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FJ60 meets FJZ80 and = one cool Cruiser!

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Landpimp, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. Landpimp

    Landpimp

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    Check out this 60/80 TLC is building!
    http://www.tlc4x4.com/sales/gallery/97079/index.html

    the specs

    1984 FJ60 Sage Tan interior This project is the first of a new restoration process we call "19" where-in we have engineered the placement of an older body upon a modern mechanical platform. So from the outside, it looks like a new 1984 FJ60 with non-USA rear barn doors, chrome delete trim, and all new factory plastics, trim, light lenses, bumpers, weatherstripping, details and tinted glass. Stock looking rare Non-USA 16" stock style chrome steel rims with BFG 285/78R16's. The coil suspension with Old Man Emu stock height shocks and steering stabilizer, upgraded cross drilled slotted and vented four wheel disc ABS brake system, full floater rear end, locking differentials, 4.5 liter DOHC 24 valve in line Six cylinder engine, full time 4x4 transfer case and automatic transmission are all from a 1996 Land Cruiser with 36,XXX original miles. Toyota corp. said it could not be done but once they saw that we had done it, the donated a TRD super Charger and non USA JDM sway bar set which we installed (thanks guys!)! When you open the door, the interior is as new 1996 style with the late model steering wheel, pedals, dashboard, all dash controls (including cruise control) and power door/window controls, heat/vent and A/C system, center console, and six way power seats from the 1996 model. The streeo is by Clarion with CD and cassette with 8 Infinity Perfect Series speakers. New OEM dash pad, all new top grain leather interior in tan with stock Toyota trim pieces. High quality new suede texture headliner in the stock color, custom dark brown marine carpets with Xtreme liner insulation (the best). Stock FJ62 rear bench seat with 1996 80 series headrests. All new custom leather and carpet door panels in the OEM Toyota style. Sound and vibration insulation treatment on all inner door surfaces and under hood. The Frame was stripped to the bare rails and then powder coated. The body was disassembled, placed on a jig and then painted in the 1997 stock Toyota 40TH Anniversary Sage grey/green color. Before reassembly, we coated the underside of the body in Line-x polyurethane which was applied at 140 degrees for a proper cured finish. This is a one of a kind vehicle that is still 100% Toyota with the grace of the older body style but with the comforts of a modern platform, plus significant performance at 290 horse power and 371 pounds of torque! You would think it was new from Toyota. You can barely hear it idling. Easy maintenance because it is all stock (including electrical) for 1996 Land Cruiser. Still a 1984 FJ60 for legal title and registration purposes. Estimated completion date is 4/2004, and the price will be around $85-90,000. I know it is expensive, but we built it to see it completed, not for profit. Over 500 hours invested. Come visit and see it, or check out our photos in progress--- Gallery
     
  2. VTCruiser

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    $85-90,000 eh?.....is cash alright? don't i wish.... ::)

    Sounds sweet, can't wait to see it finished! :cheers:
     
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    I am doing this with a 55 body and a non US 5 speed.
     
  4. Cruiserhead05

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    a 60/80 combo. Very sweet. Now if they were thinking a 40 series/ 80 series would have been amazing. just amagine.
     
  5. G-Cat

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    That is just about the coolest thing I've ever heard of. :D Seriousely, when my wife is talking to me before bed (and I'm thinking about Cruisers) :doh: this is the type of thing I'm dreaming about. :D Something totally beyond my pocketbook and my skills! :'(
     
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