think I've found one

Submitted: Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 12:25
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Well thanks for peaples advice concening which 4wd to buy and I think I have found one.

Its a HJ60 G, white, diesel, auto, twin batteries, winch, new tyres and rims and some rust for 6000

The owner wasn't sure is the auto was original or not

so my question is did the hj60 have a auto option and are they ok? are autos ok off road

I want the auto for my wife so she can drive it, one less thing for her to worry about.

And who is the best person to have a look at it to make sure that its not a bomb, RAC?

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Reply By: flappan - Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 13:01

Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 13:01
Nothing wrong with Auto's offroad.

RAC will do at a pinch, but a specialised 4by place would be a better option. They know EXACTLY what they are looking at, and what they SHOULD be looking at.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 13:01

Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 13:01
Rust in 60's is a BIG BIG problem.. If it isnt rust, theres a good chance its BOG...

Dude be caredful.. get lots of inspections done.
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Reply By: Brian - Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 08:26

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 08:26
Rob,
Definitely get it looked at by a 4X4 specialist. One idea may be to contact your local 4by club and find out where most people take their trucks for service, this should be a good indication of a reliable workshop. and like Truckster said, watch out for the rust in the HJ60.
Nothing wrong with auto offroad, only downside is not enough engine braking for downhill as a manual, but still very capable!
Just my opinion
Cheers
Brian
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 12:20

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 12:20
Its got about 3k of extra goodies on it, so if it is in good nick mechanically then go for it - Although yes the older toyos do have rust problems in the roof. But then again it is an older vehicle and she is cheap. Nothing wrong with autos on the sand and beach only if you get on a steep downhill muddy track. ( i'll let truckster explain the 'pucker' factor to you :-) ) A good dedicated light commercial and fourby workshop would be the go for an inspection.Moo... everyone knows what a Jackaroo looks like :-)
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Reply By: Rob newbie - Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 15:42

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 15:42
Dam it fell through

he rang me and said he can't sell it as his brother in law's car was stolen and written off

but all is well cause I have possably found anouther one (1985 auto) which I wiil look at tonight but is more expensive $7000

However it has no rust which I will belive when I see it becouse all of them i have seen so far have had rust

I will keep you posted

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