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Watch this 2000 Land Cruiser 100 Series go from stock to rock (ready) in a little under four minutes. The project was done by Cruiser Outfitters in preparation for the Baja 1000. They dubbed the truck, Project Death Star.

The video description states that the whole build was done in 48 hours.

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There’s a very nicely built FJ60 Land Cruiser for sale in Los Angeles right now. This one has ditched the inline six in favor of a CARB-legal, Chevy 350 V-8 crate motor. The suspension has been upgraded as well to Fox 2.0 reservoir shocks. Other highlights: on-board air with a 2.5-gallon accumulator tank, dual batteries, rear diff. lock. The list goes on.

This FJ60 has 320k miles on the body, 20k on the motor and drivetrain. It’s located in Claremont, California, and is being offered for $21,000.

See the rest of the post for a bunch of photos and the full ad text.

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Photo: Bruce Dorn

Expedition Portal does a nice job of covering ARB’s latest Jeep Wrangler build with a good write-up and a gorgeous set of photos by Bruce Dorn.

Check out the article here: VFOTW: ARB-built Jeep Wrangler

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Of the many trucks for sale in the Expedition Portal forum, here are three stand outs: a 2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, professionally converted into a 2-door truck; a nicely built 2004 Discovery with RoverTym mods; and a 1976 Chevy 1-ton, long-bed truck with a massive 513 c.i.d. Cadillac big-block V8. Read the rest of this entry »

You don’t see this every day…

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This is a “Spotted” post but in this case the seller of this beautifully restored FJ45 Troopy spotted me (or the site rather). It’s WCXC’s first seller submission. Here’s the story:

The seller states that this right-hand-drive, 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Troopy started its life in Australia where it racked up only 127,000 km (~79, 400 miles). In 2011, it was legally imported into the U.S. and given a ground-up, frame-off restoration during which the frame and body were stripped, chemical dipped, and epoxy sealed. The frame was then painted with POR-15, and the body got a fresh respray. Truck has clocked 600 km (~375 miles) since then.

The seller also reports that the engine, the venerable 4.2-liter 2F, was rebuilt, balanced, and blueprinted. A new H55F, 5-speed manual transmission was fitted and mated to custom drive shafts. The suspension is an Old Man Emu system, fitted with heavy springs, and greasable shackles and spring pins. The addition of custom sway bars are said to virtually eliminate body roll while cornering. The seller further reports that the axles, differentials and transfer case have all been refreshed with new Toyota parts. Six new 33″ BFGs round out the picture — no pun intended.

Up front, the ARB bull bar is ready for your choice of winch. Out back, a dual swing-away bumper, carries two spares and a Hi-Lift jack (not pictured but said to be included). The roof and doors are removable.

Perhaps the biggest change from stock is the conversion to a dual-fuel system, meaning the truck can run on propane or gasoline. The big advantage of propane is significantly reduced vehicle emissions. Cleaner burning fuel also means a cleaner, longer lasting engine. On the downside, propane packs about 25% less power per gallon than gasoline does. It also sells for about 25% less than gasoline, based on national averages. According to Petersen’s 4Wheel & Offroad propane’s relative lack of punch should only result in a 10% drop in mileage. But a 10% mileage loss at a 25% savings means you’ll still come out ahead. With 12 gallons of gasoline, and 15 gallons of propane on board, the range should be an improvement over the stock 22 gallon tank.

The seller goes on to say that throughout the $72,000 restoration, every nut, bolt, seal, and bearing on the truck was replaced — nothing was left untouched. The result is an almost 30-year-old truck that looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor.

The cost of this beige beauty with comfortable seating for eleven? Significantly less than cost of the restoration at $55,000. Given what restored FJ40s have been selling for at auction lately, this Troopy seems like quite a deal.

Click here to email the seller directly. The truck is located in northern Colorado.

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I’ve been taking planes a lot lately and got to wondering how they’re built. Well, here’s how they do it. This time lapse video shows the assembly of an Airbus A380.


Here’s a very nicely equipped, relatively low mileage, 4×4 Isuzu Pickup that’s ready for any off-road adventure. It has a full exoskeleton and rack, Old Man Emu suspension, a winch, ARB locking differentials, and brake and transfer case upgrades. Very nice. It even has a 5-speed, a rare find in “recent” off-road vehicles.

The seller is doing an interesting thing by offering the truck for a variable price of $5,000 – $9,000, depending on how much of the equipment you’d like to leave on the truck with the purchase. If you’d like it all, hurry before he parts it out. You could never build this truck for the asking price.

Link Trail: Expo Forums

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