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Chuck Wigham: 1986 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-60

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2011 on November 1, 2011
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Photographers: 4 Wheel & Off-Road Staff

Driver: Chuck Wigham
Co-Driver: Mike Rasmussen
Stomping Grounds: Divide, CO
If there were an award for the rig that looked the most top-heavy, it would have gone to Chuck Wigham’s ’85 Toyota Land Cruiser. Though the truck may seem tall, it worked extremely well. In fact, Wighams’s well-calculated line choices along with help from his co-driver, Mike Rasmussen, allowed the FJ-60 to shine on the UA. With only minor issues here and there, Wigham got to enjoy the majority of the trip from behind the wheel instead of under the hood. So maybe life is better at the top!


  • Engine: 383ci (stroked TBI 350)
  • Transmission: 700R4
  • Transfer Case: Custom NP203 and Toyota doubler
  • Front Axle: FJ-60 91/4 front axle with 30-spline Longfield axleshafts, Aussie Locker, 4.88 gears
  • Rear Axle: 14-bolt, disc brake conversion, shaved bottom, Grizzly Locker, 4.88 gears


  • Springs & Such: Spring-over axle conversion with factory leaf springs
  • Tires & Wheels: 39-inch BFG Krawlers on 17-inch American Racing wheels
  • Steering: Crossover with hydraulic assist


  • Custom 13/4-inch DOM interior cage, Mile Marker winch, custom sliders and bumpers, York onboard air, 109-inch wheelbase, 81 inches tall, 74 inches wide, 6,000 pounds

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