The FJ of our dreams
Welcome to our latest adventure-mobile, an FJ43 custom-built for high-altitude fun in the Rockies. A passion project undertaken by our founders, this rig debuted at the 2017 SEMA show in Las Vegas.
This project began, as all of ours do, with a full frame-off restoration. The steel body and chassis of the original were perfected and returned to like-new condition. After that, our Innovation Team took the helm, transforming this tired workhorse into a hot-blooded thoroughbred, and inspiring the newest model in our lineup: The FJ Company Signature.
Classic Looks, Modern Edge
This build brings the classic look of the FJ43 into new territory. The exterior has been painted in Toyota’s Dune Beige, with a custom matte finish, and accented with The FJ Company-designed accessories, including the fuel cap cover, and side mirrors, which were forged in aluminum and painted in Gunmetal Gray. In particular, the side mirrors combine design elements of the early 70’s Toyota mirrors with the larger dimensions of the late 80’s mirrors. Up front, you’ll find the traditional Warn 8274 winch mounted on a 40-series bumper with a custom hawse fairlead and built-in LED fog lights.
The big news for this build is the power that lies within. Open the hood, and you'll find a brand new Toyota 1GR-FE engine - the same engine found in more modern Land Cruisers. This 4.0L V6 generates an estimated 240 hp and is equipped with Haltech programmable EFI. However, with more power, comes more responsibility. That’s why we outfitted this beast with a custom suspension system and 4-wheel disc brakes. The performance-tuned suspension system adds FOX® Shocks to the proven Old Man Emu leaf springs, while 2017 Toyota 4Runner 4-wheel disc brakes balance out all of that extra momentum with added stopping power and agility.
Never overdone and never outdone, this rig fits our definition of luxury. Here, elements of the exterior design theme flow seamlessly into the interior cabin. The FJ Company-designed window levers, door handles, pedals, shifters, and pull knobs are painted in Gunmetal Gray which contrasts beautifully with the exposed metal dash and custom leather interior. Seats are comfortable and heated — you'll find bolstered RECARO Sportster CS seats in the front, and traditional jump seats in the back. To get a taste of that brisk mountain air, roll back the canvas sunroof and windows. Or use the center console-mounted iPad mini to shut the rest of the world outside and listen to your favorite tunes via the Signature sound system.
24 Signature builds will be slated for production starting in 2018. Reserve yours today.
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