Land Cruiser Restoration

Give your Land Cruiser a complete full Toyota Land Cruiser  Restoration, just like it rolled off the factory assembly line.

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Our Land Cruiser Restoration
Process

Using only excellent quality parts, techniques and processes, a Land Cruiser Heaven nut and bolt, body off restoration is the best solution in giving your Land Cruiser a new life.

1

Pick up and inspection

Vehicle is picked up and delivered to our facilities in Maryland, where it will undergo a complete pre-restoration inspection and photo documentation. During this phase, we provide you our findings and discuss the next steps based on your needs. Once the project is approved, we start working on parts procurement, logistics, and timelines.

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Disassembly

Once the vehicle arrives at our restoration facility, we will commence the disassembly. During this phase, everything is cataloged and documented. Extensive pictures are taken during each phase and uploaded to a gallery where you can see the progress, This step also allows us to see in-depth the overall condition of the vehicle and if we need to make any adjustments to the project.
3

Body Panel Replacement and Fitting

The key to a full restoration is doing things right the first time. At Land Cruiser Heaven, we do just that. We replace all the body panels from the original truck and construct a new, steel body from the ground up. This will give peace of mind for many years to come. All panels are protected individually and seam sealed to prevent any rust from building.. We use high quality marine grade epoxy primers and rust inhibitors on all our panel protection.

4

Initial Assembly

After the body is constructed, we assemble to complete vehicle to check for better than factory fitment. Our fitment standards are key to a correctly built body. During this time, we will make any adjustments necessary until its up to our standards.

After fitment is checked, we then proceed to prepare all panels for paint. We disassemble the body and each panel is then sanded, primed and prepared for paint. The secret for an excellent paint finish is in the preparation.

5

Painting

Each panel is then painted individually in our hermetically sealed down draft paint booth. This is key in minimizing any form of contamination in our paint process and the result is seen in our finished product. We use only high quality paints for all of our finishes.
6

Final assembly

This is the culmination of all the hard work and preparation we have done up until now. During this phase, is where a true restorer shines. The key is in the small details. Your restored truck will now start taking a life of its own.

Once everything is assembled, the vehicle will undergo a month long quality control and inspection, where everything will be gone through to make sure it meets our customers high quality standards.

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Final Delivery

Once all our quality checks pass. The vehicle will then be delivery to its customer for them to enjoy. The full Land Cruiser restoration process takes around 12-18 months to complete.

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240-347-3827

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For a limited time, we are offering free pickup for any full Land Cruiser restoration on the east coast.

