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1982 FJ43 restored and modified





3 November 2016


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The FJ Company has restored (and modified) another FJ Land Cruiser, this time it is a  1982 FJ43.

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This example they call the Aspen Project apparently commissioned by a customer in Colorado.

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This FJ underwent a full frame-off restoration and then it had some major modifications including under the hood.

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It’s propelled by a 4.5-liter, fuel-injected V6 from a modern Land Cruiser mated to a five-speed manual and rated at 157kW.

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Then there is the addition of power steering and the brakes, and HVAC system were all brought up to spec as well.  A custom soft top and roll cage, Recaro bucket seats, a Warn winch, PIAA auxiliary lighting have all been added.

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The bucket seats and digital display are not quite to our taste, we prefer the more authentic looking 1981 FJ43 that recently sold for nearly R3-million.

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