Nissan and Land Rover 4x4s in Oz in 1979 through to 1985???

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 01:14
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EarthWisp@aol.com wrote:

Hi,

Does anyone know if Nissan and Land Rover 4x4s were used in Australia in 1979 through to 1985?

I hope some can verify this information. I haven't had much luck so far - and I've written doezens of letters.

I greatly appreciate ANY info you can send my way in regard to this question.

Thanks much,

Bob West

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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 06:16

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 06:16
Bob I had a land rover in 1979 and my mate had a nissan and another had a toyota.
There were heaps.

Good luck
Eric
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Follow Up By: earthwisp@nakedinede - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 12:29

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 12:29
Hey thanks Eric,

That's what I thought, but someone said I was crazy when I told them that. I figured either they didn't know what they were talking about or else I was bonkers. It was many years ago but I was sure there were 4x4 Nissans, Toyotas and Land Rovers!

Thanks again, Eric for taking the time to confirm this for me.

Bob
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 07:40

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 07:40
Landrovers came to Australia in the 1950's and were used extensively for exploration and on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. Toyotas were first imported in 1959 and Nissans since 1960. I believe that Australia has the biggest 4x4 market per capita in the world.
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Follow Up By: earthwisp@nakedinede - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 12:35

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 12:35
Willem,

Thanks for the great info. With dates and all - wonderful. I appreciate your reply, it really helps me out. It confirms what I remembered when I was in Oz, but several people told me - "No way; not back then." And I thought if they weren't driving one of the "rugged three" (Land Rover, Toyota ot Nissan) then I don't know what the heck they would be driving.

Thanks again, Willem.

Bob
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Follow Up By: colcam - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 18:02

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 18:02
Hello Bob, I will tell you what else they would have been driving. I came here in 1964, saw and worked on the big three as referred to above over the early years. Austin Gypsys, (now there was a dog!), the old WW2 Jeeps both by the yanks and some were made by Mitsubishi I believe. Ford and Bedford military 4WDs were common as the Blitz versions and others made do with Standard Vangaurds, VW vans with their rear axle reduction gears could "go anywher that a 4WD could go". I am sure that many of my age could add many more. Cheers, Colcam
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Reply By: Brian - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 21:51

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 21:51
Land rovers were here you can read a great true adventure of To long in the Bush tells of all the mods don;t to his rover and what he did!!!

Great read!!!!!

Brian

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Reply By: Pete G - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 22:47

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 22:47
mate,
as a matter of fact i have a 1973 model landrover as a fire truck and she's still used for everyday fire fighting under the banner of the nsw rural fire service. it goes well but it has been re-born many a time. last one was a leg out of bed.

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