It’s been almost six months since I purchased my FJ60, following an accident that rendered my FJ62 Land Cruiser a total loss. I purchased this particular FJ60, bone stock, for two reasons: it’s completely rust free, and it is, if you ask me, the best color the chassis ever came in. After all, there’s a reason new Tacomas are offered in a similar hue.
We’ve made no effort to hide our growing interest in the automotive world that lies off the beaten path, and over the past couple of years, the number of trucks here in the SW Garage seems to have multiplied, for the better of course. When it comes to off-road trucks, there are a number of ways to improve your truck, ranging from locked differentials and transfer cases, to engine swaps, axle swaps, and more.
Having spent real time in California, the state has slowly proven its immense and vast natural beauty. The tropes of smoggy Los Angeles concrete jungle or the county that surrounds it is far from the best that the Golden State has to offer. It’s taken far too long for us to take time to ourselves to explore its parks and natural beauty; most of our trips north are for work over pleasure, despite how fun working trackside might be.
It’s been several months since our last off-road excursion, with most of our attention focused on preparing Rusty Slammington for SEMA and the Essen Motor Show. However, we made a promise to ourselves some time ago that on the first available weekend, we’d hit the dirt, and on Sunday afternoon, we did just that.