1972 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 V8 Custom

1972 Toyota Land Cruiser Custom for sale in Dallas, Texas, United States

Item location: Dallas, Texas, United States
Make: Toyota
Model: Land Cruiser
Type: SUV
Trim: Custom
Year: 1972
Mileage: 9,000
VIN: FJ40123456
Color: Red
Engine size: V8
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Power Seats
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 4
Drive type: 4 Speed with Ranger Overdrive and LC Trans Case
Interior color: Black
Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Toyota Land Cruiser 1972

BTB Frame-Off Restored FJ40 with less than 10000 Miles on it.

See over 200 pictures here: http://s575.photobucket.com/albums/ss193/dhavis69/

Unfortunately the time has come for me to give up “The Beast”. I have two kids now and enjoyed the ride for right at 10 years now and I think it’s time someone else had the opportunity to own this fine FJ40. This FJ drives like a dream and sounds even better, she is rock solid andthe V8 is music to your ears. I cruise her down the highway at about 70mph with one finger on the steering wheel. The only issue is the Tachometer works intermittently and the oil gauge has recently decided to not work. Both minor fixes. Other than that there are no mechanical issues with this vehicle.

This always garaged Cruiser was built by the Land Cruiser specialists at BTB Products. If you don’t know who they are, here is a link: http://www.btbprod.com/ BTB Product's custom built FJ40s have sold for well over $100k and this is your opportunity to own a vehicle built by mechanical engineers & Land Cruiser enthusiasts for a fraction of what they are charging. This smog exempt, "Show" quality, rust free, 100% better than restoredvehicle is ready for the trail, the highway or the car show. Almost every part, nut, bolt, bearing & gasket has been replaced or the old ones have been painstakingly cleaned, sandblasted, painted or powder-coated. I am confident this is one of the nicest Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40’s available - You can EAT off the powder coated frame rails and the paint is a beautiful mirror finish. You’ll notice my reflection in some of the pictures; it is an amazing paint job. Here are the particulars:


