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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. cc93cruiser

    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...
  4. chromatica

    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...
  5. Borrego

    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...
  6. 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...
  7. L

    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...
  8. SergP

    Early 1976 Fj40 model project

    I have found this 1976 Fj40 with title in some barn on East coast, for my project. It has come with extra parts what I need to sort from boxes. If I’m being honest,.. it looks really really bad for me, buy I will try. I can do many thing by myself. My major concern is the back of the frame. I...
  9. F

    Fitz's Red 87 FJ60 Build

    Figured I would start myself a build thread real quick. Have new tires and wheels so far, will be rebuilding the front axle, replacing wheel bearings on the rear, along with rear disc brakes. Speedhut gauges and a dash cap are ordered, as well as new side mirrors and headlights. After that I...
  10. H

    Cruiser newbie build

    Hey guys, so after months of thinking about a new truck to replace my Tundra, I decided on going with an 80 series LC. I always loved it's aesthetic, and coupled with it's reliability and capability in taking me wherever I need to go for my bow hunting trips, the 80 series was a no-brainer. I...
  11. SlwFngrz

    Builds Greg's 94 4Runner 08-2018

    Hello's All, I recently gave this old 4runner some good lovin, More pics at Tahoe3D | Pics - 4Runner
  12. 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...
  13. runningdrew

    ReBuild thread - RunningDrew

    (edit 2/4/19) Changed the thread name, this will be my rebuild thread, adding some small mods here and there, not able to get into a sweet bumper set up yet. Insurance totalled me out due to plastic damage. I got car back, now piecing it together again to get a rebuilt title and get it back on...
  14. luckynb

    Builds LuckyNB 77 FJ40 - 7 Year Journey

    Documenting the 7 year journey.. I bought this 77 FJ40 for $2400 back in 2011. Stock 2f and drivetrain, with SOA. It was barely driveable (no brakes) and fugly. During first week I fixed the brakes and got rid of the toxic green.. 8 cans of Flat Desert Tan, a little flat black and some flat...
  15. 74FJ40newbie

    True color of my FJ?

    I'm looking for help identifying the true factory color of my 74 FJ40. When I went to remove what I believe was the factory installed floor mat. I found a cream colored paint under the green floor mat. The color of the paint is dark/rustic green. Could the original color have been white, or...
  16. Ryan Smith

    Black 100 Series Build

    Hey guys - picked up a new to me LC100 about 2.5 weeks ago and have been binging on ih8mud for 2.5 weeks straight. Wanted to post a few pics of the build. I have a few more things planned. 2004 LC100 - got it with only 112,000 miles and a perfect carfax record. Socal for its entire life. No...
  17. BMValentine

    Builds Adventure Cruiser - Ring Around the Rosie...

    Well the time has come to create my build thread. I've purchased my rig, talked to tons of different people, dreamed about and lost sleep about where I want to go, I've ordered parts, and now it is time to get to work. A few months ago I picked up a 1989 FJ62 Land Cruiser with just over 240,000...
  18. MrMikeyG

    My "new" FZJ80, or, I scratched the 80 itch

    Hey, so here are some pics of the rig. It's a '94 Has all of the locks 173k on the odo fairly distressed leather. factory jack and tool kit (my '08 Tundra didn't have either) fairly new tires (Yokohama Geolander at/s in stock size) newer battery fairly clean engine bay PO drove it to me. missing...
  19. hygge

    Hygge's Sawdust FJ62

    I've seen plenty of these build threads and felt that it was about time that I tried my hand at crafting my FJ62 story. If I had to say what the initial impetus would have been for my purchase of the rig, I would say that its because I have a family of three and needed to find a vehicle that...
  20. BigTreesFJ60

    Native SJ/CA 87 FJ60 Build

    I’ve been looking across California for our first FJ60 for quite awhile now. Finally found the one for us. Tan 87, 233k miles. It was purchased and spent most of its life here in San Jose, only migrating less than 100 miles north before I brought her home. Front by BigTreesFJ60 posted Dec 8...
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