1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Troopy: Ultimate Adventure RV?


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More photos and info on this bad boy are available at eBay right now where it’s up for auction. Price to be determined.

1982 FJ45 in the rare Troop Carrier (Troopy, VIN FJ45315278) configuration, with even rarer pop-top Westfalia-typle professional camper conversion! I’ve built her up to sleep two adults down below and two kids up top, or one adult up top. So much more unique and more useful than any common FJ40! She’s set up with:

–4.2L 2F engine runs like a top. H41 Aussie-spec 4-speed with granny low crawler 1st gear.
–Toyota power steering
–Electronic ignition and all new spark plugs and wires. Starts easily and better fuel economy, about 15mpg.
–rebuilt carburetor works great
–Disc brakes front, drum rear. Fronts have Aussie-spec cooling scoops, cool feature US rigs never got
–On-board air compressor with hose and gauge–see photo
–All new radiator, hoses, belts and thermostat for reliable hot weather travel
–Really cool and extremely rare 33″ x 9.5″ x 15 “pizza cutter” skinny mud terrain tires with 95% tread, on original Land Cruiser 15″ wheels with original hub caps. Yes, 9.5″ wide by true 33″ tall! Tires of this spec are almost impossible to find.
–Hefty spring packs and 3″ lift. Old Man Emu steering stabilizer.
–All new steering joints and relay arm. Aussie-spec full floater rear axle.
–Had factory A/C, removed by previous owner, don’t know why. But, glory be, all the totally unobtanium factory brackets and pulleys are there! Bolt in a new compressor, plumb it and you’re good to go–no fab work!
–Rare, port installed pop-top Westfalia-style camper roof done in Australia is what it’s all about! Pop-tops are the ultimate camper accessory. Sitting low to the roof of your vehicle when not in use, they don’t affect fuel consumption or access to low areas like a high-top does; when parked, simply turn the latches, push up, and you have instant headroom and natural light. I’m 5’11” and when up it just brushes my head. Takes only one person to push up or pull down via handles, it’s easy, a woman or teenager could do it. Accordion/futon style wood platform sleeps 1-2 people up top. All seals good, does not leak. In good condition, windows do have cuts and holes in screens.  Much more fuel efficient and lower center of gravity than a big ol’ roof top tent.
–Down below is a removable platform with two comfy 4″ foam mattresses. Full color coded storage/drawers/cabinets on the left and right sides holds the Primus 2-burner stove, 5-gallon water tank complete with P-trap for running water out the rear (see photo), cooking gear, solar panel, extra tent, mosquito netting, camp lamp, extra tools and parts, sliding table, and much, much more. Left side (green) has two boxes with tons of storage space.
Note the grey sun/rain awning as well (left side)!!
–Internal and external deadbolt locking setups at rear doors.
–You can camp, travel and live out of this Land Cruiser in comfort and security.
–Brand new Pierce 12,500-lb worm gear winch. Total beast. Slow, but can pull this rig over a house.
–Alpine stereo with iPod connector. Original radio still there–amazing! Also has factory digital clock.
–Paint is decent but getting tired with small rust spots starting. Main rust is found at rear floor sill corners (small holes, see pic), typical bottom of rear doors, B-pillars, and driver floor, which has several 2-inch holes. Frame is fine, surface rust only.
Dual water tanks, one 5-gallon interior, one 3-gallon exterior. Exterior water tank flow comes out the small hinged box visible in photo left side, with a hose inside with threaded end. Use for convenient washing dishes, hands, whatever. Very nice to have running water both at rear and side, as the side allows for instant water without opening the rear doors.
–2.5 gallon propane tank built into truck. The lockable storage compartment is plumbed to allow the tank to flow propane out a line to the rear of the rig, where you can hook up any propane unit. Or, remove the propane tank, place anywhere, and hook up the attachment that has a lantern up top and the Primus stove below–see photo!
–Two fuel tanks including 23-gallon long range second tank. Switch on dash shows either tank’s fuel level, while another switch (red in dash photo) powers the fuel transfer pump to flow fuel from the secondary tank into primary. 600+ mile range on two tanks.
If you’re interested in bidding/buying click here to see the eBay listing where there’s even more info and photos.

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