1977 Toyota Landcruiser FJ40 Hard Top Olive Green

Price: US $75,000.00 Item location: Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • Year: 1977
  • Mileage: 999,999
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1977 Toyota Land Cruiser

1977 FJ40 Toyota LandCruiser

The FJ40 is one of the most iconic vehicles known to man, and now one of the most desirable and collectible. Legendary for having traversed nearly every possible terrain on planet earth and beautiful in its utilitarian simplicity. Of all the FJ40s to arrive to our shores in their three decade run, the most desirable are the later 70’s to early 80’s due to Toyota’s enduring commitment to refinement and quality. This specimen exemplifies that tenet – it is finished in one of the FJ40’s most iconic colors, Toyota’s Olive Green (653), making it a striking representation of its class.

The attention to detail of every aspect of this genuine nut and bolt rotisserie restoration is virtually unrivaled. This is museum/showroom quality, but also built to be driven and enjoyed. This is my eighth FJ40 restoration of this quality, and truly my best work to date. It has not been owned since its completion so it is essentially a new truck. Like going down to the dealership and finding it on the showroom floor.

Other examples of my previous Land Cruiser restorations are owned by Toyota dealers, prestigious collectors, and on display at museums One is featured in “Classic Review” (Jalopnik, 2017) and just this year, exhibited at the world famous Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance as the example representing the brand.

I am NOT a dealer or a company with deadlines, commissions, or investors; I am a one-man operation, a perfectionist and passionate about what I do. I have over 25 years of FJ40 ownership and restoration experience.

Take a close look at the photos and video as I believe they exemplify the level of quality and detail. That said, this Fj40 is even more impressive in person. I will gladly answer any inquiries from serious potential buyers. Additional photodocumentation, as well as a pictorial of my previously finished work are available by request.

You will not find a finer example anywhere else. Do not miss your chance to own it.


