Throwback Thursday: Toyota FJ40 LandCruiser restoration

ByDean MellorJuly 2, 2020
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Throwback Thursday: Toyota FJ40 LandCruiser restoration

This time lapse LandCruiser restoration is epic!

In this week’s Throwback Thursday we’ve got an awesome time-lapse LandCruiser restoration – a video showing a frame-off, no-expense-spared restoration of a 1974 Toyota LandCruiser FJ40.

The time-lapse LandCruiser restoration video, which was produced by Clarence B’s Old School Garage in the US, is not a short one at 40-minutes long, but it shows – in great detail – exactly what’s involved in making a 46 year old LandCruiser look absolutely brand-spanking new again.

The restoration was filmed over a year and there were 1400 hours of hard work put into it. The old Cruiser is brought back to totally original condition, other than the fitment Old Man Emu shock absorbers and later-model replacement doors.

The team who performed this restoration says it can help customers source the right LandCruiser in Costa Rica, import it to the US and have a similar restoration done to the one you can see in this time-lapse video. Of course, if you live here in Australia there are plenty of other restoration experts who can help you get your Cruiser looking like new again.

Anyway, here’s the complete 40-minute video:

If you don’t have the time to watch the whole thing, here are links to different stages of the restoration:

1:05 – Engine

1:55 – Shocks

2:15 – Tranny/Drivetrain

2:48 – Parking brake

3:20 – Exhaust

4:28 – Alternator Rebuild

5:09 – Fuel lines

5:31 – First Start Up

6:52 – Undercarriage

6:56 – Wiring Harness

7:12 Steering Wheel/Column

8:02 – Pull Switch

8:20 – Horn

8:50 – Gauge Cluster

10:15 – Brakes/Hubs

12:57 – Body Prep

23:58 – Paint

24:24 – Body Assembly

25:24 – Windshield

26:02 – Seat Upholstery

27:03 – Fuel Hoses

27:18 – Headlights/Bib

27:25 – Seats/Roll Bar

27:39 – Firewall

27:54 – Wiring Harness

28:02 – Dash

28:35 – Tranny Cover

28:42 – Seats

29:00 – Fuel Tank

30:32 – Accelerator Linkage

31:20 – Radio

31:48 – Wiper Motor

32:55 – Rear Windows

33:05 – Front Doors

34:44 – Hardtop Headliner

35:46 – Heater Rebuild

37:06 – Rear Doors

37:38 – Wheels/Winch

37:53 – Finish

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