Nissan GQ Trayback/ute

Submitted: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 07:25
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Does such a machine exist? I am looking at alternatives to a Toyo 75/78 for my upcoming 'Grey Nomad' adventure. Any opinions?

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Reply By: Member Eric - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 07:38

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 07:38
they sure do , I also have one for sale lol
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Follow Up By: Tim (vic) - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 08:26

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 08:26
What a sales man!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 08:31

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 08:31
hahahhaah
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Follow Up By: conman - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 18:09

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 18:09
you've got one of everything for sale!
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 10:36

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 10:36
google will get ya loads of hits on em..
few on carpoint forsale too round $25k
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Follow Up By: conman - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 18:12

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 18:12
25k for a gq sounds a bit high.

more like 8k
saw a gu ute 99 for 21k in the trading post, 120kms too i think
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 11:07

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 11:07
pretty sure they can come in coil suspension too but why look for an alternative to a toyo?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 11:16

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 11:16
They come in Coil or leaf suspension..

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Reply By: Wok - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 14:11

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 14:11
Thanks guys,

Covering all avenues if insurance $ on my stolen 62 won't stretch to a Toyo :(
Eric, where have you advertised your unit? Link?
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 15:33

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 15:33
from looking around recently I think you will find the N and T products 2nd hand to be of simular price the old Toyota is way dearer is a bit of a Myth especially 2nd hand. The Coil Cabs were a grand or 2 dearer at POS (point of sale) and are crap for load carrying but should have potential for turning into a comfortable touring ute. If out and out toughness is what you are after theremust begood reason t outnumbers N 100 to none when it comes time for Mining componys to purchase their workhorses
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 16:52

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 16:52
... the old Toyota is way dearer is a bit of a Myth especially 2nd hand

it is? You looked recently?
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 17:43

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 17:43
yes, bit difficult comparing apples with apples and prices vary alot depending on condition and hopefull owners but generally prices are simula. biggest problem with 75s is sorting through the ex miners
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Reply By: Mark- Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 20:27

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 20:27
The coil cab GQ ute is a very comfortable (as far as ride goes) and capable vehicle when fitted with the right coils for the load you normally carry. Alternatively you can fit softer coils for running unloaded together with poly airs or similar air bags in the coils for carrying loads. Main drawback is the inability to recline the seats very much, later models had a bit more cab room due to a larger bubble below the rear window. 75 Series Toyota is no better however. Toyota 78 and GU ute had a few more inches behind the seats, but lots more $$$.......

The GQ (coil) utes tend to fetch a premium price over the GQ wagons of the same vintage, oftern several $k more. Most are still in the $15-$20k range. I agree, you will get earlier 75 series (especially with 2H diesel) cheaper than the equivalent vintage GQ coil cab. The GQ/GU coil cabs are unique in being the only all coil sprung heavy duty utes on the market and are consequently in demand on the second hand market. Once you've owned a coil sprung vehicle, its very hard to go back to leafs.

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Follow Up By: Wok - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 07:47

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 07:47
Mark,
Your comment about legroom helpful, I have trouble fitting my 185cm into most vehicles. Will check out a N this weekend, the T[75] is just comfortable.
Thanks
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Reply By: Bilbo - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 21:23

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 21:23
I've still got my 1989 GQ trayback ute - all leaf springs (which incidentally are plated to carry a lot more weight than the coil version).

It''s been the roughest, toughest, ball tearing, bottler SOB of a ute that I ever owned.

Bilbo
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Reply By: ringa - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 23:14

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 23:14
The Toyo guys are a bit biased, I have a 99 Y60, I dont know where this "GQ"
business comes from, as there is no mention in the VIN No, Any way, A coil Cab is the only wat to go. I agree with the sender who said that you wont go back to a Leaf sprung tank after riding in a coil sprung vehicle, especially on corrugations.
see ya on the road, or in the Bush
ringa
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 01:20

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 01:20
always been a fan of utes - make no mistake after doing the moorine lwwp rd with hd leaves it made me wondr how a nissan with decent aftermarket coils would go . as mentioned couldnt see a price difference between t and n now have an 80s no regrets so far
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Reply By: Wok - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 07:54

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 07:54
I was looking at a N coil front/leaf rear. My expected static load is 500kg [not including fuel] not sure if coil rear could handle that much static load without beefing up the suspension?
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Follow Up By: Mark- Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:57

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:57
Easy to beef up coils - appx $200 a pair for heavy duty rear coils (heavier wire) and about half an hour to fit. And will still be way better on corrugations etc.
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