  • Frame—This Cruiser has been built from the ground up. The frame was stripped all the way down, sandblasted, polished to perfection, and powder coated black.
  • Motor— The frame was set up with a 345 HP ZZ4 350 Small Block Chevrolet motor that has over 400 Ft Pounds of Torque. It comes with aluminum heads & Centerforce clutch and an aluminum radiator to keep her cool. I had an RV Cam put in and the flat top pistons replaced with rounded versioins so it can run Regular Fuel. A new Edelbrock 650 Offroad carburetor fuels the Cruiser with a large Edelbrock air cleaner. The cruiser had a 16 gallon gas tank up front, fuel lines and hoses were replaced. A 22 Gallon Confer rear gas tank has also been installed and are accessed with an electric crossover switch. Both fuel doors (Front & rear) come equipped with built in locks. With the front and rear tanks filled to capacity you have 38 gallons of fuel.
  • Transmission—Attached is a rebuilt military issue CondeiselSM420 transmission (itis a rebranded Muncy SM420 that was produced by the military until the late 70's)with a Ranger Gear Splitter27%Overdrive unit, http://www.high-impact.net/transmission_and_gear/rangeroverdrive.htm, and Toyota Land Cruiser transfer case. Advance Adaptors bell housing andall leather Momo shifter knobs. With the Overdrive unit it gives the avid offroader the ability to shift up 27% from any gear, essentially eight forward gears. I use it for 5th gear on the highway and cruise at 70mph all day with loads of power to spare.
  • Custom made front motor mounts, scab plates, front steering correction kit, power steering plate and the rear truss were welded into place.
  • Springs and Lift—Custom made spring mounts and reinforced gussets were added for strength. Rancho Springs and a power steering box were bolted in. 1 1/2" high 2" round black powder coated aluminum body mount block were used to lift the cruiser, 12 blocks total. In the rear of the truck a custom 1 1/2" x 2" rail was installed to eliminate the gap between the body and frame. The rail and blocks were made of 6061 aluminum and powder coated high gloss black. They were mated with a body mount kit using polyurethane pads.
  • Drive shafts—Special customdrive shafts were constructed for both the front and rear.
  • Axles—The front and rear axles were completely rebuilt
  • Brakes— Front disc brakes and new rear brakes with new brake lines were installed. A later model brake and master cylinder combination. The emergency brake hardware was replaced and work like a champ.
  • Tires & Wheels— 35x12.50x15 Goodyear Silent Armor tires are attached to 15x10 Centerline HTs. A full size spare is attached to a reinforced custom built rear tire carrier. These tires were selected because they come with the Goodyear MTR sidewallwith a nice all terrain tread pattern.They performvery well andare quiet on the pavement.
  • Rancho shocks, bumpstops, greasable shackles, and pins have also been installed. Most every part has been replaced with new parts or the old ones were sandblasted and powder coated. Stainless hardware used throughout.
  • Exhaust—Sanderson QP 1000 ceramic exhaust manifold headers were installed mated to a three-chamber Flow-Master to handle the performance end of the exhaust. The custom built exhaust was designed to keep it inside the frame rails to protect the components when on the trail.
  • Radiator— BTB’s custom aluminum radiator for a V8 in an FJ40 is installed with the BTB custom fan shroud.
  • BodyIncludes a factory fold down tail gate with new latches and chains. The tub was sandblasted and reinforced, thenthe body was prepared and prepped for painting. Then an Indian Red Custom paint job was provided by award winning body shop Michael J's of The Alamaden & Curtis Custom Classics ofSan Jose. Attention to detail was paramount so all pieces ( Tub, Hood, front Bib, New Fenders, front Aprons, late model FJ40 Windshield frame, Windshield motor cover) were all individually painted. To protect against the elements and rust, the body, including transmission hump pan, was then thoroughly professionally Rhino-Lined inside and underneath. Stainless steel hardware was used to bolt the body into place. BTB powder coated Side Protection, mud flaps and Bushwacker Fender Flares were then installed.
  • The hood was setup with rubber pads, hood hinges, and windshield frame stops using stainless steel hardware.
  • New Windshield glass and rubber gasket were used. The Windshield frame was mounted to the tub with a new rubber gasket between them. A new windshield motor, gasket, and linkage were installed underneath the wiper motor cover.
  • Recaro Seats—A set of $3,000 heated and cooled powered Recaro orthoped seats with custom made powder coated seat brackets were installed to provide plenty of support for the trail or streets. Seat cushion extension, climate control, fully padded head rest with height and tilt adjustment. Electric recline adjustment and electric Recaro airmatic lumbar support. These seats are supreme!!!!!
  • Jump Seats —The jump seat frames have been sandblasted and powder coated. The jump seat cushions were replaced and upholstered, they were installed using stainless steel hardware.
  • Seat Belts—3-point retractable seat belts are bolted to the cage assembly. Special plates were welded to cage prior to powder coating. Retractable lap belts were installed for the Jump seats too.
  • Tuffy Center Console—An 8 inch Tuffy Center Console is setup on the custom seat frame assembly. It provides plenty of lockable storage, padded cushion armrest and a dual cup holder is installed up front.
  • Roll cage—A $3,500 BTB custom made powder coated roll cage. The front section of the cage was opened to increase extra head room and special gussets were added throughout the assembly. NOTE* The seat belt mounts on the center bars and the head room clearance for the rear jump seats. The roll cage assembly is installed with 8 grade hardware. Custom built 2x 1/2" speaker housing was built into the front left and right bars of the cage prior to powder coating. To ensure that the tub and cage stay together in the event of a roll-over, special bottom plates were fabricated and installed for added security. Two fire extinguishers attach to fire extinguisher brackets bolted to rollcage.
  • Steering—Rebuilt Saginaw gearbox, power steering pump, relay rod, power steering hoses, tie rod ends, pitman arms and power steering box mount. Steering yokes connect with a specially designed BTB tilt steering shaft. A steering column anchor centers the column shaft through the firewall.
  • Tilt Steering Column— The 5 position BTB tilt adjustment steering column was painted to match the interior and exterior paint job. The column is mated to a leather Momo Club 4 steering wheel. A steering column mount sets the correct angle and bolts directly to the firewall.
  • Gas pedal assembly is bolted to the firewall using BTB pedal mount bracket.
  • Electrical—12 circuit BTB V8 conversion wiring harness, Mallory coil, Hyfire VIA microprocessor ignition system, Mallory master coil, Hamburger starter, a Sears Platinum Deep Cycle battery. Turn signals were replaced, headlight assembly, Hela head lights, and brake light Assembly.
  • Stereo, Amps, Speakers—Two Polk Audio tweeters are built into thecustom made roll cage and 2 Three way Polk audio speakers with a custom made plate to fit in the cut downdoors. A Kicker 02VS10L7 Solo Baric sub Wooferis installed into custom made box housing rhino lined and bolted to tub behind driver and passenger seats. A Kicker KX600 300 Watt x mono subwoofer amplifier in custom powder coated assembly under the drivers seat assembly and two Pioneer TS-A6995 6"x9" housed in Tuffy outdoor locked speaker cabinets. This system jams.
  • Gauges—BTB engineers fabricated a dash plate assembly that houses the components. The center gauge cluster houses the speedometer tachometer and clock. The 4 gauge cluster to the right houses fuel, oil, water temp, and volts. To the right of that is an aviation compass and altimeter.
  • Dash— A factory dash is installed.
  • Hidden Security kill switch installed to prevent theft.
  • All Turn signal arms, wiper arms, wipers,& switches were replaced,
  • Doors— Custom made half doors were cut using 1972 FJ40 doors with stainless steel door pins & door strikers were used along with door handles & locking mechanisms.
  • Bumpers—BTB Rear channel bumper powder coated and welded into place with a built in tow attachment. BTB front bumper Powder coated and bolted into factory holes. Powder coated BTB high lift jack towers are used to mount high lift jack with optional axe and shovel mount.
  • Mirrors— All mirrors, arms, brackets and hardware were replaced along with the rear view mirror.
  • Warn Winch XD9000I— The 2.5 HP motor has 9,000lb capacity for high performance heavy duty applications. It is mated to a BTB products powder coated winch mounting plate with tow hooks.
  • Soft tops — Dark Grey Fast Trac bikini top and a Black soft top w/two pce soft doors and hardware are also included. There is no hard top with this vehicle.
  • Rear license plate bracket was replaced, license plate light cover, and light assembly.
  • Emblems— All emblems and gaskets were replaced.
  • Fluids -- The transmission runs 10-30, I put Redline MTL in all three transmissions and Royal Purple in the Diffs.

