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Went to my dealership for the 6 month oil change, and while waiting I spotted this Land Cruiser in the showroom. I think it's early '70's but I'm not sure. They had a little slide show running next to it. They tore it down completely to the frame rails and built it back up to showroom condition:





















 

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WOW! That would put any Jeep to shame. Talk about go anywhere. I'd have no use for it but I can certainly admire the huge amount of work that went into it. Wonder why they did that? Rather unusual for a penny pinching dealership eh?
 

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Impressive! It's that kind of thing that puts you on the map and gets people in your showroom.

Of course, they didn't use an '81 Corolla for the show piece. ;)
 

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It might belong to a bigwig at the dealership. I like the heavy duty aftermarket radiator and overflow bottle.


Personally, if this was a daily driver and came into the shop where I work, I would steer clear of the work order. If it doesn't have a check engine light, I'm not interested. If this thing won't start, a high school kid could figure it out.


It must not have any fluids, there are no drips :)
 

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Want to see the FATAL failure in this restoration? Look at the battery :wink::doh::(:oops::p.
 

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Want to see the FATAL failure in this restoration? Look at the battery :wink::doh::(:oops::p.
Oh yeah, I noticed that immediately! They'll be lucky to get 2 years out of that battery!
 

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There's a green one at Crown in Ontario.
Also a beautiful restoration, has a window sticker, I think it was $33k.
 

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I had the pleasure/pain of sitting in those style backseats on some serious offroads. Bashed my head many times on the roll cage and got splashed from the rusted out floorboards. But really it could go anywhere.
 

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I did the next best thing (and saved a bunch of money too)...

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1975 model year FJ40's with removable tops.


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Is it three on the tree? I can't imagine it being an auto. Beautiful.
It never occurred to me at the time, but after looking at this photo it clearly has a clutch but no stick shift, so it must be a column shift.

 
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