1970 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ55 Project Truck

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Technical specifications

Model:Land Cruiser
Fuel Type:GAS
Engine:3.9L 3878CC l6 GAS Naturally Aspirated
Number of Cylinders:6
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This is a 1970 FJ55 that I bought as a project truck to restore like I did my 1974 FJ40. The original owner bought it in Colorado, and wanted to restore it and so began to disassemble it. He passed away, and it went to his son where it had sat for a few years. The son then decided he didn't have time or money to finish what his father started, so he sold it to me. Unfortunately, I have finally accepted that I too do not have the time or economic resources to finish it. It is currently kept mothballed in a pole barn, not outside in the elements.
This a complete truck, just disassembled. As I disassembled it I documented everything, cataloging every nut, bolt, and screw taken off of it. (Database in MS Excel) It ran strong when I took it apart, and the engine had been rebuilt so it does not require leaded gasoline. The original color (below the brown) was the sharp looking two-tone red and white.
I will not sugarcoat the truth: this truck will require a lot of work to complete it. This would make a great father-son project, a fun project to build then flip, or part it out if you really must do so.
Important items of note:
-Transmission is a manual three speed column shift (3-on-the-tree)
-Transfercase is a pull lever for High-Neutral-Low selection, with separate vacuum actuated front axle engagement switch.
-The frame is rock solid, with slight surface rust.
-The body has rusty areas in all of the typical places. You could, for example, cut out the rocker panels a put 3/16" armored rocker panels or rock sliders in.
-It will need new window glass, but since the windows are flat this should be very simple.
-The seats need reupholstering, but the metal in them is good.
-The plastic rear window gear is in good condition, and does not need to be replaced.
-The original weatherstripping will need to be replaced, but there is a bunch of new weatherstrip from the previous owner, and easily available aftermarket options.
-OEM Toyota jack is included, complete & working.
-New 1/4" steel channel for front and rear bumper fabrication.
For what vintage Land Cruisers are going for right now, this is probably your best bet to get in at the ground level and build a great timeless, unique, and capable four-wheel-drive Toyota Land Cruiser FJ55.
Final details:
I have morehigh-resolution pictures of other sections, parts, and pieces if youwish to see something specific or want clarification.Please feel free to ask any and all questions.If you would like to check it out in person we can try to arrange something. Shipping and pickup are the responsibility of the buyer. I will help load the boxes, parts, androlling body on to buyers transportation. I suggest a truck and trailer.Buyer has seven (7) days from auction close to contact me, pay for this truck, and arrange transportation. If contact, payment, and arrangements have not been attempted then after deadline, bid is null and void. I will take Paypal, cashier'scheck, or cash. Legal notice: Please note that the winning bid is legally binding and final. This vehicle is being sold as-is, where-is with no warranty expressed, written or implied. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself\herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment. I have tried to represent it as accurately as possible, to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs. I do not warranty anything that may or could happen after sale. Any inspections are to be completed before the end of sale, not afterward. Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the vehicle and decide if you want to buy it, but obligates you to complete the purchase. Thank you.

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