This 1979 Toyota FJ40 is a recipient of a fresh frame off restoration and is exceptionally clean.
Where the original engine may have been lacking get-up-and-go, this truck is no slouch. Power comes from a Chevy 350 V8 running an Edelbrock intake, and Holley carb. Out back, a crisp exhaust note exits from a custom dual aluminized exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers. Keeping the engine cool is an aluminum radiator and flex fan. With the upgraded 5-speed transmission, this truck will run comfortably down the highway at speeds of 65 to 70 MPH all day long and is very easy to drive in traffic, or around town.
The truck drives exceptionally well due to completely restored suspension system and brake system. The steering system has been rebuilt including new tie rods and ball joints. All of the shocks are new, as is the steering damper, as well as all of the leaf spring bushings. Also, while the body was off the frame, all of the body bushings were replaced. The power front disc brakes have been overhauled and have all new lines, and hoses.
During the cosmetic portion of the restoration, active rust was removed from the body, and it was body worked and refinished in a shiny, modern, base/clear paint. Upon reassembly, the truck received all new top seals, window seals, and door seals. Also, 90% of the body hardware is new stainless from front to rear. The backsides of all the panels, as well as the undercarriage of the truck and interior metal was recoated in a body colored chip guard. The finish is clean and highly durable.
For the FJ fan looking for something that’s practical as it is good looking, this sharp Toyota is calling your name.