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  1. sheptastic

    Sheptastic 2015 GX460 Build

    I've been putting this off since I'm still waiting on a bunch of parts to really get started on my build. Figured 3 months is too long to put off an introduction, though. I got my 2015 Premium in January. I happened to find one local with 71k, sepia interior, heated/vented seats, and 3rd row...
  2. lean2lux

    HZJ75 Pump Truck Take Down-Utility/4x4 Build

    This is my first time creating a thread and I am excited about sharing my new project. Mud has been a good resource to me throughout the years and I’m ready to potentially add to Mud and also gather even more insight throughout this build and I welcome opinions and ideas. I am at the beginning...
  3. B

    Builds Barons white FJ62 log

    This is the first in a Build thread for an FJ62. A bit of background. Aussie based build thread. 3-4 years ago, got the FJ62. It was drivable, and looked good. I knew it had rust and spent the first 6 months, fixing the obvious. New rear brakes, fixed clutch issues, some paint repairs, lots...
  4. JCliftonB

    Light-Duty, Budget-Friendly GX460 Overland Build

    Wanted to document the mild build of my '15 GX460. I plan on doing a few extended trips in it this year, but its main job is to continue to be my wife's daily. The first thing she told me after we purchased it was to make it look "less like a soccer mom SUV". Challenge accepted. We had plans to...
  5. avdeveloper

    Let's baseline my grandma's neglected, (20 year old to us) 1997 LX450

    Context The day after Christmas of 2002, my uncle and grandma went on an impulse buy and bought the truck with 80k mileage. We've taken it on weekend trips, commuting to school and work, grocery shopping. Basically anything but off-roading. We've actively driven it regularly for the next 12...
  6. gonzopancho

    The Goblin, continued

    1976 FJ40 Rustic Green / grey interior Drivetrain: SBC, Sniper, H55F, Split case 35x12.50R15 KO3s on widened 15x8.5” Toyota Rims OME 2.5” lift 4-plus bumpers, Warn 8274 Winch Sale Thread Previous Sale Thread Previous Build Thread Photos
  7. dkcrew

    Bucket List FJ40 Build

    Lucked into a 73 JF40 with the original F 155 3 speed. Runs and drives great. The great NM desert preserved this. The frame is in great shape. The roll bar was built custom at some point which caused a removal of the jumper seats and the door was obviously cut and I have no top ... outside...
  8. J

    Gentleman Jackal's 470 Build

    The title is a bit misleading. This is a project that my better half and I are working on together. She has her FRS up for sale and wanted a reliable car to get places in the snow. We still take care of her parents and for the 1 week of snow we seem to get yearly in Calgary, we still wanted to...
  9. Chris Versteegh

    Our family's FJ73 build thread. Say hello to "Mechas"

    Greetings all. We want to use this thread to document the build and refresh of our 1991 FJ73. So this thread will detail much of the work that has gone into our beloved Pre and Post Pandemic Project. To start things off I'll tell about how we came to purchase this beauty. In 2019 our family...
  10. outlaw4shrt

    2009 LX570 Trans European Trail Overland Build

    Hey Team, Bear with me as I build out this thread to get all of my info in here. More details and pictures to come, but here's how she sits right now: Current/Upcoming Modifications Tires 285/70R17 BF Goodrich KO2's Deiwe 17x8.5 2LX Wheels Suspension Stock AHC System Height LX570 OEM...
  11. TwoSpeed

    Mountain Slayer - 2018 GX460 Project

    Alright, I have had a few questions on my current build and figured it would be easier to post it up as a build thread and reference it to anyone who has questions. The setup is for ski, mountain bike, and general daily driving. Use is in California, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado...
  12. varun bhargava

    Madison, WI - 2018 Land Cruiser "Tiny" - Build Thread

    Feels good to be back in the Cruiser family and back on the forum. When I had my 100 series a couple of years back this forum was an invaluable resource. I am busy consuming the amazing 200 series content on the forum as I formulate a plan/next steps for the rig. Many more details to come...
  13. G

    '71 FJ40 build thread

    Hopefully I'm creating a new build thread the right way. A bit of background on the vehicle. My wife's dad bought a 1971 FJ40 new in Arkansas. He installed a Warn 8274 winch and did a SOA conversion at some point. My wife has a lot of fond memories of 4 wheeling with her dad - but at some...
  14. MyTwoToys

    My FZJ-80 build

    So, I found an built a 1972 FJ-40 rig a few years back and now that I am getting a bit closer to retirement I am back to begin the build of an FZJ-80 that my wife and I will use to travel across the country and explore. The first step was finding the right rig. Well, I am happy to say that...
  15. roflbox

    Builds The Green Bastard

    Maintenance / Upgrades / Shenanigans below: Current Specs: 4" Dobinsons lift, heavy springs Dobinsons rear bumper Dobinsons rock sliders DFG Offroad rear drawer system ARB Front Bumper Smitty built 15.5K with synthetic rope 35" Toyo M/T Questionable age BFG spare No name roof rack Current Todo...
  16. 911nFJ60

    The Old GOAT - 1988 FJ62 preservation

    Hi all- I recently became the new custodian for an original 1988 FJ62 with 142K miles. Pretty much everything works as it should, drives and stops fine, but with 33 years as a ranch truck and fly fishing guides rig, it needs just about everything inside and out. Bumps and bruises all over...
  17. landsat6

    2017 GX 460 for North Central Appalachia

    I grabbed an off-lease 2017 GX 460 Premium with 26k miles in April 2021. It happens to be a “Certified Pre-Owned Lexus” for whatever that is worth which is probably a topic for a separate thread. I was coming off of a rusted-out 2007 FJ that I didn’t properly inspect for rust when I purchased it...
  18. JDUB fab

    JDUB's 2010 Build

    Hello Mud People, Let me introduce myself and the new to me, rig: Picked up a built out 2010 GX in Georgia, super clean and NO rust! I am an artist and educator at a small college in New Jersey and live in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York. I teach and practice all manner of processes...
  19. M

    1993 KZJ78 Build

    First, I would like to thank everyone who has posted info here for fellow Prado/Land Cruiser II owners. I purchased this KZJ78 a few weeks ago from a German who used it to go on Safari here in Botswana. He kept pretty good maintenance records on it so I felt comfortable buying something this...
  20. avicenna110

    Builds Bought our newborn a Toy

    I recently became a father and thought of doing something for my son. Initially I thought about putting some money away for him. Although I will probably do that anyways I thought building a Land Cruiser that I can give him when he grows up would be more special. Plus they're going up in value...
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