Resto-Mod FJ45 Land Cruiser Ready to Climb Every Mountain

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1968 Toyota FJ45 Land Cruiser

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.

1968 Toyota FJ45 Land Cruiser

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.

1968 Toyota FJ45 Land Cruiser

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.

1968 Toyota FJ45 Land Cruiser

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.

1968 Toyota FJ45 Land Cruiser

Whether it takes home the top prize or not, we know this Land Cruiser is already a winner in our eyes.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

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Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

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