80 series

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 16:55
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Hey legends I have a 80 series my first car btw and I booked it in for a check of what it need to be road worthy, and I seem the previous owner skipped out on some stuff, so I was wondering what would this list cost me to get someone to do it, and to do it myself?
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Reply By: B1B2 - Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 17:24

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 17:24
Demp,
So we can be more helpful, it is obviously petrol and running on gas. How long do you plan to keep it? Do you have any mechanical knowledge?
What year model? GXL ? etc.
A lot of the stuff on the list are no brainers, tyres, wipers, washer hose leak, ( I bought a metre of tube on ebay for $5) lights not working, etc.
I replaced my LH and RH high beam lights for $30.
Rear barn door not operating??
Windscreen - O'Briens quote.
Exhaust Mr Muffler quote - I had a 3" one fitted by Beaudesert Exhausts, what a beautiful job.
Engine oil leaks, have a look under and clean it off.
Brake pads, there are plenty of brake specialist places.
So take care of the obvious ones yourself then go for a roadworthy.

Good luck, a good choice of car

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Follow Up By: Demp T - Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 17:29

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 17:29
Hey M8, so it's a 91 model, with the 3f motor, it's not a gxl, I have a little to no mechanical knowledge, and I plan on keeping it for prob 5-6 years maybe :)
Thanks for your Input
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Follow Up By: Gbc.. - Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 17:39

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 17:39
Barn doors = standard wagon.
Most 80’s shed wing mirror glass at one stage or another.
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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 20:44

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 20:44
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Realistically? Maybe $2,500 to $3,500 if done commercially.
$1,000 to $2,500 if you can do it yourself.
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Reply By: Erad - Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 20:53

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 20:53
An 80 series, running on LPG. I wonder if/and/or when the valve clearances were last done - probably never. That is a major job, but if you are looking to keep it only 5 or 6 months, no problem - cross your fingers and hope nothing goes wrong.

A friend of mine has 3 off 80 series and 1 off 100 series Landbruisers . He never learns - I think he is addicted to them. All but one of them has over 600000 km on them now. I cannot remember how many km the "new" 80 series has done, but I think it is only about 230000 km. Only one of them runs on LPG - the rest are purely petrol. I don't know how he affords to feed the beasts. Even the gas one chews through huge quantities of gas. The latest problems has has been having has been radiators. They seem to be exploding fairly frequently.

All of them have had the suspensions rebuilt with raised springs as well. The original clutch on the LPG vehicle failed at about 500000 km. We were towing a heavy trailer at the time (it was always towing a trailer somewhere) but we just managed to limp home over the Snowy Mountains. Gearboxes and diffs are still original on all of them.

Ignition leads are really skinny things - 5 mm diameter insulation. They are OK until you disturb them to remove the spark plugs, and then if you are lucky you may be able to re-use them, but budget for having to buy some new leads. Both 80 series with the high mileage have had their heads replaced.

My friend is forever blowing headlight bulbs - they do a lot of night running and they have an array of lights which melt the bitumen 300 m ahead as they drive along. They still hit kangaroos and other things at times.

Overall, the 80 series is, I reckon, the best Toyota ever produced - they are better than the 100 series
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Follow Up By: Phil G - Friday, Nov 13, 2020 at 13:04

Friday, Nov 13, 2020 at 13:04
Its an early model with 3F motor, so the valve clearances are an easy adjustment and not shims.
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Reply By: wooly0005 - Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 22:52

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 22:52
Hi Demp,

If you are keeping it for 5-6 years, its well worth spending a few bucks on.

$3-4000 maybe if you have it done?

Looking more long term, why not an LS conversion?

No need to ever replace it then.
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Follow Up By: Demp T - Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 22:57

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 22:57
Yea I was thinking that but I personally have found it hard to find information on it! Well I have the work and maintenance manual so. Some of the easier stuff I can do myself but I'll get the other stuff done professionally
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Follow Up By: wooly0005 - Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 23:44

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 23:44
Marks Adaptors 4WD in Melbourne will have all the info you need, and most of the parts.

You will need to upgrade brakes as well.

It will be expensive if you need to get a shop to do everything for you. $20-25k probably

If you can do a bit yourself it would save a lot.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER - Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 08:37

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 08:37
easier and probably cheaper to buy one registered and swap and good bits on yours over/sell parts.
b4 you bag me out, walk a mile in my shoes, then your a mile away and have my shoes :)

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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 13:23

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 13:23
Hi Demp T,

Have a look at the Landcruiser Owners On Line forum (LCOOL). This forum has specific sections for the various LC Model Series. Ask your questions there, there are plenty of knowledgeable people on there that will give you advice.

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Follow Up By: axle - Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 15:46

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 15:46
G/day Macca,

There's plenty of knowledgeable people on here that have /owned 80s Toyo that can give the sort of advise he needs, thats a bit of a cheap shot i feel.

Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: OzzieCruiser - Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 16:20

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 16:20
But just about every discussion on this forum ends in an argument of know alls.
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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 21:32

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 21:32
Hey axle,

Did not mean to cause offence, or taking a “cheap shot”, merely passing on some information. There are quite a few Landcruiser owners who aren’t aware or the LCOOL forum.

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Follow Up By: Member - Bigfish - Friday, Nov 13, 2020 at 08:32

Friday, Nov 13, 2020 at 08:32
I agree with McLaren3030..The Toyota site is a site specifically for Toyota models. Lot more info on there than here. This site is more of a general all round forum with heaps of good advice/articles/knowledge etc. Also you will find a great spares/for sale section that may help in your roadworthy quest.
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Reply By: wooly0005 - Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 21:37

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 21:37
Another vote for the LCOOL (Land Cruiser Owners On Line) forum.

Its a goldmine of information for anything Land Cruiser related, especially 80 series
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