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Toyota FJ45 Troop Carrier, Arizona USA

1983 Dual Fuel Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Troop Carrier
Located in Flagstaff, Arizona

Right Hand Drive (from Australia)
198,xxx miles (320,xxx Kilometers)*
*original odometer stopped at 316,699KM, so I ordered a used one from Specter Off Road and added the GPS tracked mileage to it, so the new odometer reads 20,xxxKM. (Original speedo/odo included).

2F Inline 6-cylinder motor (World market version w/points, vacuum advance distributor, no smog equipment, etc.)
Dual Fuel, Propane & Petrol w/16 gallon propane tank and interior propane level gauge.
Exhaust Header
H41 Four-Speed Transmission (4.9:1 first gear)
Fairey Overdrive (27% overdrive)
Full Floating Rear Axle
Dual Sears Platinum (Odyssey) Batteries w/Relay separator.

Suspension & Tires
Old Man Emu 2.5" Suspension (Light load 100lbs to GVW) w/ greasable shackles & steering stabilizer.
(5) 295/85/R16 BFGoodrich All-Terrain Tires, Custom Moab Rubber Compound
on American Racing Chambers Teflon Coated Wheels (Approx. 75% Tread Remaining)
Rear OEM Toyota Swing away tire carrier w/ Spidertrax spacer for proper clearance.

FJ62 Front Seats with Specter Tuff-Duc seat covers
Specter formed carpet kit with heavy duty floormats
Custom Radio Shelf w/Dual Petzel LED map lights
Dual Heaters
Pioneer CD/Ipod aux. input radio w/8" speaker boxes
Rear Bestop Trailmax Pro Fabric fold & Tumble rear seat
Rear Cargo deck w/ Tuffy Tie Down Rails
Rear can be converted to a sleeping platform by unbolting the rear seat backrest and placing it on the speakers/rear heater.
Rear Back up camera
Custom Window Tint (32% Front & Middle, 14% Rear).

General Condition
Paint is original, so it’s got some nicks and isn’t perfect, but looks good and I do have 5 Cans of Sherwin Williams Custom color matched spray cans of paint for touch up.

Everything works, all gauges, lights (interior/exterior), intermittent wipers, etc. The best thing I can say is that I wouldn’t hesitate to take the rig through South America today, and it has been my daily driver since I got it. Runs excellently on either gas or propane, and can be filled at any U.S. location that fills propane tanks. I’ll be happy to go over the entire propane system with the new owner.

With the overdrive, I’ve seen 16-17 mpg or more on the highway, fully loaded. It likes to cruise at 67-70mph on the highway. There are some small rust spots on the front bib, passenger side apron (behind the emblem), and in the driver’s side footwell, but in general it would be easily suitable for a restoration. It could use an oil pan gasket, as it is weeping, along with a couple other gaskets, but other than a couple of drips, no real issues. The headliner is in good condition, but does have some small sagging in a couple of places, along with a 4 inch tear towards the rear. At some point in time, it apparently had a large roof rack, and the rain gutters have a couple of bends in ‘em.

Is the Troopy perfect, no, but it is one of the cleanest examples of a 26 year old 40 series I’ve seen without being a restoration. I’d be happy to provide pictures upon request of anything specific.

I’ve recently replaced the door weatherstripping, front and rear, with OEM, along with other odds and ends (hinges, belt, hoses, water pump, thermostat, clutch master & slave cyls.). Runs and drives very tightly. Spares kit is included: Hoses, belt, ignition components, etc.; along with other original items I removed during the build, such as the OEM AM Radio, rubber floormat, etc.

Registered as a 1980 Land Cruiser, with an Arizona title (1981+ World Market Land Cruisers retained the 10 digit VIN). Imported in September of 2007, with a build date of 9/82. It has been through an Arizona Stage II inspection for registration,(meaning #s match etc.).

Also, I have a power steering conversion coming from Australia, using right hand drive mini truck parts. Buyer will have first right of refusal to purchase the parts for what I paid to get ‘em here. (Approx. $700.00.)

Why am I selling? Well...to get another Land Cruiser, of course! My HOA requires me to park in the garage...so much like the Highlander.... "There can be only one."

Fly into Flagstaff’s airport and drive her home! I’ll have it prepped with a fresh oil change, (OEM filter of course!), and both propane and petrol tanks full!

PM me with questions.


Rear Cargo Area: Engel Fridge NOT included.

With a little love and luck, we will get by.
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