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FOR SALE: 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 – $30,000

FOR SALE FROM A RED LINE CUSTOMER

Available for test drive at Red Line Land Cruisers in Colorado Springs

See 100+ photos below!

VEHICLE OVERVIEW

  • Price: $30,000
  • Questions? Fill out the form below to inquire about this FJ 40
  • Located at Red Line Land Cruisers, 1050 Ford Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80915
  • VIN: FJ40103805
  • Manufactured in May 1971
  • 31″ x 10.5 x r15 A/T tires with excellent tread
  • New paint

CUSTOMER DESCRIPTION

Here is my ’71 TLC ready to take you out in the Great Outdoors of Colorado. It has been partially restored by Red Line, having spent untold hours sanding the body before painting it the classic red color, having patched the rear quarter panels with new steel to fix those classic rust holes in the body. I quote from the original Restoration Details: “Our team of professionals will carefully strip down your old paint, examine the metal for rust (none found) and then your FJ40 will be primed and painted with a high quality single stage urethane paint, which will include 3 coats of paint plus a final buffing to bring it to a fabulous looking shine. We paint the original red color on both sides of the hood, bib, fenders, hard top sides, side aprons, and doors. The front grill and hard top will be painted the original white color with a single stage urethane, which will also receive 3 coats of paint and buffing.”

The weather stripping has been replaced to assure you are ‘snug as a bug in a rug’. This is well on its way to another 50 years of life. Twice that time and we are back in 1871, and you can do what I did, exploring the roads and paths of Crystal Park, where I lived in the Caretakers Cabin built in 1952 on Waterfall Loop, just above the site of John Hays Cabin in the Gateway to the Upper Park built in 1883. Hay was private secretary to Lincoln during the Civil War writing parts of his Lincoln biography right there in the summers of1883-1885, when access was via horse drawn buggy on dirt roads with a mechanical turntable switch back. Or visiting the Lost or Hidden Cabin of Alice Hill built in 1886 which Hay purchased shortly thereafter.

The headers are brand new, – you can see their shiny steel in the undercarriage photos. This Land Cruiser can get you there, for example doing the classic loop from Nathrop up Chalk Creek pass Mt Princeton Hot Springs (where I lived in the Estates in founding the Mt Princeton Institute for Advanced Study) to St Elmo (built in 1880 , my Uncle had a cabin there where we stayed during the early 60’s when my father was a pilot in USAF MAC, having on one occasion ferried Pres Kennedy’s car down to Florida during a Missile Crisis in Cuba) then up and over Tincup Pass to Tincup itself, on to Taylor Park Reservoir and back home over Cottonwood Pass down to Buena Vista. Gorgeous off-road trail-beating!

This TLC has been driven with love and devotion. It’s now ready to be taken over by the discriminating owner who can continue its legacy well into the future. The 3.9 liter naturally aspirated, in-line six cylinder engine is original, famous for its durability, reliability and all-around toughness. The wiring harness has been replaced, and various oil lines upgraded, getting the famed Red Line seal of road-readiness.  If you are looking for a restoration project, this 40 is all original and quite functional. Every winter living at 9000 ft off-road in Crystal Park, it started every time I cranked it- it’s a horse, handles like a truck or tractor, floating on those famous leaf springs in the suspension. You can drive her at highway speeds of 55-60 mph and take her over Independence Pass to Aspen for summer festivities.

She’s a beauty, turning heads everywhere I go in her, from the Safeway parking lot in Manitou to the drive up Crystal Park, for 7 miles of paved access to Nature’s boundless beauty above timberline.

She’s ready to go, and if you are so moved, to sustain another $30K in undercarriage and interior restoration (the seats are functional, but could use reupholstering. There’s plenty to do underneath, but nothing that obstructs functionality. The speedo needs hooked up.) We’ve done the exterior, we leave the interior and carriage to you.The J in FJ40 stands for Jeep, and this is one heck of a machine unmatched in mechanical superiority.

Come and see her at Red Line Land Cruisers!

