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1989 FJ62 12HT Turbo Diesel

This FJ62 is a Toyota purist’s dream. The owner gathered all of the best components from 60 series Land Cruisers in all markets, and put them all together in one rig. It’s got a 12HT turbo diesel, an H55F 5 spd, a full float rear axle, cable differential lockers, and more. These components are all the best of the best, but were never offered all together in a left-hand-drive 60 series. The result is one bad-ass FJ62.

Mechanically and cosmetically, this Land Cruiser has held up well. There is some corrosion visible on the body just below the fuel door, and on the roof.

Please see the owners accounting of the work done to the vehicle during his stewardship.

Asking price is $65,000. This vehicle is located at PRLC and is available for inspection by appointment. Please contact the shop with interest.

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6/2011 – (215,532 miles) Purchased, conversion done in California, unknown miles on 12HT
2012 – (217,000) Began restoration at reputable LC shop in Florida. (Precise milage at the time restoration began is a bit unclear.)
$15K rebuild of 12HT, rebuild injection pump
G-Turbo, custom SS exhaust
New H55, transfer case and twin stick
4+ suspension and shackle reversal
Cable locking differentials
Disc brakes all around, hydraulic “emergency ” brake locks
Kaymar rear bumper
4+ front bumper
custom modified 8274
Long range fuel tank
(5) Stockton Wheel 16×8 (no spacers)
Rock sliders and rear quarter protection, (welded to frame)
prime and paint ( changed color from Red to beige)
Dynamat interior including roof
New headliner
Re upholster Ricaro front (leather) and back seat (vinyl)
New carpet kit
D Stern head lamp upgrade controller
Cadillac horns
Wagon gear tailgate storage and cargo side panels
2013- Project complete
6/2014 – (219,664) 1,997 on rebuild, more brake work, never satisfied with the brake job.
4/2015- Rebuild 3rd member and new wheel bearings
Restored to original Freeborn red. Proper repair of A pillar corrosion and roof gutter. Super high quality/ professional paint restoration.
Removed engine- Vortex lined engine bay
Complete rebuild of entire braking system, ( front discs – drums in the rear)
Powder coated rims / new Cooper 255/85 R16 / 10STA
2020 – The Year of the Covid- Spring – my LC was returned to me in Florida.
8/2020 – (232,670) 15,760 total miles on rebuilt 12HT
2021 – Mostly because I was bored:
Rebuilt G-Turbo and ceramic coat
Rebuilt injectors
Hot-Jet coat exhaust manifold and heat shields, all new gaskets and o-rings
Rebuilt starter
New alternator
(2) new batteries
R/R steering Tie-rod ends and dampener
New (used) dash
New head lamps