FOR SALE: 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

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Overview

This Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-40 is mostly original and in good running condition. The previous owner had it garaged for three years and drove it a handful of times on the weekends throughout the year (he had about 10 other toys in his series of garages and sold this one because he was clearing out for something new). He put brand new BFG tires on it, had the brakes completely redone, and had it tuned.

Prior to that, the previous owner from Denver had it and performed extensive work on the vehicle by mitigating slight rust and applying a very “so-so” paint job where the body work was done. There does not appear to be any rust bubbling up or surfacing from the work that was done. A walk around the vehicle banging on the metal from both sides revealed no weak areas. The previous owner said that all the work done involved replacing it with new metal. I’ve taken a magnet to the vehicle and that appears to be the case. Filler was used after the new metal was installed, and the work done there again, is just so-so.

The previous owner from Colorado Springs said that the original owner put in new metal where there were issues and had a new rear sill put in, as well. Even though the work done was “so-so” it does appear to have kept this FJ40’s body and metal in very good condition, thus making it an excellent candidate for a full restoration. The best part is that it is quite original and includes hard-to-find items such as the owner’s manual, tool roll, original trouble light and more. The old-school roof rack appears to be either hand-made or quite vintage and is probably period-specific to 1971.

Highlights

-79k miles (unsure if these are original or not, but based on the vehicle condition it could possibly be original miles…there’s simply no way to know)
-Clear Colorado title
-Slow and steady and runs strong (but really won’t do more than about 55mph)
-Seats recently recovered
-Old school roof rack
-3 speed manual transmission on the tree
-4WD works perfect
-Brand new BFG M/T Tires (all five)
-Brakes completely redone (shoes, brake master, drums turned, new wheel cylinders)
-Includes original owners manual, trouble light (with rare original trouble light pouch), bottle jack, and tool roll
-New shocks
-All glass in excellent condition; front windshield has no cracks or chips
-Window regulators work perfect; windows crank up and down with ease
-Rear hatch stays work perfect and are in excellent shape
-All doors open and close perfectly; new weatherstrip all around
-Underbody coated in protective coating
-New muffler

Known Issues:

-Left rear corner was dented in a bit (corner metal or full quarter panel replacements available)
-Some minor rust on front fenders (aftermarket fenders available for around $400)
-Blinker has to be held down, but works (needs new switch, which is still available from Toyota)
-Rear heater not hooked up but diverter part included for hooking back up
-Carb needs a bit of an adjustment even though it looks like it was recently rebuilt
-Dome light there but not hooked up
-Needs new speedo cable (part is about $70); speedo cable stopped working about 300 miles ago.
-Top dash pad missing (new one from Toyota still available for around $550)
-Roof rack mounting arms/clips work, but need to be reconfigured or repaired to be trail worthy

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