Tag Archives: Toyota Land Cruiser Fj60

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

 

Volcan 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 + Matching Trailer

This is awesome!!!
Here is the latest from Volcan 4×4…a restored FJ43 (3rd of 5 inbound for 2014). Truck is in route to Tampa, Florida from Colombia and for sale on Hemmings. Her name is ESTELLA and is named after a lovely family friend in Colombia.
This is an extensive frame on restoration of a strong running, late model FJ43. Truck has a hard top, a custom soft top pickup top and a “coastrunner” open sided beach soft top.
The trailer is made from a new steel FJ43 tub and is paint matched in Toyota Freeborn Red to match the tow vehicle.  Trailer has a reinforced frame and axles that match the Toyota bolt pattern.  The custom front storage box and rear tailgate
were hand made by resourceful Colombian metal workers.
We plan to offer these custom off-road trailers to FJ40 owners in the US for $6900. We can paint each trailer in any classic Toyota color as well.

BJ40 toyota, Kojootti Off Road Finland (Video)

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.

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 1978 FJ40

This stunning 1978 Toyota FJ40 for sale on eBay

Meet “CASPER “1978 fj40 landcruiser … This is an exceptional well cared for truck and incredible find in great condition…equipped with Factory PTO winch ( power take off winch) and Toyota power steering. Makes it easy to maneuver especially in tight parking spaces.

Original Alpine white paint that still sports its showroom shine… Original headliner, original Toyota floor mat, and rust free tub . Idles, drives, steers ,stops and everything works like it should.

Very strong 2F inline 6 cylinder engine paired with 4 speed manual transmission that shifts crisp and smooth. 1978 FJs had a more refined drivetrain and were quieter with higher gears for cruising.

It also has a new Old Man EMU suspension upgrade, brand new set of 5 tires 33″x 10.50/15 BFG tires including spare on all new stock Fj40 steelies and hub caps. Wheels and tires have less than 100 miles since install last week! H4 headlights helps see better at night.

Toyota fj40 is known for it’s off road prowess … A well engineered truck that put Toyota on the map. You can still find them running strong in the most remote parts of the world. See video below for history.

1978 is a very desirable year in the fj40 evolution series with the thicker stronger rust resilient body. Equipped with modern drivetrain technology that could keep up with today’s cars.

Toyota Land Cruiser Truck HJ45 1977 (Fully Orginal from Austrailia)

Another amazing Land Cruiser HJ45 truck for sale on EBay

This would look so good in my garage:>)

You are looking at a wonderful original truck from Australia.  Clear California title.  Vehicle has been owned by me since November of 2007.  I have put 8,855 miles on it over the 6 years.  That averages to 2,013 per year.  I commute by bicycle to work so I don’t put a lot of mileage on the truck. It has not been off road by me and the pictures show it.  I have collected every piece of rubber for a complete restoration which is on a separate auction.  The truck doesn’t need it though. That is why I have just been sitting on it.

I have replaced shocks, all tie rod ends, steering control arm is rebuilt, steering coupler is new- no play in the steering(40mm within specs).  Freshly powder coated original split rims. tires have less than 8,000 miles on them.  Hella fog lamps.

New front bumper, New hand brake cable and hand brake shoes. new headliner(not installed but goes with the truck), New windshield(not installed but will go with the truck).  New hood latches, New Battery, Just changed the oil, oil filter and air filter, leather steering wheel wrap, seat are in good shape map is in good shape. Heater looks great and blows hot. Dash is clean and free of cracks.  Visors are clean and in good shape. Headache rack is in great.  The bed is near perfect and is the original paint.  Original owner had a camper on it so it was nicely preserved. Top cap has some isolated rust in passenger top corner and rear behind passenger seat.  (See pics).  Drivers floor has a slight bit of rust on seam.   Easily fixed (See pics).

Vehicles starts up every time.  It gets about 21 miles to the gallon

 

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.

 

1971 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser (Frame Off Restoration)

Here is an amazing restored 1971 FJ40 Land Cruiser that I found for sale on craigslist:

1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 completely restored. All body parts were taken apart, sand blasted and immediately primed for better rust protection (primed, sealed and painted with high quality paint), in fact ¾ of the body is new due that the original one was not worthy to repair. The whole frame was sand blasted and immediately primed and painted with Professional black color to give it a nice finish. Undercarriage was completely black rubberized undercoated to prevent even more rust issues. Inside has tinted liner in order to give this vehicle excellent noise insulation and rust prevention.

Bolts, washers and nuts were replaced with threaded Stainless Steel, all other pieces that we did not replace with stainless steel were restored, plated or painted as needed. The chassis has a complete new Old Man Emu suspension including new shocks, leaf springs, hangers, shackles, steering stabilizer and tie rod ends.

All factory seats were completely reupholstered trying to match OEM color and appearance. The only difference to OEM is that we updated with upholstery on the rear metal covers of the front seats. This gives the vehicle a nice finish and style. As an improved safety factor, we included 4 disc brakes system, and brand new BF Goodrich all terrain mud tires, lap seat belts in front and back seats.

Highlights:
1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40
Completely Restored
Original 6 cyl gas Engine
3 speed original on the column
Toyota OEM Dune Beige Color
4 disc brakes system
33×12.50 R15 AT Tires
Mileage on rebuild: Less than 200
Asking Price: $38,888.00 toyota-land-cruiser-1971-4x4-frame-off-restoration-tan-clean-mint-classic-car-a toyota-land-cruiser-1971-4x4-frame-off-restoration-tan-clean-mint-classic-car-b toyota-land-cruiser-1971-4x4-frame-off-restoration-tan-clean-mint-classic-car-c toyota-land-cruiser-1971-4x4-frame-off-restoration-tan-clean-mint-classic-car-d toyota-land-cruiser-1971-4x4-frame-off-restoration-tan-clean-mint-classic-car-e