"New" Toy - Off Chassis Restoration - 1969 Toyoda Land Cruiser

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Red Leg,

Wow, totally cool.

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Man, you have style! That is a very cool, yet arguably practical, addition to the stable. Congratulations.
 

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Nice ride. But you are correct that an A/C needs to be added. While spending money, a Warn wench would be a great addition.
Nice ride Redleg, but i must advice against wesheltonj's suggestion.

NEVER, i repeat, never buy a worn wench !
 

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Nice ride Redleg, but i must advice against wesheltonj's suggestion.

NEVER, i repeat, never buy a worn wench !

Hahahaha. Especially if the are rated as 8 or 9000 lbs!
 

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Nice car Joe....this is what we use in the bush in Botswana..


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Nice ride Redleg, but i must advice against wesheltonj's suggestion.

NEVER, i repeat, never buy a worn wench !

Yes you really need to watch out for those old wenches. When you least expect it they will bite you in the ass!


Great classic car. I have a 85 defender 110 and I had to put air con in it and I live in nj. I am sure that cruiser handles like my defender which is somewhere close to like driving a piece of gym equipment. Good luck and enjoy and if your wife gives you any problems tell her what I tell my wife:

“Listen, it is cheaper than having a girlfriend!”
 

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Nice Joe! I sold my fully restored ‘71 in a moment of sheer stupidity. This photo is of my current project, a ‘69. Totally torn down at the moment, frame is powder coated, should have a rolling chassis next month. Going safari tan on the rebuild.
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Winches only work if there is something to tie the cable to. For me, most times, there is nothing in reach.

Bury your spare as a winch anchor. Done it more than once. Better than walking out!
 

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Nice Joe! I sold my fully restored ‘71 in a moment of sheer stupidity. This photo is of my current project, a ‘69. Totally torn down at the moment, frame is powder coated, should have a rolling chassis next month. Going safari tan on the rebuild. View attachment 372683
Very nice. Can’t wait to see it when done.
 

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Yes you really need to watch out for those old wenches. When you least expect it they will bite you in the ass!


Great classic car. I have a 85 defender 110 and I had to put air con in it and I live in nj. I am sure that cruiser handles like my defender which is somewhere close to like driving a piece of gym equipment. Good luck and enjoy and if your wife gives you any problems tell her what I tell my wife:

“Listen, it is cheaper than having a girlfriend!”
As I say, the ’41 Chevy truck makes this seem like a drivability upgrade. Just glad the steering wheel is oversized to wrestle those tires around a corner.

Like you I suspect, I am fortunate. My bride is the one who spotted it on a local Toyoda dealership’s site.
 

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Nice car Joe....this is what we use in the bush in Botswana..


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(y) I have spent many hundreds kilometers in vehicles just like that.

It is beyond my comprehension that Toyoda has never marketed the 70 series Land Cruiser in the States. Best I can tell they sell it just about everywhere else on the planet. I would own one in a heartbeat as would thousands of others.
 

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Spent a good bit of time and $$$ many years ago building CJ's and Land-cruisers into rock crawlers to get through some extreme terrain. You have a great rig that will serve you well for years.. My only complaint is that no cruiser looks right with out a large spattering of fresh or dried mud on it.
 

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Those were quite expensive back in the day.
My first DSC was in 1990. That year some company had a rebuilt one for sale at the convention. It looked like new, (don't remember the actual date of it) but I by no means could afford it....been that way ever since!!!
 

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