Red Line Land Cruisers just finished work on this FJ45. Features include a V8 conversion, 5 speed manual transmission, custom swing out tire carrier, and more.
Tons more info and details coming soon. For now, enjoy the pics!
Details on this awesome project include the following;
- Red Line Big brake kit
- Rear Disc brake kit
- OME 45 series 2.5″ lift
- Dual fuel tanks, dual Bosch 044 fuel pump fuel set up
- ARB front bumper
- Red Line custom rear dual swing out with rear 1/4 protection
- Red Line custom rock sliders
- ARB full size roof rack
- ARB Intensity LED lights
- Warn 8274 winch
- 17″ aluminum wheels
- Goodyear duratrack tires
- Custom interior with Dynadeck flooring
- Dynamat sound insulation in doors and floor
- Sound system
- Corbeau baja rs seats with tuffy console
- Red Line custom billet knobs for ARB switches and all of the dash switches
- Custom snorkel
- RAM JET 350
- NV4500 5 speed trans
- Toyota Split T-Case with disc brake e-brake set up
- Dual battery set up (national luna)
- Power steering
- Chomoly front axle spindles
- Chromoly hub gears
- Chromoly hub studs
- Chromoly front RCV axle shafts
- Classic autometer guages
- ARB air lockers
- Custom 3″ exhaust system
Dubed Project “Cobb’s Pig” is a 1978 Resto Mod Toyota Landcruiser that is in the process of getting “Red Line Resto Modded”. This little FJ-55 was in died need of some TLC. We have used 3 FJ-55’s to get this Pig in a final Resto quality stage. As most cruiser heads know the 1978 and 1979 FJ-55’s are very hard to find. Red Line Performed A 350 H.P. 5.3L LS series V8 mated to a 4L60E, Conversion. The Toyota 4 speed transfer case was stripped down bead blasted and clear coated before we rebuilt the unit! Red line is keeping open Diff’s and 4:10 gears in the axles. All components including the frame, axles and other items have been powder coated for longevity! All new window gaskets and weatherstripping has been installed for the doors, tailgate and windows.
For the interior we line-x’d the underside and inside of the cab for extra rust and noise protection. On top of the Line-x we installed Dynamat extreme. This ensures a better noise reduction inside during operation, not only did the floor get this treatment, but we installed dynamite extreme inside all the doors, tailgate, firewall, rear 1/4 panels and even the roof! She is sure to be nice and quiet! A new headliner, custom carpet, custom door panels and refurbished factory bench seats will keep this FJ55 Resto Mod in an original feel!
For the heat and A/C conversion we used a unit we have not tried yet. So far we think its perfect for the FJ-55 series. It tucked really nice into the inner firewall are under the glove box. We then used electric controls set into a custom vent panel we crafted to keep an original feel inside, both visual and functional! So far Red Line has refurbished all the gauges, and dash components to a factory setting as well as a very rare FJ-55 AM TEN dealer installed Radio!
For the exterior we chose Factory Cygnus white and Sky Blue for the paint. We know the white is supposed to be Lilly White, but we just can’t help ourselves with the classy Cygnus White.
The wheels are Factory OEM Disc brake wheels painted in Cygnus White. Again We can’t help ourselves, we had to mix it up and we think it adds a little class and style to the truck. Factory hub caps finish the wheels and the tires are going to be 33 x 10.50 x 15″ At tires!
This FJ-55 Resto Mod will be cruisen the streets of Chicago very soon!
Project Iron Moose is a 1979 FJ55. These 79s are few and far in between. So cutting one apart and putting new components into her is an opportunity to show that Red Line will take great care on this project. Red Line Custom Crafted full custom armor, a 5.3L V8 swap with a matching auto. For lower gears we built a 4:1 Low range Orion. Red Line provided a custom SOA conversion with FJ60 axles for width stability. Our full Big brake kit for the front axle and rear disc brake kit was installed. New gears and ARB air lockers with Chromoly axle shafts Power steering conversion and A/C conversion for keeping cool on hot days. Red Line Resto modded Cruisers are top notch in every category…Period Follow this build with the link below for up to date progress of this rare and beautiful Pig.
Check out the build thread on IH8MUD.com.
Project Rowdy is a 1977 Land Cruiser FJ40. It was completely restored inside and out with some modern values essential to keeping this truck useable, reliable and stylish for very day use This truck includes a rebuilt 2F with TBI fuel injection, headers and a brand new toyota 5 speed transmission for highway speeds and fuel economy. Added was an Iron Man 2 lift with Bilstein 5100 series shocks, for a very smooth ride, on and off road An ARB front bumper with a Warn 8274 winch for recovery Keeping dark texas nights safe, we added 2 Vision X transporter series LED lights. these lights are a whopping 8800 lumens each Keeping the night not so dark in the rear we added a 12 Vision X LED light bar off the custom Red Line rear bumper/ Tire carrier To keep this rig rolling, we custom paint matched the KMC enduro wheels Red For security of the passengers we put in a modified version of our 40 Series Family Cage. We then added long L/C jump seats for the kids Rowdy is a 40 that will turn heads no matter the time or place. Read more »
If you’re looking to restore your classic FJ40, FJ45, FJ55, FJ60 or other vintage Toyota truck, SUV, or 4WD , talk to the pros at Red Line Land Cruisers. We’re FJ freaks of nature interested in helping build your dream Land Cruiser. While every project is unique, we typically see three different types of restoration projects come through our garage bays here in Colorado Springs, including:
Keeping your Vintage Cruiser…well…vintage is a long, tedious process. One can only dream of a brand new cruiser. Every component is sourced new, or rebuilt in-house with exacting precision to make your truck just like the day it rolled off the lot. If you’re looking for a group of anal-retentive and meticulous mechanics, electricians, body shop experts and FJ historians to rebuild your Cruiser, then look no further. Red Line Land Cruisers has been trusted by hundreds of clients who demand precise, detailed work, and we’d love to partner with you on your project.
Red Line will craft you your perfect balance of classic restoration with modern day technology and comfort into your dream truck. We will restore your cruiser, upgrade the drive train, suspension, steering components, customize body armor and interior, creating a new clean and classy way to set your Land Cruiser apart. Here are some examples of some of our favorite resto mod projects:
Trail Trucks (Sky’s the Limit):
Have you ever mixed business with pleasure? Well now is your chance! We create what ever you can dream up, from full bodied hardcore crawlers, to Cruiser Truggies, this is your chance to have what you have dreamed about. Anything goes in this category. 44’s, 1 tons, superchargers, baja trim suspension. You name it and you get it.
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