Looking at getting a 60 series as a 2nd vehicle.

Submitted: Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 15:43
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I have an opportunity to get a 60 series cruiser with a slush box pushed along by a 2H diesel.

I've spoken to Pesty (THE guru on all things to do with these antiques) and he reckons the 3 speed slush box is one of the best things Toyota ever made.

I took it for a test drive and apart from a wandery feel in the steering (which Pesty told me how to fix), it seems to drive okay.

Does anybody have any other comments?

No, I'm not getting rid of the Chev-Nissan....this would be a replacement for my 1993 V6 Commodore (which I'm finding increasingly difficult to climb down in to with my long frame and weak back!!!!)

My application to join the LCOOL forum is pending at the moment.....;-)

Roachie
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Reply By: troopyman - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 15:59

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 15:59
My dads 1986 model 60 series turbo(factory) diesel has 600 000 klms on the clock and still going strong .
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:09

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:09
Remember Roachie, that the 2by utes got around pretty well before 4by utes did. You could get an International. Back to Roachie's future. LMAO
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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:11

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:11
The 60 series diesel are hard to kill. Only 1 thing does it, RUST. Often it's rust in the roof and surrounds.
The 2H will take a mountain of abuse , lack of oil changes etc, and the ride is far from a coil springed vehicle.
But if you can find a good one......
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:19

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:19
G'day Footy,

Yeh, it has a bit of rust in the roof along the gutters, but nothing to worry about too much.

Asking price is only $2750-, so I can't expect too much, eh?! haha
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 12:44

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 12:44
Roachie, see if the warranty has run out for the rust. Our 60 Series has the same
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Reply By: Kev & Darkie - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:14

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:14
Roachie,

Mr Al has done a nice chop of a 60 before so you could have 2 Dual Cabs ;))

Cheers Kev
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:20

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:20
Thanks Kev, I think I might be over-capitalising a bit if I spend $10K on a truck I buy for $2750-...hahahaha

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:28

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:28
A chop only adds value and gives you the opportunity to remove some blemishes ;)
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 06:13

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 06:13
It can go from this

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To this after the chop.

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Now doesn't that look better than the Missan ha ha ha ha
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Reply By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:25

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:25
And what happened with all this talk about wanting / getting a Landrover 130.

Or was that to replace the Chevnissan.

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:31

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:31
Just dreaming Richard..........;-)
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Reply By: Dasher Des - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 17:18

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 17:18
Richard, he is finally starting to see the light and we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.LOL
Roachie, the Toyota badge is worth $3,000.00 alone. what a bargain.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michael - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 17:39

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 17:39
G'day Roachie,

I was just flicking through the latest edition of the Western 4WDriver Magazine. They have a good write up on buying a used 60 Series (what to look for, common problems, prices etc.).

For $7.65, it might be worth checking out -

Western 4WDriver Magazine

Michael
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 19:15

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 19:15
Hell Man!!, A 60 series and a bad back?? not to mention that horrible engine note! hahahaha. My Bro had one for years they are reliable if you keep working on them..lol.

Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Davo_60 - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 20:00

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 20:00
G'Day,

Have had two 60's including my current vehicle which is an Auto 2h. They do tend to wander a bit at the best of times and the auto is good but expensive to replace if buggered. If there is rust there tends to be heaps of it and they have a lot of weak spots rust wise. There are simple and easy to keep running but I am finding mine is starting to require tinkering more often and the electrics are becoming a little temperamental. For a couple of grand you could run it into the ground and then almost get your money back selling parts off.

Good luck,
Dave
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 00:35

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 00:35
do you need to get a loan for that? I seem to remember a bank manager around here...

the price is $300.00 under the red book.. LOL

Richard
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Reply By: thepunter - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 20:35

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 20:35
"I took it for a test drive and apart from a wandery feel in the steering (which Pesty told me how to fix), it seems to drive okay"

OK - how do you fix the wandery feel in the steering?


David.
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 21:32

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 21:32
David,
They have a spring loaded tierod end on the end of the tierod that attaches to the pitman arm, seems that it is common for the spring to break, easy repair with a kit for about $45.
Did mine recently, different vehicle to drive now.

Cheers Pesty
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Follow Up By: thepunter - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:53

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:53
Thanks - I have an FJ73 with bad steering wobble which is probably a different set-up. I have rebuilt the knuckles and replaced the bearings and the tyerod ends feel tight. But perhaps I should also look at changing the steering damper. The one this is currently on is very small.

David.
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