Engine Size
5.3L H.O V8
Transmission Type
Body Style
Body Color
Dark Gray
Interior Color
Black & Gray


1989 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62 extensively modified. It is mostly original paint Land Cruiser with Patina, some stone chips, some clear peeling, etc. A solid and rust free truck. I will detail the body and underside condition below. I purchased from Oregon. A quite a bit of work was done when I received the truck I did a lot more. Details Follow.I will say that the work completed on this rig was done professionally and was very high quality as I did not have to repair anything mechanically. I only upgraded and added items for my preference.The miles on the Odometer are actual for the truck itself. I will detail the miles for the LS Swap in that part of the description.This Beast runs and drives amazing with no issues and obviously does not lack for power now. Cruise 80-85 MPH down the highway with one hand on the wheel and go up any hill without bogging down. What a difference with the H.O. L33 5.3 Liter Aluminum V8.

> OME Heavy Duty Spring Lift in Front, Medium Duty in Rear and Bilstein Shocks
> DBA Australia Front Disc Brake System
> New Brake Booster and Master Cylinder
> Transmission Cooler
> Man A Fre HD Front Tie Rod
> 4Plus U-Bolt Flip Kit with Lower Shock Bushing Kit from Man A Are
> NittoGear 30/30/30 Chromoloy Birfields Axle upgrade & master install kit (Japanese Bearings)
> NittoGear Knuckle Rebuild Kit
> Man A Fre Stainless Brake Hose Kit
> Man A Fre Front and Rear Sway bar Drop Kit with new Bushings
> New Rear Lift-Gate Shocks
> BAJA Racks Platform roof rack
> 4Plus US made Front Winch Bumper
> Warn Zeon 10-S Front Winch with Warn Epic 1.5” Fairlead and Epic hook and Epic Shackles
> 4X4 Labs Custom Rear Bumper with Swing Away Tire Carrier and Jerry Can Holder
> Rear Bumper has Hidden Winch Mount with Warn 9.0Rc 9,000 Pound Winch
> Dual Battery Setup with Blue Sea Components: isolator, Auto-Switching, Fuse Box
> ARB Compressor with ARB Rear Air Locker
> 5 Toyo Open Country 33 x 10.5 x 15 Inch Mud Terrain Tires
> ARB Safari Snorkel (Currently not hooked up because of LS Swap)
> Warn Retro 7” SBD-210HB Dual Beam Lights with factory Covers
> ARB H4 Headlight Wire loom upgrade with Hella H4 Headlights
> Heavy Duty Rock Sliders
> SOR Gray marine Grade Vinyl Seat Covers with new seat foam
> 8 “ taffy Locking Center Console
> Touchscreen Apple CarPlay Stereo with Amp and new speakers
> Added Passenger Grab Handle
> Ceramic Window Tint on all windows except front windshield
> Remote Start by Compustar operates Locks as well

I found the passenger window would not go down with the driver main switch panel so I bought a new Toyota Replacement and it now works. The carpet was okay but I wanted it nicer so I installed more plush carpet and removed interior to do it right. While interior was removed I lizard skinned the entire floor for protection, sound deadening, and insulation. New Carpet looks amazing. I also installed BMW 3 Series Seats which are so much more comfortable. (Stock Recovered Seats in like new condition will go with truck) I also installed an ARB Fridge and ARB wiring kit for the Fridge. The Fridge sits on a slider so when the tailgate is open you can pull it out for easy access.

On the exterior I added a Vinyl hood blackout from crawlorado.com and coated the roof with lizard skin since most of the clear was off and it was quite faded. Chrome Mirrors were also coated. I removed the rear bumper because I wanted to check the lower rear quarters for rust and found that they were bubbling. I purchased lower quarters from Cruiser Corps and had the best body shop in our area replace both the inner and outer quarters on both sides of the vehicle. There is no bondo in this vehicle and that is the only metal replaced. They did an amazing job and had them rustproofed as well. It cost $4500 to do this the correct way. Other than that the paint is original and shows some cool patina and character.

We all know how slow these vehicle are, so the last thing I did was replace that straight 6 engine with a 5.3 Liter High Output Chevy V8 (L33) with matching Transmission. This is the Aluminum Block L33 engine so it weighs just a little less than the stock engine. The engine and transmission had around 98,000 miles on them and i have put around 3500 miles open it since the swap. The guy who did this work builds custom sand rails, jeeps, and other vehicles and does amazing work. The first thing he did was crack the engine to make sure everything looked good. He added a mild cam and resealed before installing in the Land Cruiser. Transmission was serviced as well. There are absolutely no leaks. The pictures speak for themselves as far as the quality of the work. He used the stock transfer case and purchased the adapter kit from Advanced Adapters. What a difference this makes to this vehicle. All of the gauges were hooked up and work properly except for the tach, which is common for it not to work with this swap. I added a Scan gauge which shows the tach, temp, volts, and speed. Everything works on this vehicle:Lights, gauges, wipers, horn, washers, ac, heat, 4wd, windows, locks, radio. 5 new American Racing AR172 Rims and had the tires installed. The last thing I did was coat the underside with Eastwood Encapsulator. I did this was because if I ever went off road it would protect it from moisture. The underside was and is clean and solid. There are no holes or hidden rust and this truck is solid and ready to take on your next expedition or use it as a daily driver. This is probably as Turn-Key of this era Land Cruiser you will find. I have only had it about a year and only drove it in the nice months. It has never seen salt or a winter in my possession.

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