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Landcruiser Specialties has been in business since 1977 servicing and modifying  Toyota Landcruisers. We have also been collecting used parts over the years that has resulted in a 1500 square foot warehouse full of almost every imaginable Landcruiser part. We offer discounts on OEM Toyota parts and are Dealers & Installers of custom parts from ARB, OME, Warn, MetalTech, Mean Green and many more distinguished Companies.1-18

History of the Landcruiser

The Landcruiser has it’s roots in the American willies jeep. In 1941 the Japanese got their hands on a Bantam Mk II in the Phillipines and took it back to Japan to study.  The Japanese military ordered Toyota to make a vehicle based on the Jeep without copying it.  The result was the Model AK.  Later that year, the Japanese Government had Toyota build a light truck, this model is the AK10.

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During the Korean war, the US asked Toyota to build a jeep like vehicle which resulted in the first Jeep BJ vehicle,  and in 1954, the first FJ series were produced.  These vehicles were based on the Land Rovers from England, and Toyota officialy began calling their vehicles Landcruisers.

Toyota moved the engine forward creating a more comfortable cabin in the 20 series which ran from 1955 to 1960.  Better suspension and overall design was intended to appeal to a broader consumer market instead of only military and utility  functions.1960-fj25

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1960 introduced the legendary FJ40 series of the Toyota Landcruiser.  Various versions of this vehicle remained in production through 1984 including the FJ45.  Toyota began producing other versions of the popular Landcruiser line including the FJ55 introduced in 1967, the 60 series in 1980, the 70 series in 1985, the 80 series in 1991, the 100 series in 1998 and the 200 series  in 2008.

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