Legendary Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser gets a few subtle updates | Chip Foose Draws a Car - Ep. 21 - Hagerty Media
The Toyota J-series can claim its roots in the 1950s, with inspiration from military-grade Jeeps and a recognizable style that’s become popular around the world. Toyota’s most memorable version of this vehicle is the FJ40 Land Cruiser, which harkens back to a time when Toyota’s ultimate off-road vehicle didn’t coddle occupants with luxury and comfort. Much like the Jeep CJs of the era, it was a raw and visceral experience that focused on function. So how will Chip Foose improve on this original design?
Chip starts by drawing the FJ40 in front three-quarters view, effecting very subtle changes: Relocated fender lights, round mirrors, an extra pair of round driving lights, and rear fender flares (to match the front). His finished drawing is rendered in burnt orange with cream-colored accents and a revised logo on the fender.
In the end, Chip kept the FJ40 Land Cruiser’s design clean and simple, which is true to the off-roader’s ethos. What do you think of the final product?
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