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Make: Toyota

Model: FJ46

Year: 1978

Color: Buffalo Brown


Location: IA

Contact: 515-864-1275


  • Frame Off Custom Build

  • Crate TBI 350

  • Handcrafted Extra Cab

  • Power Steering

  • H55 - 5 Speed Transmission

  • ARB Lockers

  • Lined Interior and Bed

  • Warn 8274 Winch

  • Vintage Air A/C

  • Electronic Gauges

  • Alpine / Infinity Audio

  • Power Windows

  • So much more!

1978 Custom FJ46 - Sold


What Was Far Became Near

OK, So Toyota never made an FJ46 but if they did, it might look like this. It’s been called and FJ40.5, and FJ45 Ext Cab, but I like FJ46 better since it’s really an extended version of what appears as an FJ45.  This custom build was born an FJ40 and was modified over the course of years to what you see here today. It’s ready for the Rubicon, Moab or whatever challenge you might choose. A super capable rig built from the ground up with best of breed performance components. Here’s a brief overview.

FJ60 axles, 4:88 gears, ARB lockers, SOA front, 4 linked rear with HZJ75 1/4 ellipse spring packs.

37x12:50 TrXus, 60-70%

Fox shocks front and rear

FJ60 PS with hydro assist.

Crate TBI 350 (7300 miles) all new wiring, fuse panel, etc...

H55 Transmission built by Valley Hybrids

Split case with Marks 3:1 low range gears built by Valley Hybrids! Twin sticked

Tom Woods front & rear driveshafts

Center force clutch

Dual Optima Batteries

140 amp alternator

Vintage Air A/C

Griffin 1 1/2" tube aluminum radiator, shroud w/ 18" clutch fan, runs below or at 210 no matter how hot outside, with or without a/c on.

Man-a-fre Auxilary fuel tank in the rear under the bed with heavy duty skid plate, used as primary tank with internal fuel pump. Stock under seat tank removed, no fuel smell.

F/R rock lights, rear works with switch, or in reverse.

8274 winch w/ Viking synthetic line w/thimble.

Custom sliders

Modified metal tech cage w/frame ties

Round eyes headlights




Interior has been Vortex lined, then dyna matted, then dyna deck floor matted. Very quiet, and no heat from engine bay or tunnel.

Autometer Prestige Series electronic gauges.

Tuffy console w/Pioneer AM/FM/CD/MP3 & JL audio 6x9's in Tuffy speaker boxes, sounds great.

Power windows, dual control driver side.

Tuner bucket seats with tweed insert fabric. Very comfy seats,

Stock seat belts.

Ceiling of cab, sides of cab dyna mat w/black headliner carpet, looks awesome.

Operable hardtop vent windows. 

Overhead Cobra CB radio

Behind and under seat is open storage.

Being an xtra cab you have lots of in cab room, and leg room that you cannot get in a stock 45.

ECU in glove box.

Black mahogany steering wheel.




FJ40 tub cut at door pillars, then custom fabbed xtra cab.

From scratch 5' bed made to look like FJ45 SWB bed, Vortex lined in black.

Frame extended 32" in back for bed.

110" wheel base.

Custom removable hard top, looks OEM

Full black Troopy soft top (fabricated by ocdbettle) with stock front, custom rear bows.

Custom swing out spare carrier.

Powder coated custom sliders.

Safari snorkel, plumbed to a 70's model air cleaner canister, with TBI air filter inside. Cool.

Paint color is T-414 Buffalo Brown, a seldom seen Toyota color.

For more information call (515) 864-1275 or email

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