It wasn’t long ago that we featured the Toyota Hilux Tonka Concept, now we bring news of an FJ Company custom build that was inspired by a Tonka truck the client had as a child. The FJ40 project represents the fulfilment of two dreams – a father passing on his knowledge and passion for classic cars, and a son who brought his father’s legacy full circle.
This 1972 FJ40 Land Cruiser re-build draws heavily from the world of custom hot rods, toy trucks, and Land Cruisers of yore. FJ Company began with a frame-off restoration before the client hand-picked classic features from different eras to suit their style. This included hot rod-inspired paint, Mickey Thompson wheels, Cooper Discoverer A/T3 tires and a body-coloured jerry can. An incredibly nice touch is the bottle opener fixed to the custom front bumper, perfect for beer-o-clock.
The vehicle wasn’t equipped with its original engine, which gave FJ Company the license to go all-out and fully modernise the driving experience. FJ Company rebuilt the Toyota 3F-E engine and paired it with a 5-speed manual transmission. Add in the Old Man Emu suspension, power steering and LED headlights for a Land Cruiser that’s equipped to handle both rough roads and the joys of reverse parking.
Inside, you’ll find a cabin that’s made for kids and dogs, commutes and camping. Raptor bed liner adds a super-tough coating to the floor, preventing scuffs and scratches, while the marine-grade audio system keeps the tunes coming, even in wet conditions. Cabin comfort is further enhanced with the Vintage Air A/C and heated Corbeau Sport Seats with black vinyl trim.
FJ Company takes pride in fulfilling the dreams of lifelong auto enthusiasts. If you’re looking for a vehicle that captures the spirit of a classic era and is also a one-of-a-kind, get in touch with FJ, and they can help make your off-road dreams a reality.
Images: The FJ Company