Family Legacy: Reborn

The concept of preserving the family legacy isn't new to us. After all, that's how we got our start in this business. So when the opportunity arrived to do the same for someone else, we seized it, and this beautifully modernized Sport build is the result.
This particular FJ40 came to us in raw form, from Austin, Texas. Owned by a single family over the course of a few generations, it hadn't been driven for years, and a few areas were heavily rusted. Nonetheless, we were up to the challenge of getting this Land Cruiser back on the road again, and looking better than ever.
 A Powertrain Power Play
When we began this project our client had a single request: "We want to drive it!" But we wanted more than that, we wanted them to love it again. So, we equipped this beast with the most powerful engine we offer: the Toyota 1FZ, with electronic fuel injection and a 5-speed transmission. To rein in that extra power, we installed an Old Man Emu suspension, power steering, and front disc brakes, giving the driver more control and more confidence in a wide range of conditions.
Custom Good Looks
One look at this FJ40 and you know that this is the real deal. The original steel body, rounded front grille, and 80's-style mirrors are all signs of an icon. However, this Land Cruiser has more than its share of custom touches. Off-road enthusiasts will appreciate all of the exterior hardware which includes a Warn® 8274 winch and Hi-Lift® jack. 33” BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain tires beautifully complement the custom paint job, and each side door bears the symbol of the family that has owned this FJ40 from day one — a personal touch that will be admired by future generations.
A Premium Cabin
Inside you'll find a rugged oasis of classic and custom features. The original seats and door panels are trimmed in custom brown leather, and we added a coat of Raptor Liner to the floors to prevent scuffs and rusting. To keep the dash looking clean, we integrated the JL Audio® digital receiver into the stock center console and finished the dash with a custom dash-pad. This premium system includes two JL Audio® speakers flush-mounted to the kick panels, an integrated subwoofer, and a JL Audio® amplifier concealed inside the glove box.

Ready to build your own version of this classic ride? Build one like this or start fresh with a blank canvas.


  • Single-family owned
  • Full, frame-off restoration
  • Hardtop
  • Custom paint (White 033)
  • Toyota 1FZ engine
  • Electronic fuel injection
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • 15” Toyota steel wheels
  • 33” BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain tires
  • Old Man Emu suspension
  • LED headlights
  • Retro fog lights
  • Raptor® Liner
  • Power Steering System
  • Standard roll cage
  • Front disc brakes
  • Custom brown leather upholstery
  • Front bucket seats
  • Digital gauge cluster
  • Vintage Air A/C with heater
  • JL Audio® - digital receiver
  • iPhone®- and Bluetooth®-ready
  • Standard bumper
  • Warn® 8274 winch
  • Hi-Lift® jack
  • Trailer hitch
  • Custom emblem

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