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Restoration Details
Hardware
  • All original hardware, brackets, hangers, covers etc.
    • Inspected, degreased, de-rusted
    • Yellow zinc electro-plated as per factory specifications
    • Stainless steel hardware substituted when original deemed unusable
Chassis
  • Complete, straight, unaltered original
  • Total disassembly to bare frame
  • Media blasted and powder coated satin black
  • Steering components
    • Box reconditioned with new seals
    • 5 New tie rod ends with boots
    • Rebuilt bell crank, seals and bushings
Electrical
  • Complete new custom built wiring harness
    • Modern style 14 circuit mini fuse block with flasher
    • 3 separate relayed headlight and fog light circuits
    • Hand wrapped front and rear harnesses with non-adhesive insulating silicone tape (black)
Powertrain
  • Engine
    • Toyota 2f 4.2 liter inline six cylinder gasoline engine
    • Complete engine rebuild
      • All machine work performed by Bailey’s Machine shop Mesa, AZ
      • Block, crankshaft, head sent out for inspection/service
        • Head
          • Magnaflux tested
          • Surfaced (decked)
          • Regrind of valve seats (intake and exhaust) new valves, springs and seals
      • Block
        • Hot tanked, examined
        • Cylinders bored 0.030
      • Crankshaft
        • Micrometer checked to be within factory specification
        • Polished Main and Rod journals
      • Master rebuild kit
        • 0.030 Pistons, rings
        • Rod, main, cam bearings
        • Camshaft and lifters
        • Timing gear
        • Oil pump
        • Fuel pump
        • Engine gasket set
        • Freeze plugs
  • Cooling system
    • Aluminum 3 row radiator
    • Water pump
    • Thermostat
    • Belts and hoses
  • Ignition System
    • HEI Distributor and Wires
    • Nippon Denso spark plugs
  • Starter
    • Late Model Fj40 Denso gear reduction
  • Carburation
    • New genuine Webber 38/38 outlaw carburetor with electric choke
    • Conversion kit with throttle cable and pedal assembly
    • Air cleaner
  • Transmission and Transfer Case (original to vehicle)
    • H42 4 Speed transmission
      • Cleaned, examined, resealed
      • New bearings
    • 4 Speed Transfer Case
      • New seals, gaskets and bearings
    • Clutch System
      • Resurface flywheel
      • New pressure plate, clutch disc, pilot and release bearing
      • New OEM clutch master cylinder, slave cylinder, boot and hose
  • Exhaust System
    • Ceramic coated six-into-one header
    • Custom built exhaust from header back to tail pipe
      • OEM style muffler
  • Front and rear axles
    • Dismantled to bare housings and backing plates
    • Boiled, media blasted and powder coated
    • Complete front axle knuckle rebuild
      • Upper and lower Trunnion bearings and races
      • Seals
      • shims
    • Warn locking hubs rebuilt
    • 3rd members cleaned, inspected, re-torqued, resealed
    • Front axle shafts checked, grease packed
    • Rear axles assessed for wear, replace outer axle bearings
  • Brake System
    • New later model Fj40 Master Cylinder
    • Rebuilt brake booster
    • Front: new rotors, calipers, wheel bearings, seals, pads
    • Rear: 4 new rear wheel brake cylinders and brake shoes
    • Steel brake lines replaced front to back
    • Front and rear brake hoses replaced
  • Drive Shafts
    • Disassembled, checked
    • 4 new universal joints installed
    • Powder coated
Suspension
  • Springs
    • Rebuilt and re-arced (Dunbar Spring in Phoenix)
  • Shackles
    • Custom heavy duty 3/8” steel plate
    • New bushings and grade 8 pins and locknuts
    • OEM spring hanger pins (zinc plated)
  • Shocks
    • 4 Heavy duty Monroe shocks front and rear
Body and Exterior
  • Complete, original, uncut 1977 Arizona survivor
  • All steel body components media blasted to bare metal
    • Tub
    • Hood
    • Fenders
    • Doors: front and rear
    • Windshield frame
    • Front bib
    • Headlight surround
    • Top side panels
    • Transmission cover
    • Running boards
    • Spare tire carrier, hook and latch
    • Hood hooks and windshield rest brackets
    • Hinges: windshield, doors (front and rear)
  • All rusted areas cut out and replaced with new correct gauge steel
  • Any defects professionally repaired
  • Epoxy primed
  • Floors and underside of tub lined with body color matched tinted Raptor liner
  • All Body components (inside and out) sprayed with 3 coats (2.5 Gal) of Factory correct Acrylic Enamel Toyota Olive Green (653) paint
  • Fiberglass top resurfaced, primed, painted in correct Toyota Olympus white (1453) to match headlight surround
    • NOS hard top rain gutter seal
 Miscellaneous Exterior
  • NOS front bumper and rear bumperettes (pewter silver)
  • New windshield glass (green factory tint)
    • NOS windshield gasket
    • OEM windshield wiper arms
    • NOS wiper blades and wiper motor gasket
  • OEM powder coated hood and windshield hooks
  • OEM body color windshield rests with rubber cushions
  • Vintage Warn 8274 8,000 Lb. winch (Dealer option)
    • Complete Restoration
      • Tear down, internal inspection, housing and exterior components powder coated
      • New electric motor, solenoid, cover, wiring, plugs, 150’ braded galvanized cable, fairlead, zinc-plated hook, Warn hook strap and decals
      • OEM plug-in controller
      • Custom heavy duty winch mount
  • NOS Toyota Badges
    • Fender apron (Toyota LandCruiser), front grill (TOYOTA), rear 4Wheel Drive, and Toyota plates and gaskets
  • Wheels and Tires
    • 5 NOS steel wheels (painted factory correct dark grey)
    • 5 NOS chrome hub caps
    • 5 New 31x10.50 enduro mud terrain tires
  • Lighting
    • Front:
      • New H4 headlight housings with Hella yellow bulbs
      • 3.5” fog/driving lights with yellow bulbs
      • NOS combination turn signals
    • Rear:
      • NOS combination brake/backup/turn signal assemblies
      • NOS corner red round reflectors
      • OEM side marker lights NOS lenses (red)
Interior
  • All steel pieces sand blasted and powder coated black
    • Seat frames and mounts: front buckets and rear jump seats
    • Factory roll bar
    • Under-seat jack mount
    • Pedal bucket, clutch and brake levers
    • Shifter rods: transmission and 4-wheel drive
    • Steering column tube and mount bucket
 Dash
  • Gauge cluster, ash tray, glove box and center console
    • Stripped to bare metal, epoxy primed and painted factory correct Toyota Pewter
    • New decals and badging
  • Knobs and switches
    • Original equipment: tested, refurbished, polished and painted
  • Gauge cluster
    • Complete tear down, circuit test, restoration
  • Upper and lower dash pads, original and refurbished
  • NOS radio delete plate
  • Dash illumination bulbs replaced
    • Cluster, headlight switch, under dash lamp
Heating system
  • Complete restoration of all heating components
    • Heater and defrost box disassembled, painted, new hardware
    • New heater core
    • New defrost hoses and connections
    • Refurbished defrost vents
    • Blower motor assembly
      • Total reconstruction of working parts, electrical and mechanical
      • Powder coated motor housing
      • Box refurbished and resealed
    • Heater duct: reconditioned original
Upholstery
  • Front Bucket seats
    • Cushions rebuilt with new high density foam
    • Professionally installed factory correct black seat covers
  • Rear jump seats
    • New high density foam upper and lower
    • Matching black covers and stainless steel hardware
Miscellaneous Interior
  • Newly installed OEM-style Headliner
  • NOS sun visors
  • Roll bar padding: original and refurbished
  • NOS rear view mirror
  • NOS interior dome light
  • Brake, clutch and accelerator pads
  • NOS shifter knobs and boots: (transmission, transfer case)
  • OEM tool kit and bottle jack
 Steering Column Assembly
  • Steering Wheel
    • Total restoration of original steering wheel
      • Outer ring
      • Center pad
      • Horn buttons
  • NOS clamshell cover
  • New turn signal switch
  • NOS ignition switch tumbler assembly with keys (matched set with front door locks)
Doors
  • Complete rebuild driver, passenger, and rear ambulance doors
  • Front
    • Weather stripping seals
    • OEM inner and outer glass felt and rubber
    • Channel felt
    • Original Toyota-stamped glass diamond polished and reused
    • Window regulators, door latch mechanisms refurbished and yellow zinc plated
    • New window crank handles, inner door pull handles, inner door regulators and bezels
    • ABS stamped door panels (factory matched)
    • NOS outer chrome door pull handles
    • NOS side view mirrors
    • NOS lock mechanisms matched set to ignition
  • Rear
    • Original Toyota-stamped glass diamond polished and reused
    • NOS glass gaskets, door weather stripping seals (left and right), inner pull handle and outer chrome handle
    • OEM mechanisms (inner and outer), hardware, door regulators refurbished and zinc plated
    • Steel access cover repainted in Toyota Pewter trim color