FJ43 Toyota Land Cruiser-PROFESSIONAL FRAME OFF, BOLT AND NUT RESTORATION

Price: US $25,000.00 Item location: Miami, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • SubModel: FJ43
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Soft Top
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 70
  • VIN: FJ4355987
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 6 Cylinder in line. 4.2 Liter
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR TAKING YOUR TIME AND INTEREST IN VIEWING THIS GOURGEOUS LAND CRUISER.

BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TAKE 5 MINUTES OF YOUR TIME, AND GO OVER THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION AND THE WHOLE RESTORATION PROCESS STEP BY STEP. MOST LIKELY ALL YOUR QUESTIONS OUR DOUBTS WILL BE ANSWERED THEN. INQUIERS ARE ALWAYS MORE THAN WELCOMED, AND PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT. IF AFTER READING ALL THE DESCRIPTION AND LOOKING AT ALL THE PICTURES YOU STILL HAVE ANY DOUBTS, AND ARE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING BUYING, VISITS AND TEST DRIVES ARE WELCOME WITH A PREVIOUS APPOINTMENT.

Please take your time and look closely at the pictures and every single detail from the restoration at the link below.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/32957788@N06/2TPPp9

After a decade of shaky gas prices and car-based ‘crossovers’, it seems the world’s largest vehicle markets are re-discovering the magic of compact, body-on-frame utility vehicles.

Some of those offerings, like the legendary Jeep Wrangler, the popular Toyota Tacoma, and the coveted Mercedes G-Wagon never really left. But, in general, the segment is seeing a big resurgence, all that numbers talk simply reinforces the fact that trucks, and truck-based vehicles, will simply never go out of style. And that level of consumer confidence bodes extremely well for classics like this exclusive FJ43 Land Cruiser.

You are looking at an exclusive and rare FJ43 Japanese Spec Toyota LandCruiser. If you are looking at this car you will probably know that this version was never produced for, nor sold in the US Market making it a very rare and desirable model to own. The very few FJ43 in the US have been imported, and this one has been freshly restored by our team of professionals with over 40 years of combined experience dedicated to Land Cruisers and custom restorations. This FJ43 went through a TRUE professional and comprehensive frame off, bolt and nut restoration. All original bolts and nuts were media blasted and yellow zinc plated, all other bolts and nuts such as the hardware on doors; hinges, mirrors, floors, headlamps and any other accessory are Toyota OEM brand new. Every single ball bearing, gasket and seal was replaced for a new one I can state with confidence, this car has animmaculaterestoration, and the pictures speak for themselves so please take your time to seethem all. The car has been garaged keep since restoration and it will be until sold.

For the car collectors out there, this car is a perfect gem that will not only preserve its value for many years to come, but most likely increase in value.

On the other hand if you’re looking for some fun and cool looking vintage truck to cruise around town, go to work, or even a beach cruiser to go with your kids and family, a trip to the mountains, or hitting your local trials, this it’s a true head turning 4×4 truck that will not disappoint, and will respond to whatever you throw at it. It will take you there, and back, over and over again doing what is was meant to do, getting the job done.


As a LandCruiser lover, enthusiast, Cruiser Head and restorer, I proudly present for sale this FJ43 my team and I restored, with over 1000 man hours invested in this beauty. It’s truly an immaculate restoration done the right way…From the ground up to last another 35 years!


The car has a clean and clear Florida Title ready to be transferred. Its new owner will receive all original paper work, documentation and every single photo of the restoration process step by step.


Please take your time and look closely at the pictures and every single detail from the restoration at the link below.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/32957788@N06/2TPPp9


A picture will say more than a thousand words…

If after seeing all the pictures and reading all the restoration details below you still have any doubts, questions or comments regarding the restoration process and or anything in particular, please feel free to reach out and I will try to respond as fast as possible. Local visits and tests drives are welcomed for serious and interested buyers

THE RESTORATION PROCESS:

CHASSIS AND UNDERCARRIAGE

· The entire frame and undercarriage parts were dismounted one by one, and sandblasted to bare metal leaving the main frame/chassis by itself with nothing attached to it to properly prep it.

· This included axles, differential housings, drive shafts, leaf springs etc.

· Everything underneath the car was sand blasted, painted with 2 coats of marine grade anticorrosion and was later spray painted with a 3 step process primed and later painted in the original black Toyota finish like it came from factory.

· Every single screw, bolt, washer, and nut was either replaced or media blasted to afterwards be yellow zinc plated.

DRIVETRAIN AND SUSPENSION

· All new U joints front and back.

· Every single old bearing was replaced for new KOYO brand ones.

· All NEW seals, gaskets, and retainer in both axles.

· All NEW seals, gaskets, retainers and bearings in Gearbox and Transfer Case.

· Gearbox and Transfer Case were completely overhauled and professionally adjusted with OEM tolerances.

· NEW bearings and retainers in both front and rear axle and differentials all around

· Fresh NEW oil in all differentials, gear box and transfer case.

· NEW set of 4 Leaf Springs all around.

· NEW extended CCOT HFS Barbell shackles with polyurethane bushings. (Best looking shackle in the market, bar none!)

