The following will be a chronicle of a low buck mostly DIY rebuild of a 1985 bj70. My son wanted his first vehicle as college was done and work begun. As a geologist a rugged 4x4 was what he needed and wanted. On a whim I asked at TLC imports if they knew of anything, maybe a 4 runner. When I heard the owners bro in-law had a couple of land cruisers for sale I had to ask my son" what about a cruiser" off for a look see and a test drive the next day. Truly ugly rusted out n worthless. Then ken told me the 70 for sale was in the garage where it lived. We dug it out from under life jackets kid toys and bags of insulation. Now this bj was worth a look! Ended up at 5500$.