Beautiful 1971 FJ40 with hardly any rust on it. Driven regularly the last three years. It’s spent many years in Colorado and appears to originally have been from Blossom, Texas. Comes with tons of maintenance records.
Recent work includes:
New rear quarter panels; fresh steel
New weatherstrip all around
Replaced wiring harness
Replaced oil lines and oil sending unit
Tons of tread left on the BFG 31/10.5/r15 all terrain tires
The speedo is currently not working but that could easily be remedied.
FOR SALE: 1962 Toyota LandCruiser FJ40 Factory Soft Top Cruiser – $17,000
(See photos below)
History as we know…
This FJ-40 was bought purchased new in Bolder, Colorado. It was used and lived at the Eldora Mines Ski Area.
This rare cruiser had a hand-crafted hard top, which ended up saving the truck form a rusty death.
When we picked it up, it barely ran and was running on 3 cylinders. Nothing worked at that time…no lights, blinkers, the transfer case was blown up, the shifter was broken, the cooling system was in need of repair and the alternator was installed improperly.
Here is what Red Line Land Cruisers did to get this to running / driving status:
Fixed the alternator wiring and mounting position
Fixed the radiator and cooling system
Toyota coil and wires. new plugs
Re-timed the dizzy
Reset the dizzy for proper ignition timing
Adjusted the valves
Proper oil change
New OEM oil filter
Fixed the trans shifter linkages
Fixed the steering column pivot assembly
Fixed the wiring to get all the lights and blinkers working
New rear OEM TOYOTA 1962 tail lights
Fabricated reproduction tail light brackets
Full t-case rebuild with proper bearings, seals and new High/low main
shaft bushings with proper oil clearance
Changed all oils, rear axle, front axle, trans, and t-case
Greased all joints in steering and drive-shafts
Fixed Front Selectro lock out hubs with OEM period correct bolts and
Cleaned out front and rear axle breathers
What is awesome about this cruiser? Glad you asked!
Has all the 23mm OEM period correct early style lug nuts
Has Original “Green” starter, original dizzy, and all drive-train,
“Darth Vader” interior light. OEM period correct.
“Big Window” SD-40 1BBL carb; untouched
FJ25 vintage cluster; speedo works and oil pressure light
works. Fuel and water do not. All lights work.
Engine has good compression due to the fact it starts in 1 second with
out pumping the gas or pulling the choke
Trans and t-case are a 2 year only build from the TOYOTA line
Last year of the centered rear axle
Rare double sided front blinkers
Here is your chance to own one of the rarer FJ40s out there. A classic Colorado beauty ready for a new home!
SPod 6 Switch System (Used for ARB compressor/locker setup)
White Knuckle Rock Sliders w/ rear step plate
Big Brake Upgrade Kit
New Steering Gear Box
Kenwood DNX994S Stereo
Alpine 5-1/4” Speakers, JL 8” Subwoofe
Alpine 500W Subwoofer
Front & Rear Cameras
Tuffy Series II Security Console
Clifford Security System
Engine & Transmission rebuild at 200,000 miles
New Wheel Bearings
New Rear Main Seal
New Catalytic Converters
New Hub internals
New Shift Linkage Grommets
Replaced Master Cylinder and booster
Recent Engine Tune-up
This is one of the earliest FJ60s I’ve ever come across. The VIN plate reads “Sep 1980” and according to the final four digits in the VIN this would be the 1,021st FJ60 brought into the United States. Since the first FJ60s brought into the United States were in 1981, and since the official production dates (according to a vintage Toyota shop posted I have) say they started in October 1980, this one is early.
What’s especially interesting about this 60 series is the fact that it is completely stripped down. No A/C, no rear wiper, no rear defrost. It’s is completely utilitarian.
I bought this from the previous owner here in Colorado who began worked on it over the course of a couple years. He started to do the body work on it and did a “meh” job. The rust was cut out and replaced with bondo and fiberglass patches. The rust was primarily in the rear quarters, rear lift gate, and a smidge in the rain gutter in the rear corners (maybe a quarter size hole), and a couple holes under the rear wheel wells and under the driver seat floor pan.
When I found out that it was an extremely early FJ60, I decided I would clean it up, tune it up, and put a little love into it. To do a killer body job and paint job would be around $8k to $10k. I couldn’t commit to that level of a restoration, but I decided to give it a solid paint job in one of my favorite FJ40 color combos: Olive Green (code 653) and Cygnus White top. Yep. It’s a nice paint job over a “meh body” job. But, dang, it looks cool. And I’ve priced it according to the level of investment I have into it. It’s not a $20,000 to $30,000 restoration, but it looks great going down the road and it’s tuned and dialed in.
