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
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
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
We are getting ready for a great few weeks in Monterey for Car Week, where we’ll have many of our restored FJ Land Cruisers available for viewing and/or test drive – including a Classic 1978 FJ40 and our newly restored 1967 FJ45LV.
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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
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