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Terra Cruisers brought this 1981 FJ40 back to life as a special Sackwear edition Land Cruiser. It’s living life better than ever the second time around. They performed a complete restoration, incorporating several upgrades along the way.
The entire frame and undercarriage was dismounted and sandblasted down to bare metal. The underneath was sandblasted, primed and treated with marine grade anti-corrosion protection, then painted in original Toyota factory black.
Tires BFGoodrich KM2 33/10.5/15R
Toyota H55F 5 speed transmission and transfer case
Custom full roof rack
Dual OPTIMA Yellow Top Battery System
High Performance Aluminum 4 row radiator
Front custom bull bar and brush guard
Front RIGID INDUSTRIES LED Side Shooter Fog Lamps
Rear RIGID INDUSTRIES LED Spot Lamps
Front Shackle reversal kit
3.5" custom premium suspension with Nitro gas shocks
Warn 9.5S CTI Premium High performance winch
Outer Limit Supply First Aid Kit
Hi Lift Jack
2 Jerry Cans
1 Water Can
1 Storage Can
4 Plus Product Tire Carrier and Basket
Warn Shackles all around
Factor 55 Winch Fairlead and Flat Link
Factor 55 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver
Dometic CFX 65W Fridge
K&N High Performance air filter
Front and rear Disc brakes- Slotted and Cross drilled
Center console with storage
A/C and Heater with front windshield defrosters
Drivetrain and Suspension
All U joints were replaced for NEW front and back.
Every single old bearing was replaced NEW with KOYO brand ones.
All NEW seals, gaskets, and retainer in both front and rear axles.
All NEW seals, gaskets, retainers and bearings in Gearbox and Transfer Case.
Gearbox and Transfer Case went through a complete overhaul.
NEW bearings and retainers in both front and rear axles and differentials all around
Fresh NEW oil in all differentials, gear box and transfer case.
NEW set of 4 military wrapped Leaf Springs all around.
CUSTOM 3.5“LIFT KIT .
4 NEW NITRO shocks with NEW bolts, nuts and rubber bushings.
NEW steering dampener shock.
NEW steering tie rods
5 New AT KM3 Goodrich Tires
NEW AISIN Manual Locking Hubs
NEW Brake master cylinder
NEW Clutch Master and Slave cylinders
NEW Clutch Pressure Plate and bearings
NEW Clutch Throw-out, and pilot bearings
NEW Clutch Disc and alignment tool
Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Brand NEW Engine! (All internal are replaced NEW)
NEW Pistons rings
NEW Valves and lifters
NEW Kyosan OEM Gas pump
Every single gasket was replaced for a NEW one (Head, side cover, manifold, thermostat, fuel pump, valve cover seals, timing gear cover and oil filter gaskets)
NEW OEM Oil Filter
NEW AISIN OEM Oil pump
NEW 4 High performance aluminum radiator
New Timing Components
New Freeze Plugs
New Installer Gasket Set
New Main Bearings
New Rod Bearing
New Cam Bearings
Reground Cam Shaft
New Push Rods
Re machined Block, Crank Shaft, Connecting Rods and Cylinder Heads
Carburetor Professionally fined tuned
All NEW spark plugs and cables
NEW Distributor and Battery
NEW Stainless Steel full exhaust front to back
NEW High Performance Stainless steel Magnaflow Muffler
Note: Engine is rebuilt by our team of professionals and certified technicians with a combined experience of 50+ years dedicated in repairing all types of Land Cruisers such as 40s, 60s, 80s and even 100 and 70 Series.
All metal panels, parts, doors, fenders, rear and front bumper and body tub were sandblasted to bare metal, then Raptor Liner coated.
All bolts and nuts were replaced with stainless steel and installed with nylon washers in between the fender and body washers to further prevent corrosion. NONE of the stainless steel bolts will ever touch the body of the truck!
For more information or purchase offers, please contact Terra Cruisers at: www.terra-cruisers.com