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1974 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 Restoration Project

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1974 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 Restoration Project

One of our favorite builds of all time, this FJ43 Classic was commissioned by a diehard Land Cruiser enthusiast who lives between Saudi Arabia and San Diego, California. Although the car’s original color was orange, he requested a white Land Cruiser with a saddle vinyl interior, a color combination we definitely stand behind.

The Land Cruiser was hand-built according to the owner’s specifications, combining elements he admired from different FJ models. The original body was refinished and painted in white with a rounded beige front grille and features early-style side mirrors and turn signals. The white paint of interior creates a striking contrast with the saddle vinyl upholstery and beige soft top. To give it a rugged feel, the car was built on 33" Mud-Terrain BFGoodrich® tires (logos are deliberately facing outwards) using an Old Man Emu suspension with two inches of lift —new or zinc plated bolts throughout were left exposed. The absence of hubcaps is one choice only a diehard would make, and we love it!

In terms of driving comfort and safety features, we built the vehicle using a 4-speed manual transmission, front disc brakes, and LED headlights. Apart from that, the vehicle is mostly stock, including the rebuilt Toyota F engine, staying true to the authenticity and ruggedness of the FJ Land Cruiser.

If you're interested in a similar vehicle, check out The FJ Company www.fj.co Classic.

Full, frame-off restoration
Mud-Terrain BFGoodrich® tires
Rebuilt original Toyota F engine
Upgraded original Toyota 4-speed transmission
Toyota White paint
Saddle vinyl interior
LED headlights
Front disc brakes
Old Man Emu suspension
No hubcaps
Power steering upgrade
California emissions exempt

Built By:
FJ Company
www.fj.co

Miami
HQ, Showroom & Service Center
7230 NW Miami Ct, Unit 2
Miami, FL 33150
(305) 676-8714

Aspen
Showroom & Service Center
465 N. Mill St.
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 300-3320

Dallas
Showroom & Service Center
5454 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 273-4798
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This video purpose is to tell world about amazing car build project and to inspire ever growing car builder community around the world. So if you're inspired in building your own car and want to learn more about how to do it in best way, don't hesitate and read build source page so you can learn something new and if something is not clear you can always ask builder some questions about the build.
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