/ -- \ Pete Hartl - VE6PGH - 0VRLAND
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That thing makes my pants fit funny.
Me "we are moving to australia"
Me, pointing at computer "THAT's why"
Wife "ohh.....sounds good!"
Awesome vehicle, words can't explain my jealousy.
Thanks for all of you that have posted. We are super excited about this new vehicle. Over the coming three months, it will be slowly transformed to my liking. There are a few things I can't stand (read bling) however it does have some tasteful mods that I was going to do anyhow so it worked out great. There a few very important goodies that can't be seen from the outside but I'll discuss them in due time...
Yes black is going to be hot but you can't have it all. My shopping criteria was 5 speed manual with less than 150 000 Km. Out of interest there are all of 32 for sale in Australia at the moment that fit that criteria so they are hard to find especially since the 200 Ladcruisers have been released. Most people are sticking to or buying another used 100 with less miles on it.
We are departing for a trip to Cape York in July. May be an opportunity for you to explore first off... I may even know of a good and reliable 80 series for sale... I have a fridge that's ready to be loaded in the rear when the time comes.
Gorgeous! You are forgiven for not going 70 series I am still buying lotto tickets, so you might see me up Cape York way...
'98 Dodge 3500 CTD NV4500 complete with a crap load of goodies. "Bought, not built"
'11 Rubicon Unlimited OME heavies
'07 Adventurer 10T
No kids, 3 dogs, many surfboards...
Congratulations. Great truck
'94 Toyota Landcruiser HDJ80 VX 1HD-T 4.2 Turbo Diesel, Front & Rear diff locks, 2,5" OME HD lift, 13000lbs winch, ARB winchbumper, 285/75R16 Dynapro MT's, 3" exhaust, LongRanger tank (+175L), Safari snorkel, Frontrunner roofrack, RTT, CB.
'99 Mazda 323F 2.0DiTD: Daily Driver
Great replacement, congrats!
Made some serious progress on the weekend:
- Removed the chrome wheel arch flares.
- Removed all front and rear lights on the roof rack. Spent nearly a full day pulling out wiring to support said lights. I can't stand wiring that's not up to scratch. So I then spent the next two days rewiring stuff to my standards. Not even close to being finished. At the moment all accessories have power but there's lots of tyding up to do yet.
- Removed the roof rack.
- Purchased spare engine hoses and belt kits.
- Had the Cooper STT's swapped over for my new Mickey Thompson MTZ's that were on the trailer. Still have two Cooper STT's as spares for now.
- Wired in the brake controller, associated trailer wiring as well as an anderson plug.
Need to post up some photos but they will have to wait until tomorrow.
Man, I was thinking the same thing. I can't believe it's been three years already. I can't wait to hear your comparison between the two Cruisers after you've had a chance to put some miles on the new one. Next one should be a 70 series!!!
7.3 Super Duty, 4X4, Ext Cab Shortbed, 6 Spd Manual. Hawk FWC
2006 Jeep Unlimited
Lexus is250 AWD (Hers)
1980 HJ45 Diesel LBP (Sold to some dude in Utah)
1984 Troopy, ExPo White (Sold to the same dude in Utah that bought my other dream truck)
Kimberly Kamper (Sold to the Toyota Shaman)