For Sale 97 40th 3x Locked, Restored and NICE, Knoxville, TN (1 Viewer)

Jun 18, 2018
United States

Tons more pics and videos: 1997 3X Locked 40th Anniversary FZJ80

$38,900 sold

1997 40th anniversary 3x Locked, 157K miles.
VIN: JT3HJ85J0V0171889
Located in Knoxville, TN

This is a 97 FZJ80 40th anniversary 3x locked truck, professionally restored with no cost spared. No rust issues, garage kept and only driven in the rain a few times since restored. The vehicle was bought from an older guy in NC specifically to do a restore from. It went to a shop in Virginia for about 8 months and they did the majority of the restoration and mechanical work, most of which was preventative. I then added some things over the last year like the HIDs, stereo/speakers/sub, LED lighting, Prinsu rack, etc.

This build has been my baby and a lot of thought/time and way way more money went into it than what I’m asking. It was over a year in the making. I’ve now enjoyed it for a while and itching to build something new. I like building/designing more than owning/using :)

Professionally painted (2019) (cost over $5K) in the original Antique Sage with soda blasted and blacked out emblems.
Front grill replaced with 95 “TOYOTA” version
New OEM flare trim
Wheels: OEM, blasted then powder coated “Evo Gray Satin”

Front bumper: ARB with daylight running lights in the bumper turn signals
Winch: Warn M8000 (never used)
Rear Bumper: 4x4 Labs with ladder and tire carrier, powder coated
Sliders: White Knuckle DOM

OME 2.5” kit with medium rear and heavy front springs. It sits level and rides well.
Delta panhard lift bracket
1” wheel spacers
New front driveshaft
Alignment after suspension install
Tires: 5x ~34” BFG KO2 295/75R16

Roof Rack:

New Headgasket, new head bolts, resurfaced head, etc.
New rear main seal
Rebuilt birfields, wheel bearings, etc.
New catalytic converter
Complete cooling system overhaul:
New radiator
New water pump
New thermostat
New thermostat housing
New radiator hoses
New heater core
New pesky heater hose
New heater bypass valve
Complete AC system overhaul:
New compressor
New evaporator
New condenser
New receiver drier
Brakes overhauled:
New master cylinder
New rotors
New pads
New front calipers
Rear calipers serviced

New leather, new bolsters on all seats with heated seats added in front
Sanded/painted seat brackets
Rebuilt seat gears
New steering wheel leather
New shifter leather
New center console leather
New carpet and insulation throughout
Weathertech mats front and rear
Sound pad added under carpet
Dynamat on doors
BH3D cup holders front and rear
Wit’s end useless cubby mount

Custom Morimoto 35w HID upgrade in Depo glass housing, painted trim (see pics) (best mod ever!) ($1K)
Depo smoked rear LED lights
Stereo (over $4K):
Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX touchscreen head unit with wireless Apple Carplay, android auto, backup camera, bluetooth etc.
Remote control for backseat listeners
Focal 165VRS front component speakers ($850 speakers) + custom install
Alpine PDR-V75 750W 5 channel Amplifier under driver seat
Axxess Steering wheel audio controls
JL 10TW3-D4 10” subwoofer in sealed enclosure (easily removable)
Backup camera mounted to 4x4 labs ladder
CDT 6.5 coaxial speakers custom install in rear doors
4 gauge power ran from battery to amp
Heated front seats switches in center console
USB (2x) high current connector in center console
LED bulb swap in the cluster
LED interior bulbs including white ones in the gauge cluster
LEDs in ALL exterior bulbs with flasher relay upgrade
New RS3000 alarm buzzer
New washer diverter valve
Auto power-down mod for driver window
Custom LED floor lighting when doors open
Custom LED lighting in rear floorboard
Gentex Mirror using Wit’s end mount with homelink and outside temperature display
All locks, windows, doors, locks, alarm work
OEM CDT switch installed with 7 pin mod
Lockers all engage/working

Minor known issues:
The 40th anniversary side badges and interior badge are no longer available so those are not there. Also no 40th anniversary floor mats. However you can look up the VIN on toyota’s website to ensure yourself it is a 40th. The trim pieces (which are unique to the 40th) on the side have some surface cracks, but since these are no longer available from toyota we chose to plastidip it a custom antracite color. It looks good, but if you look REALLY close you can see the cracks under the surface. The “Landcruiser” badge on the rear tailgate has some cosmetic imperfections and could be replaced if you are really picky, but since it’s largely covered by the 4x4 labs bumper/swingout I never did. There is a dent on the lower right rear tailgate that is covered by the 4x4 labs swingout and is not really normally visible so I left it. The power antenna is currently in the up position and does not retract. Should be a simple fix but I haven’t looked at it yet.

As you can see, LOTS of work, customization and preventative maintenance has been done here to justify the price. My goal was to make this truck look great but also be as reliable as a modern SUV, and I think it's there. The truck drives great, no unusual vibrations or sounds, tracks straight and has good power. I’m willing to work with you to ship.

Video - Walk Around
Video - Startup
Video - Driving down interstate at ~73mph
Video - Lockers Engaged

Many more pics here: 1997 3X Locked 40th Anniversary FZJ80

Wit's end is holding a turbo kit for this truck and I'll include it (as a kit) for an additional $5,500 if the buyer is interested. I've had this on pre-order for about 7 months and it is ready to ship. If I don't sell the truck in the next few weeks I'll just ask Joey to give me a refund.

Please no low-ball offers, not desperate to sell. Serious buyers only.
Truck is in Knoxville, TN
text 865-548-377-five and we can talk or exchange email addresses
or contact me via mud messaging

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Jan 2, 2003
There is a set of OEM 40th side apron badges in the IH8MUD parts classified for $200.

Good looking truck.
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Oct 6, 2016
Very Very nice one. Just needs the badges. Probably worth asking price to someone who wants a turn key 80.
Jul 13, 2019
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Love how the headlights came out in this thing, I remembered when I first saw a picture of your rig I searched your post history looking for more. Its beautiful man, what a great turn key example/
Jun 18, 2018
Thanks - I think they came out well too. The bezels are painted a bit darker than the body for some contrast and to cut down on the chrome look.

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