La Aduana: 1987 FJ60 Toyota Land Cruiser

The folks over at Adventure Driven always find cool trucks, and this 60 series would certainly make an interesting prospect for an overland build. With fresh rebuilds on darn near everything it is ready for whatever trip you throw at it; be it a drive to the coffee shop or a journey to South America. Check out the original advertisement below.

For Sale a rust free Arizona 1987 FJ60 with original paint located in Flagstaff AZ. Clear title in hand. This Land Cruiser has had a ton of work done recently. It has been a daily driver for a couple of years now. This 60 series is a perfect candidate for a Overland build, It has everything you need and nothing you don’t. Very original with nothing cut up and hacked on. This cruiser is a treat to drive and is extremely reliable. No expense was spared rebuilding the engine, 5 speed transmission and t-case rebuild. This cruiser is solid and needs very little done to be adventure ready.

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All parts installed are factory Toyota parts where posable, any non available Toyota part was substituted with the highest quality parts available.



1 Full original engine rebuild, including new short block, crankshaft, camshaft, pushrods, lifters, oil sending gauge, pistons, connecting rods, rod bearings, rings, main bearings, oil pump, oil pan, new distributor cap, new spark plug wires(Bosch), motor mounts, tranny mounts, new clutch hydraulics (Asin), new clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing, pilot bearing.(154,000)

2 Old Man Emu suspension. 2.5 inch medium in front superheavy duty in back nitro charger shocks anti inversion shackles. (160,000)

3 ARB air compressor (160,000)

4 Ammo can center console (160,000)

5 New alternator and starter (both Bosch) (170,000

6 New brake master cylinder (Aisin) (168,000)

7 New h55f tranny, shift lever, shift knob,fully rebuilt transfer case bearings, bushings,seals, boots, and shafts including gears.    8 New clutch, pressure plate, pilot bearing previous only had 20k, new gear oil (174,500)

9 Choke cable  assembly (150,000)

10 Engine cooling fan (150,000)

11 Carb cooling fan (160,00)

12 Front window regulators (SOR) (168,000)

13 New Goodyear Armortracs (159,000)

14 New coolant hoses total of 8 (150,000)

15 Head job including valve job new head gasket (152,000)

16 New fuel pump (Kyosan) 173,00)

17 30k service  battery service, brake bleed, clutch hydraulic bleed, air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs (NGK), power steering flush, new gear oil in both diffs and tranny/transfer case, repacked front wheel bearings, greased drivelines, tire rotation, rear drum service, and valve adjustment.

18 Oil changes done every 4K they have been done early rather than late. Only using Toyota D3 filter and new drain washer and Castrol 5w-30 conventional. Driveline greased during every oil change.



I also have itemized receipts in hand that list all gaskets and seals etc.

Full disclosure :

-front wiper wash spray motor does not work

-rear diff makes noise at high speeds when deceleration, needs rebuild

-trip meter does not work

For more information, contact Gabe at 928-432-5648 or Seth at 928-606-3867 in Flagstaff

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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.