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SOLD! 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60, Low Miles

FOR SALE FROM A RED LINE CUSTOMER

1985 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60

Overview:

This 1985 FJ60 was owned by the same family for the last 20 years. It sports vintage 1980s pin stripes that reminds me of the movie Tron. It was used as an extra vehicle on the previous owner’s mountain property in Colorado and thus why it has such low miles. While it does have some rust on the outside, the interior is absolutely incredible and with some body/metal work and a paint job this would be one fantastic daily driver. Currently located in Monument, Colorado.

Details:

  • Located in Monument, Colorado
  • 168k miles
  • Metallic blue exterior, blue interior
  • VIN: JT3FJ60G4F1132502
  • Warn winch added to original front bumper
  • Newer lift leaf springs, radiator, alternator, oil just changed
  • Includes full original tool kit, jack, jack rods, and owner’s manual

The Good:

  • 168k miles (super low for an 85′)
  • Transmission shifts smoothly, 4WD works great, and drives smooth down the road
  • Interior is incredibly clean, headliner is perfect, seats immaculate.
  • All original less the side mirrors, radio, rims and addition of the Warn winch
  • A/C Blows Cold
  • Original air intake hose is crack free (rare)
  • Center console is perfect (rare)
  • Washer bottles for front lights and windshield wipers are crack-free (rare)
  • Fully smogged
  • Rocker panels in very good condition

The So-So

  • Dent in the lower valence (used one around $100; roughly 8 bolts to remove and replace)
  • Windshield cracked (estimated $200 to replace)
  • Front quarter panel dented and has some rust (estimated $150 to $200 for a good used one)
  • Rust in rear quarters (new metal panels available for $645)
  • Front axle seals need replaced (almost all of them do)
  • Radio sort of works; display won’t show you anything but a blank screen but tape deck works (although the tape won’t eject)
  • To be a reliable daily driver it will only need new tires and a tune up (plugs, wires, cap rotor, and probably a carb cleaning or possible rebuild)
  • Needs thermostat and thermostat sending unit (about $50 for the parts, takes about an hour to replace)
  • Voltage is reading low. Need to diagnose. Starts and runs fine and the battery never dies so it might be the gauge. I have a good used one that will go with the truck.

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SOLD! 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60, 154k Miles, Sky Blue

FOR SALE from a Red Line Customer

1983 Toyota Land Cruiser, FJ60

Details

  • 154k original miles
  • Sky Blue exterior, blue/gray interior
  • VIN: JT3FJ60G4D0071946
  • Located in Monument, Colorado
  • View 200+ pics below

Overview

This 1983 FJ60 is in very good condition with lower-than-average miles, and minimal rust. The interior, including the carpet and the original upholstery, is very clean and in excellent shape. Features an old-school Pioneer AM/FM Cassette deck radio with matching Pioneer 10-Disc CD changer installed under the driver’s seat.

Highlights

  • Low miles, only 154k original miles
  • Coolant, temp sensor, thermostat, thermostat gasket, and thermostat housing gasket just replaced
  • Start right up
  • Rare sky blue color
  • Interior in excellent condition
  • New carpet in the rear
  • This Land Cruiser has spent most of it’s life in the dry climate of Colorado
  • Thule cross bars (no key for it though, sorry. You can order one online though for around $10).

Known Issues

  • The previous owner tried to fix the windshield wiper motor and ended up buggering up a delicate clip where the motor mounts to the window wiper crank arm. I have the part, just haven’t had the time to fix it. If you take care of it, I’ll take $250 off the price of the FJ.
  • Needs a carb rebuild and the timing could benefit from an adjustment. Estimated around $200-300.
  • Front axle leaks a smidge (typical issue). I usually rebuild the front axle and thus fix this issue when it’s time to do the brakes up front.
  • Rear main seal leaks a smidge (typical issue). I usually replace these only when the clutch needs to be done (It’s a $25 part, but almost a full day’s work to replace).
  • Paint is fading a bit and there are a few scratches here and there
  • Headliner torn in the back right corner. Might be able to be stitched?
  • Choke cable needs to be hooked back up (whoever rebuilds the carb can do this easily)
  • This is not an issue, but it’s worth pointing out…there is no A/C on this FJ60. It wasn’t removed…it was just never installed. It was an option in 1983, and was not ordered on this FJ.
  • Front windshield cracked. Around $150 to replace from any local windshield shop.
  • Windshield reservoir squirter motor not working (unsure of the issue).