Friday, March 25

IT AIN'T EASY BEIN' GREEN: 1969 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

Along with the CJ Jeeps, the Toyota FJ40 is one of the templates against which all off-road vehicles are measured. Yes, that's a lofty statement, but its undeniable. Toyota hit the nail on the head with nearly all the FJ models (current mall-buggy 'FJ' Cruiser blatantly excluded). They have nearly indefinite service lives, are engineered to be repaired in the field with whatever is on hand, and are about as basic a vehicle as one can find.
This one's clearly had a happy life.

Santa Fe, NM
Photo: Bill Stengel


  1. Looks like there is still a lot of mud left to be squished by this one!

  2. This is my 69 fj40 Just found out it's pic was on here today. It is my labor of love. I have done too much to it to list, and it changes as I do. This is what it looked like this summer.
    I am very proud that its photos is on here :)

  3. And the boot! The boot was from the summer of 2010, it was in the cab when these blog shots were taken. This last summer it got antlers until the hard top went back on.

  4. It's a kickass ride Jared. We're glad you found it. Feel free to submit photos & info if you PEEP anything in your area. Thanks!