With General Motors stepping into the future of off-roading with the up-and-coming GMC Hummer EV pickup, it doesn’t hurt to take a moment to consider the past as well. This 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 is a great example of that, with a custom build that keeps the old-school style, but with some modernity stuffed under the body panels as well, not to mention a star-spangled soundtrack courtesy of a GM 350 V8 engine.
Offered by Legacy Overland, this custom 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 is covered in Desert Storm Tan paint, but keeps the classic Land Cruiser lines intact. Details include a body color-matched 10-liter jerry can, the OEM steel wheels, and the OEM chrome hub caps, plus meaty BFGoodrich Mud/Terrain KM3 tires. A touch of the contemporary was added for lighting purposes with LED headlamps and a red LED rear utility lamp.
The interior is finished in vegan leather with contrast piping that’s matched to the body color. The upholstery was also added to the doors, dash pads, and cubby box, while textured vinyl carpet floors make for quick clean-up. The comfort side of the equation includes air conditioning, a RestroSound Long Beach radio with Bluetooth and SiriusXM capabilities, a four-speaker stereo by Pioneer, and a USB charge port.
Lift the hood, and you’ll find this Toyota Land Cruiser powered by a GM 5.7L V8 small block engine, which is topped by a Weber 600 CFM carburetor. Harnessing the output is a 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission, while front Aisin manual lockers round it out. Disc brakes at all four corners throw the anchor.
The suspension spec includes Old Man Emu leaf springs and upgrades, as well as Terrain Tamer shocks. There’s also a Hydraulic Saginaw power steering system.
Source: Legacy Overland