Toyota trucks pictures and stories

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  1. bellero

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    Like I mentioned in my introduction, one of my favorite hobby outside of hunting is 4x4 trucks and off roading. I'm a Toyota owner in a land where Fords and Chevys reign as kings. I especially love older Toyotas for their ruggedness and reliability and I've owned several in the last two decades.

    The problem is that the best trucks Toyota has to offer aren't available here in North America. No Hilux or Landcruisers here unfortunately.

    I'm curious to see what Toyota trucks you guys use or own in Africa. Feel free to share a story or two about them as well.

    Here's a few pics of my 2003 Toyota Tacoma for starters;

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  2. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    There has been many a lament from those going to Africa upon return to find that the trucks they drive in Africa, we cannot in the US. They are neat and tough. I have an F250 4x4 Stroker and its pretty tough, but I dont believe it would take anything like the punishment that a Landcruiser pickup would. I was first introduced to them in Tanzania in 1985. If you look at my pics I think you will see it, a green one. All other hunts have also used them, spent a couple days in a Hilux as well in RSA 2009 after one of the trackers tried to wrap the Cruiser truck around several rocks and trees! My PH was not amused I promise you.:dancing:
     
  3. bluey

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    bellero that there is about the best ute ive seen from any that Canadians and americans drive
    when l was In Canada last year 8 out every 6 cars l seen were them there big yank tanks with as much room in each seat as my armchair at home and a console as bis as picnic hamper .
    though they do have big trays and lots of horse power .they were bloody uncomfortable off the road and handle like wet sponges .some bush tracks we had to do 3 point turns to get around and all I could do was laugh mate .
    I kept telling the guide that l would prefer my 3 litre tubo diesel hilux any day of the week over them freight trains
    heres a couple of pictures of my little mate ,
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    the week end these were taken we were camping up pretty high along the snowy river just below the snow gates , my wife was in new Zealand hunting on a trip she won at a hunting expo , igot the shit scared out of me by a big old dingo/wild dog .
    driving home l got run over by a big kangaroo and busted one of me driving lights
    .came out of that little puddle hydro-plaining and near hit me mate that was taking the photos .
    and took the asseiest shot at a feral goat you ever seen .'
    man you don't know how much I need another week end like that ;)
     
  4. bluey

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    Jerome can you wave your magic wand and make these photos work please
     
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    "yank tank"!!!???? I love it!!:clapping:
     
  6. Bobpuckett

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    Hey bluey try reloading them in the advance page then click preview post to make sure they attached then click post. Bob ;)
     
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    Sorry it is not possible, either email them to me or try posting them again...
     
  8. observe

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    Aaaah,those trusted Toyota 4x4 trucks!
    My son- in- law's pride and joy finished rebuild Hi-lux Raider project..... [Overberg-Cape]
    It's a beast!
    Nice cab and 1/2 truck bellero!

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  9. bluey

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    bluey GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    gday willem
    your son in law has got a great ute mate
    l like the treads and rims
    id love to throw some money at my little ute but its my work ute
    im in the market to build a big boys toy .
    just gotta buy a farm first according to the minister of war and finance
     
  11. toxic111

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    DOn't really have any pictures of my Toy's... We had a 2007 FJ Cruiser that we traded off on a '13 4Runner. Both will go anywhere I want to go. I also have a Yank Tan as it was called, and I'm not afraid to take it anywhere either. The road into my bear baits is only that in name, full of mud holes & washouts. My truck goes through no problem. I would love to get one of those Toyota Backies for fun, but it might not be able to pull the 8000lbs holiday trailer up to the lake, lol.
     
  12. bellero

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    Nice truck observe. Keep'em coming guys!
     
  13. Bobpuckett

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    that's them thank you bob .
    im buggered if l know what im doing wrong but l couldn't get them to load .
    ive got some better ones of this little ripper but they are at home not on the boat computer
    once again bobby im in your debt .
    you need to come down here so we can square it up on few tasty deer my friend
     
  15. Bobpuckett

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    I'm working on it my friend I'm working on it! and as far as the pics I don't know whats going on either :confused: there in your gallery so they did load just will not open on this thread.
     
  16. bluey

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    I only just put em on there as a last resort and couldn't do it either .
    I only just pm Jerome to ask him to do it but you got it done mate .
    how l don't know but are not computer smart enough to understand if you spent 10 minute explaining it to me .
    now im thinking your as spooky as big ole bricko .
    just don't say BOO

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    thank you Jerome also
    l owe a beer mate
     
  18. bellero

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    Wow, I love the front bumper and the schnorchel. Nice truck!!
     
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    this is more like the hunting ute id like to make up
    its a Nissan patrol wagon cut down into a ute .
    id put a heaps better bull bar up front and scrub bars down the side
    throw a set 35s under her and lift it 3or 4 inches
    winch front and back
    definitely keep the 4,2 litre diesel donk but id get rid of the auto tranny

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    this one is mates in southern new south wales .
    wish he would sell it
     
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    Nice Bluey! Sure wish we could get these in the states with the turbo diesels! Alas.....I guess I'll have to keep driving my "Yank Tank"...LOL :tongue:
     

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