I have been building cars most of my life. At the age of 70, I still take on a project with the intent to make everything look and perform well. The engine has more power than you will ever need and the 4 wheel drive climbs like a mule. Even though the engine has been upgraded it still performs and drives like a Toyota FJ40. The enjoyment for me is in the build with my friend and the finish product. This is priced well under the value and the price is equivalent to the work done without the thousands of hours of labor. I have all photos from start to finish and all receipts no BS here.
Frame off restoration completed within the last 3 months. This was a 2 year build. The frame was sand blasted and powder coated and the body was bead blasted with little to no rust was exposed. The front and rear differentials were inspected and parts replaced as needed and repainted. The all new manual brake system was replaced from the brake clips and brake lines, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brake shoes etc. The original 3 speed transmission and transfer case were inspected and repairs and adjustments were made as needed. All U joints were replaced new, differential seals were replaced as needed.
ENGINE: V8 Ford 302 5.0 out of a 1968 Mustang was fully rebuilt crankshaft up to include all caskets, heads, valves, lifters, seals with RV Cam with only 250 miles on it since built and headers, 3 inch exhaust, all new hoses and wires, 650 Edelbrock carburator, Billet pullies, new hot electronic ignition, high volume aluminum radiator with electric fan, no shortcuts. New heavy duty clutch, new pressure plate, fly wheel and throw out bearing and hydraulic cylinder.
SUSPENSION: Original Toyota suspension, refurbished, inspected and repaired as needed, with new SkyJacker shocks, all tie rod bushings replaced and any and all seals as needed.
Custom front and rear bumpers out of 10 guage steel. Front bumper has built-in tow bar hitch, with removable towable, new 9000 lb winch with remote control, 4X4 LED heavy duty running lights and 6 inch LED headlight, new front turn signals, 1983 Toyota rear tail lights built into the custom bumper with no wires exposed and two 2x2 LED lights back up under bumper.
BODY: Interior black LINEX, new fuel tank, original Toyota steering wheel with horn cap and horn, new windshield wiper motor, new side mirrors, new window rubbers, new hinges, new hood tie downs, all original details in the cab: stickers, ash tray, glove box, knobs, new emblems, refurbished running boards, roll bar, new upholstered seats, no rear seats, body painted in dark metallic silver with 3 coats of clear, under chassis sprayed with 3 coats of 3M undercoating wheel wells and body only, also comes with a new BEST soft top with canvas half doors in black as well as 2 full metal doors with all new rattles and weather stripping and rebuilt internal parts and new glass. New black seat belts, original gauges refurbished, new transfer case hydraulic clutch, fully rebuilt emergency brake. 80% stainless steel hardware, rebuilt heater and blower
Rear spare tire door with spare, rim and cover, not matching. The whole vehicle rolls on 4 BF Goodrich 31x15x8 all terrain tires on 4 new polished aluminum custom wheels with new lug nuts.
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