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  • Toyota FJ60

    Anybody know anything about these? I'm looking at a 1985 model (carb) that looks great in the pics. Owner seems to be stating honest needs, and I have a potential future son in law that's a Toyota mechanic! He's asking 2k for it, but pondering a trade.
    It being non EFI is a plus for me cuz I can work on carbs. Might be my BOV!

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    I had a 1979 FJ45 Troop Carrier which I believe is essentialy the same platform, it was a great rig, very well built. easy to work on. You may want to check the gear ratios and the cost of swapping-out to smaller gears for fuel economy.
    Last edited by kenno; 01-12-2009, 07:46 AM.
    The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kenno View Post
      I had a 1979 FJ45 Troop Carrier which I believe is essentialy the same platform, it was a great rig, very well built. easy to work on. You may want to check the gear ratios and the cost of swapping-out to smaller gears for fuel economy.
      I can't talk myself out of at least going to look at it....



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      • #4
        It looks very clean, pristine in fact. Seems like it is loaded with options. A new motor will run you maybe $3500 if that is a concern. I like the 4 door over a 2 door for many practicle reasons. This seems to be an excelent buy!
        The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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        • #5
          Yeah...I thought so too. Talked to the owner tonight, he's a member of a shooter forum specific to the carolinas, a close knit bunch, so I'm sure he was being absolutely sure that he was giving full disclosure of the condition. He did state that it has been repainted (I figured as much) and that there are signs of rust coming through at the fender wells and rockers...I HATE RUST! So I think I'm going to pass.
          He's close enough that I may go look at it anyway...if I happen to be going that way anyway. Never know, I have met a few sellers that are more picky about stating condition, and more honest than I am, but not many.
          I saw the ad a few days ago, and shruged it off, then he finally posted a link to the pics and I was "wowed"!
          Advertised price was $2k OBO.

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          • #6
            I guess they salt the roads pretty hard there, or is it salt air from the ocean? Here it is only on county Hiways and Interstates, even then it's pretty light. The rest of the roads they drop volcanic cinders on the curves etc. I have rarely seen a rusted vechicle here, except on the coast.
            The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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