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Articles about the 60 series Land Cruiser

Communications Upgrades

Communications Upgrades

In my Land Cruiser I use a CB radio and Cell phone for most on road and trail communications. Around camp and hiking I use a FRS/GMRS radio. I decided to make a few upgrades in the Land Cruiser to make communication easier and more reliable.
For the cell phone, I have added a Wilson Electronics 3 watt booster and external antenna.  At the time they didn’t have the cradle, but my old Motorola phone had an antenna port …

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Saginaw P/S upgrade on ’84 FJ60

Saginaw P/S upgrade on ’84 FJ60

I had a customer that got tired of replacing re-manufactured stock power steering pumps on his Land Cruiser. He wanted to use a Saginaw pump, and was removing the AIR pump at the same time. At first I was going to use a pre-made bracket that directly replaced the stock pump and mounted to the cylinder head. We were also going to have to install and idler in place of the AIR pump, so I decided to …

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FJ60 Heater Core Replacement.

FJ60 Heater Core Replacement.

Having to install a heater core in the FJ60 Land Cruiser can be one of the worse jobs we have to do.  It doesn’t sound bad, but as you start looking into all the steps it becomes apparent this isn’t just a simple operation, or is it.  The FSM calls for the dash to be removed, then to remove the A/C evaporator module (if equipped) then the heater core module.
The heater core is held in its case by a bracket …

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Toyota FJ60 Land Cruiser Seat Upgrade

Toyota FJ60 Land Cruiser Seat Upgrade

I have been less impressed with the seats in my ’87 FJ60 since I bought it.  They are thinly padded with a weak frame (for someone of my size).  I installed seats from a Volvo 240 wagon a few years ago and this was a huge improvement.  Better padding, solid frame, just not that adjustable.  I regularly pursue the local wrecking yards in search of a better seat that will fit.  I have looked at other Toyota seats, BMW, mini-van …

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H55F into an Early FJ60 Land Cruiser

H55F into an Early FJ60 Land Cruiser

I recently installed an H55F Transmission into a 10/84 built ’85 FJ60.  It is commonly known that the H55F is a direct installation, and upgrade, into a 5/85 and later FJ60.  There are several writeups detailing the later installation.  I had always heard that the earlier trucks were much more difficult but thought I would give it a try.
The H55F offers a few benefits over the stock H42 4 speed transmission found in the US market.  It has a overdrive …

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