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We Buy Toyota LandCruisers - FJ40, FJ55, FJ45, FJ60

We Buy Land Cruisers: FJ40, FJ55, Fj60, FJ45, BJ40

Are you looking to sell your Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, FJ45, FJ55, FJ60, BJ40 or other Toyota 4X4?

Do you have boxes of FJ parts taking up room in your garage or basement?

Red Line Land Cruisers will buy your Toyota LandCruiser, running or not, for cash.

If you’d like to sell us your Land Cruiser, please fill out the form below. If you cannot see the webform, use the simple webform here.

1974 FJ55

SOLD! 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ55

1974 FJ55

1974 vintage Toyota Land Cruiser FJ55 (4×4)

  • Inline 6 cylinder engine
  • Title and odometer read right around 125,000 miles
  • 4 speed manual shift
  • Complete vehicle
  • Solid undercarriage, floors and drive train
  • Rust on body (in the usual places)
  • Needs complete restoration or very suitable for parts
  • Original California vehicle
  • Was used as a daily driver until about a year ago (does not currently run)
  • Clear South Carolina title
  • Tool kit & Manual
  • Only $2,400

Looking to sell your Land Cruiser? List it on the Red Line Land Cruisers classifieds section for free!

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Looking to sell your Land Cruiser? List it on the Red Line Land Cruisers classifieds section for free!

Now Hiring a Toyota Mechanic

Toyota Technician Needed

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TO APPLY: Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Are you looking for a job with a reputable Toyota Land Cruiser repair shop in Colorado Springs, Colorado? Are you passionate about 4×4’s, Toyotas, Land Cruisers, or automotive repair?

Red Line Land Cruisers of Colorado Springs is looking for an experienced Toyota Technician to join our growing team of mechanics, welders, fabricators, and Toyota Land Cruiser experts. 30-40 hours of work per week.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be passionate about Toyota’s, especially vintage Toyota Land Cruisers
  • Must have at least 2-3 years experience working on Toyotas
  • Welding experience a plus
  • If you have your own tools, that’s a plus, too

TO APPLY – please fill out this form. If you’re on a mobile device, or can’t see the form, use the simple form here.

1978 FJ55

SOLD! 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ55 w/Factory A/C

1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ55 For Sale

FOR SALE 1978 Toyota Landcruiser FJ55 with Factory A/C

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1978 Toyota Landcruiser FJ55 with Factory Air Conditioning

Looking to sell your Land Cruiser? List it on the Red Line Land Cruisers classifieds section for free!

Overview:

  • Factory Working A/C (needs charge)
  • Compressor spins freely when switched on.
  • All electrical works
  • Rear tailgate operates both by key and dash switch
  • Cruiser drives straight
  • Engine starts and pulls hard
  • Runs smooth
  • Body solid with No rust or rot
  • Will run 70mph all day (drove from AZ to Florida with zero issues and no oil burned)
  • Strong clutch
  • 4-Spd Transmission shifts smoothly through all gears
  • Transfer case operates well
  • Power Brakes work great.  Stops on a dime and tracks straight
  • Includes all Factory Service Manuals and stack of receipts documenting work performed.
  • Brand New Head liner (heavy vinyl) looks great!
  • Interior seats/door panels look aged and could use replacement
  • Carpet is ok but may want to be replaced
  • New Dash Cap, Glove Box Door, and Gauge bezel coming from SOR.com and will be included in sale.
  • One small (eraser sized paint chip on Front PS side door)
  • Small 1” scratch on hood (not deep)
  • Tires still have lots of tread and are balanced 31’s
  • Copies of all receipts of parts/service included
  • Over $5,400 in recent (since Oct. 2013) parts/service
  • Please do not tell wife she will kill me if she knew how much I’ve spent.  J
  • Previous Owner Spent $7,400 on high end paint job. (zero bondo or filler).  Body is straight and paint shines like new show room paint job.
  • Rain gutters are free from rust.
  • OEM Tank replaced at some point by previous owner.  29 gallon tank.
  • Spare rides in the trunk
  • OEM jack and hardware mounted under seats.

