SOLD 83 FJ60 with Vortec Swap (1 Viewer)

Mar 6, 2014
Huntsville, AL
United States
I need to let go of my rebuilt 1983 FJ60. I have put a little over 7000 miles on it since the swap and have been driving it everyday. The body is is great shape with minimal rust and minor quarter panel damage on drivers side.

Located in Huntsville, AL
Mud Price is $20k.

Upgrades include:
5.3L with 4l60E Conversion (LS Swap) ( L59 from Tahoe w 150k)
Custom harness
PCM program from
Corvette Manifolds
2.5" exhaust to a Borla with single 3" output
Tom Woods custom drive shafts
Advance Adapters Kit uses original Toyota split case transfer case
custom motor mounts and trans cross member
AC conversion ( Toyota parts and Chevy parts)
everything works including all original gauges
Winters Gate Shifter
Custom Engine Bay fuse box
In tank fuel pump conversion from Tanks Inc.

Old Man EMU Heavy suspension lift with 1" body lift
33X10.5XR15 BFG KO2 All Terrains
fj40 steel wheels with hubcaps
matching spare
Recent hub rebuild including trunion bearings and wheel bearings
T100 master cylinder
Late model Tacoma Booster
4Runner IFS Calipers
Slotted Rotors
New wheel cylinders and shoes
All rubber brake lines replaced
Rceiver Hitch
Wired for Electric Brakes
New Stainless Battery Tray
All New Battery Cables
Newsed carpet
New carpet in cargo area
New aftermarket seta belts
New front seat upholstery
front and rear speakers and amp
have new headliner and windshield gasket, but not installed

Really too much to list, the swap looks professionally done (I was a certified technician for over 10 years) and you have to see it to believe it. More pictures available.

Fairly recent pics here

Build pics here

Incomplete Build Thread Here
Cooter’s Revenge: Vorteq FJ60
Mar 6, 2014
Huntsville, AL

Bringing it to the top with a price drop. Hate to sell it but need something that can pull my 4500lb camper.

Recently replaced:
hubs on both sides with new Aisns
Wiper linkage with new factory Toyota assembly
4 runner wiper arms
Mar 6, 2014
Huntsville, AL
Umm.. why can't the L59/4L60 pull your 4500lb camper?

Pulls it fine. Stops fine with the brake upgrades and electric brakes. Handles horribly. Have weight distribution hitch, sway control and been careful with tongue weight But every car that goes by jerks the 60 all over the road. Also concerned about being so much above GVWR. Have thought about sway bar in the rear and adding a leaf to the OMEs to go to the heaviest config but not sure if that will get me to feeling safe towing it with the family in the 60.

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