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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.
*      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.

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 FJ43 1981 (Stock &Clean!)

This very clean FJ43 is currently available on ebay

This vehicle has been in the garage around 15 years already, without moving it at all; therefore, almost all its parts are original.Vehicles like this one, are not usually found in US. The glasses of the side doors retain the factory counter-mark made by Toyota. The car has 190.000 Kilometers that are fully guaranteed and verifiable.

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

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

Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 1970 (one original owner)

I love the patina on this 1970 Toyota Land Cruiser…to me this is what a land cruiser that you plan on using should look like…a trail blazer…love it! This sweetheart is currently for sale on Ebay.

One owner, bought new 1970 in CA, still have much of the original paperwork, books, manuals, receipts, original tool kit, jack etc. Spent about 4k recently to bring it back out of the garage and to back to public eye. Still have all the original parts that were replaced and still have about 2k worth of new OEM parts that go with it. Runs and drives great, very very original and not ever hacked up. All the parts new and old are in mostly original boxes and will go with the sale (see pic) The original working Warn Winch will also go with the sale (see pic) there is only one spot of rust on the entire FJ and its along the floor lip under rear door area, otherwise it is completly rust free as far as we can tell today. So much is new with Toyota replacement parts to make it dependable and reliable again. 5 new oem wheels and tires, and hubcaps, all 8 wheel cylinders, fuel lines, fuel pump, water pump, radiator, hoses, belts and new in boxes are new headliner, new rear window glass, all new replacement bumpers many many more new items, we just got carried away trying to buy new things to have it restored. After we got it on the road the shop doing the work said we should keep it original and enjoy it but we cant really use it anymore. Any questions please ask, its a wonderful rig and a joy to drive. The green mini bike comes with the FJ included in the sale.


FJ45 Troopy Toyota Land Cruiser 1980 ( Rare and Restored!)

This beautiful FJ45 rig courtesy of www.vintageoffroad.com

1980 Freeborn Red & Cygnus White Toyota FJ45 Wagon Hardtop Troopy.
Premium Body off Restoration of a very scarce Left Hand Drive Land Cruiser.

Fully restored in 2006. Just under 17,000 miles. Acquired from a large car collection/collector.

This custom built & upgraded FJ Wagon has all the best options: Left Hand Drive, Newer Mechanical, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, upgraded Steering, Bilstein Shocks, New Heavy Duty Springs, New Bushing, New Tie Rods, New Shackles, New 33″ BFG All Terrains Tires. New rebuilt motor, transmission, transfer-case, restored 4×4 system, newer brakes & more.

A 100% rust free and super clean.

Classis Vintage Lines & Looks. Upgraded to a luxurious & spacious modern interior from a late model Toyota Land Cruiser. Seats 9-10 adults, Goes anywhere. Premium Kenwood Sound system with remote. Call for all details. This special Red & White Land Cruiser wagon draws loads of attention from onlookers – it is a true crowd pleaser..

1980 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43

Here is a super nice 1980 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 that was previously available on ebay

Up for your consideration is this super rare (In the US) 1980 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ43. Everyone looking at this ad obviously knows the amazing history these vehicles have. This is a wonderful example of a vehicle of this caliber and one that every collector must have. It was imported from south America and originally from JAPAN. The FJ43 is basically an FJ40 but its body is just a little bit longer. It has been completely restored from the frame up. It has a rare soft top that looks magnificent. The olive color on the outside is beautiful. The work on the FJ was done professionally and is superb. It has original wheel bead locks and brand new NOS general tires. This vehicle is a basic model. That is how most of these utility vehicles were imported. Due to the sub tropical climate of the area where the vehicle was stored and resided most of its life there is absolutely no rust on the body anywhere. The interior seats and floor covers are all new. The vehicle come with the original 2F Inline 6 cylinder that runs amazing. You will find no smoke, knocks and pings from this wonderful motor. It almost seems it came out of the factory. The 4WD system works perfectly. Lights, horns, turn signals and brake lights work great.

