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1969 Land Cruiser Fj55 Deluxe Air-bag Suspension Lift 36" Tires Off-road Crawler on 2040-cars

Year:1969 Mileage:23384
Location:

Stevensville, Montana, United States

Stevensville, Montana, United States
Transmission:Manual
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:F145
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: FJ55011974 Year: 1969
Make: Toyota
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Model: Land Cruiser
Trim: FJ55 Deluxe
Options: 4-Wheel Drive
Power Options: Power Windows
Drive Type: 4WD
Mileage: 23,384
Number of Cylinders: 6
Number of Doors: 4
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

A 1969 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ55 Deluxe adjustable 4" air-bag suspension lift.  36" Super Swamper tires with deep tread.  Rocker sliders and rear quarter guards.  HUGE ground clearance (see pictures).

This is the real deal.  Purchased new by the previous owner he took his family camping all over the West.  Canada, Baja, skiing, fishing, this rig has been there and done it.  Eventually the kids went off to college and there it sat.  Unused.  Although the vehicle was well-maintained, the years were beginning to show in the usual places (mostly the rockers).  

The original six cylinder fires right to life and runs exceptionally well.  No stumbling when cold.  Fire it up and drive away.  I would not consider replacing this motor with a V-8 or rebuilding it until you put another 100,000 miles on it.  It really purrs.  Tons of low-end torque.  The exhaust has been shortened so it has a very pleasant and sporty sound.  The engine compartment is completely stock down to the air cleaner wing nut, so you aren't starting with something that has been monkeyed with.  New starter, etc.  Runs Awesome.

The interior is pretty nice overall.  The Seats were re-upholstered by the previous owner.  They are very nice.  The dash is also very nice with the original radio and good knobs and switches.  The electric rear window works good although it is a little slow when it is real cold out.  The ceiling is ok but has a few tears that could use vinyl tape.  All the door panels are present but I took them off to redo them and put dynamat inside the doors (which I haven't got to yet).   The windows all roll up and down nicely.  This Cruiser has the toasty rear toe heater.  The original jack and factory tool kit are under the rear seat.  It's all there.  Bone Factory Stock except for the off-road mods.

The rockers were removed and replaced with 2x6 steel tubing for rock sliders.  The rear quarters are 2x4.  This gives about 4 inches extra rocker clearance and increases the strength of the body greatly.  These are not super heavy.  They are high-tensile steel which is thick enough to resist serious abuse without adding a lot of weight.  You can now jack the entire vehicle by any part of the rocker.  The rear quarters were brought up to just below the signature round lights out back.  Since those always take a beating I extended the tubes just a bit past the lights to form "bumperettes".  Now you can back into the garbage can (or a dumpster) without worrying about those cute little lights.  The tires are 36" x 12.5" x 15" Super Swampers TSL on aluminum wheels.  They have been on a couple of trails, but have almost full tread depth.  The fenders were trimmed and have fender flares.  The rear fenders were extensively massaged and modded to fit the 36" tires while allowing full flex without rubbing.  This whole project involved a SERIOUS amount of welding and many long nights kneeling on the concrete.  All the welds are MIG wire feed with inert gas shielding.   Anyone who knows about these rigs will tell you it is practically impossible to fit 36" tires without limiting flex.  This took a lot of special attention.  If you are interested I can go into details, but this is getting long so suffice to say you won't find another like it.

While there are a few spots that still need attention, the bulk of the hard work has been done.  This Cruiser is overall very solid and ready to run.  The brakes are there but take a pump.  I was planning on bleeding them before the auction ends.  It is normally kept in the garage, I just drove it out to take pictures.  The factory undercoating was in good shape on the frame and most of the underbody so I pressure washed everything really good and after a few days to dry in the shop preserved the undercarriage and new rock sliders with Toyota-Black Rust Stop paint.  There is no bondo in this rig.  I have pictures of the bare metal during the welding and fabrication.  The grey is to protect it from the elements.  A finish paint job would turn this into a top-quality show Cruiser.

The adjustable airbag suspension gives about 4" lift and an AWESOME ride.  Far superior to a spring lift, it literally feels like you are on a cloud.  It can be lowered and raised by adjusting the pressure in the bags.  All the air hardware is DOT airbrake line and all brass componets.  These are really nice bags.  Airlift Dominator.  They have very long travel from 3" to 12.5".  I have them set up so you could put on longer shackles if you want more suspension flex and droop.  The suspension is all stock except for the airbags.  

Well, that should cover most things.  Feel free to ask questions and look those pics over.  

This vehicle is sold "as is" with no warranty.  Buyer is responsible for shipping.  Contact me following the auction.  I can store it here out of the rain for a while, within reason.  This vehicle has a clear title which will be transferred via registered mail following payment.

Thanks for looking and cheers to all the FJ55 fans out there.




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