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1983 Toyota Land Cruiser

Sale price: $24,900.00 make an offer

Car location: Leicester, North Carolina, United States

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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1983 Toyota Land Cruiser for sale

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For your consideration is this 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60. I have owned this truck for the last 4-1/2 years and in that time, I've put in hours of work, maintenance and upgrades. This FJ60 is an excellent running truck. At the end of 2017, it was purchased as a non running truck. I immediately replaced the fuel lines, fuel pump, dropped that tank and had it cleaned and replaced the carburetor with a Weber 38/38 DGAS. At that time, the distributor cap, rotor, spark plug wires and spark plugs were replaced. It immediately ran like a sewing machine. No weird noises, no hesitation, no smoke, etc.Prior to me getting this truck, it had sat for 6 years. It was owned by an older couple who used it as a second vehicle to take camping and drive around town occasionally. In 2011, the brakes failed on the truck, and it was parked. I was told at that time it wasn't being used that much and that it had just been parked in the garage and the plan was to get it repaired when there was time. This being said, I've replaced many on the brake components. In 2018 I replaced the master cylinder, front pads and rotors, rear shoes, wheel cylinders and all the hardware. I also replaced a small section of hardline at the rear axle that had developed a small hole that created the brake failure. At that time I also replaced all of the emergency brake cables and it works excellent. I also rebuilt the front axle at that time. The knuckles were leaking oil pretty bad, so I redid all of the front axles seals and bearing. A new steering dampener was added and all tie rod ends were inspected, greased and new boots were added.As you can see, the truck has been lifted. It uses and Old Man Emu Lift w/ greasable shackles and a set of Ranchi 5000 shocks with adjustable dampening. The 33x12.5r15 tires have 4000 miles on them as do the wheels. The gearing is stock and the axles have open differentials. My plan in the coming year or so was to add a rear locker, but I haven't gotten there quite yet.Looking under the hood, you will notice a few upgrades. The intake has been cleaned, sand blasted and re-coated. At that time I also added a set of Tri-Mil headers. The carburetor and header combo along with a new 2” exhaust really woke this engine up. The engine has also been completely de-smogged. All emissions equipment has been removed and the stock smog pump has been replaced with an aftermarket pulley. The engine is turned over using a high torque Mean Green starter. The belts were replaced in 2018 and the Air Conditioning System was also disassembled, cleaa as Ned and completely rebuilt at that time. The AC in this truck blows cold and uses R-134. As you can see, I've added a snorkel kit to this truck and have built a completely sealed intake from the carburetor, to the top of the snorkel. Under the hood, I have also replaced multiple heater coolant lines, new alternator in 2020 and I have replaced the windshield was fluid tank with and aftermarket pump and tank. The body on this truck is in pretty good shape. The paint does have its fair share, of chips, dings and scratches, but presents well from 10 feet away. I will stress that you should not expect this too be a perfect paint job. The previous owner had the truck painted sometime in the mid 2000's. The windshield and seal was also replaced at that time. I was told that the previous windshield was crack and that he had some rust repair done under the windshield. When I got the truck, it had the normal rust over the rear wheel arches and lower quarters. This has all been cut out and replaced with new metal. As you can see, the rear quarters have been raised and the custom rear bumper acts as sliders underneath. The lower portion of this truck has been prepped and coated with raptor liner for protection. The wheel wheels were also done at that time.You will notice the truck has custom front and rear bumpers as well as a fell roof rack. These were all built in 2019 and are tough as nails. All of the lighting on the bumpers and roof rack is in good working order and operate via a switch panel in the center console. Over 100 feet of wire a hours of time were spent getting all of this hooked up and working. I've added a big aluminum skid plate over the rear fuel tank and the front 13,000 lb Xbull winch with synthetic line works excellent. Unfortunately, I have misplace the plug in control for the winch, but I do have a Bluetooth remote for it that allows the winch to work wirelessly. The interior is in nice condition with some added upgrades. The carpet was replaced in 2029 along with some new Corbeau front seats. I've had the rear seat upholstered to match the fronts. The dashboard has a cap on it and I have never taken it off to look underneath, but I imaging the top of the dash has cracks in it under the cap. All of the door panels and rear cargo panels have been reupholstered using marine grade vinyl along with heavy duty outdoor fabric. The front seatbelts have also been replaced. When I got the truck, the headliner was toast. My local shop wanted over $1000 to redo it and at the time, I opted out. I made my own wooden plank headliner and called it a day. I like the looks of it and I think it fits the adventure vibe of the truck. If you're not that into it, it can easily be removed and a original put back in. I've also replaced the dome light with a much brighter led light that actually allows you to see inside the cab.What is wrong with the truck? Not much to be honest. (1) There are a few spots of surface rust that I have covered with Por-15. There is a small a rear inside the door on the A-pillar pinch seam, one area inside the rear tailgate lower lip and one small area on the rear passenger side roof. All of these areas are surface and not rust holes and have been treated. They are not bad, but they need to be mentioned. (2) There are two small holes underneath the battery on the inner fender liner. I have been meaning to weld them up, but they are non structural and not very big and it became one of those “down the road” projects I hadn't gotten too yet. (3) the engine leaks a small amount of oil from the oil pan….I should backtrack a minute here and mention something about the engine that I forgot to mention. I was told by the previous owner that this engine had been rebuilt by the owner before him. I cannot confirm this, but I can confirm that the top end of the engine had been rebuilt and new head gasket has been put in. This is via documentation I received with the truck. The rest of it i can only say what I've been told. When I received the truck, the engine block was already painted orange and the cylinder head had a rebuild tag on the back. I would not be surprised if this engine was in fact rebuilt based on how well it runs and the power that it makes, but again, I cannot confirm.… back to that leak…It's always leaked a small amount from the oil pan area. I have never really looked into it as it has never been enough to bother, but it needs to be mentioned.I'm sure there are some things that I'm missing, but please feel free to ask any questions you may have. I am an honest seller and want to make sure you know exactly what this truck is. I have over 200 pictures and have no problem sending them over upon request. Thanks for looking and happy bidding!

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