1. 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...
  2. js47

    Seized parking brake pins

    I’m sure someone else has had a similar issue so hopefully there is some good beta out there. I’ve been rebuilding the handbrake on my 100 and everything was going smoothly until I attempted removing the old bell cranks. After removing the clips I went to bang out the pins with a hammer, but...
  3. W

    Need opinions on rust!!!

    I’ve come across a good deal on a 100 series, but it’s got some frame and slight body rust (pics attached). I’m new to the rust game and would like your opinion if it’s worth tackling the repair or not. Thank you in advance!
  4. T

    Advice Purchasing an 80 - Rust question

    Long time lurker here. Currently have a couple 1st gen Tacomas but I haven't been able to shake the long time desire to own an 80. I've read through a ton of threads, Slee's page, etc but now I'm stuck. I just looked at a stock 1997 LX450 with factory lockers - Canadian truck 160k miles, my...
  5. Trekk75

    Rusted rocker panels

    72 FJ40 rocker panel rust through on both sides. I can replace entire section or just cut out and patch. Are there drain holes to prevent future rust? Thinking of perforated aluminum panel or similar. Thoughts?
  6. Gnarwgn

    Rust on interior seat anchor - sweat it or forget it?

    Team - One of my interior seat anchor's for driver's side jump seat is fairly rusty compared to all other anchors. What if anything do I do about this? I'm thinking getting an abrasive brush extension for my cordless drill, clean it up, and then brush some primer on? Am I overthinking it...
  7. smorestm

    How much rust is too much rust?

    Hi y’all. I’m new here and trying to jump into the deep end of the 100 Series owners club. I’ve had Jeeps in the past but love the idea of something with the same capability but more reliability and comfort. My budget is tight and I have my heart set on an 03+ (which may not be entirely...
  8. Dustin Messina

    SOLD  FJ60 Rear Lower Quarter Patch Panels (Pair)

    I have a set of patch panels for a 60 series that are great for some rust repair. These are for the rear lower. They have just been sitting and in great shape. I can't find them for less than $350 plus a side. $500 shipped on these. Feel free to ask any questions.
  9. G

    Rusty Rig

    Hi All: Former FJ-62 owner. Considering purchasing a '95. Here are some pics of the underbody. Is this amount of rust concerning? Thanks in advance.
  10. F

    Rust consult - Is this BJ42 too far gone?

    Hi all, I recently came across a 1980 BJ42 LX (factory ac, power steering, 3B engine) for sale semi-locally. The first set of photos I received was pretty promising. Owner assured me that the vehicle runs well, but the body will "need some work". My Dad and I are a fairly handy pair, so I...
  11. N


    Hey everyone, First time posting on here/first time on an auto forum in general/first time buyer. I’m currently looking at purchasing a 1997 Lexus LX450 that I’d like to turn into an overlanding/camping rig. The inside and external body is in near mint condition, however I’m uncertain as to...
  12. M

    Rust on Undercarriage - Need Feedback pleas

    I am considering buying this LX, its in excellent condition, 123k miles, but comes from the northeast. I live in NC, would love some feedback on the level of rust on the undercarriage as i am considering this for a daily driver. Thanks
  13. Moe123

    LC 100 undercarriage rust

    I’m looking to buy this LC 100. It’s one owner, no accident 150k miles, body is rust free but has this under body rust. Please help if I should buy this at 15k or not:
  14. S

    Preventing rust spread-FJ62

    I’ve noticed over the last two months I’ve got some patches of rust that have started to develop in my rear wheel wells. I want to get on top of it and stop it from spreading. Any ideas or recommendations?
  15. robotriot

    How much rust is too much rust!?

    Looking for expert advice on the cost of rust treatment, or possible complete replacement of parts on this beautiful beast Toyota FJ60. I’ve attached pictures to show the extent of the rust. The exterior doesn’t have any. It’s lived in The Bay Area for the last 30 years in a garage, and taken on...
  16. G

    Rust on Frame - Remediation Help

    A previous owner did a lot of body work on my cruiser to remediate some rust on quarter panels. The undercarriage looks good overall but I did find one spot of concern regarding rust. It is one of the frame connections near the rear passenger tire (not sure how else to describe it). Pictures...
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    Front frame below radiator had more rust than I wanted to allow. Knocked it down with a wire brush and painted over it.
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    Front frame below radiator had more rust than I wanted to allow. Knocked it down with a wire brush and painted over it.
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    Lower strut mount wire brushed then painted with rust inhibiting primer
  20. NCTroutHunter

    Should this rust scare me from buying?

    I'm looking at 2005 LC with 144K. Price is great at $10K, but let me know what you think about this rust (especially the door). It was in IL most of its life - service record on Carfax are decent, but also no record of a timing belt so I'd be looking at that straight away. I would greatly...
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