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TOYOTA FJ40 LAND CRUISER

TOYOTA FJ40 LAND CRUISER

Frame - Engine - Axel information

FRAME SPECIFICATIONS:

Series Overall Length Wheel base Wheel base Track Track Spring Sprint Length Spring Length Hanger Width Hanger Width
inches front rear front front rear front rear
25 3838 2285 90 in 1390 1350 LF -- -- -- --
40 3680 2285 90 in 1404 1400 LF 1070 1070 686 970
42 3680 2285 90 in 1404 1400 LF 1070 1070 686 970
43 4038 2430 96 in 1404 1400 LF 1070 1265 686 970
45 L 4760 2950 116 in 1404 1400 LF 1070 1265 686 970
45 W 4630 2650 104 in 1404 1400 LF 1070 1265 686 970
45 S 4651 2641 104 in 1404 1400 LF -- -- 686 970
47 4760 2950 116 in 1404 1400 LF 1070 1265 686 970
55 4637 2700 106 in 1404 1400 LF 1071 1155 686 970
60 4576 2730 108 in 1485 1470 LF 1058 1160 796 1030
62 4576 2730 108 in 1485 1470 LF 1058 1160 796 1030
70 3476 2310 90 in 1425 1420 LF 1087 1156 640 940
LD 3476 2310 90 in -- -- CO -- -- -- --
73 -- -- -- 1425 1420 LF -- -- -- --
LD -- -- -- -- -- CO -- -- -- --
75 P 4495 -- -- 1425 1420 LF 1087 1156 640 940
75 W 4533 -- -- -- -- LF 1087 1282 640 940
80 4780 2845 112 1534 1539 CO -- -- -- --


All measurements in millimeters unless noted otherwise.

Spring Length is defined as the distance between the centerlines of the front and rear hangers for a spring.

Hanger width is the lateral distance between spring hangers.

Stock Curb Weights (lbs)

Engines

Gas Engines

Gas Land Cruiser engines are manufactured by Toyota. The F and 2F engines were also used in Toyota Forklifts. The F engine is supposed to be based on the Chevy 225 I-6 "Cast Iron Wonder" and some of the bottom end of the engine is rumored to be interchangeable. The main differences between the F and the 2F are the 2F's larger bore, the F's 2 compression and 2 oil rings versus the 2F's 2 compression and single oil ring and the fact that the F had two oil paths--through the filter or through the engine compared to the 2F where all oil had to travel through the filter before the engine.

Diesel Engines

Most of the diesels are made by Hino industries, a sub-contractor for Toyota. Similar engines were used in Hino heavy trucks which are used in Canada, so the drive train of Hino trucks may be adaptable. Hino engines similar to the B and 3B are supposed to be used to run the refrigerator units on some refrigerated semi trailers. Some of the B diesels are manufactured by Daihatsu and can be identified by the letter "D" on the timing cover.

Most diesels in Japan and Canada are 24V and therefore meet NATO military specs. However, Canadian 1985 (85/10) BJ70's and all Canadian BJ60's are 12V. In Europe, all diesels larger than 4 cylinders are 24V except for in the 80 series which uses a 24/12V Series/Parallel switch to allow 24V starting and 12V while running. Australian diesels are all 12V.

The B, H, and 2H were also used in Toyota Forklifts, Dyna and Coaster buses.

Other Engine Suppliers

Portugese and Italian BJ73's use a VM engine made by the Italian company Stabilimenti Meccanici VM S.p.A. South African HJ75's use an Atlantis Diesel Engine licensed from Perkins. The Brazilian made Bandeirantes use a Mercedes diesel engine.

Mercedesbenz(Brazilianbandeirante)

OM314 3784 -- DD 85@2800 235@1800 8 OHV 97x128 17.0:1
OM364 3972 -- DD 90@2800 235@1800 8 OHV 98x133 17.3:1

Performance/Fuel Economy

Acceleration Fuel Economy
0-100km/h (l/100km)
BJ40 4SPD 4.11 diff 29.9s 13
BJ42 4SPD 4.11 diff 24.4s 13.7
FJ40 4SPD 3.70 diff 18.7s 18.6
FJ60 4SPD 3.70 diff 16.3s 17.4
HJ60 4SPD 3.70 diff 22.7s 12.5
Axles

Regular Land Cruiser axle housings are similar to a Ford 9" and differential carriers are similar in construction to a Chevy 12bolt. The front and rear differential housings are both offset to the right in all models except some '58-62's which were centered. They have an 9.25" ring gear. The axle shafts are 33mm in diameter (the same as a some Dana 60's) 1960-67 shafts had 10 coarse splines while 68 and later shafts have 30 fine splines. In 1968, the front axle CV joints changed from ball joints to Birfield. Full Floating Axles have smaller shafts because the entire weight of the truck is bourne by the wheel bearings and the shaft itself is not loaded in flexure.

Light Duty axle housings are the same as those used in Toyota Pickup trucks. They feature a smaller housing constructed similarly to the heavy duty Land Cruiser. The ring gear is only 8" but the axle shafts are the same size and have the same number of splines as the regular Land Cruiser.

60/2 Series axles are 70mm wider than 40 series.

70 Series axles are 20mm wider than 40 series.

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would be helpful in finding out more about our beloved
Land Cruisers. Email info@vintageoffroad.com

*This content is for reference purposes only, accumulated from many
different resources. We try to bring you the most exact information
possible. However, we can not guaranty the accuracy of it


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