Milan Garrett, the owner of Champion Wheel, died (suddenly, apparently) on 30 June 2019. The family doesn't seem to know how, or want to, carry on. They're not accepting any new orders for conversions. Their Facebook page currently has this as a pinned post:
Champion Wheel USA
July 2 ·...
Saw this on CL, though it was an interesting 'hardcore' build. Putting it here, will full pics, because... the crowd wants that.
Price is $14,500.
1976 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-55
TBI 350 -...
Print & assemble your own.
FJ55 Land Cruiser (Rolling Model) « Papercruiser.com (has a ambulance door option)
They’ll do custom colors for $15 with a pic.
Hmm, club looks dead, (*) but on the chance it isn’t, is there anyone with access to a 5th wheel truck and a tow dolly?
I need to move a trailer in the next 24 hours. It’s a long story, but there it is.
* built a 40 in Vegas in 2004/2005, attended the local meeting and runs that summer.
So I'm driving the pig, and it's a wee bit cold. No heater. The rear heater has no power (straight-forward to fix), but the front heater has no running fan (no idea how deep that goes), but worse, there is no connection between the blower motor and the heater.
SOR calls this piece a...
Finally, all four cruisers will be in the same place. The 40 and 62 have sat in Las Vegas for the past 7 years, after having been daily drivers in Hawaii for over 5 years.
Now the real fun of restoration begins.
So, I'm apparently missing a few pieces on my rear window.
From what I can tell, there is a channel in both sides fo the tailgate that the window must ride in,
and there is a channel that the rollers in the regulator attach to, which in-turn, apparently attach via the clips in the track that...
Got in-touch with @FryingPansterdam, and eventually flew out to Taos to look her over last weekend in April, bought her (still waiting on a title), and shipped her. She arrived today.
For Sale - 1974 FJ55
Original build thread by @Cruiser Innovations:
74' FJ55 Build...