My FJ40

This is my 1968 Toyota Land Cruiser – FJ40. I purchased it in December, 2007 here in Arizona.

It’s been fun to run some of the trails here in Arizona – both with the various Land Cruiser clubs, as well as on our own. There’s a lot of beautiful areas in Arizona that can only be accessed by 4 wheel drive – and the FJ40 is a fun way to do it.

The Truck

It’s a bit of of a rough way to travel with almost no modern luxuries in the truck. That said, it’s a tough vehicle and is getting close to where I want it to be, after some some traumas.

At this point it’s been pretty heavily modified to provide some worthwhile mechanical & offroad upgrades.


Engine & Drivetrain:
197X 2F Engine
TBI Fuel Injection
H41 4speed Transmission with Split Transfer Case
1972 Front Axle w/Disc Brakes & FJ60 Large Pattern Knuckles
Full Floating Rear Axle w/Disc Brake Conversion (Chevy truck rotors & Monte Carlo calipers)
ARB Air Lockers – front & rear
Power Brakes w/Toyota MiniTruck Booster
Saginaw Power Steering

4Plus Mojave Springs
Rancho 9000XL Front & Rear Shocks
4Plus U-bolt Flip Kit
4Plus GSK Anti-Inversion Shackles
4Plus Shackle Reversal
4Plus Long Travel Shock Tower

Dune Beige – color code 0416
Custom License Plate Holder w/LED

GM Alternator
ARB High-Output Compressor
Tekonsha Prodigy Trailer Brake Controller
4Plus Dual Battery Tray
Hellroaring BIC-95300B Battery Isolator/Combiner
Dual Sears Platinum Batteries

Wheels & Tires:
BFG 33×10.5R15 MT

Protection & Recovery:
4Plus Heavy Duty Tire Carrier w/Cooler Basket /Tow Bumper
4Plus Front Bumper
4Plus sliders with steps
Roll Cage
3 point restraints
Warn 8274 Winch w/Viking Offroad 350 Fairlead & Masterpull Superline XD winchline

Long Ranger – 28 Gallon Auxilliary Tank

Cruiser Clubs

TCLA – Toyota Land Cruiser Association – a national group that publishes a great magazine about Land Cruisers – the magazine alone is worth the price of membership

AZLCA – Arizona Land Cruiser Association – a very friendly club that does lots of trail runs and tech meetings, I’ve learned a lot from hanging out with these guys

CSC – Copper State Cruisers – another great club here in Phoenix – they have a montly ‘Cruise In’ at a Sonic restaurant in Tempe