As of April 2019, all vehicle deliveries will include a galvanized chassis (or frame). The benefits of galvanizing the chassis are well documented on the Internet, but let us give you a quick run down… The chassis of a 40 series Land Cruiser is made of steel and is prone to rust. For our projects, we source donor frames in decent condition – but even so, after years of hard work and exposure to the elements, these frames inevitably start to corrode. Rust is cancerous and it must be stopped – molten zinc to the Read more
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. Choose the speed that suits your style One of the first decisions you’ll make as you’re designing your Land Cruiser, is “Do I want a 4-speed or a 5-speed?” While 4-speed manual transmissions were original to Read more
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
From the Atacama Desert to the Rocky Mountains, from the dunes of Dubai to the open plains of Australia, the Toyota FJ Land Cruiser stands alone as the most reliable, long-lasting, and nearly unbreakable vehicle that gets you anywhere you need to be. The BJ25 was Japan’s answer to the American Jeep and the British Land Rover. There’s really no sugarcoating it: Toyota reverse-engineered the Jeep and perfected it within a decade. By the time the US started placing orders for the FJ to assist in the Korean War, the FJ had grown into the Read more
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. But, consider this: the engine is only part of the powertrain equation. What you pair it with, from the transmission, to the fuel delivery system to the tires, can affect your ride’s overall capability and performance. And our sales team is happy to walk Read more
As with many things, restorations run from poor to great. Truly excellent restorations, particularly of specialty vehicles like the Toyota FJ Land Cruiser, are difficult to find–but they are indeed out there! In order to distinguish a good restoration from a great one, or even a great one from an excellent one, it’s important to know what to look for. Fortunately, we’ve prepared a list of questions to get you on your way. Should I already have an FJ? We don’t think that’s at all necessary. Some may think it’s putting the cart before the Read more
It’s no secret that in order to get what you want, you must first know very well what you want. Since a full restoration allows for an exciting amount of customizations, here’s a list of questions to help guide you toward your dream FJ. How am I planning to use my FJ? The answer to this question will help you through the process of selecting not only a great restoration shop but also the extra types of features your restored FJ should have. If you’re still not sure how you want to restore your FJ, Read more
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