For Sale BJ74 Full Restoration, LHD Conversion, VERY NICE

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I have decided that I am going to part with my restored, LHD 1985 BJ74.

I purchased this cruiser from another MUD member a few years back, with full intention of converting it to LHD and restoring it. I decided that the conversion should be done precisely as it would have been from the factory. I used an identical year BJ70 LHD for parts for the conversion.

Currently has 205,000 KM (125,000 miles) on it, so I have put about 7,000 KM (4,200 miles) on it. I have been getting 21-22 MPG---I did get 26 MPG on a road trip. Drives really nice down the road, everything works perfectly. Starts right up every time. Factory glow system works great. Runs 60 PSI oil pressure when warmed up, 40 PSI at idle. I have not done a compression test. EGT about 800 on the road and 8 PSI boost. I have installed a waste gate boost controller under the hood. Current max boost is set at 14, but I have only gotten there once on a full throttle run, for testing. I have never taken it off road, or in the winter since restoration.

You can read the entire process in the build thread, so I won’t go into details here except to summarize a few of the extras.

https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/bj74-restoration-and-lhd-conversion-has-begun.643313/

I will post some pics, but more can be seen at the following link:

http://s430.photobucket.com/user/a550550/library/BJ74 Sale?sort=2&page=1



I upgraded a few items:

ARB front bumper modified to work with the factory PTO winch. Custom built 3/16 skid plate to protect the winch. Southeast Overland winch rope. JDM land cruiser yellow fog lights

Complete Ironman suspension with greasable anti inversion shackles.

Added FRP flares, imported from down under.

Replaced all foam seals in the complete heating system, and all the vents

Powdercoated frame Wheel housings and all exhaust shields. I powdercoated everything I could.

New OEM Windshield glass and all new OEM seals on all glass.

Underhood hardware yellow zinc plated. Repainted engine and everything under the hood. Take a look at the engine in the build thread. Put a new OEM water pump and a new starter on the motor. Rebuilt the injectors. New belts, hoses and all vacuum lines. Needed nothing else.

All rewiring was done under hood and under the seats , nothing under the dash. This was done to make it easily serviced. Fuse box was moved to the correct place in the left kick panel. Wire splices were soldered, taped and heat shrink applied. All wires were placed in split looms.

Redarc 24V to 12V Tail light converted with 7 pin connector

Interior was completely covered with dynomat sound deadening. Seats are the original, and the interior is in real nice shape. The only thing I replaced was the door panels—custom made vinyl similar to the original pattern, headliner, and the outside of the right front seat, as the vinyl had a crack.

ISSPRO EGT, Boost and Oil Pressure gauges

New Factory Air conditioning condenser added for the LHD

Fluid Film applied to the inside of all body panels.


All doors shut perfect, door, hood and fender gaps are all perfect. Not an air leak or rattle anywhere.


Many, many new OEM parts installed in the restoration. Too many to list! If I could get it new from the OEM, I got it!

Price is $35,000, best offer/trade. I am willing to take trades also. Specifically, I am looking for a nice, 100% rust free 81-83 Mini truck with 5 Speed and AC. Would prefer mostly stock as it will be a driver. I would consider GM classic car. Specifically looking for a 1961 Impala Bubble top, but others would be considered--- Lexus RX350. Last and least, I would consider a (lord, forgive me for my transgressions)—2 or 4 door jeep. Must be auto trans, mostly stock. Please hold your sarcasm, as it is for a relative. Fairly open on trades, so let me know what you have

I have clear Minnesota title in my name.

Feel free to ask any questions—PM is best, or post away for general questions



































 
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Truly "one of none". The new owner will be a very lucky person.
 
Wow, that the one clean truck! GLWS!
 
No affiliation but I must tell you that this vehicle is literally ONE OF NONE. The BJ74 was only built in RHD and sold only in Japan and OZ. As far as I know the 13BT turbo diesel was never used in any other application.

This is the truck that never was, assembled exactly like Toyota would have done if they had actually built it.

If I did not already own a BJ74 I'd be all over this.....
 
Thanks Guys! It was a lot of fun to build . Quite challenging, and I tried to pay attention to the details. I really don't want to put it on ebay, so I hope it can find a home with another mud member.
 
Do I need to expand my trade options?

What do you have to trade?
 
No affiliation but I must tell you that this vehicle is literally ONE OF NONE. The BJ74 was only built in RHD and sold only in Japan and OZ. As far as I know the 13BT turbo diesel was never used in any other application.

This is the truck that never was, assembled exactly like Toyota would have done if they had actually built it.

If I did not already own a BJ74 I'd be all over this.....


13BT came in Europe in the BJ71 (short wheelbase metaltop) but I truly believe that not one of the few of those even come close to this BJ74.

Truly a work of art,wish I had the funds for something like this GLWS

Joe
 
I am also looking for an older 4 door 4wd pickup in nice shape as a possible trade
 
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Dang this photo ......... now I have to spend days cleaning my engine and engine bay. :)
 
Bump for a stand-up gentleman who does extremely meticulous work. I'd buy this thing in a minute if my wife would let me sell a child or two.

If you are selling it just because of space issues, you can always put it in my garage. I'd give you visiting rights on occasion!
 
I have a 2003 Lexus GS300
1986 4runner
1970 FJ40
41 yr old red head with great body
Any interest in trades?
 
I have a 2003 Lexus GS300
1986 4runner
1970 FJ40
41 yr old red head with great body
Any interest in trades?

One of the above will be very expensive to maintain. :lol:
 
One of the above will be very expensive to maintain. :lol:


I have a 70 FJ40, so I know what you mean :)

GS300 would be perfect, but RWD and Minnesota do not go together well.

I would be a player on the 4runner though.
 
This resto looks great! I just have one question, why go through all of the trouble of switching from RHD to LHD? Was it simply for resale value, personal preference?? I was driving the wife's RHD BJ71 around today and thinking it's a blast to drive. I also really like the RHD of my HJ61 and at this point wouldn't consider switching either of them over to LHD. What made you do the conversion?
 

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