Classic by any means

This Heath Gray 1977 FJ40 build was designed to preserve the iconic, clean lines while making subtle and tasteful upgrades throughout. Powered by the original 2F 6-cylinder engine (completely rebuilt, including new pistons, rings, sleeves, bearings, machined surfaces, etc.) mated to a rebuilt 4-speed gearbox, a Weber 38mm carburetor replaces the original for better performance and easier starting with an electric choke – but of course keeping the original air intake filter box.

All mechanical components and body panels underwent thousands of manhours of painstaking work to make perfect, with all brackets, fasteners, buts, bolts etc galvanized to preserve the pristine restoration for years to come and increasing the rugged durability inherent in the 40-series Land Cruisers.

Stepping it up

 He interior is finished in beautiful camel colored fill grain automotive grade leather. The design of the interior was done in conjunction with the client for this commissioned build and include micro perforated leather sections for improved comfort and style. Sound is provided through a classic-looking Bluetooth enabled RetroSound radio coupled to two front door speakers and two rear speakers installed in custom speaker boxes. The floor is covered  hand crafted textured vinyl with black edge trim to keep things functional and stylish.

This is an FJ40 build to be driven and enjoyed for years to come.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Painted in Toyota Heath Gray color

  • Under carriage and floors painted in Raptor paint (in car color) for longevity

  • Hard top with rear ambulance doors

  • Toyota 2F 6-cylinder gasoline engine

  • Rebuilt 4-speed manual gearbox and transfer case 

  • Weber carburetor with adapter for OEM air filter box

  • Power steering

  • Upgraded disc brakes front and drum brakes rear

  • BFGoodrich Mud/Terrain KM2 33x10.50 R15 tires

  • 15” steel wheels

  • Chrome OEM hub caps

  • Old Man Emu suspension components

  • ARB / Old Man Emu springs and shocks

  • Galvanized hardware throughout

  • Front Warn manual lockers

  • Late model square style grille bezel

  • LED headlamps

  • Rear license  plate holder with lamps

  • Rear LED utility light

  • Spare wheel on swing-out carrier

  • Galvanized metal brackets, bolts and fasteners

  • Interior handcrafted in light camel full grain leather with microperforated sections

  • Custom fabricated cubby box

  • OEM in-cabin heater box

  • Under dash air conditioning unit

  • Glove box 12V emergency lamp outlet and lamp

  • US style OEM roll bar

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