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Confirm Your Part Numbers

Save yourself a headache, confirm your parts. Be sure the parts you are ordering will fit the Land Cruiser you drive. Ensure your production date falls within the timeframe noted on the “Fits” line in description for the parts you order. If you are not sure, give us a call, we’re here to help.

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In this example, 088-100A-KIT fits a Land Cruiser built between 1963 and 9/73. The ending month/year means this part Fits vehicles up to but not including September 1973 or vehicles built between January 1, 1963 and August 31, 1973. The kit required for a 9/73 or September 1973 vehicle is 088-100B-KIT, which Fits 9/73-8/92 or vehicles built between September 1, 1973 and July 31, 1992. If the starting date or ending date is a 4-digit year instead of month/year, the part Fits the starting year, the ending year, and all months and years in between.
Fits 1963-9/73 - between January 1, 1963 and August 31, 1973
Fits 1963-1974 - between January 1, 1963 and December 31, 1974

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An Archive — Over 30 Years of Land Cruising History
In business since 1983 Specter Off-Road has had the opportunity to build a photo gallery of some pretty unique Cruisers. Along with photos of cool cruisers, this gallery includes off-road outings and special events that Specter Off-Road has had the privilege to be a part of. We hope you enjoy.
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Marv's "Ichiban" - Specter's number one.
Surf 'N Turf 2011 - 2011 Surf N Turf Bigger and better
Canyonlands 2011 - Canyonlands Utah, 2011"
Surf 'N Turf 2010 - 2010 Surf N Turf was a hoot. Were you there?
40 Years to Glory - A Celebration of the Baja 1000 Race
FJ Photo Shoot - A photo opportunity at Sage Ranch in Chatsworth CA
Four Wheeling Fraiser Park - Lockwood Valley to Alamo Mountain
Lockwood Valley- Snowed in. Winter in Fraiser Park California
Lockwood Valley- 2007 After the Fire
FJ Photo Shoot - A photo opportunity in Glamis and the surrounding area
2005 SEMA Show - 2007 FJ Cruiser at SEMA - On the show floor
FJ Event in Ojai - Toyota Celebrates The 2007 FJ Cruiser in Ojai Californa
Los Angeles Fire Department - Station 96 - Rescue Equipment Training Exercise at Specter Off-Road, Inc.
Ivan Ironman Stewart - Toyota of Nothridge Celebrates the Ironman
Bradley Cup Challenge 2005 - Adventure Land in Nara Japan
Pig Run 2005 - FJ55, 'Pigs' Run the Rubicon
Saudi Arabia - SOR's Quest for Land Cruiser Parts Lead to Saudi Arabia
The Old Ridge Route: - An Engineering Marvel That United California
Traveling the Pan-American Highway - The Cruiser to travel the Pan-American Highway
Philippines Land Cruiser Club Event - Special Guests Marv & Kay Spector were invited to officiate. Lots of Land Cruisers
Specter Collection - Land Cruisers on display at SOR
Specter Museum - Specter's Collection - Collected over the last 35 Years Specter's Collection - see them and more in person at SOR
1955 BJ Pickup - Specter's Collection - see it in person at SOR
1960 FJ25 - Specter's Collection - see it in person at SOR
1971 FJ43 Right Hand Drive - Specter's Collection - see it in person at SOR
1982 BJ42 LX - Specter's Collection - see it in person at SOR
1973 FJ40 Baja 1000 Winner - Specter's Collection - see it in person at SOR
1998 PX 10 - Specter's Collection - see it in person at SOR
1975 FJ45 6x6 Troopy - SIX WHEEL DRIVE TROOPY? Specter's Collection - see it in person at SOR
1986 LJ70 - Specter's Collection - see it in person at SOR
1978 FJ56 Riot Patrol - Specter's Collection - see it in person at SOR
1976 FJ56 Fire Truck - Specter's Collection - see it in person at SOR
1976 FJ56 Fire Truck - Specter's Collection - see it in person at SOR
1984 FJ61 Fire Truck 2 Door - Specter's Collection - see it in person at SOR
1984 FJ61 Fire Truck 4 Door - Specter's Collection - see it in person at SOR
1984 FJ61 Fire Truck 4 Door - Specter's Collection - see it in person at SOR
Interesting stories from Cruiser fanatics around the world. The following links are presented in mixed formats and multiple languages.

Article from Cal Land Cruiser, Old & New — Issue 31, 2020
Translation from Japanese

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The dream of founder Marv Spector is continue running land cruisers around the world.

There is a shop in California that continues to supply Land Cruiser parts to fans around the world, its name is "Specter Off-Road". Let's take a peek at their shop which celebrated its 36th year.

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It was in 1983 that Specter Off-Road was founded in Chatsworth town by a couple, Marv and Kay. Initially, their house's bedroom was a shop. The products are used LAND CRUISER parts. At that time, California was a mecca of off-road racing that had begun to flourish in the United States, and the business grew gradually, helped by the strong demand of Off-Roaders. They aimed to “deliver all replacement parts for the Land Cruiser to our customers, whether used or new”. But amount of the 40 series genuine parts was overwhelming, and the vehicle will be changed in 3 months. He said he realized it was impossible to stock. However, he collected all the models from the United States, tried out the parts that could be used at each production stage, and acquired enough knowledge to service the United States without importing everything.

Also, they visited Japan many times. They visited large and small companies, striving for a stable supply of parts, and returned the results to his fans as a product. The original catalog is packed with their experiences and knowledge. Every part, from the engine and drive train to the interior and exterior, was organized, introduced with drawings, and explained how to read so that anyone can order accurately. Their catalog included not only new, but also used, rebuilt, original, and aftermarket parts, was the fan's “treasure box”. The content increased year by year, and in the final issue before the web transition ('09), it was nearly 2 cm thick. When I first saw this book 20 years ago, I couldn't understand why a detailed parts catalog for Japanese cars was made in the United States. However, I was satisfied with this.

Marv was very fond of Japanese fire truck specification LAND CRUISER. The first one he got was 40 series in the lower right. He bought it because it was "too cool". They decided to take over another 40 series fire truck in the next year, and when he took it home, the frame number was a continuous number of the first fire truck, so they call it "Brother". The other is said to be stored elsewhere. Unfortunately, the founder, Marv Spector passed away in 2014, but Kay, who has been with him, has inherited his will and is still supplying parts to fans around the world. If you have a chance to go to California, please go to play. You should be able to feel the magnitude of their love for LAND CRUISER.

Author: Dai Kawamura
Land Cruiser Parts Shop PDF - PDF Format (requires Acrobat)

- Alejandro Tejero's Visit to Specter Off-Road - Spanish in PDF Format (requires Acrobat)
- SOR Japanese Magazine Appearences (Click to View)


Click on the images below to check out the magazines Specter has been in. Be sure to check back often for new editions to this section.

Land Cruiser Magazine
April 2001 Vol. 30
Land Cruiser Magazine
Dec 2001 Vol. 30
Land Cruiser Magazine
Aug 2004 Vol. 70
Cruisers' Mind
June 2010 Vol. 4
Land Cruiser Heritage Minisite
The Land Cruiser Heritage web site. Filled with information about one of the greatest vehicles ever
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