Most people who fell in love with the Land Cruiser fell in love with a J4. After achieving an international reputation with the J2/J3, Toyota embarked on a redesign process that resulted in an iconic and memorable look that would define Land Cruiser for the next two decades. Initially, the J4 simply offered a slightly different wheelbase than the previous production model. By the end of the production run, the J4 models boasted four different wheelbase lengths. The "long" and "extra long" wheelbase trucks have grown to become some of the most desirable vintage Toyotas of the generation.
This FJ45 long wheelbase has undergone extensive restoration work and is shown in Spring Green over gorgeous Coral interior. It features the optional "headache rack" and still retains it's factory tool kit! This 1965 Land Cruiser was purchased out of Eastern Washington state by the owner who went on to restore the truck. Extra attention was devoted to making sure every nut and bolt was removed and replaced with correct hardware for the time period. Well maintained and cosmetically refreshed this FJ45 is the nicest examples on the market and will draw stares and conversation anywhere you adventure to. Don't miss a rare opportunity to own the best.
The body on this FJ was in very nice condition prior to the repaint. The truck came out of the eastern Washington desert and showed very minimal signs of corrosion. During the repaint bed was removed, chassis painted and cleaned and then re-assembled. The paint on the truck is fully redone and finished in its original color of Spring Green. This truck was completely disassembled with all parts removed before paint. The truck was very straight and undamaged and required very little body work. The exterior trim and glass is in excellent shape!
The suspension on this long wheelbase FJ45 was also gone through and completely redone at the time of paint. The Old Man Emu lift gives the truck a little more aggressive look while still maintaining an original feel. Both front manual- locking Warn hubs are in great shape and function correctly as they should. The exterior trim and glass is in excellent shape! All 4 split-rim wheels have also been gone through and refinished. They are wrapped in period appropriate 7.00-15 LT tires.
Inside this old Land Cruiser is like a trip to the past. Everything is in working condition and looks as it should from near new! The beautiful Coral seats are a great contrasting color with the Spring Green exterior and really set the whole interior off. All handles, latches and assemblies have been replaced or refinished to keep everything crisp and new in the cab. The heater unit has been gone through and is also fully functional. Recently the truck also received a fresh headliner. All gauges and controls work in the cab as well.
Mechanically this Land Cruiser runs GREAT! The Toyota starts right up and shifts quite easily. The 1F 4.3L engine has been fully tuned up with oil change and runs like a top! The 4x4 system functions perfectly. The engine compartment was fully detailed and cleaned. During it's time in the shop, the FJ engine bay transformed with many new components.The 1F received some head work as it was decked and polished with new valves and guides where needed prior to setting clearances. The straight six saw a new OEM water pump and thermostat as well as new manifold, timing, oil pan and head gaskets. At the same time the carb was rebuilt, the valve cover and air cleaner powder coated,and new plugs and wires were installed. The two tone horns were brought back to spec and a new battery was secured down. It also has its factory complete tool kit- very rare to see!.
All in all, this is one of the cleanest and most original Land Cruisers that I have had the privilege of being associated with. It has been professionally maintained and truly loved by its previous owners. This FJ45 is a fantastic example and will be the envy of any true 4x4 lover! Any further questions please call Jon at 480-703-2337. The car is located in Sunny Tempe, Arizona.