Up for sale is this 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ55. She is one rusty pig, but she runs strong. Drive 75 mph down the interstate for an hour just fine a couple weeks ago. Will need brake work. All original inside and out, with the factory carb and F engine. Located at Red Line Land Cruisers in Colorado Springs.
The Loch Ness Monster.
The Jersey Devil.
None of them are as rare or mysterious as this OEM Toyota Land Cruiser model CB40M FJ40 CB Radio. For years we’ve heard tales of this exotic piece of original Toyota equipment, but had never laid eyes on one until today.
We were able to scrape together some instructions manuals for this CB Radio (and the other Toyota CB radio) and we compiled them into this PDF. If you’re looking to install one of these radios in your Toyota Land Cruisr FJ40, FJ45, or FJ55, we hope this manual comes in handy.
UPDATE: March 16, 2014: We shared this article on our Facebook page and one of the guys snapped this picture of his CB40M in front of this blog post. Just had to add it here…
UPDATE: March 17th, 2014 – Thanks to Andrew for sharing pics of his CB40 CB Radio! Enjoy!
If you’re looking to restore your original FJ40 wheels you may be wondering to use a wire cup brush or media blasting. In a recent blog post, I showed you how to use a 3″ wire cup brush and an angle grinder to clean up your rims. After four hours and two wire cup brushes (which cost $30 total) I wasn’t happy with the results the wire cup brushes gave us. I decided to take my rims over to Dennis Salisbury at C&D Painting and Sandblasting in Ellicott, Colorado (just outside Calhan).
Dennis is your man when it comes to sandblasting or media blasting anything. He had my rims taken care of in 15 minutes. If you’re in the Colorado Springs area and ever need anything media blasted (frame, tub, doors, chest hair…) give Dennis a buzz at (719) 683-4819.
Pictures of the FJ40 Wheels in Their Original Condition
Pictures of the FJ40 Rims After Cleaning With a Wire Cup Brush
H55F 5 speed Transmission swap, Toyota Landcruiser
The H55F 5 speed transmission swap is a very popular service here at Red Line. We will convert your Cruiser with a brand new H55F 5 speed transmission, and all the required parts needed, into a fully tested and turn key service. This service will convert your existing auto or manual transmission to the H55F. We can and usually do supply all the necessary t case components, Clutch and pedal components. Thats not always the case, You can supply parts need if you have them. We recommend rebuilding the split t-case to go along with this new 5 speed. Please call us for a quote on this conversion. Pricing usually starts at 5,000$
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!
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:
KEYWORDS: FJ45, FJ55, FJ60, FJ40, LandCruiser, Land Cruiser, LR110, Defender, Land Rover, Range Rover, 4WD, Toyota, Pickup, Mudders, Off-Road, Rig, RedLine, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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.
We restored this beautiful FJ55 to it’s original condition. A stunning example of a rare, pure, untarnished FJ55. This project was refurbished with all original toyota parts. We revived the 2F and added fuel injection. Other that new interior we only changed it form OEM blue to Oem green! We miss this old girl. She was a very fun project. You just don’t get to restore these old FJ55’s all the time! Read more »
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.