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Thats what I'm going to do, ask them if they can/will do the install, and for how much. And according to the ARB dealer who works at the dealership, there are 'Land Cruiser specialists' there. :hmm:. If they for some reason dont/wont do it, i think I know of an old mechanic, who is the only one in the shop(coupled with a BP gas station) who could probably do it.

-Carl
 
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someone correct me if I am wrong but I believe the 81-84 4spd is shorter in length than a 85-87. otherwise the same
i font think that the transmission is a different length, but i think that its the spacer thats different. it just makes the h55f a direct bolt on for the 85 up 60s
 

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Whoever replaces the trans will also be rebuilding the TCase since it must disassembled to pull the old trans... this will boost the labor cost a bit.

I was in your shoes about 2 years ago and it is no fun... Good luck!
 

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Carl - 2 4sp options. someone will correct if i'm wrong. H42 (US) and H41 (non-us) - 41 has lower first gear for offroad.

H42 can be found from those of us that have swapped to 5sp for little $.

Also - check out cruiserparts.net they have some 4sp's, 5sp's, and autos, and conversion kits for a 62!

I like cruiserparts, but i got my 5sp for a lot less - FYI.

cool stuff:
Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60 FJ62 Parts For Sale

GL!

Rob
Correct.

got those backwards. H41 US, H42 Non-US (lower gearing).
Wrong. H42 = US
H41 = Non-US ( lower gearing )

someone correct me if I am wrong but I believe the 81-84 4spd is shorter in length than a 85-87. otherwise the same
Early H42 is shorter until ~5/85 when they added the spacer, making it just as long as the H55.
 

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Quesiton Rob, right above the blue box about the H55, is that the 4spd? If so which on is better? ( if there's a difference) 81-84 OR 85-87?
That would save some $$$ right there, but then theres the cost of labor, and finding a shop that could do it. Dare I say dealership?
-Carl
Carl the answer is:

H55--- 5 speed manual transmission/ non US
H42--- 4 speed manual transmission/ US version
H41--- 4 speed manual transmission with lowers gears/ non US

If you labor is considered free then a manual swap maybe a "cheaper" option than a new transmission. But either way if you do the work than you will save the most money.

Take a day, chill, drink a :beer: and then make a decision.
 
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Quesiton Rob, right above the blue box about the H55, is that the 4spd? If so which on is better? ( if there's a difference) 81-84 OR 85-87?
That would save some $$$ right there, but then theres the cost of labor, and finding a shop that could do it. Dare I say dealership?
-Carl
Carl - it's a few up. there are two year ranges. The earlier is shorter, and the latter is longer (w/ spacer) so same dimensions as 5 sp. I am not sure about the Auto vs 4sp/5sp for fitment. You may need driveshaft work done. It's no biggie - i got mine shortened/lengthened to fit 5sp on my 84. about 200 all together for DS's here in $eattle area.

I wouldn't trust a dealership with a swap. replacement w/ auto from your other truck - maybe. but not a swap.

I see you are looking for a recommended mechanic. You might also check with a local LC club if you can find one for their recommended guy/place.

if all else fails - look for the oldest shops you can find (think non-electronics & carb guys) and call around.

Good luck!

rob
 
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