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Details about  1979 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40

May be one of the NICEST BJ40 Resto Mod Builds to DATE!

1979 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40

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Jul 22, 2014
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US $25,000.00
Approximately C $30,020.01(including shipping)
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Item location:
Paradise, California, United States
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Vehicle Specifics for 1979 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40
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1979 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40
VIN#: BJ40026598
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  • The vehicle was manufactured prior to 1981.
  • The vehicle didn't have a 17-digit vehicle identification number.
  • The vehicle wasn't intended for the North American market (such as limited production exotics).

Item specifics

Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at ... Read moreabout the condition
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): BJ40026598
Year: 1979 Transmission: Manual
Make: Toyota Body Type: SUV
Model: Land Cruiser Vehicle Title: Clear
Trim: Land Cruiser Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Convertible
Engine: B Diesel 4 Cylinder Safety Features: 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
Drive Type: 4 Wheel Drive Power Options: Power Steering, Hydro Boost Power Brakes
Mileage: 200 Fuel Type: Diesel
Sub Model: BJ40 For Sale By: Private Seller
Exterior Color: Gray Disability Equipped: No
Interior Color: Red and Black Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Number of Cylinders: 4


Where to begin? 

As you can see this cruiser has had the works. Originally purchased in Costa Rica and shipped to the U.S. this cruiser was built with little consideration to a reasonable budget.

Every nut and bolt was removed from the chassis and body and rebuilt to beyond spec. 

Good streetable power with excellent fuel mileage

If you are a serious buyer I would suggest putting in a phone call to discuss the details of this cruiser. The build was completed in December of 2013 so everything has virtually zero miles of use.

Chassis / Drive Train:

Chassis stripped and completely boxed in. Steel wiring conduit was fabricated into the frame rails which houses the rear wiring harness. 

Front shackle reversal and front shackle mounts sleeved with DOM tubing through the frame rail

Custom 4X6 rear bumper with trailer spindle sleeved in the bumper to support the custom rear tire rack

Custom Front bumper which holds a new Warn winch

Axles completely stripped and powder coated

All new bearings, seals and mechanical limited slip carriers installed in both front and rear axles. 

Sagina power steering box, HD DOM tie-rod bar, and new tie rods. 

4 Wheel disc brakes: Front Wilwood and GM rear

CPP hydro boost power brakes

All new brake and fuel lines

Excedy performance clutch

Custom New GM alternator setup

Optima Red Top battery

Rebuilt Injector pump and fuel injectors

All new glow plugs

Rebuilt Starter

New custom Sagina Power steering pump setup

Custom Aluminum radiator with electronically controlled electric fan 185 degrees

New Water Pump 

Custom 2 groove Billet Aluminum Machined Water Pump Pulley

New Therma Stat

All New Belts and Hoses

Completely rebuilt head with OEM head gasket

3" exhaust with magna flow type muffler

Man-a-fre rear fuel tank

17" Custom Ultra Nomad wheels with all brand new A/T Toyo Tires



Power front Tahoe seats with new BMW type upholstery

Rear jump seats: Frames were powder coated, new foam and covers installed to match the front seats

Compact heater unit

Tilt GM column with Flaming river leather wrapped steering wheel

Custom made door panels

Nice CD player with door mounted 6.5" speakers

40 OZ jute with black carpet

Interior metal panels sprayed with a reduced satin black under coating to protect against elements and to provide a softer interior feel

New head liner

Stainless fasteners used through out

Fuel tank removed from the interior



Completely new steel tub

All body panels were stripped inside and out, metal finished to better than new condition, minimal body filler used, primed, under coated or painted with a base coat and 3-4 layers of clear. 

Paint is a BMW grey

All new weather stripping makes for a nice quite ride

Windshield frame was modified and all holes on the body filled to simplify the appearance, and to clean up the body lines. 

70 series front turn signals used

Custom LED tail lights

Converted front doors to the one piece door glass instead of the wing windows. 

All hardware such as door hinges have been powder coated

Hood hinges are billet aluminum

Stainless windshield and hood hooks

Stainless hardware used for almost all assembly

Much Much More!!

This cruiser is a hard one to beat. This ole girl really stands apart and leaves virtually everyone who has ever personally seen it with a jaw drop type of effect... 

Thousands of additional photos available. 

I built this entire cruiser over the last 3 years and there isn't a spec I do not know about so feel free to call and ask ask ask away :)

Purchase with confidence. I have sold a number of cruisers to people all over the country. They are all available as references. I have a resource with a very reputable auto transporter who can assist you with your shipping needs. Should you need more proof that you are in good hands my Dad who is the Chief of Chico, California Police department (Kirk Trostle) is also available as a personal reference.

Best of luck bidding... 




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Item Location:Paradise, California, United States
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