1972 FJ40 Land Cruiser We purchased this Numbers Matching FJ40 Land Cruiser in November of last year from a gentleman thathad it forthe last 7+ years. He typically used it twice a year in the summer for camping, and wasgaraged when not used. Itwas re-painted Red a couple years before he purchased it, and the frame & tubwasalso undercoated. The undercoating was flaking/failing... We removed the undercoating (95% of it anyway) to reveal a Frame &Tub in great condition!
Astheprevious ownerof the party I purchased this from did amild restoration... which included: engine work,new clutch,new seat brackets,paint job & aftermarktet guages (we did return to a factory gauge set). We do know that over the past 10+ years, there have only be 10,495 miles on it (aftermarket odometer) and it's been used lightly & garaged since. Definitely shows no signs of "wheeling" and/or abuse. The previous paint job/work did correct aprevious issue - rusting of three1/2" size holes in the floorbetweendriversunder-seat toolbox wall & tub side wall. I'm guessing they were most likely drilled & never treated by an earlier owner (repair is shownin pictures below). We opened up the repair area from thebottom... no signs of old oractive rustfound (they did agood job).The repair is solid & you almost have to know the repair is there to see it from top or bottom... you won't see it if you're not looking for it.
The exterior body was sanded down toit's original color/primer/metal prior to returning the Cruiser to its's original color of Rustic Green... and no, there was not RUST in "the usualplaces".The frame was cleaned/sanded/treated & coated Eastwood Matte Black.
Overall:Sweet looking & driving!
This FJ40 could be used for Daily Driving, Weekend Getaways or as an Investment... or all three!
Engine: RunsSmooth & Strong (starts easily & reliably)
New Pertronix Elec. Ignition kit replaced points, Flame Thrower Coil, New Plugs/Wires/Rotor/Cap as well as Full Tune-up... including Timing, Valves adjusted & (original) Carb adjusted. New Coolant/radiator/Vac hoses, Fuel Filter, Battery & Carb/air cleaner Gasket. NewExhaust/Muffler.
Steering & Suspension:Solid & Tight!
Steering gear box, drag link& pivot arm all gone through & adjusted.New Tie Rod Ends,NewShocks, New Body mounts, New Motor mounts, New Bushings, New HFS Shackles.
Brakes: Orignal Drum style
New Front Shoes with Original Drums (freshly turned), Rear brakes 80%.New Master Cylinder, NewVac Booster & all lines flushed.
Interior: Classic meets comfort!!
New Corbeau GTS II Reclining Bucket Seats with Corbeau Seat brackets. New 3-Point Seat Belts, New Grant 16" Steering wheel, New OEM Shifter Knob, New OEM Turn Signal switch, New OEM Lights & Wiper Switches, SOR floor mat, New Defroster Hoses, New Dash Pad, New Wiring, Gauges from a mid 70's FJ & more...
**Vintage ConferrRear Jump Seat with under-seat storage&lap Belts**
Previous Repair... Before &After our inspection/top coating.
(Aplate was welded between tool box wall& tub wall)
- New HFSShackles, Front & Rear (Cool Cruisers of Texas)
- New Incubus 16" Rims (previous owner put on last summer... less than 200 miles)
- New Pro Comp Mud Terrains 285's (about 32")
- Newer Starter, Alternator (less than 11k miles)
- Newer Clutch, Slave & Master Cylinders (less than 11k miles)
- New AVM Six Spline Hubs (Cool Cruisers of Texas)
- New Wiring
- New Front & Rear Turn Signals,Rear Reflectors, License Plate &Back-Up Lights(all OEM)
- New Rear Emblems & Rubber (OEM)
- Grill & Apron Emblems are Original
- New Windshield Gasket Kit (OEM)
- TOYOTA Windshield in Excellent condition
- New Front & Rear Bumpers
- Full Roll Bar
- New Mirrors from Cool Cruisers Of Texas
- New Brake, Clutch & Gas Pedal Rubber Pads
- New Dash Pad from TPI
- SOR Floor Mat
- Many New Nuts, Bolts, Grommets, Hood Clamps, Springs, Gaskets, Rubber Pads & More
- All Body panels:Tub, Hood,etc(sheet metal),are original to this FJ.
- Frame -Eastwood Rust Encapsulator Matte Black
- Exterior -Toyota Rustic Green T621, PPG Single Stage
- No leftover signs of previous Red
- Windshield removed for painting
- Headlight Bezel - Cygnus White, PPG Single Stage
- Gauge Plate, Ash Tray, Glove Box & Rear Tire Bracket - Toyota Pewter
- Primer -PPG Sealing
Original 3spd (one of only a few years it was standard on the floor) coupled to a newerclutch shifts smooth. Drives, Runs, Steers, Rides & Stops great!4 Wheel Drive worksas it should (tested on pavement... in fact, it hasn't been off pavement or in the rain since build), Heater/Defrosterfan blows on hi setting only.Lights, wipers, vents,etc all work. The Paint... To a paint critic - 7/8 out of 10... it's very solid & we're proud to stand next to it (it's not a $10k-15k paint job).Filler was used sparingly, mostly to cover welds when shavingantenna& oldsoft top holes. We wanted it to look like it was 45 yrs old (but well cared for)... the Vintage look- With some Comfort & Personal Attitude... And we're very happy with the result!
Note: A top is not included with this Land Cruiser (if we end up keeping it/doesn't sell, we don't plan on installing a top), We will however, be happy to install a Bestop type Top & Door kit at no labor cost (basically, you can purchase & drop ship the top/doors to me & we'll install it prior to shipping)
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We highly recommend you, or a party of your choice see, inspect & drive the vehicle in person before purchase.We can accommodate most any times to allow for inspection.The inspection can take place in our warm-dry garage. We have been on ebay since2001, and due our best to accurately describe all our items to ensure a trustworthy & fair transaction... as such, please ask questions before you bid... we will respond quickly.
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