Original Post | Submitted by: Captain_Cognac on 2013-04-26 09:35:06 | |
This is a brand new no expense spared just completed frame-off restoration Right Hand Drive FJ45. It's one of the finest Troopy in existence. This truck has test/tune miles only. Every part on this truck is brand new. It was built as a dream vehicle with cost being of no concern. The total restoration and parts cost came to $131,000. 1983 is the most desired Land Cruiser model year, commonly called the "Holy Grail" collect-ability and value estimated to be 25-30% more than any other model year.
This Troopy was imported from Australia in 2008. It was used as a tourist transport vehicle in the bush. It was bought with the intention of making it the finest Troopy in the world. It started by compiling a dream list of options and finished with the same best of best mentality. There is an incredible amount of one-off custom work, parts seen only on high end hot rods, incredible attention to detail throughout. The Troopy was never sold in the USA new, there are only a handful of them in the states, with none close to this level.
GM crate motor fuel injected Ramjet 350, small block chevy with 350 horse power. March pulleys/accessories/power steering/Air Conditioning on a serpentine belt system. AA adaptor kit to original Toyota 4 speed transmission and transfer case. Disc brake front axle, full floater non US rear end with 3.73 gears. 1 1D2 in suspension lift. Warn 8000 lb winch on HFS bumper, Man A Fre rear swing out bumper. Custom A/C and heat system. Custom exhaust with Flowmaster 50 series muffler with dual exits (not obnoxious, but when you slam the pedal you will hear it). Speedometer was changed to MPH. Painless wiring harness, aluminum radiator, electric fan. I could go on and on regarding the parts, I think the pictures show it, would take several pages to list them all.
Every metal piece was media blasted and painted with the best PPG products. Any rust was cut out and replaced with metal. The colors are Toyota Sandstorm Beige and GM Bright White. This is a base/clear paint wet sanded to perfection. Vast improvement over the crude original single stage paint Toyota did in 83. The top and bottom of the tub, inner fenders, inside of top and lid, under hood, steps are all Raptor lined col matched. This product lays very nice, is not clumpy, provides years of durable protection from heat and wear. The seats all came from Iron Pig, the rear are tuck and tumble. Stainless hardware throughout. Mickey Thompson 31/10.5/15 tires on MT aluminum wheels.
This vehicle is being sold as-is, where is, with no warranty expressed written, or implied. The seller has described this vehicle to the best of his knowledge and shall not be responsible for possible missed items or description discrepancies, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. Any and all descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of interested parties to arrange for and pay to have this vehicle thoroughly inspected to their satisfaction. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs or liability.