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1965 Toyota Landcruiser FJ 45 - FJ-45: In The Red

Posted in Features on January 1, 2005
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It is rare to find FJ-45 Land Cruisers on the trails today, and seldom will you see one in such fine repair as this. Intent on not allowing the vintage four-by to slip into the automotive trash bin, Ed Evans rescued the old truck and took it to T&J Performance Center, where Mike and Tom Barnett stripped it down to the frame and began a month-long restoration. Of course, they performed a wide range of upgrades as well, making this old beauty much more trail-worthy because the owner was anxious to get it back in the dirt and rocks. While Ed still has a few more modifications planned somewhere down the road, he's content for now to get his vintage iron back on the trail where it belongs.

SPECIFICATIONS
Year/make/model: 1965 {{{Toyota}}} FJ-45
  Land Cruiser
Owner/hometown: Ed Evans/Rancho Santa
  Margarita, California
Engine: '03 LS1 Vortec 350
Transmission: New Venture 4500
Transfer case: Stock
Frontend: Stock
Rearend: Stock with ARB Air Locker
Ring-and-pinion: 4.10
Suspension: Stock
Tires/wheels: 35x12.50x15 Super
  Swampers/15x10-inch
  steel wheels

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