Land Cruiser with a 1FZ Inline-Six

1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 with a 4.5 L 1FZ-FE inline-six

The FJ Company in Miami, Florida specializes in restoring classic Toyota Land Cruisers. Their President Juan Calle decided he wanted his own FJ project for family trips.

1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 with a 4.5 L 1FZ-FE inline-six

1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 with a 4.5 L 1FZ-FE inline-six

They started with a worn but decent 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43. The team then completely stripped everything down for a body-off restoration.

1982 Land Cruiser with a 1FZ-FE Inline-Six

1982 Land Cruiser with a 1FZ-FE Inline-Six

The original factory motor was replaced with a 4.5 L Toyota 1FZ-FE inline-six running off a Haltech fuel injection system. The engine makes 210 horsepower and around 275 lb-ft of torque.

1982 Land Cruiser with a 1FZ-FE Inline-Six

1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 with a 4.5 L 1FZ-FE inline-six

The four-wheel-drive system was updated with a five-speed manual transmission from a FJ80 and ARB Air Locker differentials in the front and rear.

1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 with a 4.5 L 1FZ-FE inline-six

1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 with a 4.5 L 1FZ-FE inline-six

Handling was also increased thanks to a ARB Old Man Emu 4×4 suspension kit, power steering rack, and front disc brakes.

1982 Land Cruiser with a 1FZ-FE Inline-Six

1982 Land Cruiser with a 1FZ-FE Inline-Six

1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 with a 4.5 L 1FZ-FE inline-six

1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 with a 4.5 L 1FZ-FE inline-six

Source: FJ Company (more photos)

One Comment

  1. JimmyinTEXAS

    This looks like a great project, well thought out and executed. It is almost enough to make me wish I was living in FL so I could get eyes on.

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