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V8-Powered 1976 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 Private

Cars Glendale   6 views
Location: Glendale
Price: $33,000 Negotiable

This 1976 Toyota Land Cruiser is powered by a 350ci General Motors V8 crate engine that was installed under previous ownership and is paired with a four-speed manual transmission. Additional modifications include Dana 60 axles, a spring-over-axle suspension lift with adjustable gas shocks, a rear anti-wrap bar, power-assisted steering, air conditioning, rear jump seats, 16″ alloy wheels with 35″ tires, and more. The seller acquired the truck in 2017 and has since performed rust repairs, refinished it in gray over black vinyl, and performed a fuel injection rebuild in addition to replacing the valve cover gaskets, fan clutch, belts, and fluids. This V8-powered FJ40 is offered with partial service records and a “Not Actual Mileage” Arizona title in the seller’s name.

The body was refinished two years ago, reportedly with new metal welded into the rear quarter panels and other areas followed by a skim-coat of Evercoat filler, block-sanding, epoxy sealer, Heath Gray base coat, and clear coat. According to the seller, new weatherstripping and polyurethane body mounts were also installed. Equipment includes LED headlights, hood-mounted windshield hooks, sliding rear quarter windows, ambulance doors, black rear wheel flares, a receiver hitch, and a chrome front bezel as well as replacement turn signals, brake lamps, license plate lights, and side markers. Orange peel is noted in the finish along with cracks beneath the rear-mounted spare tire.

Later-model 16″ wheels are mounted with 35″ General Grabber tires. The truck is said to ride 4″ higher than stock on leaf springs that have been relocated above the axles, and features Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks. The seller points out that the rear leaf springs are sagging by approximately 1″. Steering components have reportedly been modified to provide increased ground clearance, and power-assisted front disc brakes are equipped. An FJ60 power steering setup has been installed.

The cabin is trimmed in black vinyl and painted steel, while the floors were treated with a color-matched spray-on liner and are covered by black rubberized mats. OEM inward-facing jump seats with lap belts have been added to the cargo area. Amenities include an aftermarket air conditioning system from Vintage Air as well as a lockable center console housing a Pioneer stereo connected to rear-mounted speakers.

Instrumentation consists of a 100-mph speedometer as well as gauges for oil pressure, fuel level, coolant temperature, and amperage. The five-digit odometer is noted as occasionally sticky and shows 10k miles, 4k of which were added by the seller. Total chassis mileage is unknown.

The 350ci GM Goodwrench V8 crate engine was reportedly installed by the previous owner 18k miles ago and is equipped with a three-row aluminum radiator. The TBI fuel injection system draws from an extended-range 29-gallon fuel tank and is said to have been overhauled 500 miles ago. Additional service under current ownership included replacement of the valve cover gaskets, fan clutch, belts, fuel pump, and fuel filter as well as oil and coolant changes.

Power is sent to the rear or all four wheels through a four-speed manual transmission sourced from the now-defunct Downey Off Road, a factory two-speed transfer case, and Dana 60 axles. An anti-wrap bar has been installed on the limited-slip rear differential. The fluids for the transfer case and transmission were reportedly changed 1,000 miles ago. A startup, walk-around and driving video is provided below.

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