troopy soft top

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 05:59
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Hi there,

I'm keen on buying a 1989 75 series troopy - on offer for $10K.

However it is a soft top. Is this a problem?

Thanks!
Grant
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 07:41

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 07:41
I've got an 1989 FJ Troopy, but not soft top?, never seen one. Price is about right if it's in good condition with some extras.
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 07:58

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 07:58
AFAIK the last troopy softtop that Toyota made was the 40 series in the late 70's early 80's. 75 series were never sold in softtop guise. Must be rollover/rusted out etc that has been converted.
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Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 11:25

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 11:25
It's 2005 now.

In 4 short years it will be TWENTY YEARS OLD.

Think about it.

There are a million cars around. And Member Eric (the car man) has just returned from holidays and he'd be itching to do business. Contact him. He just posted number 24479.

I know if he can help he will.

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 14:13

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 14:13
and in just 4 short years my girlfreind will be of legal age - whats your point?
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 16:15

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 16:15
Oh dear...
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Reply By: BenSpoon - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 14:34

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 14:34
As mentioned, The last of the 45 series (made til 84) were the ones that had removeable roofs and sides- although there were bolts every 20cm or so on the lid and on the sides, so it really didnt make for a quick removal.

I have seen a 75 ute that was cut down to a soft top, and it looked like crap. The aerodynamics of the cruisers is similar to that of a house brick, so I would imagine a wind roar from behind the driver when you get speeds up. Softtops generally mean an engineering nightmare to get a roof rack onto it too, and when 4wding, without that extra strength, I imagine there would be a fair amount of chassis twisting being passed onto the body.

Check if it is legal, and check for signs of a rollover- That is the only reason I could imagine for going to a soft top on one of these. Get a fridge magnet out and try sticking it onto places that would typically be bogged up and repainted after a rollover. Also check the doors around the mirrors for bending at the mounts.

After all that, $10k seems pretty pricey for a 89 troopy.
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Follow Up By: grantb - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 20:44

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 20:44
Thanks for the advice!

just went to see the troopy tonight and it was a wreck. Rusty, leaking diff , missing fuel tank and the sift top didnt look great.

what would you say is a decent price for an 89 troopy in ok condition?

Cheers,
Grant
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 20:54

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 20:54
89 troopy would be around 6-10k but for 10 you would want less than 200k and every extra generally speaking I would have thought 6-8 for a good one 10k for a heap - tell him his dreaming
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Reply By: goffrey - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 21:25

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 21:25
g'day,
I have a 1994 deisel troopy for sale in good condition, no rust (never has had rust) some minor dints, Bull bar, Roof rack, 300 000 kms, 6 months rego, asking $10 000, i can send pictures if anyone is interested, Jeff
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Follow Up By: grantb - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 22:50

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 22:50
hi Jeff,

Are you in SE QLD? If so then I'm keen.
pics to grantwe@bigfoot.com

cheers,
Grant
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Follow Up By: goffrey - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 21:11

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 21:11
Hi Grant, Yes in am in Samford, I will send you some photo's soon, Jeff
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