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Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration

Decker’s did a Complete Body off Frame up Rebuild and Restoration on this Cruiser. All photo documented. New paint over original green. Absolutely zero rust. Show perfect and trail ready. Rubicon proven. California smog legal. Virtually everything was disassembled and refurbished, replaced or upgraded. This Cruiser is a pleasure to drive on the street and very capable on the trail.


Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration
Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration

DRIVE TRAIN:

  • Front axle completely gone through with all new bearings, gaskets and seals and filled with Red Line oil
  • New mini truck birfields.
  • Front ARB locking differential actuated by an air switch rather than a solenoid.
  • New Aisin locking hubs.
  • Saginaw power steering.
  • All new ball joints.
  • New drop pitman arm.
  • New brake pads and calipers. 
  • Butch Built front Pumpkin Hat for diff protection and recessed allen bolt drain plug.
  • Rear axle completely gone through with all new bearings, gaskets and seals, backlash and preload set to factory specs and filled with Red Line oil.
  • New brake shoes and cylinders.
  • Locking rear differential.
  • New clutch disk, pressure plate, throw out bearing and carrier, slave and master cylinders and pilot bearing, throw out arm and pivot and flywheel resurfaced.
  • Australian 4 speed transmission with granny low 4.95 : 1 with all new seals and gaskets and filled with Red line oil.
  • Warden’s billet transfer case with Marlin Crawler gears with all new seals, bushings and bearings, new output shaft, fork and Warden’s complete rebuild kit. Filled with Red Line oil.



Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration
Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration

Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration
Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration

Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration
Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration

EXTRAS:

  • Aluminum wheels with 35" mud tires and black Rock Crawler wheels with 35" mud tires.
  • ARB compressor plumbed to air tank in front bumper.
  • Decker front bumper with air tank, winch mount and 2 recovery D rings.
  • Decker brush guard.
  • Reconditioned Warn winch with new cable.
  • Decker rear bumper with tow receiver and recovery D ring. Has protection plates 
  • for stock taillights and holes for recovery shackles on both sides.
  • Decker swing out tire carrier and cooler rack. Single latch operation, back up light and Hi Lift mount.
  • Bushwhacker flares
  • Rocker panel protection plates
  • Rear diamond plate. no rust underneath!
  • Under body Rock lights
  • Decker roof rack mounted behind main roll bar hoop.
  • New rear gas tank with Decker skid plate.
  • Decker traction bar 
  • Front of rear wheel wells modified for tire clearance when wheel is in bump.
  • Specter Woodland Camo Bikini with shade screen.
  • Spectre Woodland Camo Spare Cover.
  • 1 ½” body lift
  • All new poly body mounts and new bolts
  • Floor mats
  • Halogen headlamps
  • New front turn signal lamp assemblies



Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration
Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration

Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration
Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration

Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration
Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration

INTERIOR: 

  • Factory seats restored to original.
  • Decker's locking console with optional speaker box.
  • AM-FM Cassette with 4 speakers 2 in doors and 2 in speaker box
  • Dash box
  • New 3 point seat belts plus 2 point belts for off road
  • All dash knobs restored to original
  • CB with external speaker
  • Heater restored and new defroster hoses
  • Glove box door and gage cluster nickel-plated
  • Grant GT steering wheel
  • Clutch and brake pedal assemblies removed, bead blasted and repainted.
  • New clutch and brake pedal pads
  • New kick vent seals
  • Gas pedal assembly replated to original
  • New rear view mirror
  • Flash light mount
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Wiring harness removed and reconditioned
  • New gear shifting instructions plate on glove box
  • Interior of tub, seat backs and ½ doors sprayed in black urethane Rhino Lining
  • Seats raised 2" and drivers seat moved back for legroom
  • New OEM and stainless nuts and bolts 
  • New transfer case shift boot
  • All gages and electrics work
  • Cargo tie down brackets.



Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration
Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration

SUSPENSION:

  • Modified 4" lift springs does 1244 on a 23 degree ramp and 1440 on a 20 degree ramp
  • Shackle reversal
  • Rear drop shackles
  • Greasable shackle pins.
  • 1 1/8” wheel spacers



Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration
Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration

ENGINE and UNDER HOOD:

  • Carb rebuilt by Jim Chenowith
  • Downey header
  • New 2 ½” exhaust and Flowmaster
  • New plug wires
  • Valve cover and thermostat cover bead blasted and clear coated
  • New windshield washer tank and motor.
  • New belts
  • New hoses as needed.
  • Separate wiring harness and fuse block for rock lights, fuel tank selector, BU lights, radio memory and CB
  • Battery tray bead blasted and Rhino lined
  • New fuel filters
  • New oil filter and Red line oil
  • New battery cables
  • Optima battery
  • New wiring grommets
  • Bolt on brackets replated to OEM



Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration
Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration

BODY:

  • Body was completely removed and disassembled.
  • Rear body corners cut to same height as rear. 
  • Underneath of tub undercoated using 3M rubberized undercoating.
  • All caulking removed from seams and recaulked.
  • Half doors made from early style doors with custom fabricated door strikers and brackets that attach to late style door opening limiters, new weatherstrip. 
  • Kayline half door tops fit into half doors to make full doors. 
  • New door hinge bushings
  • Repainted with Dupont Centari paint, color sanded and buffed out.
  • New OEM radio antenna
  • Fiberglass front fenders with ¾” cut from sides and 1 ½” cut from front for tire clearance
  • Fiberglass drop tailgate with new weatherstrip
  • New OEM windshield and weatherstrip
  • New OEM hood latches
  • New OEM windshield latches for when the windshield is down
  • New hood to core support rubbers
  • New hood to upper fender rubbers
  • New OEM windshield mount mirror arms and aftermarket mirrors.
  • New hood hinge rubber gaskets
  • New “Land Cruiser” emblems on front upper fender panels
  • “Land Cruiser” front head light bezel Gozzard
  • All bolt holes retapped
  • Hard top disassembled restored and repainted.
  • New headliner
  • Custom 1/2 rear ambulance doors close above tailgate.



Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration
Toyota Hardtop (FJ40-1976) - Rebuild and Restoration

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