50 Series

50 Series (1967–1980)

Fourth generation – Model 55 and 56

Toyota Land Cruiser (FJ55LG)

Production 1967-1980
Assembly ARACO
Yoshiwara, Aichi, Japan
Body style(s) 4-door station wagon
Layout Front engine four-wheel drive
Engine(s) 3.9 L I6 F[2] petrol
4.2 L I6 2F[2] petrol
Transmission(s) 3 or 4-speed manual (J30, H41 or H42)
Wheelbase 2,710 mm (106.7 in)
Length 4,673 mm (184.0 in)
Width 1,710 mm (67.3 in)
Height 1,864 mm (73.4 in)
  • 1967 – Production of the FJ55 began. The FJ55 was a 4-door station wagon version based on the FJ40’s Drive-train, replacing the 4-Door FJ45V (I). It was colloquially known as the “Moose“. It has also been referred to as a pig or an iron pig. The FJ55 had a longer wheelbase 2710 mm and was designed to be sold in North America and Australia.
  • Jan 1975 saw the F engine replaced by the 2F engine.[2] Unusually for Toyota, the model (eg FJ55) did not change.
  • Model 56 is in Japan only, with 2F engine ( Jan. 1975 – Jul. 1980 ).

The debut of one of Toyota’s (World’s) finest off road vehicles! The FJ55!
ENGINE

“F135” I-6 236.7 Gas Engine
TRANSMISSION
3 speed on the column
TRANSFER CASE
2 speed vacuum shift
AXLES
Front – 4.11, Full Floating, 6 bolt
Rear – 4.11, Semi Floating, 6 bolt
SUSPENSION
Semi elliptical leaf spring
Front – 7 leafs with gas shocks
Rear – 8 Leafs with gas shocks
BODY
4 door wagon (see picture)
BRAKES
Drum brakes on all four corners
Drum parking brake on back of transfer case
SIGNALS
Front turn signal (Amber) mounted on side of engine cowling (wing style)
Front parking lights (A) mounted in grill
Front side running lights (A)
Rear side running lights (Red)
Brake lights (R) and rear turn signals (R) mounted at belt line
Round Reflectors (R)
Back up lights (white)
MISC.
Mini “scoops” mounted on hood
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1970
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BODY
Grill slightly modified
SIGNALS
Front turn signal (A) mounted on top of fender (simple pedestal style)
Front parking lights (A) removed
MISC.
Mini “scoops” removed
July
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MISC.
A/C becomes optional!
Temperature gauge changed
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1971
March
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ENGINE
“F155” I-6 236.7 Gas Engine
Oil filler moved to valve cover
TRANSMISSION
3 speed on the floor transmission
TRANSFER CASE
Direct rod linkage replaces vacuum shift on transfer case
BODY
headlight bezel updated
MISC.
Smaller windshield washer tank

September
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MISC.
Speedometer changed
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1972
April
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MISC.
Steering box and associated parts changed

September
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BODY
Very minor modification to grill
Rear vent added
LIGHTS
Two piece license plate light replaces the one piece
MISC.
Heater changed with larger front blower vent
Dash changed to fit removable panel for easier access
Key moved to column
Steering wheel changed
Speedometer changed
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1973
January
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MISC.
Antenna changed
September
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BODY
Wing window removed
On fenders the two piece emblem replaced with a one piece emblem
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1974
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ENGINE
-“2F” I-6 257.9 Gas Engine
Oil filter moved to side of block
Aluminum valve cover and water pump
Smaller air cleaner on top of valve cover
TRANSMISSION
4 speed on the floor transmission
TRANSFER CASE
Transfer case equipped with lower ratio “Low” gear
BODY
Hood changed to accommodate 2F air cleaner

December
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SIGNALS
Front running lights (A) removed
front turn signal upgrades to combination signal (pedestal style)
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1975
January
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MISC.
Exhaust system redesigned
Optional A/C redesigned
Lock added to fuel door

September
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AXLES
Birfields updated
BRAKES
Front brakes changed from drum to vented four piston discs (the very best)
Greatly improved brake booster
MISC.
Temperature gauge changed
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1976
January
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MISC.
Front seat belts are made retractable

February
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MISC.
Optional A/C redesigned

December
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BODY
Slight cosmetic modifications to tailgate
“TOYOTA” and “4 WHEEL DRIVE” emblems added to tail gate
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1977
September
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SIGNALS
Combination tail light
MISC.
Combination gauge ammeter upgraded from warning light to actual gauge
Fuel gauge changed
Temperature gauge changed
Upgraded horn
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1978
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1979
January
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AXLES
Ring and Pinion ratio changed to 3.70

September
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MISC.
Speedometer changed
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1980

The seen mystical legend of the 55 w/ factory p.s.

July
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Production ends 😦
FJ55 Timeline Vers 1.1


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