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1976 Land Cruiser FJ55 - Sold


"The Iron Pig" - Power Steering

Make: Toyota
Model: Land Cruiser FJ55
Year: 1976
Color: Freeborn Red & White
Mileage: 126550
Location: IA
Contact (515) 864 1275


  • Unmolested

  • Well Maintained

  • 2021/22 Refresh

  • California Cruiser

  • Low Miles

  • US Spec

  • Matching Numbers

  • Power Steering

  • Engine Rebuilt

  • Mechanically Sorted

  • Front Disc Brakes

  • Rear Heater

  • 4-Speed Manual

  • Clean IA Title

This 1976 FJ55 Land Cruiser was restored in 2000 thru 2003 and refreshed in 2021. This FJ55 has been well maintained, garaged and sparingly driven. The following description outlines the work. This FJ55 has been driven less then 7K miles in the last 20 years. I owned this truck in 2002/03 and it had 121K miles at that time. I drove her on some longer trips including a 400 mile journey to Nebraska and back with my Son to go pheasant hunting. Great memories and a great truck!

Original Red & White color scheme. Repainted with Spies-Hecker base coat / clear coat, over an epoxy primer. Interior repainted under my ownership in 2003. Disk brakes, 4 speed, ultra reliable 2F engine, power steering. Currently showing 126K on odometer.

This truck was registered in California until 1999, when it was brought to Colorado.  It had minor rust and some dings, but all small dents were pulled out without drilling, and any rust was repaired. Significant amounts of rustproofing and grease was applied to every cavity and crevice. The grille, headlight rings, and rear bumper are all powder coated. The rocker panels have a textured anti-chip spray applied over the paint.

The engine and clutch were rebuilt at 110K miles along with new brake linings, new brake and clutch master cylinder, new water pump, new heater hoses, new Toyota heater control valve, reman. AIR pump, new temp. gauge sender, all emission controls intact and functional. Later model gear reduction starter. New muffler. Since I've had the truck back I have had portions of the body repainted, drained the fuel tank, installed a new fuel pump, rebuilt the carb, adjusted the valves, replaced the spark plugs, reworked the electric rear window and more.

The truck rides on Firestone Winterforce P235/75 R15 tires on chrome FJ60 rims with center caps. She has newer shocks, 2" extended shackles and bushings, correction shims added to front axle, newer u-bolts on front axle. New Toyota drag link, new tie rod ends, rebuilt center arm, front end aligned.

The interior was completely repainted in 2002. The headliner is a perforated white vinyl (prevents condensation/rust in roof area) and has some very small holes here there. The stock front seat was reupholstered in black vinyl. All door panels uncut and original. Carpeted cargo area panels - tasteful and subtle. Original vinyl floor mat in passenger areas and back. All window felts replaced, new door seals. Tailgate window seal replaced, new brass tailgate gear - gate work well. Electric window needs a little help at times. New speedometer cable. All defroster hoses replaced. New Toyota windshield gasket, and windshield and all glass in excellent condition.  All gauges and electrical devices work as designed. All seatbelts (shoulder belts in front) intact, and jack/crank handles, tool bag in place under seats.

All u-joints are tight, all fluids changed and clear. No leaks, save an occasional drip from the rear main seal.  Clutch is smooth, transfer case is quiet and both transmission and transfer case shift well.

Non-stock additions include Toyota Mini-truck power steering - works very well.  Jensen shaft-style AM/FM/Cassette in stock location - dash not cut. Small Alpine stereo amp under dashboard. Custom receiver hitch built into face of rear bumper + wiring and safety chain mount. Electric fuel pump with lighted dash switch, wired to accessory circuit. Rear bumper is a front FJ55 bumper mounted on the rear of the truck - looks stock, but is stronger than OEM. Custom front inner fender liners and rear mud flaps. Includes tool kit, jack, jack rods, manual and inspection light.

I have added the stock gray steel wheels and new factory hubcaps back on the truck. They have been blasted and painted. We did a full tune up recently. Plugs, plug wires, carb rebuild, adjust valves, replace and filters and fluids. New shocks, clean undercarriage and coat with Amsoil Metal Protector.  

For more information call 515 864 1275 or email

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