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Landcruisers at work

stan Jun 22, 2014

  1. Towpack

    Towpack Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Thanks Andy. That pic is 10 years old now but , apart from new BFG's and no bulbar it looks exactly the same. I really miss that boat when I'm in Scotland.
     
  2. Brian S

    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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  3. JakeM

    JakeM Member I am in uk

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    That ticks pretty much every possible box.., I'd have one in flash if I could!
     
  4. goodoldboy

    goodoldboy Well-Known Member

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    I used to have pick upa & wouldn't go back.just get a bigger trailer.
     
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  5. TonyP

    TonyP Super Moderator Supporter I am in uk

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    20160407_194557.jpg Only time it has ever done any work...
     
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  6. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    I guess we should have put the Cruiser on the trailer and towed it back with the Chevy.
     
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  7. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

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    20170121_104208.jpg There is a cement mixer in the boot as well! Not really earning it's keep, more like justifying it's keep.
     
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  8. hamba

    hamba Member Supporter I am in great_britain

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    Moving house a while back.

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  9. JakeM

    JakeM Member I am in uk

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    I haven't had a pickup so can't really compare. Why wouldn't you go back?
     
  10. goodoldboy

    goodoldboy Well-Known Member

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    for one off road performance , especially when a pick up is empty.security.in the 95 I have the rear door & side windows tinted silver so tools are out of sight.Also with roof bars & a trailer you have more capacity/versatility.logs/rolls of fencing& posts in the trailer , tools in the back & ladders , clearing saw & pole saw on the roof.mine is a 5 door so when I can transport crew or tools - the bracket with the seats down gives a lot or room.With a pick up you have to compromise between crew & loadspace.buying a crew cab for occasional trips with workers seriously compromised you load capacity.price , value for money & spec.pick a budget & compare what you would get as regards to mileage , condition etc between a second hand hilux & a landcruiser.my 95 was a one company owned car with fsh & was immaculate when I got it.comming back from a hard day sitting in a heated leather seat driving an auto takes some beating
     
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  11. JakeM

    JakeM Member I am in uk

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    Great to hear all that goodoldboy. It's always been a burning question- van or 4x4 or pickup? A van is out of the question, I just question my sanity when a bag of cement sprays dust all over the inside of the Colorado, or wet bags of ballast leak brown water all over the boot space..
    On the flip side I can carry just about all I need, saws , brushcutter, cement mixer goes in easily..
    I do like a touch of green laning too so maybe a pickup wouldn't work.

    And you are right, a comparable Hilux is at least twice the price.

    J
     
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  12. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Nah Andy, the 80 looks so proud :lol:

    I know you don't agree, but the Chevy, good workhorse aside, was just soooo ugly. The 80 is a princess in comparison. IMHO of course...
     
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    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Loaded with close on 800 kilos of floor tiles, too many, but she breezed it.
     
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  14. Beau

    Beau Well-Known Member I am in guyana

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    A while back... Had a bunch of engine parts stuffed in the back as well. DSC06440.JPG DSC06441.JPG
     
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  15. goodoldboy

    goodoldboy Well-Known Member

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    what's that on the trailer Beau? a supara? looks like it needs some filler & a t cut?
     
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    Ian Rubie Moderator I am in uk

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    I also don't think the Chevy can legally tow the 80 over here. They seem to have a very low tow rating compared to the one they get in the US. I have a vague recollection of mentioning this to Andy before and he was surprised when he checked.

    Ian
     
  17. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    I use my cruiser instead of a van, you need to make a ply wood load area. Then non of the above matters..
     
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  18. JakeM

    JakeM Member I am in uk

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    Interesting idea. Can you show us a photo of that?
     
  19. Beau

    Beau Well-Known Member I am in guyana

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    Yup, a supra indeed. This was a few years ago. Was bought as a project to swap a Lexus V8 in it. The move to the states got in the way and I ended up selling it on. Was a good shell. The sad part about that day was 20 miles on I lost the T-Top roof due to the wind, it wasn't bolted in, just strapped. Instant 400 pounds gone!
     
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  20. Heaumey

    Heaumey New Member I am in uk

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    A normal days work, could be time for some stiffer rear springs...

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