View Full Version : Any Landcruiser owners here
03-20-2010, 11:10 PM
Does anyone on this site own a FJ40 or fj45 landcruiser. I was thinking of having one for towing :canadaflag:a trailer and doing my lawns with........
03-21-2010, 01:08 AM
I had a 1976 FJ40 back in the late 90s, It had a 5" lift with 35" tires and the 350 chevy engine swap, I had the hard top with the ambulance style doors and the soft top. It was a beast off road, but kinda rough on road, and had constant engine trouble. That was the only truck Ive driven that had a different shift pattern, 1st gear was down and to the right? You actually had to get out and lock the hubs too! That thing would go anywhere though! I loved that rig, and had alot of plans for it, I was going to restore it and put in leather seats I had from a newer cadiallac! A couple friends helped me take the body off and start restoring the underside first. But it started costing alot more money than I had thought, so I had to sell it. I wish I still had it though, maybe someday I will get one again? I see ones that people have restored selling for over $40K today!!! Mine originally had the diesel engine, why they replaced that with a 350 chevy is beyond me?
Which type are you planning on getting? The FJ80s looked pretty good too, but hard to find. Many people confuse the FJ with the Mercedes G wagon. but I wouldve taken a G wagon over the FJ anyday!!
03-21-2010, 04:58 PM
I have had about 15 landcruisers, fj40's, fj45 pickups, wagons, parts everywhere,,,,, I sold my 1984 BJ42 last year,,,, 4 cyl diesel, org, red, last year of the fj40 style, I will be looking in a few years when or if I have the money to buy one......... Up here in ontario canada we seem to have a rust issue with them and everything else,,,,,,, I would buy a rust free truck and park it in the winter indoors,,,,,,,,,,,,:canadaflag:
03-21-2010, 07:47 PM
Yeah, rust is the big killer here too. My 76 FJ40s rear frame was so bad, the rear shackle was halfway hanging off! Im glad I quickly saw that and welded it back. Do you ever come across any older 70s cruisers that are basket cases for under $1500.?
03-21-2010, 09:45 PM
1976---350 v 8
03-21-2010, 10:40 PM
Looks great, yours is in much better shape than mine was! Although I had that exact air filter on mine! I ended up parting mine out, but the only think I wanted to keep was the glove compartment door, with the shifting info on it. You could get alot of money for that today, as good a shape as it is in.
03-22-2010, 07:29 PM
Seems odd to me that so many people take out the I-6's and swap in a 350. Always did think the I-6 engine was about the best part of those rigs - althought I would prefer a diesel, maybe a good place to swap in a 4bt cummins.
Don't think i'd reccommend one for lawn care, however.
03-22-2010, 07:33 PM
Back in the early 2000s, you could find early to late 70s FJs all over the place, now they are almost impossible to find, unless its a restored one selling for $30K or up!
vBulletin® v3.8.6, Copyright ©2000-2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.