Forty 3rd: B MY CRUSR - The Last Shelf part 4

It looks like a Land Cruiser FJ40. But is it really an FJ40 with a soft top?

Here is the 2nd 1/43 Toyota model from my last unfinished shelf. Also this is my 2nd 1/43 Land Cruiser collection on the “J” series as I had previously acquired a 1/43 Ebbro branded Land Cruiser as well in which I had previously posted.

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So going back to the question of whether this is an FJ40 or not is pretty much depends on the type of engine. Ebbro released this more recent model with the soft top as the BJ40 and the primary difference is that the FJ is a petrol engine and the BJ runs on diesel.

Another info I picked up is that after the war, Toyota was commissioned by the US military to build a Jeep type transportation and thus the Land Cruiser was born.

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No surprise that it even included the word Diesel in front of the grill.

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Although pricier than other 1/43 like Greenlight it is still not the most expensive out there in the market. It does have some perks like head light and tail light lenses, rubber tires, nicely detailed interior and even using a different mold on the spare tire instead of using the one with the hubcap which other manufacturer does to cut on cost.

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As a bonus the roof top is removable so you can see the interior pretty clearly.

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Be aware that the removable roof top is fragile and care is needed to remove and reinstall again.

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This is definitely a nicely detailed model but would recommend care when handling.

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Below are 2 generations of Land Cruisers.

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