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 1976 (Total Rebuild with CUMMINS 4BT Diesel)

This amazing Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 1976 rig has been done to the nines by Big Sky Cruisers…mucho respect…these guy do beautiful work! This work of art is currently for sale on Ebay

This 1976 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40. This was a two year recently completed complete frame off, nut & bolt rebuild/restoration. This project included a conversion from the original Toyota 2F motor to a Cummins first generation turbo charged 3.9 4BT diesel that is turning out around 170 HP. There is less than 1000 miles on this rebuild. The power is unreal. The fuel mileage is great. It’s hard not to smile when you are behind the wheel of this bad boy.

Drive Train:

  • Cummins 3.9 4BT first generation turbo charged- rated at 110 HP
  • Midrange fuel pin, dynamic timing advance, and pump upgrade leading to 170 HP
  • The engine has all new bearings and has been freshened up
  • Completely rebuilt pump (by Cummins dealer)
  • Saginaw power steering unit with Dodge power steering pump and vacuum pump combo
  • Stock Toyota radiator completely recorded with heavy duty cores added coupled with an electric fan
  • Resurfaced flywheel
  • New heavy duty clutch & pressure plate and release bearing
  • New clutch master cylinder
  • New slave cylinder
  • Rebuilt NV4500 5-speed transmission with overdrive
  • 1986 FJ60 split transfer case (very quiet transmission and transfer case combo)
  • Newly built front and rear drivelines with new u-joints
  • Front and rear axels were disassembled and rebuilt (by a gear shop)
  • New axel bearings and seals
  • New heavy duty Birdfield joints on the front axels with new wheels bearings and races topped of with new premium Warn hubs
  • New tie rod ends and Pitman arm
  • Every bearing seal and race on the entire vehicle has been replaced
  • Rebuilt alternator coveted to a 1 wire alternator with 120 amp output
  • New water pump
  • New belt tension pulley
  • Fluid type motor mounts
  • Gets 25 mpg at 70 mph at 2100 rpm


  • New auto-meter gauges (oil pressure, volt meter, water temp, tach)
  • New black Bestop front bucket seats
  • Rear jump seats rebuilt and upholstered to match front seats
  • The dash has built in lock storage
  • Tuffy center console with lock storage and cup holders
  • Rebuilt heater
  • New factory head-liner
  • New floorboard insulation covered with rubber floor mats front and back
  • Interior tub  and inner/outer firewall sprayed with bed-liner
  • Roll-bar was blasted and powder coated
  • New Grant leather steering wheel
  • New front shoulder harness seat belts
  • New rear seat lap seat belts


  • Frame completely media blasted and coated with kevlar bed-liner
  • 4” lift with all new lief springs, bushings, u-bolts, and shackles
  • 4 new heavy duty shock absorbers
  • Front ARB winch bumper (media blasted and coated with kevlar bed-liner)
  • Warn 8274 8000-lb. winch with new cable and winch cover
  • Custom built rear bumper with spare tire swing out (media blasted and coated with kevlar bed-liner)
  • New Toyota OEM door weather stripping and window glass rubbers
  • New Toyota OEM hard top seals and windshield seals
  • Body completely disassembled and media blasted to bare metal
  • Clear-coat base-coat paint in dune beige with cygnus white top and grill bezel (Very high quality paint job)
  • New head lights and LED tail lights
  • The doors have new Toyota OEM window winders, latches, lock assemblies, window channels, and felt seals
  • New stainless steel hardware and fasteners on entire vehicle
  • New side and rear quarter panels
  • New rocker panels
  • New front fenders
  • The tub was stripped and new under coating sprayed inside and out and sealed around the edges with seam sealer
  • New rear brake shoes and new Calipers brakes and rotors on the front
  • Rebuilt wheel brake cylinders and new master cylinder
  • Custom disc parking brake fitted to transfer case
  • 5 stock Toyota Land Cruiser wheels blasted and powder coated
  • 5 New BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM2 33/1050 tires
  • New high lift jack and jack mounts
  • Tinted windows with tint strip on windshield
  • Custom black “Land Cruiser” hood accent
  • All new OEM emblems