1988 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62. LOW MILES!

Price: US $2,850.00 Item location: Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: Base
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 124,000
  • VIN: JT3FJ62G1J0094299
  • Color: metallic beige
  • Engine size: 4.0 inline 6 cylinder 3fe
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: brown
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1988 Toyota Land Cruiser

Bought this 2 years ago and I've put a lot of work into it. Clean Carfax. Looks like I am the second owner.


Over $18k invested in it. $7,000 of that is in the engine alone . If you are looking for a mechanically sound FJ62, this is it. There will be no maintenance surprises, as all deferred maintenance has been caught up on. Many preventative services have been performed to protect and prolong the life of the truck. THE FRAME IS SOLID and rust proofed. The body has some rusted areas.


You might be able to find a truck with less body rust if it comes from down south or out west. But find out if the truck has been properly maintained. As you can see from below, if you have to catch up on the maintenance, the costs will add up. THIS TRUCK IS CAUGHT UP ON MAINTENANCE.


Original, 4.0 litre, inline six cylinder, electronically fuel injected engine (aka the 3fe). 4 speed automatic transmission with overdrive, manually front locking hubs for Toyota's legendary 4WD system. Vented power assist front disc brakes, 2 speed transfer case with one touch transfer case selector, front and rear stabilizer bars, power steering, power locks, power windows, chrome power side mirrors, tilt wheel, front and rear chrome bumpers, transfer case and fuel tank protectors, intermittent windshield wipers. Please note that the rear window wiper has been removed. The wiper motor is good, just needs a new wiper arm. Rear defrost works.


Custom seat covers, bed lined interior, exceptionally smooth 3fe engine. One of Toyota's best engines ever made, they routinely go 300,000 miles WHEN PROPERLY MAINTAINED. I added a transmission cooler when I replaced the radiator and thermostat. This engine and transmission can handle any terrain. Comes with Yakima cargo roof basket, trailer hitch, cargo mat, and bull bar. Upgraded Bosch 4 hole fuel injectors give it more get up and go- a responsive accelerator pedal, a silky smooth idle, and a slight improvement in gas mileage. Rear heater has been removed (fixing the notorious rear heater hose coolant leaking issue). Don't worry, the front heater is intense, and when you drive this on a cold day, you'll break a sweat inside this truck if you don't turn the heat down! A/C does not blow cold. Power windows and locks work. Full disclosure: the rear windows take a little longer to go up and down. The front passenger's window can be put down from the driver's side control, but for some reason it can only be put up from the passenger's side control. The driver's side window works well, and that's good since it's the one you are most likely to use most often.


I added a cup holder (holds 2 cups).


MECHANICALLY, NEEDS ALMOST NOTHING.


It prefers to take the back way home but has no problem humming along at 75mph. With bed lined interior and custom seat covers, you can clean this out in minutes with a leaf blower. Take a garden hose to the floor if you want to, it's water (and rust) proof. The undercarriage is rust proofed as well, so it's protected from both sides. With its leaf spring suspension and heavy duty frame, payload capacity for this truck is 2,000 pounds. With the back seats folded flat, there's SIX FEET of cargo area length. Back seats up and you still have four feet of cargo area.


This is Toyota's best version of a true SUV. Extremely off road capable, on pavement the FJ62 rides more like an SUV than a truck.


THE GOOD:


$4,800: Engine extensively tuned by Toyota (see below)

$3,500: New exhaust and O2 sensors

$600: Emergency brake overhauled

$600: front brakes and rotors

$375 rear stabilizer bar

$375 new starter

$650 Four new tires, 4,000 miles on them

$200 front sway bar links

$275 Three oil changes in 2,500 miles (synthetic)

$765 weld front leaf spring mount (bushings from Australia)

$112 new battery

$500 rust proof frame, undercarriage

$1,300 bed lined interior (no carpet)

$100 upgrade to louder horn

$435 master brake cylinder

$750 new thermostat, transmission cooler, fan clutch, radiator

$750 upgrade to Bosch 4 hole fuel injectors

$1,135 miscellaneous things from Specter Off Road



ENGINE TUNE UP BY TOYOTA:


CHECK: emissions, compression

ADJUST: throttle cable, timing, kick down cable, valves

CLEAN: throttle body, idle control solenoid, cold start injector, Mass Air Flow meter

FLUIDS: differential, brake, power steering, transmission

FILTERS: air, fuel

REPLACE: water pump, steering shock, e-brake bell crank, drive belts, plugs and wires

RESOLVE: leaking coolant hoses

SEAL: leaking oil pan

NEW: spark plugs, distributor cap and rotors, PCV valve, valve cover gasket

RESET: throttle positioning sensor

TEST: compression


THE BAD


1) Radio antennae snapped off in car wash


2) While frame is solid and rust proofed, body has rust. In a car wash, a small amount of water can penetrate where the driver’s side doors meet the vehicle. New weather stripping would help, as would addressing the body rust. Since the interior of the truck is bed lined, all that really happens is the seat covers get a bit wet, and then they dry.


3) Brakes are good, but rear drums could be turned. When braking from 50mph or faster, the truck shimmies a little bit.



IMMEDIATE DEPOSIT OF $1,000 required at auction end. Local Pick up only. Cash in person for remainder of transaction. Truck is in Sandwich, MA 02563 (Cape Cod)