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
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
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