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#1 waimaks

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 12:59 AM

So I've put the brumby to rest for a bit untill I can afford to fix the rust properly.
I then purchased this..
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its taking a bit of getting used to, I am missing the comfortable ride, and comparative performance of the brumby still...
So uh.. What are some good toyota forums?
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and wow, it sure can leak some oil...

#2 The Beast I Drive

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 01:15 AM

I hope youre going to find the right bed for it, not really diggin the 90 somethin bed on a 80 somethin truck :-\

Other than that, its a nice lookin truck, I love those style Toyotas!

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 01:21 AM

Yeah. I will be looking out for an original deck, for now though, thats close enough.
Its a 1980, with a 2L 21r

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:17 AM

You sure its a 21R and not a 20R? Or a 22R? I didnt think they came out with 21R's but you guys overseas get some funky stuff.

Thats a great looking truck, minus the bed. A friend of mine has a '82 with the same body. We built a flatbed for it, and are in the process of putting an exo-cage on it. Its a rock crawler.

Love that body style, mine is alittle newer with the '86 Body.

#5 waimaks

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:16 AM

Nup.. A 21R-U apparently..... 2L, but somehow different to the 18R that it's meant to have... I'd love to have the right deck on there in as good condition as this one. I can hardly fault it. Not really a big fan of flatdecks tbh... Sometimes though.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:24 PM

if you could lower that deck so the line lines up, and then put a skirt under the door that might look pretty cool! just a thought... looks to be in good shape..

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 02:08 AM

Nice HiLux, other than that bed. Try http://www.toyotaminis.com/
I'm a member there (Red1979SR5)

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:27 AM

Upgrade!
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:51 AM

Hilux double cab awesome!:headbang:

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:34 AM

Yeah, its the newest vehicle I've owned, yet has the same leaf sprung agricultural chassis as the old one. So bumpy and slow! I love it.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:01 PM

Wow nice. I remember on some show on the BBC ... Top Gear maybe? They drove a heavily modified Toyota Hilux up to the arctic circle racing a sled dog team.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:19 PM

Correct! Heavily modified is right, Top Gear has had a few dealings with Hiluxs over the years
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They're basically a religion over here.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:32 PM

Ah... these things are practically tanks. I have seen all three of these in their respective episodes.

The bottom one went through a lot of torture. Based on the challenge, the team was not allowed to use any replacement parts, and only basic hand tooling to make repairs. They drove it onto the stage floor just like that. Even most american trucks wouldnt survive half of what they put that thing through, including the epic building drop.
The second was put up against a Land Rover, and I believe a land cruiser from the seventies. I dont remember who came out on top.
The topmost revision was very impressive, though purpose built with the intent of reaching the north pole. The fact it made it was astonishing in itself.

I have a lot of respect for the Hilux. Good luck with yours, and keep it washed so it doesn't rot away. It looks as if it has had its own adventures with the mismatched bed. :)




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