1976 FJ40 - New "Old School"

1976 Rustic Green FJ40 frame off restoration with rebuilt original drive train and several upgrades. The builder spent 18 months finishing the FJ40.

The project was a frame-off restoration with a previously rebuilt original 2F 4.2L inline 6-cylinder engine. The rebuilt engine was town down to inspect and received new rings, bearings, seals and frost plugs. A machine shop went through the cylinder head. Other rebuilt components include the transmission, transfer case, axles and wheel hubs. ​ The truck has AFI Fuel Injection, a new clutch with resurfaced flywheel and new master and slave cylinder. Mini truck power steering with JT Outfitters conversion kit. The engine has been de-smogged.

The frame was wire wheeled and sandblasted and painted with black semi gloss rust resistant paint. The suspension is original including front and rear leaf springs with new Monroe shocks front and rear. The ball joints and all rubber bushings were replaced.


The paint and body work took several months. Any rust was cut out and replaced with metal. The undercarriage has been completely cleaned, sprayed with Raptor liner and looks as good as the top side does. The body received new paint using PPG base coat clear coat in Rustic Green. ​​ ​Engine has new water pump, starter, alternator, 3 row aluminum radiator, AFI fuel injection system with electronic distributor. Power steering conversion installed using Toyota Mini truck power steering. Upgrades also include Vintage Air A/C and heat system, all new wiring, Rebuilt front disc's and rear drum brakes with new master cylinder, brake booster and flex hoses. The stopping power is excellent.

Body work includes a new set of body mounts, new front fenders, new rear quarters, new outer door sills, door bottoms, drivers side floor and new roof gutter. ​​ ​You will stay cool and comfortable or warm and cozy in the cabin with the new Vintage Air Generation IV A/C and heat system. Interior has cloth covered front bucket seats, new bluetooth AM/FM/CD with four discreetly mounted speakers, new FJ40 dash cover, new rubber seals for doors and window felts for windows. The headliner was removed and overhead surface painted black.

All controls, lights, wipers, washers, horn, radio, A/C, heat function as they should. The truck includes two sets of keys, Owners Manual, jack, jack handle and toolkit. ​ Please (515) 864-1275 or email overton@aol.com for more information.

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