Recent work includes:

  • New rear quarter panels; fresh steel
  • Exterior painted
  • New weatherstrip all around
  • New headers
  • Replaced wiring harness
  • Replaced oil lines and oil sending unit
  • Tune up
  • 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.

To inquire about this Land Cruiser please fill out the form below. If you cannot see the web form below use the simple web form here.

SOLD! 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, Red, 79k miles

FOR SALE: 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

For Sale from a Red Line customer. Want help selling your FJ? Check out our classifieds section and advertising options. We’ve helped to sell dozens of private FJs through the Red Line Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Email Newsletter and website and we’d love to help you sell yours! Looking for less hassle? We also buy Land Cruisers!

To inquire about this Land Cruiser please fill out the webform below. If you cannot see the webform, you can use the simple webform link here.

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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1978 FJ-55 Resto Mod Toyota Landcruiser

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!

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Old Blue FJ40 Headlights

1974 FJ-40 “Ol’ Blue”

This 1974 FJ-40 dubbed “Ol’ Blue was a project that needed a new heart! We received Ol’ Blue and she was so tired she would not go faster than 60MPH. So the plan was set, She need some help with the brakes and engine. We wanted to keep it toyota and not do V8 conversion, so our Freaky H.O. 2F was installed with our TBI fuel injection conversion. Making a 150  H.P. to the rear wheels was exciting, 75 MPH was no problem in a 2 block distance. Ol’ Blue then received a full front axle rebuild, disc brake conversion front and rear, bilstien 5100 series shocks, greasable pins and shackles, Pro Comp Lift 2.5”. To keep her cool in the heat she received an Vintage Air A/C conversion and a 3 row aluminum radiator. We added factory wheels, factory hub caps and Toyo 33 x 15.50 x 15 MT Open Country tires! We polished the paint and put in a few new window weatherstripping gaskets to keep the whistling down! Ol’ Blue was and still is one of our favorite customer projects!

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1979 FJ55

Project “Iron Moose” – 1979 FJ55

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.

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“The Dog’s Bollocks” 1977 FJ-40 Red Line Resto Rock Rod

“The Dog’s Bollocks” 1977 FJ-40 was crafted with the avid wheeler in mind!  The customer wanted his FJ-40 Off Road capable as well as street legal. Red Line devised a 102″ Wheel base set up with Spring over axle. Custom front 69″ WMS toyota axle was built to widen the front to add a ton of stability. For the rear axle we went with a FJ-80 rear axle. Red Line converted the engine bay to hold a Mercedes OM617 diesel engine. We mated this OM617 to a Toyota Landcruiser H42 4 speed transmission then a Advance Adapters Rock box and Factory 4 speed transfer case. On the front axle Red Line utilized  -High steer arms and chromo axle shafts ! So we tested “The Dog’s Bollocks” and with our steering and SOA set up we achieved a whopping 42″ worth of flex in front and 35″ in rear! Not bad for Toyota leaf springs! “The Dog’s Bollocks” needed some armor after the custom SOA and drivetrain was installed. This was achieved with our  Now Avaiable Red line tube fender Kit and FJ-40 Family roll cage kit. This beautiful one of a kind FJ-40 was seen in 4WTO Magazine in 2010! Below are items and conversions that Red Line performed on this Resto Rock Rod! “The Dog’s Bollocks” 1977 FJ-40

  • Red Line Saginaw Power steering Conversion
  • Red Line Big Brake for the front axle
  • Red Line Family cage
  • Red Line Seat Cradle kit
  • Red Line FJ-40 Front Bumper
  • 8000lb Winch
  • Budbuilt Rear 1/4 Panel protection…”Red Line Cut”
  • Custom Red Line rock sliders
  • Custom built 69″ WMS front axle
  • FJ-80 Rear axle Full Float
  • Bilstien 5100 series shcoks
  • Custom Red Line SOA
  • Anti Wrap Bar
  • Twin Stick Transfercase
  • ARB Air Lockers
  • 37″ Cooper STT tires
  • 17″ KMC Enduro Beadlocks

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"The Dog's Bollocks" 1977 FJ-40