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post #46 of 91 Old 04-20-2012, 08:32 PM
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That is sweet, I would still kill to get a 4x4 diesel Delica

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post #47 of 91 Old 05-13-2012, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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That is sweet, I would still kill to get a 4x4 diesel Delica
There are quite a few of those kicking around up here. Wait a few years and bring one down.


The bullbar arrived so I've got that installed. I'll be ordering my lift and tires in the next week or two and driving down to North Dakota sometime after that to pick them up. I'm planning on installing my snorkel next weekend assuming the weather cooperates and I need to get cracking on my winch rebuild to fill in that empty spot in the bumper.


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Getting there...just need to wire it and wait for my synthetic line to arrive.


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You aren't the only one with unhealthy thoughts. We have some coilovers coming in for the 4runner.


that's a sweet *** winch though.
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The only reason I haven't pulled the trigger on a Hilux myself is because their engines don't last long at North American highway speeds, and I need something that can do long highway trips while hauling.

But there's about a dozen assorted Land Cruisers around Whitehorse, mostly SWB 70-Series. Loads of Delicas, too, and once in a while you see a Hilux, Hilux Surf or Terrano.

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You aren't the only one with unhealthy thoughts. We have some coilovers coming in for the 4runner.


that's a sweet *** winch though.
Nice. I really like the generation of 4Runner you have, it's a nice looking truck.

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The only reason I haven't pulled the trigger on a Hilux myself is because their engines don't last long at North American highway speeds, and I need something that can do long highway trips while hauling.

But there's about a dozen assorted Land Cruisers around Whitehorse, mostly SWB 70-Series. Loads of Delicas, too, and once in a while you see a Hilux, Hilux Surf or Terrano.
A friend of mine has a Hilux Surf, his has treated him pretty well with exception of having to replace the head (the original ones ALL fail). I'd really like to get my hands on a LWB 70-series, but you're looking at upwards of $20k for a vehicle that is technically inferior to the cruiser I have, just with a different body on it.

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Nice rig, nice winch.


Dumb question... where did you buy the rig that it has right hand drive? Or has Canada always been right hand drive and I am just showing I am completely out of touch by not knowing that?

You have to start somewhere to get to the middle of nowhere.


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Nice rig, nice winch.


Dumb question... where did you buy the rig that it has right hand drive? Or has Canada always been right hand drive and I am just showing I am completely out of touch by not knowing that?
The truck's from Japan . Canada is a lhd country, but we can import vehicles when they're fifteen years old, as opposed to the twenty five year rule in the states. Lots of Hilux Surfs, Delicas, Skylines, Supras, etc. and because of the climate in Japan, the vehicles are in incredible shape for their age.

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This is what the winch looked like when I bought it. It was a fun winter project that I highly recommend.




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Looks good but.. Meh you still have to deal with the suspect toyota reliablity and then the issue of finding parts when it breaks down.. Your money though..

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Looks good but.. Meh you still have to deal with the suspect toyota reliablity and then the issue of finding parts when it breaks down.. Your money though..
Did you really just say older toyotas were unreliable?
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Looks good but.. Meh you still have to deal with the suspect toyota reliablity and then the issue of finding parts when it breaks down.. Your money though..
It has 115,000 km's. Barely broken in. I chose this truck for a reason, they're well know to run over 500,000 km's on the original drivetrain.

Parts are plentiful too, so I fail to see the problem.

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Hell, my 97 4runner has 175k miles on it. We haven't replaced one thing on it, aside from general maintenance, it has never been in the shop.
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Looks good but.. Meh you still have to deal with the suspect toyota reliablity and then the issue of finding parts when it breaks down.. Your money though..
lolwut? Are you on crack or something? They're kinda flailing today, but from the '80s and '90s, there's nothing more reliable than a Toyota truck or SUV.

I know a guy who DDs an '86 SWB Land Cruiser 70. It has 460,000 KMs on it. On all original parts. Runs great, runs better than my TJ with 160,000 KMs. He bought a parts truck at 400,000 KMs in case he needed them-he hasn't. In fact, he's thinking about restoring the 300,000 KM parts truck so he has two of them.

EDIT: Also, any Toyota dealer in North America can order replacement parts for them. Might take a little while to get them shipped, but they can get them, no problem.

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Hmm guess the failure isn't across the board.. My experience is total failure with 80's toyota trucks and early 90's toyota cars.. Also far from impresed at anything they are producing today.. I can't speak to the millage your talking about as you saying it in KM's but I do know those numbers are high.. In 5 years of wheeling the north east us I have never seen a land cruiser on the trail and two rust bucket toyota trucks that I can recall with still the stock drivetrain. Each had just over 200K miles on them and were on there last legs. two other toyota truck owners I had talk to cause they stood out were built up running chevy small blocks with chevy axles. only thing they said was remotely original was the body. To which they maintained vigerously. As there wasn't any rust on them at all.

I guess what I should say is Im glad you guys found toyotas that still have there stock components and are trail worthy and reliable. My experience and others I know only know toyota to be junk.. That goes double for what they are producing today.


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