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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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