Well maintained FJ40, transformed into a fun and reliable weekend driver

This is going to be an awesome car!  With the goal of having a fun and reliable classic 4x4 to drive on the weekends near Richmond, Virginia, our client spent several weeks selecting a donor and working with us on the specifications of his build.  He wanted a nice array of upgrades to modernize the ride and reliability of the car, but overall keep it authentic Toyota Land Cruiser. As the donor vehicle, he chose a 1983 FJ40 that has been properly maintained throughout the years.  Found in Latin America, the Land Cruiser is free from rust, the body panels are straight, and the chassis is in excelent condition.  A dream donor to work with.

Nevertheless, we're putting the vehicle through our in-depth restoration process and photo-documenting the entire process.  The orginal 2F engine will be rebuilt, the transmission upgraded to 5-speed manual. 

The exterior will have some unique features requested by our client.  We'll use the round front grille available on these vehicles until 1979 and we're painting the body Heath Gray, one of the most attractive colors offered by Toyota.   Inside, we are fitting a pair of Sport Seats by Corbeau upholstered in matching factory gray, we're doing our premium sound system, and keeping things cool with a Vintage Air A/C.  

Can't wait wait to get on the road with this one.  

If you're interested in a similar FJ40, build yours!


  • Matching numbers
  • Toyota 2F Engine
  • 5-speed manaul transmission
  • Old Man Emu suspension
  • LED Lights
  • Retro fog lights
  • Sport Seats by Corbeau
  • Warn 8274 winch
  • Premium Sound System
  • Retro front grille

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