2f Rebuild Cost

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There's a freshened 5.3 (70000 orig) all accessories, with harness for 1200 right around the corner from me and I'm waiting for it to go lower. A new ranger is 1700. Thats 2.5x hp, more low end grunt, a wider power band, 7 more MPG minimum, and more durability for the same money. You gotta have a collector 60, or a screw loose to pay that for a 135hp boat anchor.
 
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From a lucky sole who happens to have both a 62 with a new 5.3 and a 60 with a 2f, if I had to sell one it would be the 62. It just doesn't have the sole of a landcruiser. And your lucky if you get 15 mpg with the 5.3.
 
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A Rolex uses 25 jewels for bearings. The 2f shorts you 3 steel ones. A 2f ain't no ford 300cid in the tractor motor world.

An lsx needs an nv4500. The h55f is too tall in 1st and too short in od.
 

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I have no expierence with this company but when I was thinking about having m 2f rebuilt I found a place outside of Philly called Pioneer Engineering. They sell forklift engines and have 2f's listed on their website. When I contacted them they quoted me a price of $1,900 to rebuild my engine if I delivered it to their shop. No idea what a new engine would cost but that's all this company does.

Forklift & Industrial Engine Specialists - Pioneer Engine Company


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but then.....

Is a Rolex watch a Rolex if it has a swapped in satellite linked atomic clock calibrated Casio movement?

Perhaps issues such as these are more suitable for Aristotle
This is a great analogy. I'm a bit of a purist myself. I've desmogged my cruiser, but I'm keeping it stock. If the motor does go someday, I'll be looking for a 2F replacement. If I really was looking for performance and fuel economy, I'd be driving a more contemporary truck.
 
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If you like the size, egonomics, esthetics, and general simplicity of the 60, and have 25000 in offroad goodies specifically suited to the truck, why would you get a "more contemporary" rig? You just drop in an lsx with a deleted wiring harness, and you have the best of all worlds. Or, if you really like the heart and soul of pulling a carb choke and sitting there freezing at -10 starting a truck, you CON toss a carb on a 5.3 with little overall HP change, all for less than rebuilding a 2f.
 
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I just checked out an '87 FJ60 this weekend that had a complete engine overhaul in 2013 from a very reputable shop in the greater Denver area (couldn't remember the name) and out the door he paid around $5700.

I would reference other users who actually did these rebuilds, like @FishTown added above - great reference by the way.
 
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I just checked out an '87 FJ60 this weekend that had a complete engine overhaul in 2013 from a very reputable shop in the greater Denver area (couldn't remember the name) and out the door he paid around $5700.

I would reference other users who actually did these rebuilds, like @FishTown added above - great reference by the way.
For reference:
 

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I just parted out a rough '85 60 that had a GREAT running, 130,000 mile 2F in it. The engine sold last month for $950 complete with bellhousing. That's a good reference to consider. All that being said, unless you're going to restore the 60 back to complete original, there's NO way I'd spend that kind of money on a 2F! At the end of the day, a V8 swap will probably cost less (installed), and it will do everything better than the inline 6.

This is just the opinion of someone who is about to do a 6.0L swap into an 80 with a perfectly-good 1FZ (which is many steps above a 2F, in terms of driveability and performance.)
 
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To me a 2f makes a 60 a almost worthless vehicle. It was barely powerful enough for the fj40. Which is lighter and smaller. You can't tow with it-unless u plan on doing 30mph tops. It's OK on the trail, but typically Fj60s see more Street use than trail. Yes their is a certain feel u get from driving a f series motored cruiser. It's up to u if that feeling is worth paying for a 2f, or if you would rather have some hp under the hood.
 
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I'm thinking of purchasing an FJ60 that needs a complete rebuild. Closest reputable shop quoted me $5,100 to rebuild + $1,500 labor. I'd really appreciate some feedback on that pricing. For that amount, I'd almost rather step up to a LS3 swap.
I bought a wrecked '85 that had a factory replacement block cast in '88. The head is off of an '87.
Block machined and bored .020 and crank polished. Head surfaced and fully serviced.
ITM pistons/pins w/NPR ring set
Toyota connecting rod bearings
Clevite main bearings
Toyota thrust washers
Melling stock cam and timing set
Durabond cam bearings
Joint Fuji lifters
Toyota Gaskets
First time ever digging into a 2F. Seemed like a daunting task while acquiring parts and prepping, but I feel like it was pretty painless once I got started. Making sure to set aside the appropriate amount of time for each task and maintaining a very clean work space made assembly process go smooth. The FSMs and Ih8Mud are your best friends. Total cost of rebuild with machining and parts came to $1575.
 
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