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Testimonials of clients

Adam Hutton
Adam Hutton
16:19 07 Mar 21
My new-to-me, but previous owner-very neglected, 2000 LX470 was in need of its timing belt service, several leaks inspected and sorted out, suspension maintenance and a few other items. The folks at LCH did a very thorough inspection and put together a detailed condition report with options and recommendations. The online inspection with pictures, findings and estimates was really helpful and easy to use.I ended up having them complete almost all the open maintenance - they were thorough and performed really quality work. The truck's driven great since.While I just had maintenance work performed, they had some great builds in progress. They've got LC's from all over and can do a lot more for your rig than just maintenance, too.
Zachary Saelens
Zachary Saelens
19:26 04 Mar 21
Land Cruiser Heaven saved our Land Cruiser Prado! Our truck sustained serious hood damage and LCH came through with an amazing repair. The vehicle is a very rare Japanese domestic market, right hand drive, custom color painted unicorn, which several local auto body repair shops wouldn’t touch. LCH was able to repair the damage, source the hard to find parts and match the custom paint for an amazing result. Highly recommend! Thank you so much to Frank, Juan, JoElla and the whole team at Land Cruiser Heaven!
Adam Maxwell
Adam Maxwell
21:29 20 Feb 21
Frank and the whole crew at LCH were great to work with. We recently had our 80 series in the shop for what we though would be a lower engine rebuild after an engine knock developed prematurely for our truck. Our local shop had misdiagnosed this problem as a main bearing failure and said that the cost of repair was so high that a new engine would be the only way to go. We chose to take it to LCH, who found the problem to be the drivebelt and pulleys. After a front engine repair, the truck drives like new. We also received a comprehensive vehicle inspection and diagnostic that is trustworthy, as LCH only deals with Land Cruisers. We live 4 hours away but will be taking our truck to LCH for all major repairs and upgrades moving forward.
Faisal Khan
Faisal Khan
19:47 20 Feb 21
Thanks for everything Frank, Joella & the Crew.
Chad Powell
Chad Powell
02:22 19 Feb 21
Peace Naksomboon
Peace Naksomboon
22:39 05 Feb 21
Land Cruiser Heaven was great! Joella was an amazing service person and the mechanic team was able to fix the issues I had on my 20 year old LX470. I highly recommend this place if you have a Land Cruiser.
Dan Maguire
Dan Maguire
18:12 24 Jan 21
Tony Leahy
Tony Leahy
20:52 22 Jan 21
Wonderful shop great office staff totally recommend
Izzy Martinus
Izzy Martinus
17:27 22 Jan 21
My 1994 80 Series was overheating among other things but LCH come in for the win! Head gasket replaced, oil pump, water pump and seals, rebuild of knuckles, brakes and a few misc items. Still running strong since work done last summer 2020.
Marty Wright
Marty Wright
14:21 21 Jan 21
Nadin Marks
Nadin Marks
23:54 09 Nov 20
#DropNRoll
Luke Fisher
Luke Fisher
17:47 09 Nov 20
I took my 1994 Land Cruiser in for a thermostat replacement and steering repair. Frank was very helpful and was very quick to have the repairs done. I would highly recommend! I was drooling at all the options they have for Land Cruiser’s definitely will be back if my wife allows it 🙂
Frederick Illuminated
Frederick Illuminated
11:04 26 Oct 20
Green Bag Tactical
Green Bag Tactical
17:35 29 Sep 20
I was easily able to drop off and pick up my vehicle on the weekend. Able to pay over the phone. The actual price was nearly spot on with my quote, and we’ll under what the stealerships quoted me. Will be back for sure.
tricia montgomery
tricia montgomery
04:22 20 Sep 20
Dan Ward
Dan Ward
15:38 16 Sep 20
I have a first gen Tacoma and was looking for a shop that would go above and beyond in helping me maintain my truck to get the most out of it. After meeting Frank I knew Land Cruiser Heaven was the shop for me. Frank and his team are extremely knowledgeable and go the extra mile for their customers. Very lucky to have such a great Toyota shop in MD. I won’t take my truck to anyone else and look forward to being a loyal Land Cruiser Heaven customer for many years.
Sam P.
Sam P.
23:03 04 Sep 20
Took in my 2000 LX470 for full AHC swap to Dobinsons. Frank was very helpful and the work was excellent! Definitely worth the 1.5 hour drive to get this done.
Kenny Fisher
Kenny Fisher
16:13 02 Sep 20
Jason Thomson
Jason Thomson
15:46 25 Aug 20
Great place to bring your Toyota/Lexus for any type of mod. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff too. I brought my GX460 in to install an Ironman 4X4 lift and they did a great job. They even helped with a BMC and some fender trimming. Oh and they installed my snorkel. Glad I found them.
Joel Sandler
Joel Sandler
18:01 12 Aug 20
I would like to see their current inventory of vehicles on line.
Michael Burnett
Michael Burnett
20:42 23 Jul 20
Frank and his team were able to replace my FZJ80's gas tank and filler neck by finding hard to source used parts. Great Job! Mike
Masud Roshan
Masud Roshan
02:31 18 Jul 20
Honest, transparent, knowledgeable on this platform and luckily for me within reasonable driving distance!
bradley owen
bradley owen
19:54 06 Jul 20
Chan Shin
Chan Shin
04:07 01 Jul 20
I had a fantastic experience at LCH in getting my ARB installed on an 80 series.Scheduling: Frank was extremely responsive via e-mail to the numerous questions I had. He was able to squeeze me in for an appointment on a very short notice, and provided me with a great quote.Reception: I was immediately greeted by one of the employees and was immediately let in to their garage. They were tracking the work needed. Very soon after, Frank oriented me to the shop and gave an overview of the various projects he's working on. He definitely made me feel welcomed to his shop.Service: There were some decisions I had to make during the install process, and Frank and his crew did a great job keeping me informed and getting my inputs. As a certified YouTube mechanic, I have learned time and time again, and something always pops up during a "simple" install, and having the experts at LCH do the work gave me the peace of mind that the work would be done correctly.Outcome: The bumper install came out very nicely resulting in perfect alignment of the new bumper (not too tight or loose), neat wiring job for the lights (well insulated and zip tied), and spare parts (I didn't go for the winch install yet) set aside nicely for future use.Bottom line: It's good to see a shop that does crazy big builds (saw a diesel transplant with manual swap and a full interior/exterior refresh) still look out for the little guys. If you need any work done on your cruiser, I highly recommend you give LCH a shot, and if you do, you'll probably end up writing a review like this.