This will make a great trail Cruiser or could be daily driven.
New paint job – Olive Green and White top (FJ40 colors)
Lower miles, only 182k
Carb rebuilt; runs great
Thule cross bars
Valve adjustment, valve cover replaced, new valve cover grommets
New PCV valve
New fuel filter
Tuned and adjusted (note: adjusted for an elevation of 7,300′. If you’re at sea level or below 4,000′ it will require low altitude jets and an adjustment for elevation)
New dash cap
Installed much nicer, original front bucket seats
Installed nicer door cards
Brand new, old stock front orange side marker lights, rear tail light lenses, wiper caps, and wiper arm covers
New carpet in the rear
New rear cargo side panels (backing and carpet)
Carpet up front in very good shape
New FJ40 emblems (to go with the FJ40 color combo). The “Toyota Land Cruiser” rear side emblems, rear 4WD emblem, and rear “TOYOTA” emblem would have all originally been on a late 70s FJ40.
Original center console cup holders there and in good shape (rare)
Lifted with newer tires
Frame sanded and repainted
Power steering appears to have been rebuilt recently (we didn’t do it, but it feels great and you can tell by how clean and oil-free it is. Most are a hot mess. Literally.)
Rear main seal leaks (most of them do…we usually wait until the clutch needs to be replaced and do it then…it’s a $30 part).
Front axle leaks (most of them do…we usually wait until it needs a brake job and use the Cruiser Outfitters kit to do the whole thing)
The rust. That said, one thing that could help with that meh body job is to have LineX sprayed on the bottom portion of the Cruiser. I had this on another FJ60 in the past, and it actually looked really cool while protecting the most vulnerable areas. See photos.
There were some splits in the headliner. I just frankenstein stitched them up. I think this is a pretty cool (and appropriate) look for this Cruiser, but the headliner is less than perfect.
Missing the hood insulation that clips under the hood. I have one on a parts Cruiser that’s decent and I plan to install that this week.
It comes with a nice set of new speakers for the front doors, a set of good 6×9 speakers, and a used Kenwood amplifier that will fit under the front seat. Not installed.
I have a set of original FJ60 chrome rims, if you want to go back to stock on those. $250 for the set. Or, you could put a set of FJ40 rims on it with hub caps and all. We can get those brand new for around $650 complete.
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FROM A RED LINE CUSTOMER – 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62
Status: Daily Driver
Color: Red exterior, brown interior
See photos below
It’s not so much that a man chooses his journey, but that the journey chooses the man. The experience had been trying. He had to empty all his stores of bravery, strength, and survival instinct. After years of preparation, things he never thought would matter had culminated to this one moment. It was the moment that mattered most. The moment that would define him for the rest of his days. Now, atop his steadfast and freeborn red cruiser, the rising sun, a poetic end to a life-changing adventure.
This rust-free Cruiser is a rare find. Professionally restored in 2015, the following items were completed:
– Complete body work removing any imperfections.
– Primed, painted three times with “Freeborn Red” and finally two coats of clear coat applied.
– Undercoated with a 3M rubberized product to protect it from the elements.
– The rims, front and rear bumpers, and roof rack have been professionally powder coated.
– Engine tuned up with new spark plugs and wires.
– All fluids replaced
– All hoses and belts replaced.
– New tires installed, mounted and balanced.
– A/C system converted to R134A refrigerant.
– Radiator and engine block flushed and replenished with new anti-freeze.
– The vehicle comes with an aftermarket back-up camera.
This 1989 FJ62 was owned by the same family since the late 90s. It sports an Old Man Emu lift, oversized tires on 16″ rims, an ARB front bumper, ARB rock sliders, and a roof rack with a spare tire carrier mount. Includes a Pioneer AM/FM/CD radio with matching 6-disc changer, original owners manual, bottle jack and tool kit. Also includes a fair amount of service records. Engine was completely replaced in the early 1990s.
Dark gray exterior, blue interior
285/75/r16 BFG A/T tires (33.5″ tires)
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Located in Monument, Colorado
Runs and shifts smooth
BFG tires have a year or so left tread-wise
Trail-ready FJ with about $3k worth of upgrades in the tires, fog lights, suspension, ARB front bumper, rock slider and roof rack alone.
AM/FM/CD with 6-disc changer
Speedo stopped working years ago. Previous owner guessed the mileage to be around 270k.
Runs but sat for a while and needs a tune up, all fluids changed, and will need a new air intake hose (currently taped as a temporary fix; it sucks air in and throws off the system and runs like crap otherwise)
Front seat bottoms are pretty beat in the front under the seat covers. Front seat backs are fine.
Horn and rear wiper not working
Has rust, but limited to the body and priced accordingly.