1966 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, Body off restore, (extra rebuild pics)
- Location: Magalia, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Toyota
- Model: Land Cruiser
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 84,205
- VIN: FJ403464
- Color: Original Spring Green
- Engine size: "F" Engine (236.7 Cubic inches)
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 3-speed manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Spring Green / Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1966 Toyota Land Cruiser description
Up for sale is my 1966 Toyota Landcruiser FJ40. I bought it several years ago to restore and then enjoy. My plan was to keep it stock and looking like its first purchase in 66. As I worked through the process of tearing it down and then rebuilding from the frame up, I decided to keep it the stock original Toyota 1028 Spring Green color. I also did the entire rebuild replacing the nuts and bolts with stainless steel throughout, as well asother stainless hardware. It has taken me mostof three good years to do the work. I had a lot of help from Classic Cruisers in Salida, Colorado. I bought most of my parts from Cruiser Corp, and Spector Off Road.
*Besides eBay, I am also advertising on other sites, as well as larger auctions like Hemmings and possibly Mecum, and may sell it outside of eBay.
I have over 200 additional pictures of the rebuild athttp://s1244.photobucket.com/user/jamesshauna/library/,and I posted a short 52 second video on You Tube called "66 cruiser" that shows the shifting of three on the tree, and how smoothly it runs.(I may put more videos on in the near future.)
FYI: The pictures of the rebuild as well as the finished vehicle were taken at different times of the day in the sun, shade and even after the sun went down. This shows the beautiful tints that the Spring Green Paint takes on throughout the day.
The Rebuild includes:
-Work done by Classic Cruisers: 1) complete body sandblasting, 2) cutting out and new metal repair of all rust, 3) filling in extra holes that were not needed, 4) Applying a spray on liner to the underside of the body for rust protection, 5) Powder Coating the 5 original wheels the stock dark gray color, 6) Providing many of the original 1966 parts for the restore.
-Paint: Body work, prep, self etching primer, and beautiful single stage paint job (stock Toyota 1028 Spring Green) using PPG single stage paint. The cruiser was completelydisassembledand each piece was prepped, primed (with self etching primer), and sprayed separately, so that I could put everything back on fully painted.
-Upholstery: The rear jump seats already came to me with nearly new upholstery. I had the front seats completely redone by a local guy here in Paradise, CA. He used high-grade extra durable boat foam that keeps its firmness longer than regular foam.
-Stainless Steel brake lines
-Stainless steel bolts throughout
-New Goodyear Wrangler tires
-New seat belts
-Nearly every piece on it was reconditioned, including being primed and repainted
-New stock front bumper
-New brake shoes (including E-brake shoes), and rebuilt wheel cylinders
-All new seals gaskets and weather stripping for hard top sides, doors, and windows.
-Complete re-wiring of entire vehicle including new fuse box
-Full tune up with new spark plugs, electronic ignition, oil/filter change, and new gear oils in differentials, transmission, and t-case.
-New transfer case output shaft seal
-Entire frame, chassis, and drive train were steam pressure washed, primed and painted
-New Weber 32/36 DEGV 2 barrel carburetor with adapter to fit stock air cleaner housing
-Doors completely rebuilt using new weather-stripping and stainless steel bolts
-New fan belt and hoses
-Hard top and doors are removable
-Windshield folds down and latches
-3 speed manual transmission with 3 on the tree
-Original stock F motor runs excellent
-All electrical switches and components work
-High range & low range 4 wheel drive all work perfectly
-Stock leaf springs with new bushings
-New body mount kit
-New shocks all around including a Hell For Stout steering stabilizer shock
-Previous owner states that the 84,200 miles are original
- 4 point roll bar (not originally stock, but added for safety)
-New rear emblems
-Complete new exhaust system done by Freezes Muffler in Chico, CA
-The old original 66 had some side reflectors that you can have if you’d like
-New clutch master cylinder and steel line
-Working heater and blower
-New front turn signals
-Remote oil filter added (This 66 FJ40 did not have an oil filter from factory)
-Fully registered here in California
-I have the Clear Title in hand
My cruiser drives well, shifts and brakes well, and is in overall excellent condition (especially for a 50 year old vehicle).
Please ask any questions you need answered.
Before actually making an offer, please understand the following: This sale is AS IS. There is no warranty, either expressed or implied. You are invited to come out to see, inspect, and drive the cruiser. (My pictures found on Photo Bucket (above link) will show a better overall picture of the rebuild. ) Once the offer or sale price is accepted, a $1000.00 non-refundable deposit is required within 2 days. The remainder of the purchase price is due within 7 days. I can assist in finding a transport company if you need, but it will be the buyer’s responsibility to pick up the vehicle. I have the clear title in hand, and will sign it over once the funds are cleared. As I said, please contact me with any questions you may have about the cruiser, or its rebuild. Thank you for bidding. Jim