David Lobato
David Lobato
21:20 30 Jun 20
This was my first time at Land Cruiser Heaven. I expected good things and they delivered, plus some. My 2003 Land Cruiser had a rust problem that unknown to me was safety related. LCH obtained all the parts quickly and was able to complete the repairs one week sooner than expected. They also replaced some smaller but significant rubber and plastic parts that I was concerned about. They were more thorough than I had hoped. When I picked up my Land Cruiser they were very pleasant and explained in detail the repairs and part replacements. And they showed me the rusted old parts, which I highly appreciated. I also have a 1988 Land Cruiser and will definitely call Land Cruiser Heaven when either of my Land Cruisers need significant repairs or any modifications for off-road.
Tim Chrysler
Tim Chrysler
17:41 29 Jun 20
Couldn’t be happier with the service experience with the Team at Land Cruiser Heaven. I was specific in what I wanted but didn’t know the exact resource that best suited the envisioned end-state and Frank and the team were able to work with me to make sure I got what I wanted in a way that I didn’t feel taken advantage of. They have exceeded my expectations repeatedly now with my second interaction with them!
Ryan Kaufman
Ryan Kaufman
20:04 15 Jun 20
Land Cruiser Heaven has lived up to its name. While I would have loved for Frank and his team to completely restore my 80 series, I simply can't afford all of that right now. Frank helped develop a priority list of repairs that needed to be made and restoration that could wait. Now, I have a truck that runs great and a plan of exactly how I'm going to proceed with the remaining work I'd like done on the truck. Throughout the process, he was fair and transparent. Frank himself provided daily updates of the work being done with pictures and descriptions. The icing on the cake was Frank lending me an awesome truck he's already restored while mine was in his shop for the week. As soon as it's financially feasible, I will definitely bring my truck back to Frank for the remainder of the work.
Oscar Celli
Oscar Celli
12:53 10 Jun 20
After my transmission broke (90 BJ70) none one could fix it.I took my 70 series to 3 different shops in two different states. (Florida and TN) and no one had an answer. They took it apart but they could not put it back together. After almost 4 years dealing with the mechanics and wasting money on labor time a met Francisco and Juan Pablo during an Overland Expo East and they took the challenge and put my 70 back to live.The guys over in Land Cruiser Heaven rebuilt my trans and fixed some leaks and other problems due to the car being parked for so long.I drove from Knoxville, TN (400miles) to LCH not because there are not other places that could fix my 70 series, but because the reputation that LCH have. They are a small shop dedicated to Toyotas; everything from oil change to huge make overs. They do it all.Thank you Fran and Juan Pablo for taking care of my 70 series!See you soon!Oscar
Jose Avila
Jose Avila
20:02 16 May 20
After doing a bit of research, i brought my 1996 4Runner for timing belt, engine oil leaks and cylinder head work. I was kept updated with pictures and text messages. The final price was reasonable and the final result top notch. Well worth the drive from Northern VA.Will definitely be backThanks Frank and team
Alvaro Renteria
Alvaro Renteria
15:52 11 May 20
“Great experience. Frank was amazing with helping us get our 200 series Land Cruiser in tiptop shape. Really friendly staff too (Juan Pablo). Going to Land Cruiser Heaven is like going to a toy store for me, they have a lot interesting Land Cruisers projects going on also upgrades and trims that we never had here in the US, like they 80 series LC Diesel Conversions using OEM engines and parts, another nice thing they do is the Auto to manual 6 Speed transmission. And if you want to get your interior to factory new check their 100% leather set cover replacements. For a Toyota enthusiast like me this is a one stop shop, no need to go somewhere else what you get here is quality and professionally installed.I will be back for sure!!!!
Kerinne Browne
Kerinne Browne
15:41 11 May 20
The LCH Team is absolutely fabulous. Frank is great and communicates regularly to provide updates on progress. They performed an overall assessment of the vehicle, gave me a detailed plan of what I needed to focus on and completed the repairs over a few phases. Absolutely fabulous as it was a surprise for a family member and they were thrilled. Looking forward to LCH working on the interior and anything else I can think of.
Chris Leidahl
Chris Leidahl
22:52 07 Mar 20
They performed suspension upgrades along with recovering our front seats on our LC 100 series. The seat covers are theirs, great quality, look original.The staff was phenomenal to work with professional, our LC feels like new again and is ready for another 16 years of ownership.
Graham C
Graham C
20:07 29 Feb 20
This is the kind of LandCruiser shop that us in the Mid-Atlantic have needed. Enthusiast operated, with parts connections all over the world. If you can dream it, these guys can do it. I will be back for more and can’t wait to get my FJ80 on the trails and exploring.
Enrique Suarez
Enrique Suarez
20:21 27 Feb 20
I needed to get work done quickly on my 2006 LX470 before an endless amount of upcoming road trips this year. They were extremely helpful in getting me scheduled and taken care of within 2 days for upper control arms, lower ball joints and a rebuild of the front hubs. Their flexibility with my rough schedule is a win win and I will surely come back for their business.Thanks again!
Gary Brown
Gary Brown
14:23 21 Feb 20
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