40 Series Specific Information (Model Year Changes) Toyota Land Cruiser + Cool Art & Historical Video
Always searching – always finding cool stuff! The staff over at Off-Road.com put the chart-list together (below) showcasing the evolutional changes of the FJ40 / 40-Series Toyota Land Cruiser!  Also, on the visual hunt resulted this “Behind The Design” drawing by Russ of Scotch & Iron / Petrol Burn for the (VIDEO) BEHIND THE DESIGN / A brief history of the Toyota FJ40. The t-shirt is no longer available but we found the art print is still available: https://petrolburn.com/collections/artwork/products/fj40-canvas-print

Toyota Land Cruiser

40 Series Specific Info – Production Timeline (US / Canada) 

MODEL
YEAR
ENGTRANSMISSIONTRANSFEROTHER
1960F3-on the tree2.313:1Start of prodution
Small round FR turn signals
Single brake master cyl resevoir
19633 on the floor(Option)
1964Flip-up roof vent removed
1965Larger side windows and corner
windows added
196830 fine spline axles replace 10 coarse
splines
Birfield joints replace ball joints in FR
Siamese centre exhaust ports replaced
One piece manifold gasket added
Cable throttle linkage replaces rod
Padded Dash
Vin plate on door pillars
1969“Improved” steering centre arm
Small Rectangular FR turn signals
Replaceable element oil filter replaced
with cartridge type (03/69)
1970Dual resevoir master cyl
Dual horns
1971Power Brakes (07/70)
19723 on the floorSTDSmog pump appears (09/72)
1973Separate model for Calif introduced (09/73)
EGR system added (09/73)
Saftey catch added on hood
Ignition switch moved to steering
column
Factory AM radio
Stronger steering box
19742F4 SPD1.999:1Larger universal joints & flanges
Rectangular RR brake lights/turn signals
RR lower shock bolt moves from axle to U-
bolt bracket
Clutch changed from coil spring type to
diaphragm (08/74)
Longest production run of any LC (9/73-
12/74)
19751.959:1Thicker side doors
Ambulance doors replace lift/tailgate
LG Square FR Turn Signals/side markers
Wipers move to bottom of windshield
Muffler moved from between frame
rails to under rear tub
1976FR disk brakes
1977Tubular spare tire mount (09/76)
Pop-out rear windows (08/76)
19782F,BDiesel comes to Canada
19793.73:1 Diff becomes standard on FJ
22 gal under-floor fuel tank
Improved exhaust manifold
Power steering
Air conditioning
Reclining Seats
Catalytic converter
Fewer, larger body mounts
Squared off headlight bezel
1981-22.2763B comes to Canada
Larger shackles, hangers & frame gussets
Split case transfer case
New RR brakes with 11.8″ drums and single
self-adjusting wheel cylinder (8/80)
Parking brake moved from rear of TFR to
rear drums
Rear heater moves under center console
“Shield” shaped steering wheel centre
Locking “Pocket”
Chrome window weather stripping replaced
with rubber
19835SPD1.959Dash re-designed & includes digital clock
Chrome outer door felt replaced with
rubber
1984Production CEASES! 🙁

SOURCE:
https://www.off-road.com/trucks-4×4/tech/40-series-specific-information-19410.html

Toyota Land Cruiser Fine Art – Suitable for Framing
https://redlinelandcruisers.com/toyota-land-cruiser-fine-art-suitable-for-framing/

What does Cookie Monster and a 79-Series “Chop Top” Land Cruiser have to do with a bunch Rebels with Guns?
Do you even Paco Pomet Much?
https://redlinelandcruisers.com/cookie-monster-79-series-chop-top

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