An unnamed customer worked with the FJ Company to design a Land Cruiser that would help them pursue all the childhood fantasies of off-roading in Tonka trucks. From a distance, this FJ40 doesn't look like anything other than a very clean example of an original model, but nearly every part has been improved, restored, or massaged in some way.
The metallic orange paint was inspired by custom hot rods, while a matching bedliner inside keeps the interior scuff free. The black Mickey Thompson wheels are wrapped in meaty Cooper Discoverer A/T3 off-road tires. The jerry can mounted to the spare tire has been matched to the paint. The black front bumper features a brush guard, LED lighting, and a bottle opener.
The audio system is the same kind you would find on a boat, meaning that it's capable of surviving a little wet weather. Although sparse, the interior does have air conditioning and Corbeau seats trimmed in black vinyl. Other bits like the steering wheel and instrument cluster are simply restored versions of original parts.
When the original FJ40 arrived at the FJ Company's shop, it didn't have an engine. This gave the team the leeway to drop in an improved powertrain. This 1972 FJ40 packs a Toyota 3F-E inline-six under the hood. This engine was released in the late 1980s and features overhead valves, pushrods, and a gear-driven camshaft. It was the final iteration of an engine that was originally launched in 1955. Power is sent to all four wheels through a five-speed manual transmission. The FJ40 also rides on upgraded Old Man Emu suspension.
One cool thing that sets the FJ Company apart from some competitors is its cool build your own page. Head on over to check out the company's projects or design your own dream Toyota.