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DMV area cruiser shops that can handle an engine swap?

Discussion in 'VA/DC/MD- Capital Land Cruiser Club' started by the green hell, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. the green hell

    the green hell

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    Hey all, I'm moving to DC soon and my FZ has had a knock for some time, so I'm debating leaving it here with my parents or taking it. If I get there and it feels like it's on its last legs I'd like to ideally have a manual/diesel swap done, or at least a refreshed FZ. Are there shops of that caliber up there with a lot of cruiser or diesel conversion experience?
     
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    @OTRAMM is our local Land Cruiser guru and go-to shop for in-depth Toyota 4x4 and LC repairs and projects.
     
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    Just finishing up a 1fz refresh 20171117_161836.jpg
     
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    Sweet. Y'all ever do a HZ/HD or 5spd conversion?
     
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    Refreshed 1FZ is the way to go. There's even a turbo kit coming out that would be way less than figuring out a diesel swap and yield way more useable power.
     
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    Those 1HD-T diesels are pretty sweet.
     
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    I've done the 5 speed conversions on F62s. Haven't done a 5 speed or a Diesel swap on an 80 yet.
     
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    DominicanFZJ80 LC80 Newbie!

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    Yeah but you'd figure it out and install with quality second to none...

    Just my $0.02
     
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