Toyota Land Cruiser Restoration project – Here is a gallery of my 1972 FJ40 restoration. The selected restoration photos are over a 3.5 year build up.
Back in 2007, I finally found my FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser restoration project. It was in pretty rough shape with lots of strange??? modifications and rust/rot. The project took about 3.5 years to “complete”. See the photo galleries below for the different phases of the restoration. I tried to put them in order as best as possible.
Parts were ordered from all over Canada and the USA (new and used). Feel free to click on a photo to comment or ask questions.
If you want to see a cool video of my restoration (taking 2:46sec) click here.
I will try and add more details and descriptions to the photos as time goes on.
1972 Toyota Land Cruiser “The New (USED) F155 engine)”
The Engine Project – Here is the story of why I have to buy a second engine…Toyota Land Cruiser Engine Restoration?
1972 Toyota Land Cruiser “The Project”
The FJ40 Project – Here is the gallery containing the photos of when I found the project and towed it home. Toyota Land Cruiser Restoration.
FJ40 Tear-Down and strip to chassis
The FJ40 Tear-Down – Here is the gallery showing the tear-down and stripping the body off. Toyota Land Cruiser Restoration.
FJ40 Chassis and Drive Restoration
FJ40 Chassis and Drive – Strip, clean, remove rust, repair damage, new steel from the chassis. Repair damaged and worn drive components. Toyota Land Cruiser Restoration.
FJ40 Body Work and Preparation
FJ40 Body work and preparation – Strip, replace steel with new, prime, test fit… test fit… test fit, cut-grind-weld. Toyota Land Cruiser Restoration.
FJ40 Interior restoration – This is when I replaced fabric, foam, fixed springs, installed/test-fit seats and other components. Toyota Land Cruiser Restoration.
FJ40 Engine work – Here is the clean up and restoration. Engine did not need much work…Toyota Land Cruiser Restoration.
FJ40 Paint Job and Rebuild – Finally – I finally sent it out for paint. Dune Beige T416 (colour code). Then I start the task of putting it back together. Good thing I did all those test fits…Toyota Land Cruiser Restoration.