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    The Land Cruiser Thread

    Not to detract from the purists on the other other toyota site, I'm sure some of you degenerates have one or five of these things. Post up pictures, tech, shit talk, or whatever. It's not *that* site so OEM parts are not required










    I have this one and drive it every day. 1988 FJ62 with 300k miles. I bought it for $350 (not a typo) from some guy trying to get rid of it before the city was scheduled to impound it later that day. He parked it when it was overheating and let it sit on the side of the road for about 10 years. Still on the stock engine and trans, Tuff Dog shocks and springs from Trail Tailor, 4xlabs sliders, working air conditioning. It actually gets wheeled a bit. If you want to be solicited by wealthy divorced middle aged white women in the kroger parking lot of the affluent part of town, this rig is for you.



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    My crusty '74 40 i call Lucille. Its been a long road getting it running and driving. Check out the pic of how i picked it up from sitting in a field for 25 years. I love this thing. Its been fun finding old parts to keep the shitty look this thing has. I just added a brake booster/master from a 99 Tacoma and it stops great now with the mini truck front discs and fj60 rear end.
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    The day i drug it home. Trans/t-case was full of water. Rear end was shot. Drum brake front. Wasted interior.
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      #3
      Originally posted by the_white_shadow View Post
      My crusty '74 40 i call Lucille. Its been a long road getting it running and driving. Check out the pic of how i picked it up from sitting in a field for 25 years. I love this thing. Its been fun finding old parts to keep the shitty look this thing has. I just added a brake booster/master from a 99 Tacoma and it stops great now with the mini truck front discs and fj60 rear end.
      Dude good job, that looks like a ton of work. You and Grogan have great taste with keeping the paint original.





      This is my buddy's. 2F with AFI, H42, Orion, 60 series axles and springs (I think), detroit rear, ARB front, hydro assist. He bought it mostly built out of Mississippi and has done some work to turn it into an around town driver. It was named Lee Majors, it's been around

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        #4
        Well, it's not mine, it's a buddy's, but I think you lot might think it's kinda neat. It's also kinda stuck in this picture, and he had to sleep in it using seat covers for blankets. 70 series, canadian market truck, steering on the correct side, NA diesel.

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          #5
          This is my dads rig, we redid everything on it, built 383 stroker, 60/14, trailreadys and mtrs.

          And im currently finishing up some side projects to clear some space to start on my Fj40 buggy since Im finally finished gathering most of my parts, boosted 3rz, 5spd trans, 4spd 3:1 atlas, links, airshocks, 79 Ford KP that’s fairly built, sterling 10.25, couple sets of stickies blah blah sorry pic is crap haha gonna start up a build thread here when I get started. I
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            #6
            This is my LX450. I bought it 2 years ago out of San Diego. It's 3linked, 5.29's factory lockers, and all the armor. Since I've owned it I've only done a few things, but i'm now in the middle of swapping an LM7 into her. In the process I also did the 2wd conversion and the Marlin gear reduction. Motor is installed and ready to fire, just need to finish everything else.
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              #7
              Whats the 2wd converion Andy? LOL

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                #8
                Originally posted by Boomtacoma01 View Post
                Whats the 2wd converion Andy? LOL
                Those are full time AWD with a lockable center differential. There is a conversion to make it 2x4, kind of like a free spin kit on a Dodge

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                  #9
                  Here's the one that got away. It needed a new engine, it ran fine but had that dying engine smell, and the front coilovers needed to be replaced, AND I was living in a HOA and had no place to store it. I should have parked it at my buddy's house for a year and then finished it with an LS swap. Dual lockers, 2m radio, banging sound system, 35's on Birddog wheels, 3-link front with OME springs in the rear. Loved the size, but it drank a lot of gas and barely had enough power even with 5.29 axle gears.
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                  RIP PBB

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Boomtacoma01 View Post
                    Whats the 2wd converion Andy? LOL
                    80 series are AWD until you put it in low. The 2wd conversion makes it RWD and no longer AWD. The center lock diff button becomes like taking a J shift case from 2WD to 4WD
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                      HJ47 body, stretched FZJ80 frame, 1HZ-t diesel, air lockers, 35s, custom tray, bar work etc. Work in progress, will be my daily and camping bus when it’s ready.
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by -Dex- View Post
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                        HJ47 body, stretched FZJ80 frame, 1HZ-t diesel, air lockers, 35s, custom tray, bar work etc. Work in progress, will be my daily and camping bus when it’s ready.
                        I wouldn't be mad about seeing more tech on this unit

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by DirtRoads View Post

                          I wouldn't be mad about seeing more tech on this unit
                          Will put up a build thread when it’s closer to being finished.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by andyj View Post

                            80 series are AWD until you put it in low. The 2wd conversion makes it RWD and no longer AWD. The center lock diff button becomes like taking a J shift case from 2WD to 4WD
                            Shows what I know. Fancy AWD

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                              #15
                              My locked 97 TLC with over half a million miles

                              Day I brought her home:






                              What she looks like now:





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