91/92 interior question (1 Viewer)

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Good morning, folks. So, here is the story. I have an 80 with a 3fe. I can't tell you if it's a 91 or a 92 because it had been given a blue sticker by the CHP almost 20 years ago. For those of you unfamiliar with a blue tag, it is a VIN given to a vehicle that was stolen and messed with. Anyhow, I have paperwork that says it is a 91, and I also have paper work that says it is a 92. This information is not really relevant to the thread, other than the fact that I have a 3fe engine in it. With that, I have a full leather interior. Leather door cards and all three rows of leather seating. I really had no idea this was unusual, until I went to Spector this weekend to get a replacement door card. When the parts-puller came up to the counter, he offered me a cloth-clad door panel. I told him it was incorrect, to which he said that is I had a grey-interior 3fe, it had to be cloth... so, what the heck? Is there some really rare limited model with leather interior? I figured part of the vehicle;s history may include it being stripped of the interior, and then it was replaced with leather.

Any ideas?

Furthermore, anyone have a good condition driver's front door card they want to sell?:)
 
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Good morning, folks. So, here is the story. I have an 80 with a 3fe. I can't tell you if it's a 91 or a 92 because it had been given a blue sticker by the CHP almost 20 years ago. For those of you unfamiliar with a blue tag, it is a VIN given to a vehicle that was stolen and messed with. Anyhow, I have paperwork that says it is a 91, and I also have paper work that says it is a 92. This information is not really relevant to the thread, other than the fact that I have a 3fe engine in it. With that, I have a full leather interior. Leather door cards and all three rows of leather seating. I really had no idea this was unusual, until I went to Spector this weekend to get a replacement door card. When the parts-puller came up to the counter, he offered me a cloth-clad door panel. I told him it was incorrect, to which he said that is I had a grey-interior 3fe, it had to be cloth... so, what the heck? Is there some really rare limited model with leather interior? I figured part of the vehicle;s history may include it being stripped of the interior, and then it was replaced with leather.

Any ideas?

Furthermore, anyone have a good condition driver's front door card they want to sell?:)

I've got a 1991 with grey leather interior and the door panel is leather as well. (And, sorry, it's not for sale.)
 
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I've never seen a 3fe with leather out of the factory.

With that being said, I've seen people swap out the cloth for leather and vice versa. So I would look for 93-97 interior parts. Do your door cards have courtesy lights on them? Do they work?
 
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Leather interior was not available from Toyota in 1991 in the US market. Given the checkered past of this vehicle I would say someone swapped out the interior panels with a later model.
If you run the VIN you'll get the year of the truck.
 

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In 94 when I purchased my factory leather model in Southern California the dealers were replacing the interiors in all cloth models with aftermarket leather so they could sell at a higher price. The demand was high and the supply low for any Land Cruiser so it made sense for them. I think in 91 and 92 Land Cruisers were even more scarce. In 93 and up models the factory leather had a two compartment center console/arm rest. The factory cloth models had only one low compartment that was never meant as an armrest.
 

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