· 4 NEW shocks with NEW bolts, nuts and rubber bushings.

· NEW steering dampener shock.

· NEW steering tie rods

· 5 NEW KM2 M/T 235/85/16 Tires. This makes a true 32” tire with the beautiful skinny look to it! Keeping the vintage look, but aggressive MT tire

· 5 16” OEM Toyota split rims, painted to correct factory gray color.

· NEW AISIN Japanese Locking Hubs

· Power Front Disc Brakes with NEW pads, lines, pins, o rings and fresh fluids.

· NEW Brake booster internals

· NEW Brake master cylinder

· NEW Rear Drum brake cylinders

· NEW Rear Horse shoes’, pins, and spring kits

· NEW Clutch Master and Slave cylinders

· NEW Clutch Pressure Plate and bearings

· NEW Clutch Throw-out, and pilot bearings

· NEW Clutch Disc and alignment tool

ENGINE

· Brand NEW Engine! ( All internal parts were replaced NEW)

· NEW Pistons

· NEW Pistons rings

· NEW Pistons Rods

· NEW Valves and lifters

· NEW Kyosan Gas pump

· Every single gasket was replaced for a NEW one (Head, side cover, manifold, thermostat, fuel pump, valve cover seals, timing gear cover and oil filter gaskets)

· NEW Oil Filter

· NEW AISIN Oil pump

· NEW 4 Row radiator

· NEW Carburetor Kit

· Carburetor Professionally fined tuned

· All NEW spark plugs and cables

· NEW Distributor and new Battery

· NEW Stainless Steel full exhaust front to back

· NEW High Performance Stainless steel Magnaflow Muffler

Note: Engine was done by our team of professionals and certified technicians with a combined experience of over 40 years dedicated in repairing all Land Cruisers such as 40s, 60s, 80s and even 100 and 70 Series.

BODYWORK

· All metal parts, doors, fenders, rear and front bumper, body tub were sandblasted to bare metal

· Rusted parts were replaced with new sheet metal primed and painted with 4 stage PPG paint using the highest quality materials and industry standards.

· Original and matching 031 White Toyota color code

· NEW soft top hardware and tubing frames.

· NEW Reproduction of original OEM Canvas Soft Top with UV, water, mold and mildew resistant.

ELECTRICITY

· NEW Battery

· NEW wiring with correct OEM diagram all around

· NEW Alternator

· NEW Distributor, spark plugs and cables

· NEW 7” H4 Round Headlamps

· NEW Front and Rear turning signal lamps

· NEW Coil

INTERIOR AND ACCESSORIES

· All seats were restored from the inside out

· NEW Inside springs of fronts seats were put in place for correct factory firmness

· NEW Leatherette upholstery done with new durable and UV resisting material

· NEW door factory gray panels

· NEW door locks

· NEW door pull handles

· NEW door window crank handles

· NEW Rear view mirror

· NEW Sun visors

· NEW window regulators

· NEW door catches and locks

· NEW set of door strikers

· NEW window channels and belts and squeegees

· All doors and window weather-stripping was replaced NEW

· 2 NEW round front speakers

· NEW Vintage looking AM/FM, Radio with SD card slot, mp3 and USB connector

EXTERIOR

· All NEW Emblems front and back

· NEW Front and Rear turning signals

· NEW mirrors heads and arms

· NEW Locks and key sets

· NEW Stainless Steel windshield hood hooks and pads

· NEW Stainless Steel Hood Latch hooks

· NEW Door hinge pins

· NEW Radio Antenna

HIGHLIGHTS:

· 6 Cylinder 4.2 Powerful Gas 2F Engine (Best Engine ever built by Toyota till this day).

· Left Hand Drive- Japanese Spec import

· Mostly-original sheet metal/Rusted metal was changed for new sheets with original markings to the sheet metal.

· Toyota’s H42 4-speed manual transmission

· A true workhorse/ and perfect weekender

· Exclusive, Rare and desirable FJ43 medium wheelbase never brought to US Markets

· Professional and comprehensive body/frame of, Nut and Bolt Restoration completed in early 2016

· Frame and Engine correct Matching Numbers

· Front disc power brakes

· 100% Rust free body, bolts, nuts, washers, clamps, screws and undercarriage

· CLEAN TITLE READY TO BE TRANSFERRED!

· 95% of all Body and Mechanical parts are BRAND NEW! YES, FRESH NEW!

· RUST FREE CHASSIS and BODY

Sale includes copies of the truck’s original documentation and restoration photos

You might find other FJ40s, BJ40s, and FJ43s for sale claiming to be done professionally and even state to be frame off restorations. Most of them are done cutting a lot of corners in a true restoration process, like not even dismounting the body from the chassis. THIS IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE eBay FJ43! We really take lots of pride in what we do, specially when we do something that we love! Don’t let yourself be fooled. Feel free to ask any questions regarding details of the car, and the restoration process, and we will be more than to answer them on a timely manner.

For more detailed pictures please visit our link at:

https://www.flickr.com/gp/32957788@N06/2TPPp9

And please feel free to take a look at our FJ40 for saleyou will love it.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL!