There’s rare and then there’s rare. A customer in Montana shipped us this 1965 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Wagon (LV) and we’re prepping to do a full frame-off stage 3 restoration. Soup to nuts…nut & bolt type restoration. Oh baby, this thing is going to be saaaa-weeet when it’s done. Check back for more pics through the restoration process.
If you’re looking to restore your vintage Land Cruiser, look to the professionals at Red Line Land Cruisers. For more information and pricing, please fill out this form.
Land Cruiser History: Spring 1975 Salesman’s Handbook, Volume XI, Toyota Product Information
We came across this vintage Toyota salesman handbook and just had to share it with you!
Below are scans of the first few pages and all pages related to the 1975 Half-Ton Pickup (FJ45) and Land Cruiser (FJ40).
At the bottom of the page, we’ve typed out all the info for your convenience. Enjoy!
1975 Toyota Product Information and Salesman Handbook
1975 Toyota Salesman Handbook – Front and Back
Table of Contents
Page 2 and 3:New for 1975
Page 4 & 5: New for 1975
Page 6 & 7: Standard Features
Page 8 & 9: Safety Info
Page 40 & 41: FJ45 Info
Page 42 & 43: FJ45 Specs and Colors
Page 44 & 45: FJ45 Specs
Page 46 & 47: FJ45 Specs
Page 48 & 49: FJ45 and FJ40 Specs
Page 50 & 51: FJ40 Specs
Page 52 & 53: FJ40 Specs
Page 54 & 55: FJ40 Specs
Page 56 & 57: FJ40 Specs
Page 68 & 69: Specifications Comparison
Page 70: 1975 Vehicle Code Numbers
This Toyota product information booklet describes Toyota vehicle specifications and dealer installed accessories as well as standard features. These facts will enable you, the salesperson, to better discuss the merits of the Toyota model line as they relate to customer needs.
The booklet is designed as a pocket-size manual and should be used for quick reference when answering specific product questions from the customer.
New for 75
All Toyota passenger cars
Half ton pickup
Description of features
Body suspension features
Specifications comparison table
Vehicle code numbers
Toyota offers excellent warranty coverage on it’s 1975 vehicles. The basic vehicle warranty is been extended and now covers 12 months of 12,500 miles. The first 90 days, all adjustments will be made at no cost to the customer. The emission control system warranty is good for five years or 50,000 miles. The tire warranty provides for coverage through the life of the original tread (now longer than ever with radial ply tires standard).
The specific details are in the warranty materials themselves. You must understand and explain them, and present the plastic owner identification card, to every new vehicle owner.
Make sure the Toyota vehicle delivery record is filled out. The card is used register the vehicle for warranty with Toyota.
Advise the new owner to keep the plastic card and warranty folder handy in the glove compartment so his record of service can be on page 50kept up-to-date.
These steps are all part of the good delivery technique you use to help bring a satisfied customer back when he needs his next new car.
Half-Ton Pickup (page 41 / FJ45)
Color code exterior color interior color RN 23 RN 28 SR-5
023 White Black X X
Tan X X X
345 Red Black or tan X X X
Tan X X
423 Brown Black or tan X
531 Yellow Black or tan X X X
Tan X X X
637 Green Black or tan X X X
Tan X X X
854 Blue Black or tan X X X
Tan X X X
This is an economical, durable, car-like half-ton truck that has expanded into a line of small trucks–with the standard bed, long bed, and the SR-5 sport truck. All have superior features that make them perfect for multiple personal use–for daily transportation, recreation, and hard work business activity. They feature maneuverability, interior comfort, fuel economy, low operating cost, and optional conveniences–in addition to the typical long list of Toyota standard equipment.
(more to come from other pages as soon as my hands stop cramping up from all the typing…)
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$
Recently purchased a 1975 Land Cruiser FJ40 out of Alamosa, Colorado and I’m working to restore the Cruiser back to original condition. Looking to sell the 1969 Chevrolet Impala Engine (out of a police cruiser) that’s currently in there. It runs strong, but one cylinder is misfiring. I ran a compression test and seven of the eight cylinders came back at 120. One didn’t register anything and has an unidentified issue. See video for full details. Block number is 770010. The engine has been pulled out and is ready to be loaded onto your truck or trailer. I have a forklift to put it in your truck.
That FJ40 bottle jack. It’s a thing of beauty. If you’re lucky enough to have the original one in your Toyota Land Cruiser, then it’s probably been scratched up pretty good under the driver’s seat and could use a bit of a refresh on the paint. That orangish yellowish color can be pretty tricky to nail down. It’s not quite yellow and not quite orange, but somewhere in between.
About a year ago we were restoring a 1977 FJ40 and were lucky enough to come across a bottle jack, both jack handles, and the crank for the handle on Craigslist. The color was pretty faded, so we began the search for the right paint. Sure, we could go down and have a quart of the good stuff mixed up at Dale’s Automotive Paint Supply in Colorado Springs, but then we’re talking $60 and our budget was more like $10 (scope creep on this 77′ LC had definitely set in!).
We hit the spray paint isle in a couple big box stores, namely Home Depot and Wal-Mart, but came up with a big goose-egg. Next stop was Pep Boys, who had a massive selection. We honed in on two different paints and found one that hit the jackpot: Dupli-Color Model # DA1663 “School Bus Yellow” General Purpose Acrylic Enamel (12 oz.).
Back at the shop, we sanded and primed the bottle jack, hand crank, and jack rods. After the y dried, we hung the parts up by a wire and went to town with the School Bus Yellow spray paint. It laid on nice and thick and smooth. After three coats, our old, crappy looking bottle jack was now a thing of beauty!
Have you used a different paint or different method? If so, share it in the comments section below.
If you’re looking for that perfect FJ45 Land Cruiser truck, then look no further. This is the one you’ve been looking for. Only 1,600 miles on a brand new Chevy V8 Ram Jet conversion.. The perfect blend of vintage FJ, comfort, power, and performance.
This FJ45 long bed pickup truck has just finished it’s full restoration and is ready to go to a new home. No expense was spared in the restoration process. All parts used were Toyota OEM parts, many of which are NOS (new old stock).
Full details and pics below. For more information please contact Justin at Red Line Land Cruisers at (719) 210-0101 or email@example.com
Chevy Ram Jet 350 Small Block V8 Engine
350 Horse Power (HP)
350 ft. lbs. of torque
NV 4500 Series 5-Speed Manual Transmission
Twin Stick Shifters allow for quick shifting into 2WD High, 2WD Lo, 4WD High or 4WD Lo
Orion Transfer Case – 4:1 lower range gear
70 Series front an rear axels
Titled as a 1984 HZJ75 (because that’s what the frame is) but the entire body is off a rare, original 1966 Toyota FJ45 Long Bed pickup
ARB Air Locker in rear
Everything completely redone (and we mean everything!)
Ididit steering column with power steering
Custom retrofitted snorkel
Custom Griffin aluminum radiator
Body and frame were in excellent, rust-free condition before restoration process started
Corbeau seats are super comfortable
Dual Spall cooling fans
35″ x 12.50 x 17″ BFG Mud Terrain Tires are nearly brand new
American Racing Black Teflon wheels
ARB FJ45 Front Bumper with fog lights
Custom Red Line rear bumper
Spray in bedliner in the truck bed
Tuffy locking center console
Vintage heat and air conditioning (A/C)
OEM removable hard top
New OEM weatherstripping on front doors and window gaskets
Dynamat “Dynadeck” and “Dynapad” installed in the cab. Truck interior is remarkably quiet and the dynamat products also help to keep the heat from the engine out of the cab
Round Eyes H4 headlights
New OEM blinker lamps
New gauge cluster
Tom Woods drive shafts
Custom 30 gallon fuel tank
Fresh high end paint job – custom gray color
All new wiring throughout
AGR 4-turn steering box
For more info on this FJ45 please fill out this form:
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This custom crafted truck is an all aluminum FJ-45 Extra Cab!This meant another 8″ of cab space. As we all know The FJ-45′ Pick ups lack interior leg room! With all the modern components you can think of while keeping a Classy/Hot Rod/Classic theme, A healthy V8 engine, 5 Speed trans”NV4500″ , A/C and Navagation was installed. This truck was top shelf all the way! A custom aluminum body was crafted with the custom removable hard top. 350 H.P. V8 conversion. 5 speed transmission. Orion Transfercase. Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5″ suspension lift, Powers this hand crafted Cruiser with ease and comfort. Red Line Installed ARB air lockers both front and rear, disc brakes front and rear and a large capacity fuel tank allowing this truck to handle and drive in the safest way. A Power steering conversion was also fitted . Custom leather interior with red stitching, Custom rear mounted Hurricane A/C – Heat conversion was built to keep the inner passenger floor and dash area clean. Red Line installed a Custom Kenwood nav/stereo providing tunes and modern bluetooth/ navigation. Power seats from a 2006 Toyota 4 runner provide comfort and electric adjustments while re wrapped Katskin Leather with red stitching, trims out and matches the custom tan interior. A Custom removable rear bed soft top was Crafted to mimic the early factory Toyota FJ-40 soft tops. We then did the exterior paint with factory Toyota Landcruiser Red Color ” Free born” red paint. The trim color “Cygnus White” was used in contrast with the red to blend the Classy Hot Rod Retro theme. Red Line snag’d up some reproduction early Landcruiser hub caps for the Factory steel wheels. Wrapping the wheels with Toyo MT Open Country 33×10.50×15″ was a perfect choice for us to blend in the Retro feel.
We make selling your Land Cruiser easy with our free FJ classifieds. If you are a private LC owner, you can list your Land Cruiser or Toyota truck quickly with our free online car classifieds service! If you are a dealer, we can list your Land Cruiser for a fee of $75.
Simply fill out the form below and we’ll add your listing to our website. Listings typically go live within 48 hours. Once your Cruiser has sold, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can remove your listing from our website.
Please note: only the copy you add to the description will be used in your post. We will not add your name, address, phone number or other personal information to your listing. That’s only for us in case we need to contact you. We will also set up an online form on your listing that will allow you to keep your email address private. Interested parties can fill out a form, which will be directed to the email address you provide us.
If you would like us to sell your Cruiser on consignment, we can also help you get top dollar for your FJ40, FJ55, FJ60 or other vintage FJ. We’ll take the pictures, shoot a custom video, list it on eBay, Craigslist, RedLineLandCruisers, and other FJ sites. Folks are always asking us to help them find them the FJ of their dreams, so we’ll work to connect you with buyers that have come to us looking for a Cruiser. We also provide options for safely and securely storing your FJ while it awaits a new buyer and can work with leading companies to ship your FJ to the new buyer. In some cases, we can arrange for pickup and transportation of your FJ ourselves. For more info on selling your Cruiser on consignment with Red Line, please call Justin at (719) 210-0101, drop Justin an email or check the box on the form below.
To list your Land Cruiser on the Red Line classifieds section for free please fill out this form.