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Introducing Lilly Bird

GeekOKent May 12, 2016

  1. GeekOKent

    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Hi guys,

    Introducting my new ( to me ) hzj105 - Lilly Bird. Its done just a hint over 100k miles, a large part of those were in dry Africa. This is a 1hz engine, GX manual. Everything is factory stock, including the front and back heavy duty bumpers, Free wheeling hubs, and a centre diff lock, secondary fuel tank, aircon and tow bar. It does have after market electric windows, and a couple of spots on front.

    Sold by Toyota Gib in 2001, to a UK resident doing project work out in Africa. Imported to the UK in 2005.

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    The plan is to build this up into an overlanding, travel vehicle for the family, and it will become my DD.

    And yes. It WILL fit in the garage. One way or the other.

    Regards,
     
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  2. MarkW

    MarkW Well-Known Member I am in morocco

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    Very nice GOK, this is the one that was on autotrader recently wasn't it?
     
  3. GeekOKent

    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Thats the one.
     
  4. karl webster

    karl webster Land Cruiser Club sponsor Promoted Company Land Cruiser Club Promoted Company

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    Nice buy KB.

    I guess you upped the budget from when we were first talking about trucks with you.

    Im sure you will enjoy it. A bit more power may be needed..... See how you go first.
     
  5. Crispin

    Crispin Administrator Staff Member Supporter Guru I am in great_britain

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    Very nice!
     
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  6. stumog

    stumog Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Well done about time for pictures but you don't have to limit it to 1
     
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  7. GeekOKent

    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Thanks guys,

    @stumog I need to get some more pics; maybe this weekend.

    regards
     
  8. white90

    white90 Member Supporter I am in england

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    Nice truck.... you may need a bigger garage LOL
     
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  9. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Aaah haaa, so the DVLA pulled their finger out then GOK. Well done. Now you have the weekend to play with it.

    Pleased you went for it. Well done.
     
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  10. mrdelmonti

    mrdelmonti Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in uk

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    Looks really nice that, and with it only having the basics at least you've got less to worry about.
     
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  11. iwan_t24

    iwan_t24 Well-Known Member I am in wales

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    Nice buy man! Welcome to HD cruisers! Don't worry about the garage!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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  12. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Nice solid no frills truck there GOK, I'm very familiar with the performance of the 1HZ, but if you're not up front with the boy racers, you'll be ok with it.

    Plenty of grunt in it when you need some torque though, and no pesky ECUs to speak of.

    A very clean truck though, with a reliable history, I like it a lot :thumbup:
     
  13. Ian Chuter

    Ian Chuter Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Very nice, well done.
    Not jealous at all !!!! :eusa-snooty:
     
  14. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Well done KB, well pleased for you. Will we see it at Lincombe?
     
  15. Gary820

    Gary820 Well-Known Member I am in great_britain

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    Nice motor. Congrats on the purchase
     
  16. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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    Superb!!! Another 105 in the club and in the UK, excellent. A great purchase, look after it and it'll look after you and just keep on cruising. The best of both worlds, the newer 100 series body with rugged simplistic and proven engineering. I look forward to having a nose. Enjoy your new toy and good luck with the project.
     
  17. nick_the_fish

    nick_the_fish Member I am in great_britain

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    Nice looking truck. Going to be an excellent vehicle for over landing in. It's pretty much the same truck as ours and looks almost exactly the same as ours did before we converted it (teary eyed reminising...)

    Why Lilly Bird?

    N
     
  18. dyladams

    dyladams Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Congrats GOK

    we now need more photos.
     
  19. GeekOKent

    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    I did a couple of hundred miles yesterday, including crawling down the M1 for 18miles in 1st gear. Its not too bad. The engine pulls well and running a steady 70miles is easy. Let's see how it does when fully loaded up.

    Definitely want to look at a bigger exhaust and getting more air into the system though.

    Regards,
     
  20. GeekOKent

    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Getting this into the garage was a key requirement I was made to agree to before suiteable blessings were given by the wife. Unfortunately, 8 trips to the recycle yard and its still 50% full of stuff. Guess what I am doing all weekend? Hint: involves more trips to yard :)
     
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