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  1. Rdgcruiserjr

    The road thus far

    Well, a bit late but better than never. This build thread will forever immortalize the pain and hardships, the sweat, tears and all the busted knuckles and thrown wrenches it takes to build a 1969 fj40 from the ground up! With much help from the fabled Reddingcruiser my plan is to have this rig...
  2. P

    PaulC's build thread by RPM Off-Road Garage - 35 inch tires

    Folks, I wrote the Yelp review below for the project mechanic on my LC200. I am pasting it here because this post is equal parts of build thread (at least Stage 1) and a thank you to Steve Lam and his team at RPM Off-Road Garage. When it comes to finding any service provider, I try to find 3...
  3. RoadTripSteve

    Charlie Oats (Lexus lx470 Build)

    Hey guys! Meet Charlie Oats. Charlie is a 2000 Lexus lx470 with 234k miles. I picked up this truck a few weeks ago for a road trip across the US this summer. We're going to skate, surf, bike, fish and camp the whole way. So Charlie is going to need some outfitting. "Slowly, but surely"
  4. kengalbraith

    Be careful what you wish for FJ62 project: Grey Lady

    How this happened: I went to HS in northern NM in the early 2000s and my best friend drove this truck that her dad bought for her from an AZ relative. She got a new car when she went to college. Her dad eventually wanted this truck to be his project, he worked for the Forest Service at the time...
  5. 4btfjz80CO93

    Builds Build thread for '87 BJ75 Troopy

    After purchase from Steve in Boulder, I've been messing around a bit to get a feel for the thing. I'm not mechanical, so any mechanic work will be completed by Robbie "powderpig" in Boulder. First thing was transfer case rebuild, tie rods, and water pump. Then replaced all hoses in engine. Oh...
  6. PurpleFJ62

    Builds Cummins R2.8 H151 Swap into 1993 FZJ80

    Hello Mud, I bet that title got your attention, I have been working on this swap for about 6 months at this point. To keep it brief, the goal was to design a system to allow the installation of the Cummins R2.8 crate engine into an FZJ80 Chassis that required absolutely no cutting or welding on...
  7. yotadude520

    The life and times of my 1987 Toyota Pickup - KLF Special

    So this is the story of how I got to own a truck I’ve wanted for years and one we all know - @KLF's 1987 X-Tra Cab. Going to get it was by far the craziest thing I’ve done in my life (so far) but have to say I absolutely loved every second of it. It was an awesome adventure and I really...
  8. jesus888

    Builds: Project “Where to even begin...”

    First of all... this project name MAY change at some point but for now... we’re sticking with “Where to begin...” A little history, in 2005 I did a frame off with a close friend *he was the talented one* on a 1969 Bronco and spent A LOT of money (almost all on parts) and about 5 years worth of...
  9. caboulto

    78 body off restore (cruiser #2)

    After cutting my teeth a few years ago on a 1980 FJ40 and doing a mild restore (not frame off) and putting a 3FE in, decided to pick up a 2nd cruiser and go for the full monty this time and tear down completely and rebuild. I’m a YouTube mechanic and and just learn as I go, so still have a lot...
  10. EastPlnsDrifter

    Builds EastPlnsDrifter's Llama Cruiser build

    Hello fellow 200 series enthusiasts, I wanted to start off this thread thanking you all for the influence you've had on me these past two years and show what it has resulted in and why. I want to start off with a bit about me and how I wound up in my 200. I'll go into the actual build and...
  11. bushdoctor

    Builds Bushdoctor' LX 450 - 80's Build Progress - "Berky"

    Unlike the 100, I've decided to do a build thread for the 80. I've been fortunate enough to learn loads from this community and I figured, sharing my own build experience would hopefully generate something positive that would perhaps help others make decisions on their own builds. Not to...
  12. rwbmedusa

    Builds LC Medusa | 16+ 200 series SEMA build

    Hello mudders! I have always been a car guy and the truck world is fairly new to me. This would be my 2nd offroad/overland build as I recently sold my truck to get this dream build started. My plan is to have a well rounded daily driver & overland capable rig. it is a dream come true and the...
  13. SchobTime

    BrewNo 40 - 1974 FJ40 Build (Resto-Mod)

    It has been over 2 years since I started the BrewNo 40 build, probably a good time to start the actual build thread .. First up acquisition. Picked it up on eBay and had it shipped to my father's house outside of Yuma. From there, I towed it back to Northern VA with my 200 Series (~2500 miles)
  14. starclassic

    Builds Starclassic's 1999 Land Cruiser Build Thread "Bear"

    I purchased my first 100 series on 7/12/18 from a forum member. After a couple years modding a 1997 4Runner and getting my feet wet with wheeling and modding (nothing major here in Chicagoland), we needed a new family vehicle and decided to sell the runner and look for a UZJ100. I'd been lurking...
  15. mrahc

    Builds mrahc's UZJ100 "Build/Adventure" Thread

    First Day: It'll be interesting to see how the thread pans out, as this is my first attempt at a "build thread." Now, this really isn't for anyone but myself, more as a means to track what I do, and what I want/plan to do; I highly doubt this will be of use to anyone unless you just enjoy slow...
  16. TheAshenWolf

    Builds Ashen Wolf's Build

    I decided to start a build thread to track my progress on this (my first!) Land Cruiser. As this is my first cruiser and my first true foray into taking a deeper interest in my vehicle, I expect what follows to be pretty mundane to you experts and TLC vets. That said, I love seeing all of you...
  17. yotadude520

    Builds 1980 Toyota Crawler Build/Rescue

    Been meaning to do a writeup on my pickup and never got around to it. Done a lot of work in the past few months so I figured it'd be nice to document it here and will document all of my future work too! 1980 Toyota Pickup 4x4 20R 4cyl - Unknown mileage, truck has 226k 5 speed out of a 1984...
  18. F

    Rolands Rebuild

    After flying to another city with my brother in law I picked up my dream car. A relatively stock (with the exception of sitting on 35’s with a SOA setup and a webber carb) 1978 FJ40 Landcruiser. After checking with the PO that it would make it through the mountains home we decided to drive the...
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    Builds PalmoftheWild 100 Series Build

    Hello All, My name is Craig and I'm new to the forum/overlanding world. I'm documenting my build and adventures on instagram, PalmoftheWild. My friend, Nate Day, (somedayadventure) has inspired me to pursue my dream of owning a beast of an adventure vehicle. My wife and I have been known to...
  20. CruiserZen

    Builds At last ... My '85 FJ60 build thread

    Hello everyone, Over the past 5 years this site has been an invaluable source of information, solutions, and general hilarity. Here's my build thread for the benefit of anyone foolish enough to read it :) We originally bought our FJ as a project to teach our twin boys about how cars work, and...
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