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Welcome to ToySandBox.  All Toyota!

While my site has evolved over the years from a Geocities account when I showed my old 1989 Toyota Truck and featured its build, to today where I feature my built 1969 FJ40 that my son and did a body off frame rebuild.

While I completed the build of the FJ40 several years ago with 20,000 miles after completion.  Have done Moab and local trails with only a few issues of faulty parts or just things I didnt do right.  Working every bolt on the 40, ask me a question..  I bet I can answer it.

No destination is too far.

Enjoy your travels within my site.  Please visit my photo gallery

Steven Girt

Who is this Toyota nut?

Love photography, my son and life....

I fell in love with big trucks, 4wheeling and in particular Toyota's from my Mom's 1981 Toyota Diesel Hilux.  At my early age, that thing could go and do anything.  I started saving at that moment knowing that one day I would own a Toyota 4x4!

That day came when I was 17 and bought a 1981 Toyota Sr5 4x4 from Burt Toyota in Denver.

Upgraded my 81 Toyota for a new at the time 1989 that I soon modified and owned for 18 years.  Best truck ever!

After the birth of my son, I started looking for a Toyota that could seat more than two.  Recieving the 1969 Fj40 for my birthday, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

Self taught or maybe just genetics, I have the ability to look at something and just understand how it works.   The rest is history...

1969 FJ40 - The Build

Engine and Drivetrain

Engine: 2001 Drive By Wire Chevy 5.3 Vortec

Radiator: Spector Off Road new 4 core for later model FJ40

Transmission: 1997 Dodge HD NV4500 5 Speed

TransferCase: Orion Heavy Duty

Axles: 1997 FZJ80 Axles

Wheels: ProComp Forged Alloy 17x9 with a 4" offset

DriveShafts: High Angle Driveline shafts.

Outboarded stock leaf springs over axle

Custom cross over steering from Jeep and Marlin parts


Seats: TJ Front and Rear Master craft suspension seats.

Guage cluster: DolphineGueages, Shark in one

EZ Wiring harness mini fuses

Steering: IDIDIT column, with removable steering wheel.

Tuffy locking storage

MetalTech family cage

Engine Tuning (Did my computer flashing and has excellent online diagrams for do it yourself wire harness)

HPTuners for custom tuning

Photo Gallery

From following the link below you may browse and purchase any of my images by selecting them and the sizes you wish for.  Once your order is ready, please use PayPal with your credit card to complete purchase.

I am able to add any of the images to cups, mouse pads and other objects.  Please use the conact form in order to request special items.
Follow this link to my photo gallery.

Or see my Youtube Channel, YouTube Channel