True full frame off restoration, 5 speed H55F, front disc brakes, A/C + more!

Price: US $44,999.00 Item location: Miami, Florida, United States
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • SubModel: FJ43
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: FJ43
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 0
  • VIN: FJ43-51348
  • Color: Sky Blue
  • Engine size: 4.2L Inline 6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 5 speed manual H55F
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: grey
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43

  • 2F 4.2 litre inline 6
  • Medium Wheelbase
  • H55 5 speed transmission
  • 15" US Spec wheels with hub caps
  • 854 Sky Blue, extremely rare color code
  • 100% rust free body and frame
  • OEM style soft top
  • Front Disc Brakes
  • Vintage Air A/C Heater unit
  • Premium Sound System

This soft topFJ43 underwent a true full frame off nut and bolt restoration in which it was stripped down and rebuilt from scratch using OEM Toyota parts where possible. It has been fully repainted to its originalrare factory colorcode 854 Sky Blue. While keeping a classic look, it has received many upgrades including 5 speed Toyota H55F gearbox, front disc brakes, Vintage Air A/C Heater System which improve its drivability allowing it to cruise down a highway along modern day traffic. Following you will find a detailed list of the work done on this FJ43 during the 10-month restoration.

Work Done

Painting and Metalwork:

  • Sandblasted chassis axle housings, ancillary parts
  • Electrostatic paint for chassis, transmission housings, drive shafts, rear drums, under-body protections, leaf springs, starter, air filter housing, brake booster, license plate brackets, leaf springs, and other miscellaneous parts
  • Complete body paint using two coat process with clear coat and bodyshoot for under-body protection using Toyota Sky Blue 854
  • Complete bodywork replacing damaged panels
  • New OEM style Soft Top
  • Compete new hardware
  • Re Zinc plated engine accessories
  • Refurbished front and rear license plate holders
  • New rear step and bumperettes
  • New side steps
  • New front bumper

Mechanical Work:

  • Full frame-off restoration
  • Overhauled 2f numbers matching engine using OEM parts
  • New Carburetor
  • New OEM spark plugs and wires
  • New coil
  • Full tune up including new air, gas, and oil filters
  • Fresh gearbox, transmission, transfer case, and engine oil
  • New OEM radiator and radiator cap
  • New cooling system hoses
  • New fuel lines
  • New oil, water, and fuel pumps
  • New belts
  • New Alternator
  • New starter
  • Overhauled H55F 5 speed gearbox and transfer-case
  • Overhauled transmissions
  • New driveshaft yokes
  • Custom driveshaft disc E-brake
  • New Wheel bearings
  • New clutch disc and bearing
  • New clutch master and slave cylinder
  • New driveshaft yokes and joints
  • New axle bearings
  • New AVM front lock hubs
  • New OEM steering terminals
  • New brake lines
  • New brake pump and booster and new brake cylinders
  • Rectified rear brake drums
  • New Front disc rotors and calipers
  • New rear drums shoes
  • New front brake pads
  • New 2" lift leaf spring shackles
  • New Procomp series 9000 gas shock absorbers
  • New polyurethane suspension bushings
  • Re-curved leaf springs
  • New wiring using correct Toyota diagrams
  • All new weather stripping and sealing
  • New exhaust system
  • New OEM gas cap
  • New battery

Accessories and Interior:

  • New Hella Headlamp
  • New OEM turn signals, stop lights, interior light, and side markers
  • New OEM emblems and decals
  • New interior with new carpets and door panels
  • New exterior and interior mirrors
  • New sun visors
  • New OEM transfer case and shift knob
  • New OEM shifting instruction decal
  • New OEM interior courtesy light
  • Reupholstered front and rear seats
  • New Vintage Air A/C heater unit
  • Front and rear seatbelts
  • Restored speedometer with MPH face
  • New OEM decals
  • New OEM Toyota tool bag with tools
  • Reprinted owner's manual

Wheels and Tires:

  • Toyota 15" steel wheels with hub caps (5)
  • New Dunlop All-Terrain AT1 tires (5)

Over 100+ pictures of the restoration available in our website, or upon request.