HJ60 Cruiser

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 17:15
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We currently have a Holden Jackaroo ('97 petrol auto 3.2l) and are considering looking at LandCruiser HJ60 1984 Diesel that has 450,000km on it.

Are we crazy?

We are planning an open ended trip around Aus, we will be towing a 16'ft caravan.

The reason we are thinking of getting the cruiser is because:
- It's Diesel
-Snorkel (the Jack doesnt)
- Long range fuel tank
-Bull Bar (jack has a nudge bar)
- Dual Battery set up (jack doesnt)

However it does have 450,000kms on it, and it is 28 years old.

What is you opinion? which car would you prefer? what should we look out for when checking it out??
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Reply By: mountainman - Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 18:41

Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 18:41
get an 80 series landcruiser for similar comfort and power, better economy.

economy will be the same as the v6 jackeroo, but less, much less power.!
comfort will be a backward step, as will power.
but simplicity to do the job trouble free 60series hands down.

i will recomend you look on lcool.
a 85 60 series 12ht manual, brown is for sale around 12grand.
the 12ht is a superb engine, ample power,torque to tow, fugal on fuel, around the 10ltrs/100.
i would strongly suggest search for this specific model as it would be a joy to drive on your trip, with power to tow your caravan.
extremely reliable engine that usualy has 400kms and still new, owing to owners care.

these are getting solid money 2nd hand but are worth their premium every day of the week.
i unfortunatly have never driven with said engine.. yet.

here is said vehicle.
haggle a deal, as his price might be negotiable.

i would happily buy it but i like white, and i have a 84hj47 soo im not getting a newer vehicle realy.


Rare factory turbo diesel 5 speed SAHARA in top condition.

Excellent body and interior

Bull bar and 9000 lb winch (not fitted)

Spot lights

HF UHF and CB Radios

Snorkel

Rear wheel carrier

Cargo Barrier

Rear Draws with fridge slide

Dual zone air cond (fully rebuilt with receipts for $1200)

Long range tank (not fitted)

Factory Sun roof

Electric windows.

Tow bar

This car is in top condition, no rust, dints or scratches. Drives beautifully. Set up for remote / outback touring.

Located in WA, 350Ks north east of Kalgoorlie

barnzey60@gmail.com



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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 18:42

Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 18:42
Hi Angie,

While the 60 was a good vehicle for its day, at 28 years old there is a lot of potential issues. Electrics, bushes, seals, rust, etc... just to name a few. Even if the vehicle has been maintained well, there are so many small items that IMHO you would be sacrifiing too much reliability for the few extra items ths particular 60 has. The petrol Jackaroo has a very good reputation for reliability and its only about half the age, plus you would know the histroy of your vehicle.

While it may cost a bit more in fuel, you may be suprised at how little the difference is. The other accessories can easily be added if reallly required. Now if you were talking a 100 series cruiser, then thats a different story... and a different price range too :(

Cheers

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Reply By: Member - nick b - Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 18:53

Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 18:53
Are you crazy !!!!!

How much money is it $$$$$????

would you know how to fix it yourself ?

450,000 that is a lot of k,s and you are going to put a lot more on it !!!!

Diesel or petrol does it mater to your trip ?

I would be looking at , patrol , 80 series or later .....under 250,000 k,s

cheers nick






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Reply By: aboutfivebucks (Pilbara) - Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 20:27

Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 20:27
i think your crazy - as Captain and nick have mentioned above -

but

if you do buy it, your welcome to join us on the 60's adventure to the cape next year.

sixtiestothecape
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Reply By: aboutfivebucks (Pilbara) - Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 20:37

Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 20:37
i think your crazy - as Captain and nick have mentioned above -

but

if you do buy it, your welcome to join us on the 60's adventure to the cape next year.

sixtiestothecape
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Reply By: Angie M - Monday, Jul 30, 2012 at 06:38

Monday, Jul 30, 2012 at 06:38
We decided we must have been crazy, and are keeping the Jackaroo. We only had around 4000 to spend on the car and are just going to put it towards the caravan.

Thanks all.
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