1983 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

This 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 is being restored to US factory specs with a touch of customizations for our client in [we're still trying to figure out exactly where he lives!].  An avid classic car enthusiast, he wants the vehicle as a family weekend driver and to participate on the Copperstate Overland. 

After we are done with it, it will be powered by its original Toyota 2F Engine and 4-speed Manual transmission, along with front disc brakes, power-steering, and an upgraded suspension by Old Man Emu on 31" BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires.  Inside, we are doing US-style bucket seats in the front and fold-down seats in the rear, all wrapped in custom saddle upholstery.  For a bit of modern comfort and entertainment, we are doing a leather wrapped steering wheel, a Vintage Air A/C, and we're installing a classic-looking digital radio which is Bluetooth ready.  

The exterior will retain the original hardtop and the truck will be painted in Toyota's original Rustic Green (621), while the underside will be coated in Raptor Liner to help preserve all of the timeless features of the Toyota Land Cruiser. 

As with all restorations by The FJ Company, we started with a solid donor: minimal rust and straight chassis.  We found this one in Latin America, directly imported from the Toyota factory in Japan by a local energy company that maintained a large fleet of similar vehicles.  The company used it actively to transport workers through treacherous terrain.  Its second owner was a coffee growing farmer in the region of Antioquia, Colombia, who used the vehicle as his daily driver and to haul coffee loads from his farm and into a nearby town.   

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  • Full frame off restoration
  • Original Toyota 2F Engine
  • Original 4-speed Manual
  • Front disc brakes
  • Power steering
  • Roll bar
  • Classic headlights and side markers
  • Old Man Emu suspension
  • 31" BFG A/T tires
  • Vintage Air A/C and Heater
  • Premium Sound System
  • US-spec cluster
  • US-style bucket seats
  • Dash pads
  • Retractable rear lap belts

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