1987 Toyota Land Cruiser Troopy HJ75 NITRO GEAR BUILD.


Buy this one and do it all: Camp, run trails, road trip, get groceries, scale mountains, or if you want, you could even live in it. For sale by Carl Montoya (@letsgomoreplacescarl on IG), co-founder of Nitro Gear and Axle  and JustDifferentials.com, is this epic 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser Troopy HJ75. It’s a Troop Carrier imported from Australia that’s been outfitted from new by Trakka into their Bushman pop-top model. After many miles on the East Coast of the United States, Carl bought this HJ75 and gave it a full body and mechanical overhaul to turn it into the absolute beast it is today. 

Sadly for him, Carl’s family has outgrown this rig so he’s had to put it up for sale, but that could be good news for you. Buy it for $97,000, which, to be honest, is a solid deal for a rig outfitted like this one. Don’t know about you, but I’m about ready to buy this and bug right out.


About The 1987 Trakka Toyota Land Cruiser HJ75.

This is a 1987 Land Cruiser 70 Series, a family of TLC’s produced starting in 1984 as a replacement for the venerated 40 Series. Despite major changes in styling and numerous technological updates, the 70 Series was designed to retain the off-road capabilities and durability associated with the 40 Series while the 60 Series occupied a more luxurious, upmarket space. 

Toyota produced the 70 Series in a number of different configurations and models including the HJ75, which denotes that it was a diesel 6 cylinder long wheelbase Troop Carrier. It was designated as such because of its ability to carry 11 people (3 in the front, 8 in the back) with a pair of benches running front to back in the rear. Clearly this configuration such as this made the perfect base for Trakka’s Bushman. 

Let the current owner Carl tell you all about this one:



Land Cruiser HJ75 Build Specs & Condition.

Despite having covered over 250,000 miles, including some tough ones, this Troopy is in fantastic shape. It’s a testament to having been loved over its 35 years, but also to the extensive amount of work Montoya has done in his years of ownership. There’s a full recount of that work over on Expedition Portal, but here are the highlights:


  • Torfab 1HD-FT diesel engine 
  • Gturbo 
  • PDI intercooler 
  • Custom air intake with Snorkel Mode switch 
  • Full Throttle AGM batteries
  • Dual gas tanks


  • ARB BP51 shocks
  • Upgraded sway bar
  • 32-spline chromoly Pro Series  Nitro Axle Shafts
  • Chromoly Nitro Birfields
  • ARB AirLockers
  • Nitro Gear HD 4.10 ring-and-pinion


  • Scheel-mann seats
  • Trakka pop-top
  • Goose Gear S-Series cabinets and  bed platform
  • Espar diesel furnace
  • Expedition Essentials rear door stove mount
  • Custom Sunbrella tent
  • Dometic fridge, sink, and cartridge toilet


  • 35” x 11.5” Nitto Ridge Grapplers 
  • 17” TRD Pro wheels
  • ARB front bumper
  • Expedition One/Cruiser Outfitters  rear dual swing-out with custom  bike rack
  • Custom DC Fab rock sliders
  • ARB intensity lights
  • Warn winch
  • ARB twin compressor

FOR SALE: $97,000

Private Seller | Cashmere, WA


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