The owner of this very nice Land Cruiser Troopy encountered a problem with the 3B diesel engine recently. It quit on him and he has been told it is seized up. We don't know any more then this. It may be easily repairable. However the owner is not in a position to make repairs and wants to sell the truck "as is". $35K OBO takes it. Drop a new engine in, rebuild the existing engine. Do whatever you like. If you're dropping a new engine in you can convert the truck to LHD too! That would really add too the value.
I featured this truck recently before the engine issues and here is what I had to say
Check out this 1984 BJ45 Troop Carrier. It's a beautiful example that was imported to the US from the desert climates of Southeast Asia. The truck is a low miles example and did not require a frame-off restoration.
It has a super sanitary rust free frame and body and a strong CA smog exempt 3B diesel engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. The owner selected high quality textiles and leather to re-create the custom interior and worked with Iron Pig Off-Road, a reputable Land Cruiser shop to complete a comprehensive undercarriage restoration to produced this beautiful example.
- 1984 Land Cruiser BJ45 Troop Carrier - VIN# BJ45-004841<li>
- 136,329 KM ( = 84,710 miles)<li> - 3B diesel 3.4L Engine<li> - 4-speed H41 Transmission<li> - Right Hand Drive<li> - Power Steering<li> - Air Conditioning (converted to R134a blows cold)<li>
- All gauges work including fuel, amps, temp, oil.<li> - Locking Hubs / AISIN<li> - Hard top & doors plus a new soft top, bows, soft ambulance doors & jerry can carrier<li> - New custom upholstery and floor coverings<li> - Swing out tire carrier & 2nd spare underneath cargo area.<li> - Solid, no accidents<li> - Imported last year in August 2018<li> - Driven about 500 miles / 800 km by current owner<li> - NO leaks from engine, transmission, differentials<li> - Antique tags<li> - Located in Norther VA / DC area.<li> - Clean Virginia title and registration in hand<p>
RECENT WORK DONE:<p>
Iron Pig Off-road thoroughly went through the vehicle with following work recently completed.
<li> - New fluids all around (engine, transmission, transfer case, differentials, steering)<li> - New Anti freeze coolant<li> - Brakes checked and adjusted<li> - All belts checked<li> - All electrical system checked<li> - New fuel filter and hand primer pump<li> - Undercarriage (frame / body) restored with thorough deep cleaning, rubberized undercoating and chassis black satin finish (Axles, leaf springs and other mechanical components were not painted) <p>
KNOWN ISSUES:<li> - Very minute leak from power steering.