South African tuning house Allers Rods and Customs has created one beastly Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 Hot Rod
The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of those cars ingrained in Australian history, where early examples were workhorses that were favoured by Aussies for the reliability and durability, particularly early examples such as the barebones Land Cruiser FJ40, which is a far cry from the equally revered but very Land Cruiser Sahara of today.
South Africans have had a soft spot for the Land Cruiser FJ40, too. And South African tuning mob Allers Rods and Customs have probably created the wildest modified Land Cruiser FJ40 known to man.
News site HiConsumption reports that Allers has taken a 1976 Land Cruiser FJ40 as a donor car, fitted it with custom made suspension to ensure the car rides low enough yet accommodates those huge wheels and off-road tyres.
The rest of the FJ40 hot rod is largely made up of bits from other cars: the headlights are front a Mk1 Golf, the seats are from a Jeep Wrangler and the rear differential and alloys are taken from a Land Rover Discovery. There’s also a Lexus stereo and a Momo steering wheel.
Under that crazy body lies a 4.0 litre Lexus V8 that produces 224kW and is mated to a five-speed Lexus automatic.
The whole project is said to have taken 1,200 hours to complete.