Up for sale is a one owner Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60. This completely original FJ-60 is extremely clean and I have ALL the owner maintenance records going back to 1985 for this Cruiser.
For more information on this Cruiser please contact Chris at 970.227.9494 or email him.
View dozens of pics below plus a video overview.
Here is a list of everything that’s great about this all-original Cruiser:
It runs PERFECT – drives 75mph easily on the interstate (there’s debate about Weber vs. Aisin and I have to say…I’m sold on this Weber carb set up. It’s got way more punch and gets much better has mileage).
No splits in the original dash (this is extremely rare)
Original AM/FM Tape deck with the operation manual
Original tool bag, tools, jack, and jack rods
Headliner is perfect
Original carpet in good condition
Only a minor bit of surface rust by the driver’s side rocker. This can easily be cleaned off.
Original chrome accents are bright and shiny
Original 4-speed manual transmission shifts smooth
4WD high and low functions perfectly
Engine runs strong – no issues
Clutch is in perfect shape
Heater (front and rear) works great
Newer tires with less than 5,000 miles on them
Original window sticker and check list that Toyota used before shipping from Japan included
This is an extremely original and clean one owner Land Cruiser – you’d be hard pressed to find one as clean!
Horn, knobs, switches, lights, windshield washer squirters (windshields and head light squirters) all work perfectly
Original trouble light still in original packaging
Carpet is a 8/10 and is very clean all around – I had it detailed and they cleaned the carpets
New wiper blades all around
New tail light lenses
Non-smoker and non pet-owner. Interior is very clean and smells nice 🙂
Here is the list of the service completed in the past 70,000 miles:
200,556 – New wipers (all three) – $28.97
200,500 – New interior all weather floor mats – $20.00
200,600 – New rear tail light lenses, driver’s side marker lens, and passengers side turn signal lens – $133.62
200,436 – Newer used tires installed and balanced (Kelly A/T 31×10.5×15 with 90% tread life left; replaced worn out 235/75R15 radials) – $104.00
136,000 – Rotor cap, service battery, flush radiator, new plugs – $168.36
136,135 – Oil change – $28.94
Here is what this Cruiser currently needs:
The paint is in very good condition and very clean. It’s the original paint and has not been repainted. There are a few scratches here and there (which is to be expected with a 30-year-old car). I don’t think it needs a repaint, but it could use some touch ups here and there and a good buffing/waxing.
Alignment – $60
Minor dent on driver’s side near the front (see pics)
Minor crease on rear window hatch (see pics)
Front driver’s seat cushion is torn a bit and dirty and could use a replacement. You can buy original ones from Specter Off Road here or find used ones easily enough – $150
Rear bumper has some dents and the chrome has come off – nice used ones run $200-300 (I have a line on one but it is not included at this price)
Front driver’s arm rest is there, but bent a smidge – $50 for a used one
Original AM/FM Tape deck eats tapes and doesn’t get all the channels – $100 for an OEM AM/FM radio replacement (I have one)
Minor leaks from the typical places – oil pan and rear main seal. Doesn’t need immediate attention and this is very typical for Land Cruisers.
Air conditioning not working – unsure of the issue. A new a/c compressor is about $300 from Oreilly Auto Parts
It’s passed emissions in the past, but where I live in Colorado this is not required. I feel confident it will pass, but I cannot guarantee this. Some of the smog equipment has been unhooked for the Weber carb set up, but it’s all still there and can be hooked back up. See pics for detail on the smog equipment.
NOTE: I’m happy to work with the buyer to get all the minor issues worked out after the auction closes, especially the bumper and the arm rest as I already have those found and priced out. I’ve made calls on all of the parts I would look to replace if I were to keep this FJ60 and I’d be happy to help aquire any of the parts and get them added/installed at the buyer’s expense.
Will work with the buyer to have the vehicle shipped. Will also work to pick up the seller at either the Colorado Springs airport or the Denver airport, in case you want to fly in and drive it home.
For more information on this Cruiser please contact Chris at 970.227.9494 or email him.
Classic, rugged, reliable, all original 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62 for sale. Low miles 120690. Runs and drives great. Equipped as follows: 6 cylinder, automatic transmission w/4×4, fuel-injected, AM/FM radio and cassette, tinted glass, rear window defroster and wiper, front and back A/C (needs charged), and 4 new tires. It has power brakes, steering, locks, windows and mirrors. Only one owner and purchased new from Toyota dealership in Colorado Springs, Colorado. All regular maintenance done by Toyota dealership and oil changed every 2,000 miles. This SUV has been pampered, never been in a wreck, and has great original interior. SUV has incredible cargo storage capacity (twin mattress, bikes, furniture, luggage, camping equipment, etc). Awesome visibility while driving and fantastic in snow and mud. Great resale value.
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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!
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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.
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
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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.
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! Looking to sell your Land Cruiser? List it on the Red Line Land Cruisers classifieds section for free!
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
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 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:
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.
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.
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