 History:

  • 1st owner Arizona 5/16/1979 – 3/12/2012
  • Cruiser stored in garage for the life of the cruiser
  • Have copy of title documenting history
  • 2nd Owner Arizona 3/12/2012 – 10/21/2013
  • Cruiser kept in garage by 2nd owner
  • Complete Repaint (no bondo/filler) down to bare metal
  • Paid $7,400 for quality paint job
  • No dents, dings, or rust/rot
  • Paint shines like the day the cruiser rolled off the line
  • Current Florida – 12/21/2013 – Current
  • Cruiser kept in garage and never driven in rain
  • Weekend car
  • Never wheeled or driven on beach

 Maintenance:

  • Recent Oil Change
  • New Plugs, wires, air filter, fuel filter, fuel line, New Thermostat 180
  • New Coolant line (behind water pump)
  • Flushed Brake Fluid and Coolant
  • New Trollhole Carb installed
  • Engine timed to spec
  • Idle set
  • New Tie-Rod ends
  • New Center arm
  • New Pro-Comp Shocks
  • New OME Steering Stabilizer
  • New Calipers
  • New Front Brakes
  • Front Rotors turned
  • New Stainless Brake Lines
  • Clutch Master cylinder rebuilt
  • Clutch Fluid flushed
  • Front End Aligned to spec
  • Front Axle Rebuilt
  • New HD Marlin Inner Axle seals
  • Full axle rebuild felts, wipers, seals
  • Purchased All new Weather striping from Slo-Cruisers $1,800
  • Inner and outer Door seals
  • New Rear upper/lower rear tailgate seal
  • http://www.slocruisers.com/product.sc?productId=17&categoryId=9
  • Not installed but included:
  • Front Windshield seal
  • Rear door window seals
  • Window guides
  • Lower rear window guide seals
  • Outer rear window wiper
  • New inner felts for door windows (included and ready for install)
  • New outer window wiper/seal (included and ready for install)
  • New OEM Shift knob
  • New side emblem
  • Fuel System Flushed/cleaned
  • Front cam seal replaced and Timing cover (over $990 at shop) to fix front oil leak on front crank.

 Known Issues:

  • Factory AM Stereo Not hooked up
  • A/C not charged
  • Low fan speed not working (medium and High work)
  • Parking brake not working (have new parking shoes just have not had time to replace)
  • Windshield sprayer works just needs line from reservoir and sprayer nozzle.

  PPI:  Copy of PPI from when I purchased can be sent if interested.  PM me.  Will give you idea of what I purchased. Photos:  I’ve tried to take all photos of exterior, interior, underside so you have a good understanding of the condition.  The cruiser is very solid and is a head turner. The new owner will not be disappointed! 1978 FJ55 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ55 For Sale 1978 FJ55 1978 FJ55 1978 FJ55 1978 FJ55 1978 FJ55 1978 FJ55 Hood-FJ55 Roof-Front-FJ55 Channel-FJ55 RoofRack-FJ55 Roof-FJ55-78 FJ55-Top-Image FJ55-Top Roof-FJ55 Rear-Close-Up-FJ55 Hood-Open-FJ55 Gauge-Cluster-FJ55-Fuel-Amp-Oil Speedo-FJ55 FJ-55-Interior Headliner-FJ55-1978 Glove-Box-FJ55 Front-Seat-FJ55 Radio-Dash-FJ55 Front-Seat-Under-FJ55 Bottle-Jack-Under-Seat-FJ55 Front-Seat-Back-FJ55 Front-Seat-FJ55-Close 2nd-Row-Carpet-FJ55 Headliner-FJ55-Close Seat-Folded-Down-FJ55 Rear-Seat-Back-FJ55 Headliner-Close-2 Rear-Back_Area-FJ55 Rear-Back-Area Rear-Floor-FJ55 Rear_Cargo-FJ55 Rear-Cargo-Floor-FJ55-1978 Cargo-1978-FJ55 Tailgate-FJ55 Tailgate-Right-FJ55Rear-Under-FJ55 Rocker-FJ55-Under Rocker-Uner-Fj55 FJ55-Rocker Fender-Land-Cruiser-Fj55 Fender-Antenna-Fj55 Fender-Right-Fj55 Fender-Left-FJ55 Fender-Close-Fj55 Rocker-Close-FJ55 Rocker-Panel-FJ55 Rear-Rocker-FJ55 Underbody-FJ55FJ55-Left-Door Door-Close-Up-FJ44-Red Rear-Area-FJ55-1 Rear-Area-FJ55 Drivers-Side-Rear-Door-FJ55 Door-Close-Up-Drivers-FJ55 Gas-Cap-FJ55 Taligate-Folded-Out-FJ55 Tailgate-Folded-Left-FJ55 Tailgate-FJ55-Out Rear-FJ55 Tailage-FJ55-Left Taligate-Area-Fj55 Taligate-CLose-LandCruiser-FJ55 Tailgate-Weatherstripping-FJ55 Tailgate-Closeup-FJ55 Tailgate-Right-FJ55 Tailgate-FJ55 Door-FJ55-Land-Cruiser Door-FJ55-Rear Front-FJ55-Side Front-Passenger-Door-FJ55Under-Fender 1-Fender-CLose-Fj55 OldManEmu-FJ55 Brakes-FJ55 Axel-Fj55 Under-Fender-FJ55-4 Under-FJ55-4 Under-FJ55-3 Shocks-Spray-FJ55 T-Case-FJ55 Underfender-FJ55 Under-FJ5LC Under-FJ55 Muffler-FJ55 Fender-Under-FJ55-LC Wiring-Under-FJ55 Fender-Under-FJ55 Frame-FJ55 Underneath-FJ55-2 Underneath-FJ55 Drive-Shaft-Fj55 Underbelly-FJ55 Underbody-FJ55-1 Engine-FJ55-Interior Engine-1978-FJ55 Engine-Compartment-FJ55-1978 Alternator-FJ55Brake-Shoes-FJ55 WS-FJ55 Aftermarket-Weatherstrip-FJ55 Window-FJ55 FJ55-Parts FJ55-Stripping FJ55-Manual Receipts-FJ55-LC  Paint-Receipt-FJ55 Tire-Close-Fj55 VIN-FJ55 Looking to sell your Land Cruiser? List it on the Red Line Land Cruisers classifieds section for free! 

