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

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

What Should I Look for in an FJ Restoration?

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

Customizing a Toyota FJ Land Cruiser: Where to Begin Your Project

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

History of the Toyota FJ Series

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

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