Recommendations on a good engine swap shop located in the PNW? (1 Viewer)

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I recently picked up a pretty clean 1986 FJ60, but it does not have any motor in it. The original was removed for a conversion a few years back, and that never happened so basically I have a blank slate to work with. Looking for referrals or recommendations for shops that would be good to consider for this type work located in or around the Pacific North West. I am located in Central Washington but willing to drive a state or two for the right place. I am mainly considering a Vortec swap of some sort, although the diesel options that are available now days are interesting as well. Hoping that if I can find a good reliable shop, they can maybe help me make a final decision on that front as well, research has me still torn. Thanks in advance.
 

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Yeah, I already knew of Torfab, and their reputation, but I don't have that timeframe which is why I am here asking, hoping for other ideas hopefully, thanks.
 

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The original engine long gone or did it get placed at the bottom of the pond to hold the dock in place?
 
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There are a few good shops in Portland I've heard of: Landcruisers Northwest and Landcruiser Specialties.

I haven't dealt with LCNW, but Jim at LC Specialties is a great guy.
 

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I really don't see that they "need" to be LC specific, nice but obviously not a necessity, just competent and versed in swaps mainly I would think.

scanwest in Seattle area does a lot of Swedish and euro car work. They have always been a good shop and done good work from the communities I’ve been involved with. Not sure if they would take on a motor swap but you could always ask.
 
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Hello. Mechanic in Spokane, WA here.

There are a handful around the area. TorFab is probably the most well-known. You also have "The LandCruiser Shop" a.k.a. "Cabinet Cruisers" in Sandpoint, ID. They're great. Also, there's a place here in Spokane called Hazzard Fabworx - they dropped an LQ9 into a friend's 60-series two or so years ago; their installation looked very well done, and he was pretty pleased.

The only place I would steer clear from that offers "engine swaps" and whatnot around the area is Sunwest.
 

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