I've seen a lot folks over the years that poured their hard earned cash, blood, sweat and tears into bringing a Land Cruiser back from the dead. The most common mistake I see people make is that they restore the WRONG Land Cruiser. Selecting the RIGHT truck to start with makes all the difference! You have to choose wisely and that is exactly why I am pointing out this great 1982 FJ40 with factory power steering and A/C.
This is truck is already NICE but there's always room for improvement. This is what makes her the ideal candidate. She's not a rust-bucket and doesn't warrant a major nut and bolt restoration. She doesn't even need a paint job! She's the right year with the right options, the right color and has the correct wheels, There are some small areas of rust blistering on the top of the wheel tubs that would eventually benefit from repair. You can drive and enjoy this gal while you sort her out. She runs great.
With a little elbow grease and some very simple improvements, you can create a beautiful original late model US-Spec FJ40 that is one of the most sought after trucks you can own.
Being an 82 with factory PS and A/C set this Land Cruiser apart from the herd. You can easily turn this truck from an EIGHT into a TEN!
I'm looking for an offer from someone who can see the potential here. A good cleaning inside and out, re-attach the factory headliner where is sagging in back, clean up and treat the frame with metal protection. Add a new grab handle on the back door, detail the engine bay and refresh a few parts and you will have a rare and valuable asset that will continue to appreciate. You don't have to be a mechanic, welder or a skilled body person. There's a new price here. Call 515-864-1275