Sent to us from Texas, this 1978 FJ40 is going to be awesome!

We're not new to the idea of preserving the family legacy.  After all, that's how we got started in the business of restoring FJ Land Cruisers.  This is why we were pleased to take on this amazing project.  

Sent to us from Austin, Texas this 1978 FJ40 has been a family-owned vehicle for a few generations.  Although it has some heavy rust spots and hasn't run in years, we'll be bringing it back to "like new" condition with a few modern upgrades for driveability and good looks.    The owner's single request:  "We want to drive it!"   

While the overall goal of the restoration is to keep it authentic Toyota Land Cruiser, a handful of personal touches will make the vehicle look rugged and fun.  To that end, the FJ40 will be lifted 2" on the Old Man Emu suspension, wearing 33" BF Goodrich M/T tires on new Toyota steel wheels and hubcaps.  The engine and transmission will be upgraded to our Toyota 1FZ and 5-speed manual configuration, and the interior will be custom-tailored in a beautiful brown leather.   In the front, an original Toyota bumper will hold a WARN 8274 winch while LED headlights will adorn the front grill.  

Stay tuned to for updates on its restoration.   It's going to be awesome.   Next step: Build yours.


  • Single family owned
  • Toyota 1FZ with EFI
  • 5-speed Manual transmission
  • Old Man Emu suspension
  • Front disk brakes
  • Power steering
  • Custom leather interior
  • Custom paint job in cream-white
  • Vintage Air A/C
  • Digital cluster
  • Warn 8274 winch
  • Premium Sound System
  • LED head lights and fog lights
  • Hi-lift jack

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