FJ60 Restoration, Toyota Cruiser Upgrades & Engine Swaps
Our adept team provides Toyota FJ Cruiser upgrades and engine swaps. Bring in your FJ60 for a high end restoration or V8 engine swap. Call us today.
What Makes the FJ60 and all land cruisers so desirable is the fact that they are a unique, long lasting vehicle that retain their value over the years instead of depreciate. They are also normally sold only in other countries outside of the USA.
Model Years We Work On For The FJ60
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The Land Cruiser 60 series was produced from 1980 through 1990 for most markets but the Cumana Plant in Venezuela continued until 1992 for their local market. It is a front engine, four-door wagon which can seat five to eight people. Like all Land Cruiser generations, it is well known in the off-road world for its off-road abilities but was somewhat limited by its awkward departure angles. The 60 series was available in the following solid exterior colors: Alpine White, Brown, Desert Beige, Freeborn Red, Royal Blue; and in the following metallic exterior colors: Charcoal Gray, Cognac, Gray-Blue, Rootbeer, Sky Blue, Stardust Silver. This model and others below are available for complete FJ60 restoration.
- 1980 — The 60 series was introduced. While still retaining the rugged off-road characteristics of previous Land Cruisers, the 60 was designed to better compete in the emerging sports utility vehicle market. The 60 was given a variety of comforts like air conditioning, a rear heater, and an upgraded interior. The FJ60’s “2F” petrol engine was left unchanged from the “40” series while six-cylinder 4.0 L 2H and four-cylinder 3.4 L 3B diesel engines were added to the product line.
- 1981 – Land Cruiser sales surpassed 1 million and a high-roof version was introduced. The 60 series was introduced to South Africa when a stock Land Cruiser competed in the Toyota 1000 km Desert Race in the punishing wilds of Botswana.
- 1984 – This was the final year for the 40 series.
- 1984 – Alongside the 60 series, the 70 series was introduced.
- 1985 – The Direct-injection 12H-T turbodiesel engine was introduced.
- 1988 – The petrol engine was upgraded to a 4.0 L 3F-E EFI engine. The FJ62G VX-Series was introduced allowing the Land Cruiser to be sold in Japan as a passenger vehicle.