1978 Toyota Land Cruiser Base Sport Utility 2-Door 4.2L

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Technical specifications

Model:Land Cruiser
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Gray
Engine:4.2L 4227CC l6 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Trim:Base Sport Utility 2-Door
Number of Cylinders:6
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1978 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser Frame off restoration..Please read carefully:
The restoration started with a cosmetic overhaul after all mechanical checks and maintenance. The whole truck was torn down piece by piece and attended to. The rear tub was replaced with an aluminum aqualu tub upgrade ($5000)no worries of ever rusting! (The FJ tubs were susceptible to rust especially at the rocker panels and rear quarters due to poor quality sheet metal.) All new Toyota OEM replacements were used when available. Engine bay is all original with the exception of the carburetor which is a Weber. Engine fires right up without the need of the choke. The original 2F 4spd engine has less than 100K miles, runs extremely strong, and cruises comfortably down the road. All cylinders passed compression tests. All smog components are still in tact (just not attached). This can be easily reconnected if your state requires it (CA).
Tires are all new 33" BFG Mud Terrains. Just added a new Optima battery and muffler. All new OEM weather stripping, emblems, correct stainless steel hardware, door run channels, etc. Seats have been re-upholstered with all new CCOT leather covers exact to Toyota specs. Suspension includes a 3.5" lift kit with OME springs and RC shocks. The original radio in dash was left for classic appeal and value, but a JVC CD player was added in addition to a Tuffy console box. All spot weld marks were attended to..all body lines are smooth like today's cars (not wavy in the sunlight like original). No expense spared on the meticulous paint job. Truck looks and rides better than factory.
This truck has spent 90% of it's life in Missouri with it's original owner and garage kept. I have owned many FJ40's over the years, and this was probably the cleanest find I've come across as far as it's condition. I can confidently say that over 85% of the FJ's I find will not make the cut for restoration. The better the candidate the better end result. I have a day job and this isn't itjust a passion for me as I've been hooked on Land Cruisers since childhood. This is my hobby in the evenings - probably the most expensive I could have chosen. (I wish I liked golf or fishingLOL!) It takes a lot of time for this processthis truck took 10 months from start to finish. You will find many FJ's out there for less, but they will not be comparable (or last!). Climate shows these are becoming more popular in the high end auctions (Barrett-Jackson, Mecum) as they have topped over $100K in less time than predicted (2013). Pics do not do this FJ justiceit is a showroom piece! And a conversation piece to most so you will be stopped to talk about it..consider yourself warned.LOL!
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