For Sale | Terra Cruisers FJ40 Sackwear Edition


Words and Images by Francisco Marin

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.

Upgrades include:

Power Steering

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


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.


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

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 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

New Lifters

Re machined Block, Crank Shaft, Connecting Rods and Cylinder Heads

NEW Carburetor

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:

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