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2F Cruiser Build

The famous Toyota Land Cruiser 2F pick-up is well known for its unique classic look and strong reliable engine! Built on the FJ40 chassis, the FJ45 was the pick-up version of the station wagon. The FJ series were available in a 4-door station wagon, Long Bed pick-up and Short Bed pick-up. The first of the models came out with a 3-speed manual and was later upgraded to a 4-speed manual transmission. These vehicles are becoming more and more sought after. Luckily for Mark, he managed to find the needle in the haystack! This is the removable hard top long load-bed model from the 1980’s. Mark has spent the last 2 years working on restoring the old girl, keeping as much as he could to original spec. This can be tricky with these builds as parts are becoming harder and harder to find, so restoration of existing equipment is always a good start. The interior of this 2F is still in mint condition and a clear image of what we could have expected to see from the factory. Apart from our custom made, grey diamond stitch padded canvas seat covers, door lining and rubberized foot well - the rest of the interior - dials and switches are still in very good condition. The idea behind this build is that Mark wanted to be able to tow his cruiser to the farm with a detachable A-frame which can then be used around the farm on a weekend. Brilliant vehicle to spend a weekend cruising around the farm with the kids and Mom on the back. Ideally Mark wanted to design something that compliments the style of this vehicle. Step down rails are the perfect match for this classic! With that in mind, we set off with the outlay and basic design of…

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