BJ Specifications

Compiled Toyota Land Cruiser BJ Specifications: 1951-1955


Early Land Cruiser BJ

“B” Petrol:
BJ – 1951 – 1953
25 – 1954 – 1959
28 – 1958 – 1959
V – 1958 – 1959
35 – 1956-1959

“F” Petrol:
25 – 1955 – 1959

Gross vehicle weight rating   1,875kg

Seating Capacity: 4

Standard Accessories: Canvas cove, 4-shock absorber, one spare tire, hand tool set, auxiliary gasoline tank. (Optional: Pintle hook, trailer socket, red lamp, siren.)

Controls:  Throttle, choke, light, and signal blinker control knobs on instrumental panel. Accelerator, clutch, and brakes operated by foot pedals.

Dimensions :
Wheelbase   2,650mm
Overall length, with front bumper 3,793mm
C/1 of rear axle to end of frame 813mm
Bumper to center of front axle 580mm

Turning radius: 5,500mm
Tread – Front wheels   1,390mm
Tread – Rear wheels   1,350mm
Ground clearance – Front   215mm
Ground clearance – Rear   210mm
Overall width – front (with fender end)   1,575mm
Overall width – gear (with outside of deck)  1,575mm
Height: Top to frame to ground, loaded (approximate) – front   541mm
(approximate) – rear   616mm
Frame: Pressed steel, Girder type, 50 x 130 x 3.2m
Engine: Six cylinders – inline, valve-in-head type, 84.1mm bore, 101.6 mm stroke. Displacement, 3,386cc; compression ratio, 6.4; Brake hp., 85 at 3,200r.p.m.; Maximum torque, 22kg-m at 1,600 r.p.m. Four steel backed, replaceable-shell, precision-type main bearings; total projected area, 91.5 sq. cm.,crank pin bearing; total projected area, 107 sq. cm.

Lubrication: Pressure, Splash and Jet type. Specially treated paper oil filter. Oil capacity, 4.1 qt. (4,7lt)

Cooling system: Centrifugal pump circulation, fin-and-tube radiator. Pump driven by V-type fan belt. Capacity, 16.7 qt. Bellows-type thermostat.

Ignition: 6-volt, vacuum control, full-automatic distributor.

Generator: 6-volt, 40-ampere, shunt-wound, belt-driven.

Lights: Semi-sealed-beam headlights, interchangeable with sealed-beam headlights of SAE standards.

Battery:  Semi-sealed-beam

Starting motor: 6-volt, maximum torque, 1.6kg-m.

Carburetor: Downdraft type

Intake Aire: Synthecic resin treated paper filter type.

Fuel system:  Diaphragm-type fuel pump driven from camshaft. Gasoline filter. 41.5lt tank.

Clutch:  275mm, single-plate, with rubber vibration damper.

Transmission:  4 speed forward, one reverse.

Transmission reductions  First, 5.53:1; second, 3.48:1; third, 1.71:1; fourth, 1:1; reverse, 5.6:1.

Transfer  Single stage.

Propeller shaft:  Large-diameter, heavy-steel tubing. 2-piece shaft, first for front drive. second for rear drive. Dynamically balanced.

Universal joint:  Trunnion type spider and needle roller bearing.

Axles:  Four wheel drive. Front, full-floating; Rear, semi-floating. Banjo type, steel housing. Pinion, overhung mounted on taper roller. Reduction ratio, 4.11:1.

Steering gear  Hindley-worm-and-sector-roller type. Gear ratio, 21:1.

Brakes  Service: (drum type) 4-wheel, hydraulic, internal-expanding type. Parking: External band brake mounted on transmission rear end.

Springs  Front and rear, semi-elliptic. Front, 1,000mm Span, 45mm x 6mm-9; Rear, 1,150mm
Span, 45mm x 6mm-10.

Wheels  Steel disc wheel.

Standard tires 6.00-16, 6-ply or 6.50-16, 6-ply.

Body Types:

AK-10 Early Toyota 4×4
BJ Early Land Cruiser Development
25 Prior to “40 series” in style
25 P Pickup version of above
28 Longer wheelbase
28 V Wagon version
35 4 door “van” model
38 Wagon

Body types available on the same chassis:
Toyota BJ Truck: Loading capacity   500kg
Seating Capacity: 2 in cab, 6 in deck.
Toyota BJ Pickup: Loading capacity   500kg
Seating Capacity: 5