|May 16, 2018 1:56 pm||$25,000||TX78FJ40|
|May 15, 2018 4:10 pm||$12,000||Joshjbryan|
|May 14, 2018 7:22 am||Auction started|
The well-known Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser was produced from 1960 to 1984, and through 2001 in Brazil. It was Toyota’s best-selling model in the United States between 1961 and 1965. By 1965 global production had reached 50,000 units and by 1973 approximately 300,000 had rolled off the line in either hardtop, soft top, station wagon or pickup form. The “F” in FJ refers to the type F engine and the J is for jeep (in the generic WWII-borne term denoting a utilitarian off-road vehicle, not the actual Jeep brand). It is hands down a personal favorite here, particularly in hard-top ambulance door fashion.
Photo Credits: From the June 1996 Issue of Car and Driver
Second Daily is proud to present for sale this frame-off nuts and bolts fully restored 1982 FJ40 Land Cruiser. The high quality restoration was commissioned by James Wade, a top notch restorer of all things FJ and known deep in the FJ circles for his outstanding quality and attention to detail on all of his trucks. This Land Cruiser lived most of its life in California, with a short time in Illinois and Mississippi before being purchased for restoration. Overall the Land Cruiser was reportedly in good shape prior to restoration but some rust areas needed attention. The original 6 cylinder 2F engine is showing recent compression numbers of 1/159 2/158 3/159 4/164 5/163 6/160. Gears are shifted through a 4-speed synchronized transmission with 4-wheel drive. This FJ is equipped with the rare and quite desirable 3.70 differentials and a factory 22 gallon fuel tank. It ships from Georgia with a clean clear title in the seller’s name.
Buy Now for $62,000. Shipping and financial assistance is available if needed.
The rear quarter panels, rear sill, wheel well inside humps, and driver floor pan had evidence of rust prior to being restored. All affected areas received new steel panels from Real Steel Land Cruiser Parts. These are original die stamped steel replacement parts of very high quality. Each panel was painted using factory Beige (color code #464) in base coat clear coat. Paint alone cost nearly $13,000. The frame was cleaned, undercoated, and a black top coat was applied in a black hammer finish. Today what presents is nothing short of what you would see from the factory, if not better.
inside, all seating surfaces were replaced with new upholstery and a new headliner was installed. The front seat frames, rear jump seat frames and roll bar were all powder coated. Original Toyota mats were added in the front, and the rear received a custom Lloyd mat. Sound deadening material was installed in all floor areas. All dash controls, gauges, and lights are said to be in perfect working order. The rear jump seats have new seat belts installed.
During the restoration, the following is a list of new/changed parts:
- New Power Steering unit
- BF Goodrich Radial All Terrain Terrain T/As (31″ x 10.5″ x 15″) mounted on white powder coated stock Toyota wheels
- New Steel rear quarter panels, rear sill, wheel well inside humps, and driver floor pan from Real Steel Land Cruiser Parts
- Body Bushings
- Carburetor rebuilt
- Air cleaner, heater, all skid plates powder coated
- New top and lower dash pads
- Seat covers and foam front and rear
- Brake, Clutch, gas pedal pads
- Shifter boots and knobs
- Sound deadening material
- Custom Lloyd floor mats
- Turn signal assembly front and rear
- Radiator, Water Pump, Thermostat
- New windshield
- Window and door weather stripping
- Seat belts
- Fuel lines
- Rear bumperettes
- Front bumper
- Tie rod ends
- Corner reflectors
- OEM intake and exhaust manifold gasket
- OEM steering rag joint
- Stainless steel fasteners
- All fluids (differentials, transmission, transfer case, engine oil, anti-freeze) changed
Here is your chance to own a professional fully restored high quality FJ40 with many new parts for far less than what you will find at Mecum or BJ. That adds up to years and years of not worrying about rust and other mechanicals that plague others on the current market. With James, you know what you are getting…he has 25 years of experience in this work and many happy customers for reference. More pictures available upon request.
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