Compression Tester

How to Run a Compression Test on An Engine

Whether you’re in the market for an FJ or working on restoring your Cruiser, knowing the quality of the engine is critical. A compression test is an easy way to see if that Cruiser you’re drooling over is a good deal or a bad deal. It’s a fast way to see if that engine you already have is good to go or in need of a rebuild. Justin Robbins at Red Line Land Cruisers walks you through the necessary steps for performing a compression test on your engine (FJ engine or any engine, really). Justin also talks through whether or not your compression test is a passing or failing grade and breaks down how to tell if your engine needs a rebuild based on the results of your compression test.

Take a look at this video and post your questions or replies in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

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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SOLD! Used Chevy V8 – FJ40 – Perfect for V8 Conversion

SOLD on RED LINE!

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.

Have a FJ to sell? List it on the Red Line Land Cruisers classifieds page for free!

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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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Toyota Land Cruiser Restorations – Let Red Line Restore Your FJ40, FJ45, FJ55 or other FJ

If you’re looking to restore your classic FJ40, FJ45, FJ55, FJ60 or other vintage Toyota truck, SUV, or 4WD , talk to the pros at Red Line Land Cruisers. We’re FJ freaks of nature interested in helping build your dream Land Cruiser. While every project is unique, we typically see three different types of restoration projects come through our garage bays here in Colorado Springs, including:

Classic Restorations:
Keeping your Vintage Cruiser…well…vintage is a long, tedious process. One can only dream of a brand new cruiser. Every component is sourced new, or rebuilt in-house with exacting precision to make your truck just like the day it rolled off the lot. If you’re looking for a group of anal-retentive  and meticulous mechanics, electricians, body shop experts and FJ historians to rebuild your Cruiser, then look no further. Red Line Land Cruisers has been trusted by hundreds of clients who demand precise, detailed work, and we’d love to partner with you on your project.

Resto-Mods:
Red Line will craft you your perfect balance of classic restoration with modern day technology and comfort into your dream truck. We will restore your cruiser, upgrade the drive train, suspension, steering components, customize body armor and interior, creating a new clean and classy way to set your Land Cruiser apart. Here are some examples of some of our favorite resto mod projects:

Trail Trucks (Sky’s the Limit):
Have you ever mixed business with pleasure? Well now is your chance! We create what ever you can dream up, from full bodied hardcore crawlers, to Cruiser Truggies, this is your chance to have what you have dreamed about. Anything goes in this category. 44’s, 1 tons, superchargers, baja trim suspension. You name it and you get it.

Looking to start your restoration but have questions? Give us a shout! Fill out the form below. If you can’t see the form, you can also access it here.