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FJ45 Resto Mod, Project “Carlie”

Red Line Land Cruisers just finished work on this FJ45. Features include a V8 conversion, 5 speed manual transmission, custom swing out tire carrier, and more.

Tons more info and details coming soon. For now, enjoy the pics!

Details on this awesome project include the following;

  • Red Line Big brake kit
  • Rear Disc brake kit
  • OME 45 series 2.5″ lift
  • Dual fuel tanks, dual Bosch 044 fuel pump fuel set up
  • ARB front bumper
  • Red Line custom rear dual swing out with rear 1/4 protection
  • Red Line custom rock sliders
  • ARB full size roof rack
  • ARB Intensity LED lights
  • Warn 8274 winch
  • 17″ aluminum wheels
  • Goodyear duratrack tires
  • Custom interior with Dynadeck flooring
  • Dynamat sound insulation in doors and floor
  • Sound system
  • Corbeau baja rs seats with tuffy console
  • Red Line custom billet knobs for ARB switches and all of the dash switches
  • Custom snorkel
  • RAM JET 350
  • NV4500 5 speed trans
  • Toyota Split T-Case with disc brake e-brake set up
  • Dual battery set up (national luna)
  • Power steering
  • Chomoly front axle spindles
  • Chromoly hub gears
  • Chromoly hub studs
  • Chromoly front RCV axle shafts
  • Classic autometer guages
  • ARB air lockers
  • Custom 3″ exhaust system

1978 FJ-55 Resto Mod Toyota Landcruiser

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!

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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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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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Custom Crafted Aluminum, FJ-45 Extra Cab, A.KA. Project “SnowFlake”

FJ-45 Extra Cab

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.

See: http://www.tctmagazine.net/issue

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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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Project Rowdy – 1977 Land Cruiser FJ40

1977 Land Cruiser FJ40

Project Rowdy is a 1977 Land Cruiser FJ40. It was completely restored inside and out with some modern values essential to keeping this truck useable, reliable and stylish for very day use This truck includes a rebuilt 2F with TBI fuel injection, headers and a brand new toyota 5 speed transmission for highway speeds and fuel economy. Added was an Iron Man 2 lift with Bilstein 5100 series shocks, for a very smooth ride, on and off road An ARB front bumper with a Warn 8274 winch for recovery Keeping dark texas nights safe, we added 2 Vision X transporter series LED lights. these lights are a whopping 8800 lumens each Keeping the night not so dark in the rear we added a 12 Vision X LED light bar off the custom Red Line rear bumper/ Tire carrier To keep this rig rolling, we custom paint matched the KMC enduro wheels Red For security of the passengers we put in a modified version of our 40 Series Family Cage. We then added long L/C jump seats for the kids Rowdy is a 40 that will turn heads no matter the time or place. Read more »