restoration

  1. Sparkman86

    Lucy the LC: 1969 FJ40 Frame Off Rebuild

    I found this bucket of bolts about a year ago. I'd always wanted a fixer upper project car and boy did I get one! This 1969 build, '70 year model, had been sitting in Arizona for a while judging by the condition of it. It looked mostly original and was relatively rust free. The engine had a...
  2. C

    For Sale FJ55 ARMREST

    1969 70 71 72 TOYOTA FJ55 LAND CRUISER LANDCRUISER ARMREST FJ55 SET OF 4 OEM $80 PLUS Shipping
  3. BigMouth

    40th Anniversary Reconditioning Project

    I have owned a 40th Anniversary for the past 10 years and it has become an essential part of our family. Having watched many build threads here over the years, I have finally decided to take the plunge and take our 140,000 mile LandCruiser (Special Edition #4110) back to something closer to...
  4. OffRoad911

    Sealing the Tub - Full Frame Off Restoration

    Another question for those who have done a professional full Frame Off restoration. Once you have removed the insulation material applied to the areas near the foot wells, how do you replace it? What material is used to replace the original material? What purpose does this serve? Also the...
  5. I

    For Sale 1976 FJ40. Original rustic green soft-top, 131,754 miles with records.

    It's a '76 out of AZ and CA with records of oil changes and documented miles. Looks to have been repainted in the 90's to red from its original green and the upholstery recovered but aside from that its mostly original.. Has the cool under jump seat conn fer storage boxes, rear heater, CB...
  6. N

    For Sale 72 FJ40 Project Vehicle, San Diego, CA

    I have a 1972 FJ40 project that I need to get rid of. I purchased it as a nearly complete stock FJ40 with minimal rust. My intention was to restore it to like new, close to stock condition. Unfortunately I can’t complete the project any time soon so I am looking for someone who wants to pick...
  7. D

    LX470 Project Build

    I currently own a 2010 Mercedes E550 it's a great car but a little tired of all these repairs becoming too frequent. I was told to buy one of these originally, but didn't listen oh well live and learn. I current taking on this project of this blizzard pearl 2005 LX470 168k one owner from Texas...
  8. scoobiedubes

    Wanted 1966 Bottle Jack & handle

    EDIT: Apparently the bottle jack I have isn't correct, so I'm looking to buy a jack and a jack handle. If you've got the whole kit (with the extensions) and want to put it all together that's fine too. ORIGINAL TEXT (for context with the replies below) I've got an early bottle jack and the...
  9. TristanFF

    1982 Land Cruiser BJ42 Restoration

    Hey everyone, Been thinking about doing this for a while but would any one on here be interested in watching a Canadian dudes semi-professional documentary YouTube series on restoring a vintage Land Cruiser? I’m doing 99-100 percent of the work myself and will be uploading shortly. I’ll add a...
  10. SteveH

    Seat Belt rewebbing

    I sent my '78 driver's side OEM FJ40 seat belt to Safety Restore in Westfield, MA. They advertise on eBay and the web that they will replace the webbing and clean/lube/repair the unit for $75 or so. I found a discount code on the web that covered the amount of the return shipping and then some...
  11. Chachi254

    Looking for replacement truck bed sides for 1983 Toyota Pickup Long Box

    Hey Mudders, I bought a 1983 Toyota Pickup long box this last summer, and while the bed is in pretty good shape, it's starting to rust and I want to get it fixed/replaced. I've been looking online and there are a few aftermarket bed sides around, but none of which are long-bed length. Does...
  12. C

    Project Barnwork 78 FJ40

    A friend mentioned he had an old land cruiser sitting in a barn and said he'd talk to his sister about us going there and moving it... he parked it 6+ years ago... Months go by (where I read tons of mud forum posts, day dream, and work on my 100, making every mistake there is to make), and I say...
  13. HawkDriver

    Hawkdriver’s 1975 FJ40 Refurb Thread

    Holy schnikies! There are enough “build threads” on this section that the subject should probably have its own subforum. This factor alone has been a main reason that I’ve hesitated to start my own thread, ever since the ol 40 was parked and this project began some 3+ years ago. Among the other...
  14. D

    1988 Cruiser Color Codes

    In the process of restoring my white 88 cruiser. Not sure exactly which "white" color code is correct? Everything that I've seen thus far, points me towards color code 045, but the color swatch looks beige/tan, rather than white. Any assistance provided, is highly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
  15. Zeus0623

    Builds Newly Restored 40 With Questions from the Past

    Hello All! I am the proud new owner of a 1972 FJ40, British Racing Green. This truck is in great shape, however the restoration it went through has left me with some loose ends to tie up! CruiserHeads, I need some help! I am hoping to use this thread to post my progress as I sort through...
  16. H

    93’ Cruiser coming back after 10 years of sleep

    Hey y’all I’m new to the forum and need some help from you well educated folks for my fj80. Purchased by my dad in 1993 the rig was driven for a few years on and off but for nearly the last decade it has not been driven. Fired up a couple times several years ago but not driven. I need some...
  17. seth

    Builds 1965 FJ40 FST Restoration Thread "Old Yeller"

    Hey everyone! I hope you are ready for another teardown/build thread, because I don't doubt that this project is going to be an adventure... This is the second FJ40 I've owned – I also have a third I call Dirtbag – but Old Yeller is by far the most original. Over the last 6 years I have...
  18. Cartertsp

    Can't find a place to finish '76 FJ40 restoration (Phoenix, ARIZONA)

    Long story short: Purchased the FJ40 over a year ago. I'm 22 and have invested 1500 hours, and 15k+ in brand new oem parts, restoration tools, etc... Took it apart after driving it twice thinking i could restore it quickly. Took longer than expected. Was working on it outside my parent's house...
  19. Krondor

    Builds 1965 FJ40, What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

    1965 FJ40, What Have I Gotten Myself Into? It all started a few years ago in Africa. I was fresh out of high school and ready to explore the world. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life so I said, "fxxx it, let’s go to Africa". Anyways, I found a group called African Venture, which...
  20. E

    FJ40 Restoration, Convert to EFI?

    We are starting to restore our 1971 FJ40. My grandfather bought it new. It still has the original engine. The carburetor had previously been replaced. I want to keep it as original as possible, but I'm considering upgrading to a fuel injection system (possibly a Howell or Weber). Either fuel...
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