For Sale 1988 BJ74 JDM RHD - Lethbridge Alberta Canada - SOLD (1 Viewer)

Oct 1, 2006
Lethbridge AB
United States
The new price is:
$12,000 USD
And I have added a list of additional parts below. Post #15

Original build thread link (not updated in a very long time)
Builds - A Canadian build of a JDM BJ74 - *TECH ONLY PLEASE - NO CHAT*

I am regretfully selling my 1988 Toyota Landcruiser BJ74 with 13BT / 3.4L turbo diesel motor and H55F 5 speed manual transmission. This is one of the most reliable combinations Toyota has ever made and easily capable of over 500,000kms. Even now with 300,000kms on the motor it has great compression and fires up with just a bump of the key and uses no oil between oil changes. It has the best of both worlds with manual locking hubs and push button shift on the fly 4HI. This truck has been my trusted daily driver since 2009 and has never let me down. I have always gone overboard on maintenance and made repairs long before the were needed. All the fluids have always been changed regularly and oil changes done every 5000km with 5w40 synthetic and Baldwin filter. Everything has been documented with receipts and logged in a vehicle diary. This is a truly go anywhere all-season truck built for daily driving, holiday road trips and weekend adventures. I would not hesitate to jump in right now and drive this truck anywhere!!!

Lots of well planned and thought out modifications including:
- My favorite with link: Webasto Install BJ74 13BT
The Webasto Thermo 50 diesel fired circulating coolant heater!! With 7 day timer. Never a cold start or need to plug in. Even at -30*C (-22*F) the truck will fire right up like a summer day and already be blowing warm air from the heater.
- 2.5” Old Man Emu suspension with extended anti inversion shackles, 2.5* pinion angle shims and 4* castor correction shims
- Man A Fre U-bolt flip kit installed in the front. (I also have rear kit not installed)
- ARB air locking differentials with Nitro 4.56:1 gears
- ARB air compressor mounted inside center console with driver and passenger side quick connects for filling tires
- New 35”x12.5”x15” Mickey Thompson MTZ P3 tires
- Custom front double cardan drive shaft allowing 4WD to be used at any speed with no vibrations
- Custom 3” exhaust with braided flex pipe and Aero Turbine muffler
- Custom expedition drawer system in rear with 400lb drawer slides (I still have the rear seat and it can be reinstalled)
- Custom front bumper with winch mount
- Custom rear bumper with swing out tire carrier and 2” receiver
- Cruisin Offroad skid plate
- Cruisin Offroad rock sliders
- Toyota Factory Aisin 24V winch (Toyotas 24V copy of the Legendary Warn 8274 winch)
- Warn wireless remote winch controller
- Trucklite 27270C LED headlights (expensive!!)
- PIA LP530 LED fog lights
- 24V to 12V converter to run stereo and accessories
- Custom 24V to 12V trailer wiring converter.
- Cobra 75WXST CB radio with external speaker
- Auto Meter boost gauge
- Many more upgrades and to many spare parts to list…..

Some of the recent repairs and major maintenance items include:
- Steering knuckle rebuild (294,442kms
- New Exedy heavy duty clutch and flywheel machined 293,010
- New Clutch master cylinder
- New clutch slave cylinder
- New clutch booster all done at 293,010kms
- Group 27 Interstate RV batteries (x2) at 293,405
- Transmission mount 288,782kms (not damaged just maintenance)
- Thermostat 290,808kms
- Front pads, rotors and brake lines 263,812kms
- All belts and hoses 250,863kms
- Rear brake pads and drums machined 245,483kms
- Transfer case rebuilt with all new bearings, seals 211,960 (already has McNamara drive gear upgrade)

The Bad:
- There is rust in the fenders and rocker panels
-Needs new windshield

I am only selling to downsize my fleet now that I have finished building my HDJ81 LandCruiser and bought a new Tacoma for work. I am in no hurry to sell and will not entertain low ballers, traders or scammers. This truck could easily be parted out for more then I am asking.




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Oct 1, 2006
Lethbridge AB
In the interest of full disclosure here is a couple more rust pics
1) below window frame
2)Passenger rear (Notice the factory seam below the tail light is smoothed over. An obvious sign of previous body work)
3) Front side of drivers side door frame



Oct 1, 2006
Lethbridge AB
Frame is in really good condition and was undercoated when it was first imported by Outback Imports I believe





Oct 1, 2006
Lethbridge AB
Thanks guys. Nothing to do with the price but in the end I have decided to keep this truck. Just to many memories and hard work in this cruiser. I still love it and get excited to drive it and I know i will regret selling it.

I have refunded the buyer his deposit and although disappointed he was very cool about it
Oct 1, 2006
Lethbridge AB
Back up for sale!! Life has changed and I need to finally let this Cruiser go for good.
Only changes I've made since the original post is replacing the heater blower fan and resistor. (fan was getting loud)
Also here is a list of most of the spare parts to be included:
- Set of 4 NEW OEM copy fiberglass fender flares (never installed)
- Set of 4 used septor fender flares
- Factory 70 series repair manual
- Factory B series engine manual
- PTO gears and shifter
- PTO Driveshafts
- PTO winch
- New TRE's still in the box
- Complete set of door weatherstripping
- New Valve cover gasket
- New 13BT compression testing adaptor
- Rear heater assembly
- Power steering pump
- 2 RHD clutch boosters
- Front signal light lenses
- Landcruiser mud flaps
- 2 spare windshield wiper arms
I know I am forgetting some things.....
Oct 21, 2007
Burnaby, BC
Good eye!! I dont think anybody else caught that in the multiple pictures of the rust I posted. But thanks for the bump
“I want a 30 year old, rust free Toyota. And I want it for cheap.” 😂

This is why I hate being a seller. Your 74 is mint compared to mine, your price is if anything a little low. Let me know what yours sells for so I have some idea what to ask for mine...
Oct 1, 2006
Lethbridge AB
I cant believe I am still sitting on this. Lots of interest but nobody has made the trip to come see it yet....

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