Sunday, February 28, 2021

Introducing Yagi! My 1993 Toyota FZJ80 Land Cruiser

 The Green Goat has Joined the Family!

Yagi (goat in Japanese) is my 1993 FZJ80 Land Cruiser. It is purpose "bought not built" to become my primary "overland" and offroad vehicle while I complete work on my Bighorn FJ40. Here's the specs...


1993 FZJ80 Land Cruiser
4 DOOR WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
4.5L I6 F DOHC 24V
GASOLINE
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
NOT TRIPLE LOCKED (yet!)

Seller's spiel...
Rebuilt long block professionally installed with receipt at 215k miles. Less then 8k on fresh engine!!! I have had this build going for 2 years and all done correctly with new Toyota Parts. I built it thinking there is no way I would ever want to sell it.  BUT life happens. Have receipts for most of the major work done. The engine runs like a beast has no problem doing 85 on the highway! Just got in from a 2k mile trip to Baja and would have no fear taking her all across the world. I have a custom sleeping platform made in the back with storage underneath and made a fridge slide for the other side. This can all be taken out and rear seat put back in if wanted.

• ARB Front Bumper
• KC Pro6 Gravity 50" LED 8 light
• Pro Comp 7" LED Lights
• Custom Rock Sliders
• Custom Rear Swing outs
• OME 2.5" lift w/ Heavy Springs
• Bilstein 5100 Shocks 
• Delta Panhard Correction Bar
• Prinsu Roof Rack
• 315/75/16 Milestar Patagonia MT Tires
• New A/C system installed in 2019 
• Custom Exhaust 
• 2 Brand new AGM Deep Cycle Batteries

I chose the name "Yagi" because I am already using Bighorn for my FJ40, so it seemed appropriate. In both cases the animal was chosen for their ability to climb effortlessly, a trait for which Land Cruisers are also know. Green is simple, it is a green Land Cruiser. The 80 is considered by many to be the "Greatest Of All Time" (G.O.A.T.) when it comes to "everyman" offroad vehicles.





The plan is simple: Shore up mechanicals, do some minor repairs and upgrades to creature comforts and add lockers. Then get out on the trail as much as possible. So far I have completed sticker abatement (PO liked his stickers!), stripped and clay barred, cut and polished, glazed, sealed, and waxed the paint. I also thoroughly cleaned the interior.



After that I installed a new navigation head unit with satellite radio, CarPlay and Android Auto, and I setup my offroad navigation.



Next up is the installation of my sPOD Bantam X electrical control system for lights and other accessories. Then I'll have a buddy of mine do thorough inspection of all components and systems to make a laundry list of things to do.


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