CCOT's FJ40 Restoration Process
CCOT Buys Only the Clean
FJ40s to Restore
Cool Cruisers of Texas searches out and buys the top FJ40s from non coastal and salt free regions of the southern United States and restores these select Land Cruisers to "Original Condition". CCOT specializes in restoring only Rare FJ40s. FJ40s selected to restore are naturally rust free and with low miles. Completed FJ40s are sold to buyers throughout the U.S. We have restored over 500 FJ40s since 1989. Located in Rowlett, Texas (a Dallas suburb), we remanufacture FJ40s in our specially tooled 20,000 sq. ft. Land Cruiser facility. CCOT technitions have restored more FJ40s than anyone in the U.S. and their skill and vehicle knowlege is second to none. CCOT has the top FJ40 Craftsmen in the Nation.
Cool Cruisers of Texas offers you a second chance to buy the FJ40 Land Cruiser you always wanted!
Once reassembled, the FJ40 receives six final coats (rather than three coats as per factory) of factory acrylic enamel paint for a factory superior finish. Roll bar, seat frames, center console, instrument panel, glove box and door are repainted, as well as the entire interior. Emblems are replaced with new. Hood hooks are replaced with new. Turn signals are replaced with new. Front and rear bumpers are replaced with new. Top and front grill is refinished to new condition. Front windshields are replaced with new. The fit and finish of our exterior detail is unequaled by any. Note: Not all dashes are painted if already in like new condition.
The FJ40 interior receives new seat upholstery, headliner, new gear shift boots and knobs, new seals around doors and new window channels. Our FJ40s seal tight and do not rattle. Many other interior details are performed from new foot pedal pads to new radio/antenna. Dash pull knobs are all refinished as well as rear heater is bead blasted and refinished. Inside vinyl door panels and sun visors are replaced as needed. Rear jump seats are restored to brand new condition. All door bushings and tire rack bushings are replaced to eliminate rattles and provide proper door fit for a lifetime. New front seat belts with shoulder harnesses and new rear lap belts are installed on all FJ40s to deliver that totally new interior look and function. New hardware: All nuts/bolts and much of the FJ40 hardware is re-plated to its original factory look with a non-corrosive yellow zinc plating. Finished interior looks and smells new. The detail and quality of our caring FJ40 workmanship is unequaled.
Mechanical - All vehicles are thoroughly checked and mechanical repairs made. CCOT wants to deliver every FJ40 in top mechanical condition and will make repair or replace any mechanical flaw that we can identify. Note: Some mechanical flaws cannot be identified by CCOT until vehicle has been driven extensively. Our many test drives may not always reveal every mechanical flaw.
Our objective is to deliver a beautiful and reliable FJ40.
Also available: Engine Overhaul. This is a complete and professional Land Cruiser 2-F engine overhaul, performed in a "state of the art" machine shop by experienced top level machinists. All warranty work is performed by Cool Cruisers of Texas at the Rowlett, Texas location. Note, CCOT FJ40s do not receive an overhaul unless motor tests to be bad.
Details of Motor: Under the hood appearance is always impressive. Valve cover and air cleaner are bead blasted and painted. Hardware is re-plated to its original factory look with a non-corrosive yellow zinc plating. Many other steps are taken to make our FJ40s a "Show Off" under the hood.