SEMA 2016: FJ Company Customizes a 1982 Land Cruiser FJ43

Designed for the back-country near Aspen, Colorado

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.

The FJ Company Land Cruiser FJ43 The Aspen Project rear three quarter

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.

The FJ Company Land Cruiser FJ43 The Aspen Project cabin

Check out the gallery below for a complete look at the “The Aspen Project.”

Photo Source: The FJ Company

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0-60 MPH:

6.8 SECS

Real MPG:

12 City / 19 Hwy

Cargo (Std/Max):

16 / 82 cu. ft.