I am the 3rd owner of this Cruiser, the 1st owner used the cruiser on his vineyard in Paso Robles California and the second owner worked at BTB Products for a time and invested many years and a lot of love into this Cruiser along with A LOT OF MONEY.I picked it up from him out of San Franciscoclose 10years ago with only 756 miles on it. I was lucky enough to get it from himbecause he was getting married and needed the money. He never got to off-road it and Ihave only done some light off road driving with her, so somebody please take this Cruiser to Moab and off road it!

This FJ40 is located in Dallas, TX and I am willing to assistwith shipping within these 48 United Statesor pickup. There are plenty of Lone Star Land Cruiser clubguys in Dallasthat could come by and verify this vehicle for you if you know someone.

*SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY* If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I tried to include all the information on this vehicle I could remember.

This BTB Frame-Off Restored FJ40 was appraised for $90,300 (the reserve on this listing is no where near this amount, about half) by the Auto Appraisal Network in April of 2008 – these are the same people who appraised all Boyd Coddington’s vehicles. The appraisal was for insurance purposes and not what I am selling this vehicle for.

$1500 deposit due if you win this fine vehicle withinone business days. I would prefer you use PayPal if you have an account. Final payment due in 5 business days, longer if you need time to come see it, just arrange that with me ahead of time. I prefer to receive payment in person via a cashier’s check from a national bank so I can verify funds.
Happy Bidding!!!

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