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Submitted: Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 15:30
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just got our new 78series well body work ute to take out and scratch up on tuesday less than 1000k on it so i will see how it copes with severly overgrown tracks. The last trip was fairly uneventfull apart from a torn canvass and broken am/fm ariel. typical toyota arrogance though it has had to have the snorkal removed because you now cant get a ute without one
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Reply By: Leroy - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 16:32

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 16:32
why remove the snorkle?

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Davoe - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 17:04

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 17:04
good question everyone else wants one! reasson is there is no river crossings here in the goldfields the work we do is mainly down extremely overgrown tracks or cross country and the snorkal would be ripped off in less than a day
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 16:46

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 16:46
Hi Davoe
In NZ you pay $2500 more and get 4 wheel discs and coils plus front and rear diff locks and snorkel
I think thats pretty good value.
Ray
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Follow Up By: Davoe - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 17:05

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 17:05
factory diff locks? sounds alright especially if you are talking$nz
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 17:31

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 17:31
DAvoe, How do you fit 3 SWMBO's in a ute? No wonder you were stressing out.
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Follow Up By: Davoe - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 17:35

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 17:35
even the mighty I can only handle 1 at a time however in july I think we are taking out 2 utes and 2 shmbo which doesnt sound like fun
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 19:40

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 19:40
Hello Bob and Lex - I was going to ask that question.
Hey Davoe, interested to hear how the 78 goes. Old bloke is hoping I will buy him one this year (with a snorkel in case we find somewhere that has water), especially with the turbo. Hearing good reports about them, especially in the fuel consumption.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 20:22

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 20:22
Can I have the 100 when you are finsihed with it?
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 20:42

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 20:42
Nah, nay, no. Old boy WANTS/WISHES me to buy him one - but I really want a fishing boat first. Actually Willem, my LC100 would be a good buy - one owner, only driven to Church on Sunday, genuine 101,000 on clock and only one dent (in the rear door going up into the Adelaide Markets). Even got $50 worth of diesel this week and I will own it in three months. It's mine and he's got the old rubbish ute (the one he's gone fishing in - LOL).
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Follow Up By: Davoe - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 09:50

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 09:50
ruthI have driven mostly 75s but a fair few 78s including the other 2 at my present work place (01 models) what do you want to know about them? I have never actually measured consumption coz they are work vehicles rideis quite a bit smoother than the 75 and there is more room behind the seat the biggest problem we find with them is that the fuel lines could be better tucked away as they can be "modified" in cross country driving never driven a turbo but i guess that would be same except better they have never failed to do the job for me even after some decent punishment. dont believe the b@#$ written about the 5 stud wheels and the front diff coz it is just that and it hasnt stopped any that i have driven from doing the job
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 15:16

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 15:16
That's a good point about the fuel lines - we go cross country - got 5 stud wheels in the LC100 - was a bit cranky at first only because I had mags on the 60s and thought I could just swap them over. See how we go - gotta buy it first (after my fishing boat though).
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