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Project Woodnfaulkmobile

posted by Matt Pierce on June 09, 2012

Well, it's been a while since I had planned on introducing this little toy I've bought. I was about to go out and work on it, and realized I really should write something first. Some of you have seen the instagram pics already, but I figured it would be fun to document some of the tinkering on here too.

So, here we go... I've bought a FJ62 Landcruiser! It's been a great one for hauling boards, leather, shipping boxes, furniture and more. I really needed more room than my little grocery getter and always have loved these vehicles. It's been fun to hear from so many other owners too. That kind of camaraderie is something I've missed since when I used to build Jeeps back in Kansas.

I had planned on just tinkering with it and doing little stuff, but not long after buying it, someone ran a stop sign and hurt the front end a bit. So, that just means another project - of changing out the four rectangular headlight design to the older round headlights! That's the kind of stuff Land Cruiser nerds obsess about, so hopefully I don't lose too many readers. Other things that will be tackled is some interior work since the upholstery and carpet are kind of a mess. Even talked to my friend Leland at Revive about reupholstering in some brown plaid someday.

Today's project is taking out the severely wonky console and replacing it with a locking console, which doesn't sound too amazing except there will probably be some necessary retrofitting since there's a rear heater underneath. I'll shoot some pics and probably do some compilation posts in the future rather than step by step boringness. That being said, I'm sure there's some FJ62 folks that might've done this project? Feel free to chime in!