In a sea of modified Mustangs and custom Camaros, an old Land Cruiser FJ43 is sure to stand out in its own way at SEMA.
The FJ Company brought out a custom FJ43 Land Cruiser it calls “The Aspen Project.” Its purpose? To serve as a “family-friendly beast that could take on the rigors of everyday highway driving as well as the back-country near Aspen, Colorado,” the company says. To that end, the custom Cruiser receives a more modern 4.5-liter inline-six making 210 hp. This powertrain is mated to a FJ80 Toyota five-speed manual transmission. The Aspen Project, which is a full, frame-off restoration, also boasts power steering, front disc brakes, an Old Man Emu suspension, and Haltech electronic fuel injection. A Warn 8274 winch and PIAA LED fog lights make the special FJ ready for the trail, and a custom roll cage should give drivers peace of mind.
Inside the cabin, you’ll fast forward into the future with creature comforts like a backup camera, digital instrument cluster, LED ambient lighting, Bluetooth, and a premium sound system. An A/C system from Vintage Air and Recaro SPEED seats complete the effect. The dashes and switches have been customized, and a Rhino Linings bedliner prevents scuffs and scrapes.
Check out the gallery below for a complete look at the “The Aspen Project.”
Photo Source: The FJ Company