Legacy Overload: Welcome Project Meranti

Sometimes improving on a great thing makes for an excellent thing. In this Desert Storm Tan colored, fully loaded FJ40 project, the drivetrain was upgraded with a brand new General Motors 5.7L V8 crate engine and 700R4 four-speed automatic gearbox. Inconspicuously integrated, the V8 engine and automatic gearbox maintain the classic look of the Land Cruiser FJ40 while giving it that classic V8 power and rumble.

Matching the exterior, the interior has been finished in beautifully designed vegan leather, maintaining the original styling, but accentuating it with edge piping in the color of the car and with microperforated sitting areas. Front seats, doors, cubby box and dash pads, are all upholstered, offset from the floor that is covered by an easy-to-maintain custom made textured vinyl carpet with edge trim.

More is more

Sometimes improving on a great thing makes for an excellent thing. In this Desert Storm Tan colored, fully loaded FJ40 project, the drivetrain was upgraded with a brand new General Motors 5.7L V8 crate engine and 700R4 four-speed automatic gearbox. Inconspicuously integrated, the V8 engine and automatic gearbox maintain the classic look of the Land Cruiser FJ40 while giving it that classic V8 power and rumble. This is an FJ40 ready to negotiate any driving condition.  Mechanical upgrades abound throughout the build including, disc brakes front and rear, disc parking brakes, Old Man Emu leaf springs and suspension components, Terrain Tamer gas shocks, custom-built fuel tank, power steering, and much more. The exterior has been tastefully enhanced to feature LED headlamps, rear utility lamp, jerry can painted in the color of the car, hi-lift jack, and meaty BFGoodrich Mud/Terrain tires.

Beautiful on the inside

Matching the exterior, the interior has been finished in beautifully designed vegan leather, maintaining the original styling, but accentuating it with edge piping in the color of the car and with microperforated sitting areas. Front seats, doors, cubby box and dash pads, are all upholstered, offset from the floor that is covered by an easy-to-maintain custom made textured vinyl carpet with edge trim. Other creature comforts include air conditioning, RestroSound Long Beach radio with Bluetooth and Sirius XM satellite radio, four premium speakers, USB charging port, and much more. In this comprehensively and meticulously restored FJ40 there is no compromising functionality and comfort.

Some of the highlights include:

 

  • Painted in Desert Storm Tan color
  • Underbody and doorsteps painted with Raptor paint for extra protection
  • Hard top with rear ambulance doors
  • GM 350ci small block V8 gasoline new crate engine
  • Weber 600 CFM carburetor with electric choke
  • Edelbrock 700R4 4-speed brand new automatic transmission
  • Hydraulic Saginaw power steering
  • Upgraded disc brakes front and rear
  • BFGoodrich Mud/Terrain KM3 285/75R16
  • 16” OEM steel wheels
  • Chrome OEM hub caps
  • Old Man Emu light load +2” leaf springs
  • Old Man Emu suspension components (shackles, bushings etc)
  • Terrain Tamer gas shocks
  • Galvanized hardware throughout
  • Front Aisin manual lockers
  • Late model square style grille bezel
  • Front bumper D-rings
  • LED headlamps
  • OEM-style yellow lamp fog lamps
  • Jerry can (10L) painted in car color with wear license plate holder with lamps
  • Rear LED utility light
  • Spare wheel on swing-out carrier
  • Interior handcrafted in black vegan with microperforated sections and edge trim
  • Front original bucket seats
  • Rear foldable benches with lap belts
  • Custom fabricated cubby box
  • Vinyl floor mat with edge trim
  • Sound deadening mat on floors and inside doors
  • Under dash slim line air conditioning unit (hot / cold)
  • RetroSound Long Beach Bluetooth enabled media receiver with Sirius XM satellite radio
  • Four Pioneer speakers, two front and two rear in custom speaker boxes
  • USB charging port

 

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