1977 Toyota FJ Cruiser
This cruiser represents the best of two worlds. It is no longer a junker and falling apart. It is safe to drive and fun to drive. It is NOT however, an original nut and bolt restoration, in which the asking price is usually greater than $50K. Currently registered in Washington state but at our home in Visalia California at the moment. Restoration Document for 1977 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 The following is a list of items done to red Land Cruiser during 2014-15 restoration project. 1. Warn winch resealed and rewired repairing all connections. 2. New front turn signal bulbs and lenses. 3. Front end differential rebuilt with all new king pin bearings, new wheel bearings, new inner and outer seals and with hub sealing and greasing. 4. Brakes turned and pads replaced. 5. Springs have all new grease able shackles and pins. 6. Rear differential and rear brakes all check and ok. 7. Rear bumper straightened and all new tail lights and lenses. Wiring all redone with shrink wrap and new connectors. 8. New rear trailer hitch and ball. 9. Power Steering conversion done with BTB products. New power steering box, pump and belt and drag link. 10. Engine: Is a 350ci Chevrolet v-8 originally born in the 1980 to 1985 era and was used in trucks. It has 4 bolt mains. Disassembled cleaned. Crank within original specs so polished, replaced main bearings, rod bearings, rings and had valves polished and reseated. All new gaskets and seals. Edelbrock performer manifold and new Edelbrock carb with electronic choke. New wires, cap, coil and rotor. Engine compartment wiring cleaned up with all crimp type connectors and tape eliminated. All connections soldered and shrink wrapped. Misc. jumper wires eliminated and a clean installation achieved. New tailpipe and muffler and gaskets. New 11in. clutch and pressure plate and throw out bearing. New thermostat and radiator cleaned. New water pump. New harmonic dampener and new timing chain and sprocket. 11. Transmission checked and new oil. All bearing tolerances within specs. Transfer case rebuilt with new shims and all new seals. 12. Driveline and rear seals all ok. Rear brakes cleaned and ok. 13. Body: Replaced rear sil in order to address rust issues. Several areas repaired and all new stainless hardware used. Entire body painted with KBS rust seal inside and out in gloss black. Exterior then re-coated with KBS Maxx in Infa Red color. Interior floor covered with Herculiner and new floor mat. Rear heater core replaced. Interior has full custom roll cage integrated with original cage. Overhead bars are safety padded. Cage installed with stainless hardware. Complete passenger and driver cage. Seats have been re-foamed and recovered in new faux leather. All doors have new seals for front and rear doors. Front doors have all new window tracks and inside and outside window sweeps with a new regulator on drivers side. All new 3-point seat belts. Top and sides removed and all new seals used. Top painted in KBS Arctic White. New top and bottom windshield seals. Door latches cleaned and lubed. 14. Tires replaced with BFG 33x10.5 all terrains. We have found this to be the best all around sand, snow or mud tire. Tires are about 75%.