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H55F 5 speed Transmission swap, Toyota Landcruiser

H55F 5 speed Transmission swap, Toyota Landcruiser

 The H55F 5 speed transmission swap is a very popular service here at Red Line. We will convert your Cruiser with a brand new H55F 5 speed transmission, and all the required parts needed, into a fully tested and turn key service.  This service will convert your existing  auto or manual transmission to the H55F. We can and usually do supply all the necessary t case components, Clutch and pedal components. Thats not always the case, You can supply parts need if you have them. We recommend rebuilding the split t-case to go along with this new 5 speed. Please call us for a quote on this conversion. Pricing usually starts at  5,000$

“Green Machine” 77 FJ-40 Conversion Project

V8 Conversions are a very popular service here at Red Line. This customer found this beautiful 77 FJ-40 here in the mountains of Colorado, from the original owner.  It has since been the customers mountain exploration cruiser for summer time trips. The original 2F and 4 speed were used for 2 seasons of exploration with the customer and his family. It was then concluded that the 2F provided plenty of of it’s long lasting heritage but with out power and poor fuel economy at high elevation, a 410H.P. LS series 5.7 L was chosen to be the “Green Machines” new heart. With that a 5 speed manual trans and late model FJ-60 “Split” transfer case was mated to the new all aluminum 5.7

Red line converted this new heart transplant with love and care. Other additions included a custom rear fuel tank, and Red Line’s Big brake Kit in the front to slow down this now Power full cruiser.  If you see the “Green Machine” in the mountains of Colorado this year, stop and say hi to the Lucky customer and his new family FJ-40

Additions to this FJ-40 Include

  • 5.7 L 410 H.P. V8 Conversion
  • Power steering Conversion
  • Red Line’s Big Brake kit
  • Rear disc brake E-Brake conversion
  • Aluminum Radiator
  • 4″ Lift
  • 35 x 12.5 x 17″ BFG KM2 tires
  • Hutchison DOT approved Bead locks
  • Bilstien shocks
  • Proffits rear Tire Carrier
  • Warn 8274 winch and bumper
  • JW Speaker Projection headlights
  • Custom Roof Rack
  • Rock sliders
  • New front seats
  • 5 speed manual transmission
  • Split Tcase

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FJ-25

Red Line Shop Project “MILDRED” a 1960 FJ-25

Red Line has acquired a very rare 1959 FJ-25. Its Titled as a 1960 FJ-25. So “Mildred’s” story begins with its Original owner buying this beast for his ranch in Colorado in 1960. It then served his ranch until 1975. It was parked in 1975 outside in the weather, taking a beating from wind, rain, snow, high mountain sun, ice storms, and the heat. We were very curios as to why it was parked in 1975. Upon us toying around with getting her to run for the first time since 1975, we had to clean out the fuel tank, find a rare OEM Big window 1bbl carb, witch we did! We bought all new Toyota wires, plugs, cap, rotor, fuel filter and oil filter. As we have had time we have replaced the oil, un sized the motor, cleaned the OEM green painted DIZZY, resetting the timing, adding zinc oil additive and re-priming the numbers matching motor, we fired it up!

Acorns, mouse droppings and Colorado ranch field debris flew out of the old rusty tail pipe, smoke filled the room in a hurry! With excitement running in my veins I know knew why she was parked…A slight rod knock. That noise filled my ears with  the answer I was looking for, with a little disappointment. As I had these two different feelings going threw my blood, I knew I was lucky. Luck that without that rod knock I may not even have had the chance to stumble upon this rare, early 25 Series. Yep, I said I’m happy, happy to even have the chance to slowly restore this old girl to it’s original glory. FJ-25 series are the first land cruisers brought into the USA and are the predecessors to the well known popular 40 Series.

These Pics below are from when we first got her to replacing the carb! More to come as time goes on. I do know that finding this truck might also help other FJ-25 owners with part locations and pieces!. I am also working on a video of us getting her to run! Enjoy

Justin Robbins

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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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