1976 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser Restomod Fully documented build of rot free FJ 40
- Condition: Used
- Make: Toyota
- Model: Land Cruiser
- SubModel: FJ40 Landcruiser
- Type: SUV
- Trim: Luxury Restomod
- Year: 1976
- Mileage: 31,897
- VIN: 228882
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 300 HP EFI Crate Engine w serpentine drive
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1976 Toyota Land Cruiser Luxury RestomodThis is a professionally built 1976 Toyota Fj40 with clean heritage and no reasonable expense spared. It is being listed by the builder (Rudy of Rudy's CJs) for the private collector who had it built and is ready for his next toy. This FJ was fair weather used just enough to be broken in at about 4000 miles in 4 years.
Clean Heritage: I bought this for myself from the favorable climate of Glendora California about 4 years ago. I am a professional buyer and have had some of the cleanest sheet metal classic Jeeps in the world. This FJ was in faded original paint when I got it with no bubbling rust. It was not the typical rusty piece of junk FJ. Original ugly faded paint never lies.
Documented photo build w step by step explanation with each phase of the extensive 6 month process: atRudys CJs Rot Free 1976 FJ40 build
This machine was built with over 150 photos showing it in original paint and every step along the way to the point you see it today. A wise buyer knows that shiny paint can be a bad girdle over excessive bodywork. The only way to buy something as rust prone as an FJ is to see it BEFORE the paint goes on.
Receipts: There is a stack of all user manuals, cost receipts, and all components used on this machine over 1,5" tall so this can be maintained after purchase.
Actual use: This machine was actually driven and improved upon with about 4000 miles by an owner used to AMGs and BMWs. It is road ready and road proven without being abused or hardly worn. The tires still have the nubs in the tread. Initially we used the near new suspension and existing transmission with proved to be not luxury FJ worthy. The machine was professionally upfitted with an NV4500 manual transmission with overdrive. It also got a plush top of the line Old Man EMU suspension with greasable shackles.
I believe once the machine was near perfected, the challenge of the build was gone and he is on to the next dream. Discipline and common sense knows that an unused machine goes bad so this is your opportunity to own this without the full expense and time to build it.
Features:1) 1976 was the first year of front disc brakes2) Rot free original paint platform to build from. For instance, look at the wheel wells and easy to read VIN stamped in the frame3) 300 HP Chevrolet crate engine4) Howell EFI kit5) Custom tilt steering column6) Working cold Vintage Air Conditioning system7) Heated front seats8) Auburn lockers w 3.73 gears in both differentials9) Best of the Best NV4500 5 speed bullet proof transmission w Advance adapters components10) Top of the Line new WARN winch w Air Compressor11) 17" BFG AT Tires Like New12) Gorgeous concourse quality paint13) Polished serpentine accessory belt system14) Power steering (Not an option of this year FJ originally)15) Power Brakes (Not an option for this year FJ)16) Fully finished show quality upholstery on OEM seats.17) Exceptional stereo w remote18) Premium cooling aluminum radiator w high CFM electric Fan19) Pro tinted windows on the restored hard top20) Top of the line Old Man EMU suspension21) HD swing away tire carrier22) Tuffy Center console w custom pad to match driver height
Redundant link to the initial build of this rare clean machine is here.... Rudys CJs Rot Free 1976 FJ40 buildAND additional photos taken 11/18/2016.
I am glad to help with shipping or entertain buyers that want to fly in for review of this machine. It is for sale locally. Calls are encouraged. Emails through Ebay are discouraged. It's an $80,000 piece of mechanical collectible art. It deserves voice to voice adult conversation.
Always feel free to call.Thank you,
On Nov-21-16 at 05:50:28 PST, seller added the following information:
Due to requests for more detailed current pictures as Ebay only allows 24 I have added 80 current photos on Rudy's CJsOn Nov-21-16 at 13:53:44 PST, seller added the following information:
Mileage on title is marked as "In excess of mechanical limits". There is not a place to convey that when Ebay asks for the mileage. Per other questions, 1) This FJ drives very well at highway speeds and should be considered road / show ready. 2) No trades please 3) Yes, the title is clean 4) Winch remote is included although not shown.