An old 4by can do you proud , just like a newie!!.

Submitted: Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 18:24
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My brother has just purchased a 60series Toyo from a guy who has had it from new. Its a 1987 mod diesel with 150,000ks on the clock. the vehicle is like brand new ,not a mark on it and absoloutley no rust anywere. After selling his old worn out rusted away 60 for $2000, and paying $5000, for this one, its no wonder he's got a smile on the dial ...lol , it would never happen to me!.

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Reply By: RobAck - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 18:42

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 18:42
Last weekend we trained a client with a one owner 40 series LX with only 112,000 km on the clock. She will be taking it across the Simpson in July. We all had a ball with a 25 year old 4WD that really was not quite run in. Smiles all round from the client and our training team. And it is a lot easier to fault find and repair than my 120 Prado. But I know which one I prefer for touring and around town

RobA
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:12

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:12
OH Yeah!!, Reliable, but bloody rattley!..lol.


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Reply By: Davo_60 - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:19

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:19
G'day,

They are around, and awesome value. My 60 series has 126k on it, but that doesn't stop the money flowing into it replacing bits that after 24 years have perished. But they are a heap of fun and so simple. Heading up to the Kimberley next week and did the Simpson last year in her, can't beat em. The long hwy runs are a bit tedious though.

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Dave
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:57

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:57
Those models don't really live up to the name of Cruiser...lol.

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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:49

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:49
You would do more than 6818.1818181818 Km a year just walking.. LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:54

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:54
LOL!! Richard, Maybe this Toyo owner did do a lot of walking .... LOL.


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Follow Up By: Rolly - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 17:32

Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 17:32
Like an old gemologist/rockhound I once new who spent months away in the "never-never" and clocked up less than 5000km a year in his FJ55.

Got through a lot of boots, though.
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Reply By: travelguy62 - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:55

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:55
Hi Axle,
Good old truck and plenty of them still humping things around the country.I bought mine from a one owner(retired) who had just finished his OZ trip towing a 18ft van.It has clocked up 435k now and has been faultless.I have fitted a V8 diesel and f&r lockers for a bit more grunt and offroad ability.Still got plenty of years left in it and I own it.
Guy
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 20:00

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 20:00
Owning the the buggers is worth a lot in these economic times!.



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Reply By: Kim and Damn Dog - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 20:26

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 20:26
Gidday Axle


Don’t you just love sentiment? Must be a blokey thing!

I wouldn’t take one of the bloody things if was given to me (compared to the comfort of modern 4wd’s).

I’ve pretty much lost track of what I’ve driven and owned over the last 48 years, but the one that still sticks in my mind was the Toyota Bundera when we were living in Tassie. Engine wise, it couldn’t pull the skin off a rice pudding.

But in the peat bogs of the Tassie high country nothing could match it with the long travel coil suspension and light weight.

It was also the only 4wd that came with a suspension seat as far as I can recall.

I’m getting a bit misty now. LOL

Regards

Kim

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 21:08

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 21:08
Hi Kim,

I'm the worst in regard to sentiment!!.

Wont except the fact Swmbos later model cruiser is poles apart

from my old Defender!...LOL.


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Follow Up By: tim_c - Monday, May 11, 2009 at 19:25

Monday, May 11, 2009 at 19:25
My first car (Suzuki LJ80) had a suspension driver's seat. Which was just as well, because it felt like there was no other suspension any where else in the car! :)
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Reply By: Mad Cowz (VIC) - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 00:01

Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 00:01
DaveB has a nice tidy 60, takes the 2 of them and their camper mant places....

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Reply By: Rolly - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 17:37

Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 17:37
I reckon that my FJ62 Auto is far too refined for the type of work that I give it.

Can't get the sand spinifex and grass seeds out of the carpet without an industrial vacuum cleaner and a lot of patient 'picking'.

Some of youse guys need to harden up a bit.
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