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How to customize your classic Land Cruiser for family-friendly fun

At The FJ Company we know that bringing your family and friends along for a weekend drive is the ultimate test – one you’re far more likely to pass if your ride is equipped with the right features. So how should you customize your classic Land Cruiser for fun family weekends? Here are a few ideas from our team. Go for the 5-Speed Manual or Automatic Transmission One of the first decisions you’ll make as you’re designing your Land Cruiser, is “Do I want a 4-speed, 5-speed, or an automatic transmission?” While 4-speed manual transmissions Read more

Setting a New Standard in 2017: the New and Improved Sport Build

Since its inception in 2016, our Sport build has embodied the best of both worlds – the classic look of an authentic Land Cruiser, and the comfort and ride quality of a more modern machine. So far, the response has been amazing – these 40 series Land Cruisers have been ooohed and ahhhhed by our clients, and enthusiasts alike. In fact, the best thing about launching this build was hearing what you all had to say about it. And now that we’ve done our share of listening, tinkering, and adjusting, we’re pleased to announce that Read more

The FJ Company is coming to Texas!

With a new year comes exciting new growth plans for The FJ Company! In an effort to better serve our new and existing clients, we have recently broken ground on what will be our first satellite showroom and service center… in one of our favorite cities: Dallas, Texas! This new location will be run by our Texas General Manager, Joey Pomerenke. Joey recently joined The FJ Company and moved back to Dallas to open the location. He has been a friend of The FJ Company for many years and is no stranger to vintage Land Read more

Experience the Copperstate Overland

This past October, The FJ Company journeyed to the state of Arizona for the Copperstate Overland – four days of vintage off-road fun with plenty of glamping in-between. The FJ Company has proudly sponsored this event since its inception in 2015. Four of our vehicles made the trek this year, including 2 of our clients’ cars, as seen in this video. Read more

How do I know if this Land Cruiser was restored by The FJ Company?

It has come to our attention that some sellers on eBay, Craigslist, and other used car dealers are selling classic Land Cruisers and saying they were restored by The FJ Company. While some of our builds have been re-sold on other websites, the only way to guarantee that you’re buying an authentic FJ Company restoration, is to purchase a build through our website (fj.co) or to contact us directly. Read more

Should I get a hardtop or soft top  for my Land Cruiser?

Decided on a classic Land Cruiser? Great. So, how would you like to top it off? Hardtop or soft top? Versatile and rugged, or sleek and tough? Easy questions — not always easy answers. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a quick guide to help you arrive at the right answer. Let’s see what we’ve got… Want to stay true to the original? If sticking with the same features as the original is important to you, your decision is already made — as long as you have a solid donor. While most of the early Read more

See you at The SEMA Show!

We are heading to Vegas! This year will mark our first year exhibiting at The SEMA Show in Las Vegas (Nov 1-4), and we couldn’t be more excited to show you what we’ve been up to.   1982 FJ43 “The Aspen Project” – to be revealed Nov 1! This build has been a long time coming. Our President, Juan, wanted a purpose-built family-friendly beast, that could take on the rigors of everyday highway driving as well as the back-country near Aspen, Colorado. He also let us add some new upgrades like the monster 1FZ engine Read more

Should I get a US-spec or a non-US spec Land Cruiser?

So, what’s the deal with US-spec features? Are they important or not? The short answer is: it depends on what you like.  At The FJ Company, our clients get to pick and choose from the various features that Toyota introduced into Land Cruisers over the years irrespective of the market they were intended for.  We make those features available in our sales process for you to decide how the truck gets built. What is a US-spec Land Cruiser? US-spec Land Cruisers are those that were specifically intended by Toyota for US-based customers. In the early Read more

What’s the best Toyota engine  for my classic Land Cruiser build?

A question that’s hotly contested among enthusiasts has finally made its way to our blogroll! Good! Let’s see what we can do to stoke this fire! What’s the best engine you can get for your classic Land Cruiser build? The ones we offer, of course: the F, 2F or the 1FZ. Want an early model FJ40 with a 1FZ engine? No problem. We can do a full engine conversion on any of our Land Cruiser builds, including our contract restorations. But, consider this: the engine is only part of the powertrain equation. What you pair Read more

The FJ Company at Monterey Car Week 2016

We just got back from a great week out in Monterey where we got a chance to give some test drives around the peninsula, and showcase our Land Cruisers for fans of all ages. Read more

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