We offer both stage 2 and stage 3 restorations on 60 series Land Cruisers. The more common of these is a stage 2. A stage 2 restoration includes a complete vehicle repair and refinish of all body components and subcomponents (except for the engine compartment which is often refinished as an a la carte item). We remove body accessories including bumpers, lights, emblems, and trim. Then we remove and disassemble the doors, hatch, tailgate, and hood. The interior is removed. Then we repair all body damage and rust. All body components are refinished using highest quality materials. Additionally, all related zinc hardware is refinished. Usually, the wheel wells and rocker panels are finished in our two part Polyurea spray liner. The interior is reupholstered in the customer’s choice of materials. Then the vehicle is reassembled using new OEM restoration parts wherever possible. This restoration is often coupled with other repairs and/or modifications, but the base restoration labor varies from $35,000 – $55,000.
A stage 3 restoration is much more thorough. It includes everything above, plus removal of the body and a complete chassis restoration. The frame and all related suspension and body components are sandblasted and powder coated. The axles and other mechanical components are also disassembled, rebuilt, and cosmetically restored. Every fastener, bolt, clip, clamp, and spring is refinished or renewed. The underside of the body is stripped and resprayed with our two part Polyurea spray liner. In a stage 3 restoration, the engine compartment is always refinished so a color change can be done at no additional cost. This is an extremely detailed process, usually taking over a thousand hours, which results virtually in a brand new/rebuilt vehicle. This type of restoration is almost always coupled with one or more of our common custom modifications. The base price for a stage 3 restoration varies from $65,000 – $90,000 and builds of this nature often exceed $125,000 with custom features added.