombia and oversee all the restorations. We have some great FJ43s coming soon and a frame off 1961 FJ40. The 1961s were very rare in the US with under 250 imported in 1961.”

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.

1973 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 PTO MUSEUM QUALITY

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Another amazing FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser frame off restoration for sale here on eBay : Full Before and after pics included here:

https://plus.google.com/photos/113102374521099720333/albums/5924444670740818321?authkey=CJHgp6mF9oDnxAE

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.

I have owned twelve FJ40s over the past twenty years, and worked on many more. This makes my sixth restoration, and with each comes more knowledge, ability, and efficiency. It is by far the most comprehensive I have ever completed. I am a one-man operation, and I have a passion for early Toyota Fj40s. Prior to doing restorations full-time, I was a mechanic in my fathers automotive repair business and performed restoration work on the side in my free time. I am a purist and a perfectionist when it comes to Land Cruiser rebuilds and I think my work reflects this.

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 catalogued. 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

o   Frame and respective components were media blasted and powder coated

  • Wheels
  • Drive train, engine and PTO

o   All components were disassembled, thoroughly inspected, cleaned, and reassembled

o   The head was reworked

  • Valves and seats were reground
  • Head, intake and exhaust manifold were resurfaced

o   Radiator

  • Hydraulics components including:

o   Brake master, booster, slave cylinders, clutch master, wheel cylinders

 

New parts:

  • Water pump, belts and hoses
  • Hydraulics components including:

o   Lines, shoes, hoses

  • Clutch and flywheel
  • OEM shocks and Dunlop tires
  • Universal joints and tie rods
  • Muffler and exhaust
  • Headlights, taillights, turn signals, emblems, reflectors, gaskets, boots, wipers, hubcaps dash cap, winch cable, plugs and wires, vent drain tubes, grommets, and lock cylinders.

Body:

  • Tub, fenders, top etc. were media blasted to bare metal and defects were repaired at a professional body shop
  • The only rusted area on the rear sill was cut out and replaced with new sheet metal
  • Paint:

o   All body pieces were coated with a self-etching primer and single-stage acrylic enamel paint

o   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 rewrapped
  • The fiberglass top was sanded down, recoated with epoxy resin, repainted with Toyota’s “Cignus White”, and given a new headliner and visors.

o   New OEM drip rail edge gasket

 

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.

 

https://plus.google.com/photos/113102374521099720333/albums/5924444670740818321?authkey=CJHgp6mF9oDnxAE

 

I want to reiterate that this is a museum-quality vehicle, and as such is not suitable for highway driving. I reserve the right to end the sale at any time. A $5,000 non-refundable deposit is required via PayPal within 24 hours of the close of sale. I’m more than happy to answer any questions from serious prospective buyers, no trade offers please.

One point of clarification: Let me stress that this vehicle is in excellent running and operating condition. However, it was never designed by Toyota to be a high speed highway driving truck. It features a short wheelbase with a 3speed transmission, low ratio transfer case and rear axle gear ratios.  It was intended for slow operating off road use.

 

O.C.K.A. (Old Cruisers Kicking Arse) Toolangi Trip Dec 2013 (Video)

They really know how to do Land Cruisers down under!!! Love it! I really need to book an adventure in Australia!!

Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series in the mud!

Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series in the mud!

Looks like fun!!!