1976 TOYOTA FJ40 LAND CRUISER BARN FIND RESTO MOD
- Condition: Used
- Make: Toyota
- Model: Land Cruiser
- Year: 1976
- Mileage: 23,541
- Color: Yellow
- Engine size: Chevy 350
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1976 Toyota Land Cruiser
1976 TOYOTA FJ40 LAND CRUISER 4x4 BARN FIND + MODERN SAFETY. PROFESSIONAL BUILT WITH A V8, TOYOTA POWER STEERING and COMPLETE DISC BRAKE CONVERSION. THIS RARE RUST FREE CALIFORNIA TRUCK HAS BEEN FULLY IMPROVED, PROTECTED and MODERNIZED for FUN & SAFETY.
It all started with this "barn find" of a clean topless and tailgate-less FJ40 listed on eBay that was found in a warehouse in June 2015 in Long Beach California. The FJ40 had good potential and had just been unappreciated for years. It was purchased from the owner of the sign painting company to make space for his expanding warehouse needs. Since then it has continued to be owned and appreciated by an adult Toyota Land Cruiser collector. It has been maintained and operated with respect and responsibility. It's probably rained on it 5 times in 3 years. Never wheeled. Never in the snow, salt or elements. We have had 3 of these and this one was built as the "safe street Sunday truck." It came with the previous owner's paperwork in the glove box and the California smog registration sticker still in place. It is currently a weekend warrior to the local home improvement store or transportation to the favorite lunch spot after church. It is the bullet proof family fun day Sunday driver. It is currently insured, inspected and registered. The title is in hand and can be transferred easily.
During this "Icon of Offroad's" time with us we sweetly named her Anita. As in "Anita another reason to drive here or there" or "Anita another trip to Home Depot" I was always looking for reasons to drive her through our small town and wave at a few people along the way. She turned heads everywhere I went. We lovingly stripped her down as needed and improved her with a host of Toyota Land Cruiser specialists. When we found no rust so we just coated her properly for another 50 years of life. It was also modernized for family fun and safety along the way. As you can tell this has been a member of our family and we hate to see her go. She is currently the least needy of our three Toyotas so we need to make some room for a new work car. (Mercedes Unimog hopefully if my wife is reading this). Let me know if you have any questions. I reserve the right to not sell you this truck if you act like you will not appreciate it or the hard work that has gone into it. If you ask me about how many miles to the gallons (unknown) she gets, the stereo speakers (none) or the blue tooth (never) I will ignore you. I reserve the right to end the auction if my family lose their minds over the sale of Anita.
I hope that her joining your family will bring as much joy to your Sunday's as this truck has brought to ours. Happy bidding.
And good bye Anita until we meet again in another 50 years...
Here is a list of the items that have been performed to improve the FJ40.
CHEVY 350 V8 crate motor still with California smog legal original install plaque in drivers side door. Milage on odometer says XX,XXX Starts every time like a peach. Motor swap was performed in California by dealership which also certified it smog legal. Which is why i bought it in the first place. I knew it was done well if California had certified it. Tons of power. Sounds amazing. Tuned currently for drivability rather than testosterone. Cooled by a Summit Racing electric fan which was professionally installed and mounted to the Toyota Radiator.
4 Speed manual shifts smooth and is built TOYOTA strong. Rebuilt by local fellow Toyota Land Cruiser collector.
Full METAL TECH family cage with hip cross bar and total seat cradle protection options installed. Best in the business. Cage: http://metaltech4x4.com/fj40-land-cruiser-full-profile-roll-cage-kit/
Leather modern seats welded into METAL TECH cage. Safety first.
ZEIBART Rhino-lined professionally inside cab for sound dampening and for longevity. Underside of truck cab, wells and frame professional coated with Ziebart's protective undercoating as well.
No Rust treatment needed as you can see in photos. Rhino Lining: http://www.ziebart.com/auto-care-services/spray-on-bed-liner/rhino-linings
Rust Protection: http://www.ziebart.com/auto-care-services/vehicle-protection/rust-protection
SUMMIT RACING Quick release PurpleK extinguisher. best at stopping fires in the multiple tests. Less Corrosive too.
Rear Disc brake conversion with new master cylinder and proportioning valve. Stops super great. New brake parts on front and rear at the same time. New Front Axle Seals and bearings done at the same time.
SPECTOR OFFROAD Extended range rear gas tank. Completed prior to owner purchasing. No gauge. https://www.sor.com/cat250.sor
FJ62 Power steering conversion by Land Cruiser specialists IRON PIG.
Really moves those tires well. No issues.
Tuffy locking console mounted to cage. Unstoppable protection for your items in the cab. Tuffy: http://ironpigoffroad.com/TUF-013?search=Tuffy
4 inch Spring under lift by SUPER LIFT prior to current owner.
4 New RANCHO 9000 adjustable shocks. Installed professionally and adjusted to the proper vehicle ride weight and comfort. Dial on the fly adjustments.
4 New GOODYEAR MUD Tires. (MTRs)
Limited Edition Matte Black Mickey Thompson Rims. Including a spare.
AUTO METER gauges retro fitted into factory cluster for easy of use.
New BEST TOP SOFT TOP and BIKINI SUMMER top.
2 Tailgates: Toyota factory tailgate and aftermarket aluminum tailgate included.
Modern headlight conversion by ROUND EYES and REDLINE.
HELLA fog lights.
Shipping available anywhere in the USA. I shipped the truck to the east coast from California in 2015 for 600.00. I'll help drop it off at the shipping depot if needed or can help arrange pick up. She is sold as is and imperfect to some but perfect to us. If you are not sure about something please ask. I will answer to the very best of my knowledge.
KEY WORDS . WRANGLE, RUBICO, RENEGAD, SAHARA, 4X, OFF ROA, F, LAND CRUISER, JEEP, ROCK CRAWLER,