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US $68,500.00
Year:1978 Mileage:5202 Color: Blue /

Oregon City, Oregon, United States

Oregon City, Oregon, United States
Transmission:5-Speed Manual
Body Type:2 Door
Engine:3.0L, 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Owner


VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: FJ40275068
Year: 1978
Interior Color: Gray
Make: Toyota
Number of Cylinders: 4
Model: Land Cruiser
Trim: 2 Door
Drive Type: Four Wheel Drive
Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
Mileage: 5,202
Sub Model: FJ40
Exterior Color: Blue
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty

Classic Styling - Modern Performance! 

   Art that you can Drive! 

Contact me at (515) 864-1275

1978 FJ40 Turbo Diesel 5-Speed

I am selling this beautiful custom built, one-off Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 for her owner. This 1978 FJ40 was 100% disassembled down to the frame. It was then built up using the highly skilled automotive expertise of two respected organizations: Project Restoration and Import Performance, both of Bend, Oregon.  The 2012 build utilized countless OEM Toyota parts.  Every OEM part that could be found was used down to door handles, heater core, and small inner glove box parts!  A thick file of receipts is included and available for review. 

The Frame & Body

The frame was blasted and powder coated. The tub was blasted and any minor rust was removed and replaced with new steel. The original spot welds remain showing as original. The truck was totally re-painted  in Toyota Royal Blue (code 452) with single stage PPG paint. The underside has color-matched polyurea (LineX) coating applied. The truck was reassembled using all new stainless steel hardware.   

The Engine & Transmission

The fuel injected 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine, 5-speed transmission, wiring, and rear axle have been transplanted with components used in the Toyota Hilux and/or 4Runner.  The 1KZ-TE is a 3.0 L (2982 cc), 4 cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder Rolay engine with indirect injection. Bore is 96 mm and stroke is 103 mm, with a compression ratio of 21.2:1. Maximum output is 130 hp (97 kW) @ 3600 rpm with maximum torque of 287 Nm (211 lbft) @ 2000 rpm. Redline is 4400 rpm. 

First produced in 1993, it is still used in new model vehicles today. The 1KZ-TE also adopts the electronically controlled fuel injection, ETCS-i (Electronic Throttle Control System - intelligent) technology which is similar in basic construction to a modern gasoline injector, although utilizing considerably higher injection pressures, it is an indirect injection engine which gives it a significant efficiency and fuel consumption penalty. It was replaced in most markets with the 1KD-FTV engine which uses common-rail direct injection and delivers more power while using considerably less fuel. The engine, transmission and various other mechanical components were installed by Import Performance in Bend, OR. 

The Interior Cabin

The interior was totally redone from the floor to the headliner. The floors and wheel tubs are done the same tough color-matched polyurea (LineX) coating. All seats were have new upholstery. Between the front bucket seats you will find a locking Tuffy console. New seat belts were installed and a new headliner and floor mats with sound dampening. The dash pads and door panels are like new. All gauges, controls and systems have been rebuilt as needed and work flawlessly.

Summary and More

Other features include Old Man Emu suspension w/ matching shocks and greasable shackles, "idle up" button for faster warmup when cold, rear discs with line lock e-brake line, 33x10.50 BFG Mud Terrain KM2 tires on stock gray steel wheels with OEM hubcaps, Warn free-wheeling hubs, halogen headlights, all new rubber gaskets, felts and bushings, stock jack and toolkit, original Owners Manual, new window tint, new front windshield.  

This stunning FJ40 is better than new and won't soak you at the pump. The owner is a perfectionist and made sure all work was done better than 100%.  If you dont like attention, dont drive this! High bidder is responsible for pick up or delivery, I will assist in any way I can. Clear Oregon title. I would like a wire transfer within 7 business days please. FJ40s of this caliber are "on fire" and continue to appreciate while you enjoy them. I encourage you to call me at (515) 864 1275 and thank you for looking! I reserve the right to end this Auction early.

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On Sep-08-14 at 09:22:02 PDT, seller added the following information:

Highlights Summary!

Nut and Bolt Restoration

Completely Rust Free - Like New

Powder Coated Frame & More

Under Body and Floors Color Matched in LineX 

4 Cylinder Fuel Injected Turbo Diesel

5-Speed Transmission

Power Steering

Disc Bakes Front and Rear

2.5 OME Dakar Suspension and Shocks

Greasable Shackles

Halogen Headlights

New OEM Signal Lamps Front and Rear

Rear Signal Tail Light Guards

OEM Wheels and Hubcaps

New Warn Hubs

New Seals

New Weatherstripping

New Felts

New Bushings

All Rubber Parts Are NEW 

New Windshield

New Emblems

New Hood Hooks

New Wipers

New Door Hardware

All Stainless Fasteners

OEM Steel Wheels and Hubcaps

New 33x10.50 BFG Mud Terrain KM2

New Upholstery, Seat Foam & Headliner

New Exhaust

OEM Jack and Toolkit

Original Owners Manual 

Extensive Documentation on Build

Sound Dampening 

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