Conceived during an African safari trip, this one is headed to Phoenix, AZ.

During a recent safari trip to Africa, a gentleman from Phoenix, Arizona fell in love with the FJ Land Cruiser he was using to tour the land.  Excited to learn more about these awesome vehicles, he came back to camp, pulled up his iPad, and searched for "fj40 restoration".   Of course, he landed at The FJ Company. 

A few weeks going back and forth on donor selection and voila... we're building him this amazing 1978 FJ43 Land Cruiser.  

The vehicle will maintain most of its period-correct features such as the Toyota 2F Engine, 4-speed Manual transmission, front-disk brakes, and the round-front grill.  However, to give the vehicle some cool retro accents, we are going further back in time and using early 70's mirrors and turning signals.  Improvements in driveabiliy will come from an Old Man Emu suspension while the hot desert air in Arizona will be cooled with a Vintage Air A/C unit.    

Finally, staying true to its origins, the body will be finished in white with a beautiful tan interior, and a beige custom soft-top by The FJ Company will provide cover.  

Updated monthly, stay tuned for its restoration progress here. 


  • Matching numbers
  • Toyota 2F Engine
  • 4-speed manual
  • Vintage Air A/C
  • Front disk brakes
  • Power steering
  • Soft-top configuration

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Subject to change at any time. Our work is more art than science.

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