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  1. G

    Builds  A Sinister Cruiser - 1996 3x Locked FZJ80 Build

    Well my first Cruiser is base lined now, so I suppose I should start a build thread as the fun mods begin. After trading in my 15' Tundra Platinum my garage was without a Toyota for 2 years. Then I went down the Land Cruiser YouTube rabbit hole, which let me to google and finding Mud. After a...
  2. runcooker

    1985 FJ60 Upgrades and a Rookie Mechanic

    I own a 1985 FJ60 2F that for the better part of the last 25 years has been a “seasonal” vehicle used as the primary vehicle at my in-law’s vacation home near Glacier National Park and more recently as my hunting/camping truck in Bloomington, Indiana. As my daughter will earn her license in...
  3. SteveH

    Builds  Build: Steve's 82 Longbed

    I bought this from the original owner last weekend. I have all receipts from the last 37 years. I knew of this truck 25 years ago (worked with the guy) and it has sat since 2012 un-driven, mostly stored indoors. Was repainted a different color years ago - started life as metallic gray. Now, it's...
  4. xstogiex

    Builds  xStogiex's 1986 Toyota Pickup 2WD 4 Speed Restomod

    1986 Toyota Pickup Standard Cab, Standard Bed, 2WD, 22R, 4 Speed. So, I have never done a build thread before, or even posted on this forum, so I figured I'd dive right in. I'm sure people love seeing new builds, and it'll be good for me to help keep track of my own progress. I have typically...
  5. Roketdriver

    The Adventures of Chungus (Build)

    This past summer, I had a number of encounters while out on the road that made me realize that a low-slung Miata was not the ideal camping vehicle. While it's an absolute joy to drive, my '90 just wasn't cutting it as a camping vehicle. Nor was my Mazdaspeed 3. It got really frustrating trying...
  6. kenavt

    Builds  Build - Kara the white '84 FJ60

    I've never owned a big SUV before, but something about the wonderfully square and '80s wagon look, Instagram, and overlanding just kept FJ60s in my mind. Due to how expensive they've gotten in the last few years plus living in dense San Francisco, I thought I wouldn't own one for a long time...
  7. R

    Builds  1978 FJ-40 Rebuild - "Mater"

    It is finally time to start a build thread. I purchased a 1978 FJ-40 in 2011 fully intending to rebuild it at the time. Up until now other projects have gotten in the way. When I bought it my wife thought it was just as rusty as "Mater", the tow truck from cars. The name has somehow stuck. This...
  8. AKFJ

    Engine swap time.

    After taking forever to get my act together and stacking parts it's time to start the engine swap on my truck. A 4.8l Chevy motor is getting swapped in. I've got two months to get it finished. When mocking up the headers and engine mounts I was able to get the mounts to clear by moving...
  9. patrickk

    My FZJ80 journey begins...

    So I just bought a CE 1997 FZJ80 from @flow. He was generous enough to sell me the fruits of his labors. The advert can be seen here. I'm not new to Toyota's, but I am a fairly novice mechanic. I've previously owned a 1995 Pickup, 1985 FJ60 (all too briefly), and a 1988 Samurai (that was...
  10. O Ironman

    Ironman 4x4 Lexus GX460 Overland Build ep. 01

    Why consider a Lexus GX460 as a family overland vehicle and a daily driver? The first episode of a 10 week series following our build journey. We discuss the Pros and Cons of the GX460 and things to look for when shopping for a preowned one.
  11. goldman

    Builds  1987 FJ60 "Pearl" Amateur Hour Build

    First off, Im not a professional Im going to post things here as I go. One because I want to document some of this stuff and two maybe it will help someone else. "Pearl" as by father in law called her was bought new in 1987 and was his primary car. The sales slip says it came into the US...
  12. aznxfactor

    Builds  My 200 Series: Built the long way

    What's up everyone! First I must say thanks to all the members here that post and share their information on 200 series here. I wouldn't have gain so much valuable information to help make my build out possible. I've learned so much information that allowed me to move in the direction of my...
  13. B

    Builds  Built for Family Adventure

    I have had a few folks ask if I have a build thread, so I figured I probably should start one to document some of my modifications and answer any questions. I'll work on getting better pictures this week and as the build progresses, but this will get me started. I've gathered lots of info and...
  14. kw90surf

    kw90surf's Grad Present to Himself, 1991 FJ80 Touring Build

    Well, it's finally happened after 4 years! I promised myself when I got into post-secondary that I'd buy myself an 80 series when I graduated my program. While I was in school I swear I spent half my study time studying course material and the other half researching Land Cruisers (ha). Was an...
  15. Sac Cerevisiae

    Builds  Bruiser Cruisah' Build Thread

    I'm starting this build thread to document my Land Cruiser's progression. My goals are to keep the Land Cruiser light and close to a family daily driver but lightly modified enough for light off-roading and occasional intermediate/difficult trails. Immediate needs are minimal with goals of...
  16. cc93cruiser

    Builds  New FJ62 owner (RD 2 with a 60 series)

    1989 FJ62 3FE Auto- ATF Fluid topped off and verified level after driving 10 miles and shifting through all gears then checked level while in Neutral... Hi folks, finally picked up a 60 series couple days ago from another mud member and just had a couple questions regarding the Transmission...
  17. andyquoll

    Pigsley, my 1993 FZJ80

    After years of wheeling 4runners, and getting more and more hardcore with rock crawling, it was time for a change. After couple of minor flops and my lady ceasing to go wheeling with me (for fear of death) I started looking at a new direction. We were both getting tired of the 85 4runner. Its...
  18. Borrego

    Builds  60-Series Revitalization and Backstory (pic heavy)

    Hey fellow MUD members. This is a LONG read, so for those of you who endure it, thanks! I’ve posted here and there before, but not a ton. So this is a first attempt at documenting what I’ll call my FJ60 Revitalization. Mainly just freshening up 32 years of use, some neglect, and detailing the...
  19. jetstream23

    Builds  My "I'm not cool enough for a build thread" ...build thread

    I can change my own oil and I know the difference between flat head and Philips head screwdrivers. Other than that, I'm not the most handy guy in a garage so I rely on trustworthy independent Toyota shops, expedition shops and some experienced friends to get things done to my rig. I envy the...
  20. latinskllz

    Builds  Latinskllz’s ‘08 Non-Nav Build

    Hi everyone! Thanks to you all, I purchased my ‘08 GX470 on 1/31/2019. Overall, it was a decent find for me (wanted ‘09, non-nav, lower miles, better condition) but that would have me waiting for a while. Plans are simply mild for now. So far, all that I have done is replace OEM wheel/tires...
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