Resto-Mod FJ45 Land Cruiser Ready to Climb Every Mountain
Classy FJ45 one of a handful competing in a battle of the builders at SEMA, is definitely a winner in our eyes.
We’re coming to you live from the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, where Elvis impersonators roam upon the Strip, and more than a few still haven’t found what they were looking for.
For us, though, we definitely found one thing: this 1968 FJ45 Land Cruiser that’s been lovingly resto-modded by Austin, Colorado builder Proffitt’s Resurrection Land Cruisers.
Owned by Eddie Moore of Utah, this FJ45 is a full body-off restoration with some added bonuses, such as the Warn 70th anniversary wench riding in front of the 4.0-liter 3FE inline-four and H55F five-speed manual.
The power from the 3FE is ferried to the corners from the inside via a part-time four-wheel drive transfer case, perfect for helping those Maxxis Razr MTs grab onto whatever obstacle the FJ45 needs to climb over.
Speaking of Maxxis, the resto-mod FJ45 is competing against other builds in SEMA’s Battle of the Builders competition, of which Maxxis is a sponsor. The fifth edition of the contest now has four categories, including one for trucks and off-road vehicles like the FJ45.
Whether it takes home the top prize or not, we know this Land Cruiser is already a winner in our eyes.