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  1. N

    88 FJ62 Restoration

    88 FJ62, in process. Stripped, epoxied, 2k primed, based, and glamour cleared - color is Toyota Cement Gray... any suggestions on resto-modifications? TRD running boards, roof rack, etc? Looking for any suggestions, thanks.
  2. Shoulderleen

    ‘95 AC Computer Refurbishing

    Hello All, My AC works fine but sometimes I have to hit the buttons off and on a couple of times before the AC “clicks” into the mode I am setting it to. This is usually accompanied by the bulb for that particular mode flickering a bit before it finally clicks. Does anyone have experience...
  3. fixoldthings

    Mike Restores an FJ40 YouTube

    For the past few months I've been restoring a '71 FJ40, which I've been documenting on YouTube. There are 19 videos so far. I'm a first-time YouTuber, so I'd appreciate constructive feedback. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDDaUMiMDo_iTz84uoPNcKA/
  4. suntrakr

    FJ40 Chassis rust question - with pics

    ok, full tear down on my FJ40 as it was starting to get rusty. Chassis in pretty good nic except for the rear suspension spring perches. Question is do you think the perches should be replaced or can we scrape out the rust that's pushed the plates apart and push it back together. The rails and...
  5. F

    1973 FJ40 Frame Off with 1uz vvti and a650 Swap

    First I want to say to everyone Please be safe, I am 63 years old and am told by my wife constantly that I am 3rd child she never wanted. But also know my limitations and this Corona is no picnic in the Park. It is deadly and devastating. Please only come in contact with others when it is...
  6. C

    Rear Chassis Restoration

    Hey folks! I finally got the rear bumper off after a long battle with one rusty bolt. This is what I have.... see pictures. Any recommendations for moving forward from previous experience? Also, any idea if this part that seems like a "buffer" behind the bumper should just be replaced?
  7. Phenx60bruiser

    Caught the bug

    So after 6 months of staring, drooling, and bugging my wife I bought my first land cruiser. It’s a 1987, 215k, and I got it for a whopping $2500. I think I bought the rustiest cruiser in North America however the frame has nothing but light surface rust (that I saw). I will be starting...
  8. LowSpeeHighDrag

    USING DRY ICE TO REMOVE FACTORY SOUND DEADENING. SUPER EASY WAY!

    Just came across this video. cheers.
  9. OldMan Ray

    An FJ60 called Bruno - my NorCal Bay Area restoration project

    Hello, I’m new to the forum. I just acquired a 1984 FJ60 a few months ago, and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since! I started this thread to document all the repairs & upgrades that I’ve done with the truck so far. I started out as a 4Runner fanatic (I have a super dependable 2002 SR5 3rd Gen...
  10. fixoldthings

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  11. J

    77 FJ45 Restoration advice required for the best sale price

    Hi everyone, A friend of mine would like me to restore his 1977 FJ45. He originally bought it to keep but has lost interest. He had a guy "restore" it for $2000. Besides taking nearly a year the job was 'what he paid for'. I told him that I will restore it properly so that he can get the best...
  12. M

    Help Me Finish My Roof Rack! Looking for NRS Roof Rack Brackets and Vintage Roof Ladder!

    Howdy fellas, I am looking for some "quick and easy" NRS roof rack brackets, I attached a photo at the bottom. I am currently running an old sears rack with the strap tie downs and well... It fell off on I5 once. It seems as if I have to tighten them every time I drive. Would love to get the old...
  13. suppjoe

    Builds  1987 FJ60 Restoration + 5.3 Vortec Swap

    Hi guys, my name is Joe (long time lurker, first time poster). A little less than a year ago I bought a 1987 FJ60. This thing was an interesting specimen. No carpet but also no rust as there was 30 years worth of road grime keeping the chassis nice and safe! The initial idea for the truck was to...
  14. 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...
  15. C

    For Sale  FJ55 ARMREST

    1969 70 71 72 TOYOTA FJ55 LAND CRUISER LANDCRUISER ARMREST FJ55 SET OF 4 OEM $80 PLUS Shipping
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. I

    For Sale  1976 Rustic Green FJ40 factory soft-top spec. Make offer

    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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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