Toyota video part 2

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Reply By: Ron N - Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 12:41

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 12:41
You gotta love it ...

Not an electronic component in sight ..
Not a single electric solenoid, no fly-by-wire, and no "limp home mode" ..
Leaf springs rule! ..
Power steering only on the "luxury" HJ60's and 61's ..
Air conditioning an expensive option on the HJ60/61, and very rarely fitted to any of the other models ..
Levers and cables worked everything ..
7.50 x 16 tyres rule! ..
No airbags ..
No ABS ..
No traction control ..
Entertainment system comprised an AM-FM radio ..

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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 16:00

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 16:00
My 40 series:

Not an electronic component in sight .. tick
Not a single electric solenoid, no fly-by-wire, and no "limp home mode" .. tick
Leaf springs rule! .. tick
Power steering only on the "luxury" HJ60's and 61's .. tick - not in HJ47
Air conditioning an expensive option on the HJ60/61, and very rarely - what's air-con ? ..
Levers and cables worked everything .. tick
7.50 x 16 tyres rule! .. ??
No airbags .. tick
No ABS .. tick
No traction control .. tick
Entertainment system comprised an AM-FM radio .. luxury of an iPod now...
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 18:16

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 18:16
You got POWER steering?? You must have the luxury model, then! LOL

I made a serious mistake about 2 years ago.
Could have bought a pristine '63 model FJ40 SWB locally for $8000.
Thought it was a bit dear, gave it a miss.
Biggest mistake I've made in the last 10 years! (insert crying icon here) ...

Shannons Auctions - 1963 FJ40 - SOLD! - $22,750

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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 18:32

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 18:32
Ron, I've got Armstrong Power steering....
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 18:34

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 18:34
You're kicking yourself Ron.

I bought a 1964 FJ45 original bog standard small amount of rust where the rear of the cab floor pan met the rear cabin panel. A couple of spots that because of the simplicity of their construction I could have removed myself.
The old F petrol engine and 3 speed no 1st gear synchro box.
It originally had been bought new by a government department and then sold at auction to a farmer who used it for about 10 years and parked it in the back of his shed when it started using a bit of oil.
No rego and I took it home on a car trailer after parting with the princely sum of $600.
Sold it a couple of years later for $600 after not having the time to spend on a simple resto job.
Insert crying and kicking myself emoticons/smilies or whatever you call them.

(:-((

Pop
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 18:38

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 18:38
Sorry, I misread that line. Yep, the good old Armstrong steering.
Owned a cabover (sleeper cab) Mack once with Armstrong steering.
I can still remember putting my feet on the dashboard to turn the wheel, to get into 9' farmers gateways, off rural roads! Not fun!
I bought a whole new Sheppard power steering box, and fitted it, and it made it a totally different truck!
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 19:30

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 19:30
Pop, I think most of us older blokes have been there and done that and live with the regrets.
When the old man sold all the dairy cows and equipment off in 1957, and went and got a job, the middle brother had a horse to get rid of, as it was no longer needed.

He swapped with a neighbour who wanted a horse, for a 1928 Chevy 4dr sedan, in good running order.
It was licenced, everything worked on it, and it ran like a Swiss watch.

I can remember standing there as a stunned youngster, as brother took to the entire bodywork with an axe, and chopped it all off - so he could make a "bush buggy"!
The old Chev was used for about a week as a bush buggy, but kept getting bogged in the sandy coastal sandplain - so it was promptly dumped up the back of the block.
I remind him occasionally about his juvenile stupidity, and he asks me to kick him every time.

As for me - I bought a 95% complete 1932 Ford V8 roadster in 1982 for $200 - and sold it 3 months later for $600 - thinking I'd made all the money I'd ever make out of it! Waaaahh!!!
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 19:37

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 19:37
The advice I "enjoyed" was if you drive in mud, then fit bar tread tyres........Dunlop brand no doubt. :-)

Bob

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Can't remember most of it.

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