Doing The Build

Getting the Engine ready

Well lately we have been sourcing and purchasing parts and adapters needed for the project.  The transmission to transfer case adapter arrived.  Also the electric Volvo 2 speed fan arrived.  Still trying to source the turbo and inter cooler. Next on the to purchase list is the upgraded alternator, which […]

Preparing Trip for the Diesel engine

Today we removed a lot of the  connections that are holding the old 2F engine in.  We also removed the radiator and A/C unit.  We are in pretty good shape to pull the old engine when the times comes.  We also removed the old mud flaps.  The truck looks so […]

FJ62 Parts

I just purchased a FJ62 dash to swap into Trip.  Both Tim and I decided that we like the double bay for the radio system and style of the dash better.  I also purchased some miscellaneous parts such as the gas petal and throttle cable which we will need when […]

We Got The Drivetrain!

Yesterday we took a little road trip north to Meredith New Hampshire to checkout a 1985 Chevy C-10 with a 1988 Isuzu 4BD1T and a 2001 GM NV4500 All Ready Bolted Together!!! We were able to “test drive” the C-10 which was awesome. It was amazing that we found our […]

Trip Arrived!

Trip Has Arrived!

The 1985 FJ60 Land Cruiser, that we purchased from GA, arrived this morning at 7:30 AM as scheduled. This is the first time we are actually seeing the truck as we bought it off Craiglist and had it shipped. The truck was shipped in an enclosed trailer by a great […]