Toyota LandCruiser 40/45 Series
The short wheel base (SWB) 40 series came as a soft top (ST) or hard-top (HT). The long wheel base (LWB) 45 series came as a cab-chassis, a ute (pickup), or a LWB HT. The latter could have four inwards facing seats down each side of the rear body so that it could carry eleven good friends in total.
The 40 and 45 shared mechanical components with the 55 series station wagon but Toyota gave the 55, and later the 60 and 62 series station wagons, distinctive body shapes to stand them apart, presumably for marketing reasons.
As the 40 and 45 series LandCruisers have aged, many of them have been converted to other engines, Chevrolet V8s being a popular choice. It is recommended to upgrade the brakes to discs at the front - available from later model LandCruisers - so that the stopping matches the going.
Rust is the main threat.
The doors, the lower rear body and the rear chassis
everything is vulnerable if the LandCruiser has been used on
the beach and in salt water.
Land Cruiser FJ43 from South Africa.
It was registered in South Africa in 1975
but apparently came from Angola originally.
Mine is relatively standard besides a Chev 350 motor -
Guy Boardman [9/'00]
who would appreciate any information on
4WD Vehicles A-Z
4WD Toys & Models
History of 4WDs