Can't get enough of the FJ-UTE? Neither can we. We chatted with Justin about a few of the key features of this already legendary vehicle.
A ton of great new stuff is coming from ARB USA in the next few months...we hear about it from Matt....Live From SEMA, At The Booth!
A quick video we put together showing a small sample of what our first morning on the floor was like...
SEMA 2014 is Officially Underway. The team has already logged several miles and hundreds of photos!
One of our favorites from the show is, of course, the FJ-UTE from Redline Land Cruisers, in the Radflo Booth
Daniel Markofsky is a long time Land Cruiser Enthusiast, an accomplished author, and an excellent photographer. Daniel is involved with Rising Sun and helps organize several annual runs, including the famous annual Outlaws Run and Cruise Moab.
We're so excited to present the most packed issue of Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine yet! We have over 30 articles covering everything from the FJ Summit to 12V Fridge Accessories. We have new contributors, great photos, articles, and thoughts from our amazing editors, and a few new surprises!
We're happy to welcome Daniel Markofsky as our new Land Cruiser Editor, and Adam Durazo as our Digital Editor. You've already seen Adam's work right here on the site, and Daniel is already gracing our pages with some amazing photography. Jonathan Harris is now our Editor in Chief, and the lovely Angie Williams is now Associate Publisher. TCT Magazine is on the move and gearing up for SEMA Show, but before we go, checkout what's inside the October 2014 issue:
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It has long been a dream of mine to have a 4 door fj40. But until recently it was just that. My original plan was to cut a 40 into quarters and place it on an 80 series chassis and then just fill in the voids. At SEMA 2013 I learned Todd at Aqualu was thinking the same thing, so after a couple phone calls and emails we got rolling. My basic requirement was that I wanted the body to fit directly onto an 80 series chassis. I wasn’t concerned about the drivetrain or suspension too much as I was going to change all that anyway. The plan was a fuel injected v-8, custom 4 link rear and 3 link front and 40-42” tires.
Nearly 70 trucks were in attendance this year (including Tacomas, 4Runners, FJ Cruisers, a couple Lexus GX450 and even a Jeep), showing off their rigs and new modifications to their friends of new and old. This was a great opportunity for the sponsors to see first-hand, their products on a variety of customer vehicles. At the same time, it was a great opportunity for the attendees to meet and hang out with their favorite sponsors and thank them first hand for their hard work.
My 1981 FJ45 Troopy was a vacation love affair that has become so much more. I spotted this special ve-hicle on two separate trips ‘down under,’ but it wasn’t until returning home and cross checking photo-graphs that I realized it was actually the same vehicle I was lusting over on both trips. This special Troopy was destined to be mine!