1974 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser Soft Top, ARB locker, 4 Speed, Power Steering!!!

Price: - Item location: Nisswa, Minnesota, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 999,999
  • VIN: fj4040182260
  • Engine size: 2h
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1974 Toyota Land Cruiser

This Land Cruiser has been a work in progress for many years. I have logged in well over a 1000 restoration hours on this truck and now it's time to move on to a new project. I unfortunately cannot keep this one and build another one.So I have decided to put this one up for sale.

This FJ40 has approximately 5000 miles on since a complete rebuild. It runs, drives, and stops far superior to the same truck that left the factory in 74. I built this truck with the vintage Toyota land cruiser look and feel in mind but upgrading items and bringing this truck into this century for comfort and dependability of daily driving.

There are literally too many things and too many hours invested in this truck to be able to remember everything that has been done on it over the past years.I have tried to put together a list of items that have been done.Many parts are brand new, restored or upgraded.I have extensive documentation for all work completed on this FJ40. Again please review the complete list and Check out the detailed Videos I have on this truck here LandcruiserVideo1 LandcruiserVideo2 Landcruiservideo3


3plus/MAF front bumper

3plus/MAF front grill/winch guard

Warn 8274-50 winch

Warn winch controller/ Warn factory wired controller

3plus/MAF swing out rear tire carrier with jerry can/cooler basket (bed liner sprayed for durability)

3plus/MAF rock sliders (bed liner sprayed for durability)

New OEM lights and badge decals all around.

Brand new OEM Fenders (no longer available)

5 Brand new OEM wheels and OEM hub caps (100 miles)

5 Brand new 33x12.5x15 BFG Mud Terrains KO2 (100 miles)

4” lift springs and shocks

Set of complete full hard doors restored.Weather stripping is installed but should be replaced

Set of complete hard half doors restored

After market quick hinges on both doors allows for easy changing from one to the other

Aluminum 3/4 tub installed when it was under restoration.From firewall back.This was done to stop corrosion forever and is the same tub used on the Icon series of FJ40 resto mods www.icon4x4.com

Aluminum drop down tail gate with built in storage.Same as used in the Icon

Earlier model split hood and reproduction aluminum spear installed.

Factory soft top bows (not reproduction) restored and fitted to aluminum tub.

Custom made ballistic nylon soft top with top quality buckles, zippers and windows. (You will not find a nicer soft top anywhere, I paid 2k just for the top, not including bows)

Painted OEM Olive Brown in 2009.Paint is in good shape, a few scratches and bumps (no dents) as I did drive this.Paint is a 7/10 as far as current condition

Wheel wells and fenders were shot with body color matching truck bed liner on the underside to protect from rock chips.

Hardware- Stainless was used where needed (on aluminum tub areas), none stainless is mostly made up of Caterpillar top notch grade 8 hardware to ensure long life and strength. (Bolts stamped CAT on heads)


The original seats have new foam and brand new vinyl coverings.When these were done new aftermarket seat heaters where installed.They just need to be hooked up.All wiring looms and direction are included in sale.

Rear jump seats were completely rebuilt with new vinyl, foam, and straps.

Lockable Tuffy center counsel with lockable stereo pocket and cup holders.

Speakers were added in body color truck bed liner sprayed speakers boxes and tastefully done to appear stock.(Front kick panels and rear tub corners)

The entire interior was sprayed with body color matching bed liner to protect against paint scratching and make the surface less slippery.

The dash is unmolested and not cut up by previous owners. Includes the original ash tray and radio delete plate (this is OEM not a replica)

Brand new OEM gas tank and OEM fuel sending unit.

Fully rebuilt heater, works in all positions.

All dash knobs and pulls are in working condition.

All gauges on dash work as they did new.

New OEM speedometer was installed.

After market tachometer and hour meter installed when new (365 hours on motor since complete rebuild)

OEM Dash was replaced with a very nice used one. (One very small crack in corner, but in great shape)

New glass and OEM gasket installed in windshield


Frame and axels were completely sandblasted, primed and coated with POR rust preventative and then top coated with a black chassis coat.Absolutely no rust anywhere.

New 4” lift springs and shocks

1976 2F engine was professionally rebuilt, new pistons, rings, gaskets.Head was completely gone through.New OEM Cam was installed.Crank shaft was ground and balanced.

Complete OEM gasket kit for the entire engine.No aftermarket gaskets were used with the exception of the Remflex upgraded exhaust/intake gasket, which is a huge upgrade from OEM. No leaks

Brand new OEM oil pan and gasket (no leaks)

OEM carburetor was professionally rebuilt

MAF headers and brand new exhaust system professionally installed

OEM 4 speed transmission was professionally resealed and gaskets installed. Working OEM reverse lights switch, No leaks

Fly wheel resurfaced and high quality aftermarket clutch kit and throw out bearing installed.

New OEM master and slave cylinders installed.

OEM transfer case was separated, inspected and resealed and gaskets installed.No leaks

OEM parking brake was completely rebuilt, including cable, shoes, adjuster, double seal was machined in to ensure no leaks will appear.Works perfectly and holds truck at an incline.

OEM drive shafts were professionally inspected and balanced.

OEM FJ60 electric distributor and ignition system installed, replacing the older points style distributor.

Custom built alternator with internal regulators to put out more amps

Installed Interstate Battery

OEM Toyota mini truck power steering conversion, new lines, new Saginaw power steering pump. Professionally installed.

OEM Radiator was boiled, pressure tested at professional shop.

ARB locker was installed in rear differential.Front is all plumbed in and ready should you choose to add one, including the switches and relays already installed.

ARB onboard air compressor for running lockers, and filling tires or running tools.

Front axle was completely rebuilt including all OEM seals and wheel and trunnion bearings.

Rear axle was disassembled and new OEM wheel bearings were installed.

OEM front disc brake conversion, including OEM new mater cylinder.

After market rear disk brake conversion including proportioning valve.

All new hard and soft brake lines throughout truck.

This truck is ready to drive to your local car show or across the country without a worry. With this Fj you'll go through any train you throw at it. If you prefer it can just look pretty in your garage and go into town for coffee. There is not a spot on this truck that I haven't touched, inspected, or restored. As you can see from the Itemized list you are buying a highly detailed restoration that looks like it came out of TLC for $100,000. The good news for the next owner is, it will be a fraction of the TLC price tag and a fraction of the Dollars I have in it. Thanks for looking and please if your using the buy it now have all questions asked up front, I want to make this a great experience for its new family.