Value
We find that most of our clients are interested in the Land Cruiser because of it reputation and heritage. Whatever far corners of the earth we travel to or see on TV, the Land Cruiser is almost every nations first choice.
Our intention is to add further value to these vehicles by the services we perform. When you purchase one of our Cruisers, trust that we carefully select each vehicle, and service it to a caliber not seen in the industry at large.
Most people purchase a TLC Land Cruiser for keeps.
Most Land Cruiser owners have at least one, often more.
We make a great effort to make our services beneficial to our customers, at any budget. Let us know how we can help get you on the road again!


The "original" FJ40, FJ45 and FJ55
The tough, time proven, no nonsense FJ40 was produced for the U.S. for over two decades (1960-1983). The FJ40 is unmatched in its off-road prowess and equally at home in urban environments due to its remarkably thorough engineering. TLC will guide you through the many variations of this model to help select the year, equipment and level of restoration that best suits your needs.

Although the FJ40 usually steals the spotlight, Toyota simultaneously produced other unique Land Cruiser models. The FJ45 and FJ55. These two models utilize the same famous drive train as the FJ40 but with body styles to meet a variety of needs.

The FJ45 was only available in the U.S. from 1963-1967. Originally offered as a short bed pickup with fixed or removable top & doors, a long bed pickup with removable top & doors and as a 4-door wagon. However, availability of the these models is quite limited.

We have seen large growth in the interest in restoring these earlier models with modern V6 or V8 engines, five speed or automatic with updated transfer case, disc brakes, power steering, A/C and more. Most maintain the original cosmetic design with all upgrades as subtle as possible.

The FJ55 was produced from 1968-1979. Immediately popular as utility wagons for the whole family, this model is now in short supply due to the use and abuse endured over the years, the unwillingness of their owners to part with them, and their propensity to rust out. Wonderfully versatile when restored to their original glory or with modern mechanicals. FJ55's offer very unique styling as well as a virtually indestructible drive train that is sure to take you where you want to go! Unfortunately many key parts are no longer available, and a complete restoration is ever more challenging.




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"Sport Utility" 1981-90 FJ60s & 62s
The four-door FJ60 (1981-87) and FJ62 (1988-90) wagons offer plenty of room and such creature comforts as air conditioning and a 4-speed manual (FJ60) or automatic transmission (FJ62). Most of these are beginning to succumb to the rusting process, but here in California, most of them are usually in nice original condition and not in need of heavy restoration.

A Stage One delivered FJ60 or 62 Land Cruiser ensures that all systems perform as designed. Additionally, they may be repainted, reupholstered, or otherwise refurbished. We also offer these trucks with G.M. Vortec V8 or V6 drivetrains with automatic or manual 5 speed transmissions, 4 wheel disc brakes and all kinds of fun stuff. Inquire.



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The "Comfy" FJ80 (1991-1993) & FZJ80 (1994-1997)
When they first came out, most "Cruiser heads" turned up their noses at these plush modern cruisers. At first glance, they appear to have lost their ruggedness and off road heritage.

As the years have passed, we have come to respect the FJ80 series as a true Cruiser. The early years (91-93) are very underpowered and lack an efficient braking system. However, these trucks are still very well built. As they become more and more affordable, they are becoming more popular as a cabin vehicle or a slow yet reliable daily driver. We also have been seeing more and more people modifying these years as an off road vehicle that is still freeway friendly. We offer performance solutions ranging from better brake system components, cold air intakes, all the way up to our conversion package utilizing various G.M. Vortec motors mated to a 5 speed manual or a 4 speed automatic that turn this Cruiser into a powerful and reliable 300+ horsepower daily driver.

The 93-98 models got better each year and satisfy owners in the stock configuration. The best series seems to be the 1995-1997 models because they have all of the production updates and improvements in the suspension, braking, and drive train systems. This model offers good performance, but our smog legal V8 conversion really wakes them up!




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The "Cushy" UZJ 100 (1998-2007)

Expanding on the design focus of the 80 series, the 100 series is further refined, yet primarily focused on daily-driver modern SUV priorities. Often criticized for the departure from solid front axle design in favor of more comfortable and easier to produce independent front suspension (IFS), although that will not be an issue for most drivers. For the more extreme user, we have upgrade solutions that improve on that design and expand the skill set of this model. With more interior volume and seating for seven, these trucks have been serving people well around the world. With extensive options and upgrades available, we can refine your city driver or enable your next expedition, using a range of quality products. Earlier model years feature a smaller V8, while later versions have the larger version. The first couple of years are slightly more “analog”, with no touch screen NAV and other details.
 

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The "Lux" 200 (2007-Current)

Now a truly luxurious Cruiser loaded with accessories and options you would expect from a modern Lexus or high-end Toyota, with little of the utilitarian roots immediately evident. These are still great trucks. Super stout and strong, a heavy but smooth ride, and tons of content focused on making this a versatile daily driver. TLC offers numerous options and upgrade opportunities to add value and style to these trucks ranging from full expedition builds to minor refinements.

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FJ Cruiser

The newest member of the Land Cruiser is the FJ Cruiser. Simplicity, clarity of purpose and versatility. The new FJ invokes the free spirit and original character of the FJ40, in a more comfortable and contemporary way. TLC has worked with Toyota since 2000 on the FJ product, and we build the three first prototype design study vehicles for the project. Along the way as the FJ neared its final form, we worked closely with Toyota to keep the FJ DNA intact. Based on the proven new 4Runner platform, the FJ features a reliable and efficient 4.0 V6, with an automatic or manual transmission. Do not expect it replace your FJ40, because modern vehicle production and design must adhere to a different set of priorities than afforded the industry in the old days. However, the FJ is a very comfortable vehicle, off-road capable, and a blast to drive. TLC encouraged Toyota to offer the factory locking rear differential option, triple wipers as found in some non US FJ40's, a washable interior floor with rubber mats, and other options and equipment catering to real utility! Numerous options and accessories are available from TLC to add character and utility to your FJ ranging from suspension systems, bullbars, lighting, front differential ARB air locker, wheels and tires, brake system upgrades and more. If you are planning on purchasing an FJ Cruiser, work with TLC to design the right options list and secure you one for a fair price. We anticipate further variations of the FJ from our friends at Toyota in the coming years, and look forward to the future of the Land Cruiser line of vehicles.

 


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