An ideal weekend driver: 1980 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40
After owning a Land Rover for many years, our client decided to look for a reliable weekend driver for his second home in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Wise move.
As a donor, he chose this 1980 FJ40 which had the hallmarks of the ideal restoration candidate: minimal rust and the original Toyota engine and transmission. The goal with the vehicle is to preserve much of the authentic features of the FJ40, while making the vehicle versatile and more reliable on US highways.
We'll be rebuilding the 2F engine from scratch, but performance and efficiency will be improved with the Haltech Electronic Fuel Injection. The suspension will be upgraded to Old Man Emu on 31" BFG A/T tires. Other cool exterior features include LED headlights, PIAA 6" fog lights, a PIAA 3" rear utility light, and the retro front grill, giving the Land Cruiser an even more vintage feeling. The interior will be upholsterd in saddle and a premium sound system will keep things fun inside the cabin.
Of particular interest to some, the bizarre VIN on this car is FJ40 319999.
Interested? Build your own FJ40.