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RicardoJM 12-29-2013 02:53 PM

1971 Fj40
Iím listing this soon-to-be-yours 1971 Land Cruiser FJ40 for $9,000. You got questions, PM me. You want to buy it, call me. Depending upon the weather and your mood, this FJ40 has an extensive wardrobe selection that is guaranteed to be a conversation starter wherever you take it.

Dead of Winter - Hardtop with dual heaters


Height of Summer - No top with tube doors


The rest of the time; SOR Extreme Plus Summer Top or Paki Top



Purchased in December of 2007 and towed home behind my 100 series, this truck has been serviced and used on a regular basis. I bought this truck to learn more about working on cars and to have cool vehicle for me and my boys to drive. This FJ40 has been seriously upgraded and improved so that it is dependable and fun to drive. Most of the work has been documented on the Rising Sun 4X4 Club in the General Tech sub-forum - just do an advanced search for all threads started by RicardoJM for details - ignore the threads where I was working on someone elseís rig.

In addition to the wardrobe components above, here is a list of the upgrades/improvements that have been done over the 6 years I've owned this FJ40 and are included in the sale...
  • Rebuilt F.5 Engine
  • 60 Series Big Cap electronic ignition
  • RicardoJM rebuilt carburetor - take your pick Aisan or Holley - both run great
  • H42 4 speed swap, including new clutch, pilot and TO bearings
  • Front Disk Brakes, 60 Series, including a full front axle service with new bearings
  • Rear Disk Brakes, monte carlo calipers
  • Mini Truck Power Steering conversion
  • ARB Rear Locker with ARB compressor
  • OEM Steelies and hub caps
  • BFG 33" tires, the spare has never hit the ground
  • Roundeyes headlights
  • Bullet Proof front bumper, with tow bar; comes in handy for giving other 40 owners a ride home when needed
  • Rustoleum Sail Blue paint; fades to a nice patina
  • Mazda 626 sport seats
  • Locking Tuffy Center Console with the radio slot
  • Blue Sea accessory fuse box
  • True shift on the fly vacuum actuated 4wd

Engine Accessories upgraded/replaced over the 6 years include;
  • New Battery
  • New Radiator
  • New Toyota reman gear reduction starter
  • Napa Water Pump
  • Napa Clutch Master
  • Napa Clutch slave
  • New Toyota thermostat
  • New Toyota voltage regulator
  • Rebuilt alternator
  • Ceramic coated Headers
  • New exhaust system and muffler
  • New windshield w/ Toyota gasket
  • 4Runner brake booster
  • T100 brake master
  • New Toyota ignition switch
  • New Toyota rear hatch lock
  • Garmin GPS V
  • Indoor/outdoor thermometer

Ok those last four are not really engine accessories, but that's where I decided to put them in that list.:D

What it needs:
  • Replacement of the t-case output seal (will need speedi sleeve as well)
  • Speedometer gear
  • Attention to cancer on rear sill and rockers.
  • Door weather stripping

Most of all, it needs a good home, preferably with an FJ40 enthusiast that will drive it and see that it gets out on every 40s Only run. :thumb:

Literally, this is a pull the choke, pump twice, turn the key and drive FJ40. As a 1971 model, it is a Colorado collector plates eligible and emissions exempt. The upgrades really improve the driving experience and while keeping the cruiser "Toyota True" and "Toyota reliable".

simps80 12-29-2013 03:05 PM

Wow Ricardo..someone will be getting a great rig..Well maintained and upgraded..
If I didn't have its younger sibling in my garage right now I would be all over this!!!
Hopefully it goes to a great owner!

subzali 12-29-2013 04:09 PM

Wow, curious what you're going to do next?

Crash 12-29-2013 04:37 PM

Drive his Bronco! Good luck with the sale, Ricardo.

bigcity25 12-29-2013 05:18 PM

At least who ever buys it will be getting a cruiser that's been well taken care of.

cbmontgo 12-29-2013 05:19 PM

I've always liked this rig.

nattybumppo 12-29-2013 09:00 PM

And to think this truck inspired my "Holiday Greeting" poem! A great truck for somebody here. Let's keep it in the RS family!

RicardoJM 12-30-2013 08:14 AM


Originally Posted by subzali (Post 243984)
Wow, curious what you're going to do next?

Steve is on the right track, for now I'm going to put a soft top on my Bronco and take it fishing. :D

My list of "project" vehicles is long and I'm sure the next thing will pop up. That said, I have to make room in the garage so that when the next thing pops up I'll be ready. :thumb:


Originally Posted by nattybumppo (Post 243997)
And to think this truck inspired my "Holiday Greeting" poem! A great truck for somebody here. Let's keep it in the RS family!

Wow, I thought it was about the Blue Mule.

MDH33 12-30-2013 08:30 AM

Super sorry to hear you're selling your 40 Ricardo! It's a great rig and one of my favorite 40's. :(

But I understand, as I have been on the fence about selling mine as well, for other reasons. I certainly wouldn't want to compete for buyers, and your rig is so well set up that it would be foolish for me to try to sell mine right now, so thanks for helping me decide to keep it a little longer. ;)

Good luck with the sale. I think you're going to miss that rig and whoever buys it is going to be one happy 40 owner. :zilla::D

timmbuck2 12-30-2013 11:58 AM

I remember helping get that thing hooked up to your 100, seems so long ago....sorry to see her go.

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