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ROTW: Jo Maoma

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by JO MAOMA, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. JO MAOMA

    JO MAOMA

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    Phoenix, Arizona
    Well my land cruiser story starts with the arrival of my son 16 months ago. After dozens of trips to Baja on motorcycles things
    were obviously going to change, but giving up Baja would be hard. On a trip 4 months before my son arrived (jokingly referred
    to as "the last moto trip ever") i stumble on the answer South of the Bay of LA. Heading North from San Francisquito a buddy of
    mine and i decided to do a little exploring up San Pedro wash. The arroyo ends at Las Animas and there alone on the end of the
    beach was a couple camping out of there cruiser. We rolled up and were given frosty cold bottled water out of their fridge and
    kicked back to admire their camp and their rig. (turns out this was cpg, small world) On the ride back home i kept thinking about
    what a great rig they had - creature comforts without giving up the ability to explore all that Baja has to offer. I was hooked. The
    seed planted by that chance encounter became a full fledged obsession as i started researching cruisers. The info here on mud
    helped steer me in the right direction and after many "almosts" i finally pulled the trigger in August....


    one owner '97 with 97,000 miles and boxes of service records...

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    off comes the running boards and flares....

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    on goes the lift and pizza cutters...

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    off with the stock roofrack and on with the Slee goodies...

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    mods thus far,

    CDL & 7 Pin Mod
    255/85/16 BFG MTs on 7" steelies
    2 1/2 " OME heavy front medium rear
    Slee "short bus" front bumper
    Hella Rallye 4000s
    Slee sliders
    Superwinch EPi9.0 with solenoid moved under hood
    synthetic winch line
    dual battery setup
    African Outback roof rack
    Technitop RTT
    Hella worklight
    Engle MT45
    modded Yaesu FT 7800R



    off for ten days in Baja...

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    just back yesterday from the 1000 so i'll add more as i catch up....
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2007
  2. fzjchase

    fzjchase

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    Delray Beach / Edgartown
    Sexy. I like it...
  3. trevdawg

    trevdawg

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    San Ramon, CA
    Love your rig, do you have pictures of when you took your roof rack off?
  4. JO MAOMA

    JO MAOMA

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    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    got nothing, sorry...
  5. KCCruiser

    KCCruiser

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    Kansas City, Missouri
    Looks great! And it's the best color out there.

    Cheers
  6. NCjeff

    NCjeff

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    Nice rig. Is Baja getting more dangerous ??? Just read an article in Surfer magazine, and saw something on CNN about more people getting robbed.
  7. sseaman

    sseaman

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    Nashville, TN
    nice looking rig and mods, is it an 07 or 97?
  8. Atticus

    Atticus

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    Washington, D.C.
    It's a 2017 model. He went into the future and bought it. It runs on sunshine.
  9. hks3sgte

    hks3sgte

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    Los √Āngeles, CA.
    How do you like those 255/85s?
  10. latinoguy

    latinoguy

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    Location:
    Tierra y Libertad
    Nice Rig. It looks clean. I love Baja as well. But-I hear that Baja is getting so dangerous, that there are travel warnings by the US and many reports of holds ups, car hijackings, even rape. It is too bad, because it will keep a lot of people from going to remote areas...1 trouble spot that comes up is San Quentin & Cuatro Casas....
  11. shocker

    shocker

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    Man, I've always totally dug the fenderless white whales.

    Looks great!

  12. AKcruiserfreak

    AKcruiserfreak SILVER Star

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    I'm curious how you like those 255's as well. What's your MPG with all the mods? Great looking ride and well built for what you do with it.

    TK
  13. Bluetribal

    Bluetribal SILVER Star

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    What did you do about the holes left behind by the flares? Almost looks like white tape in the last photo (Baja 10 days pic)
  14. TrustyToyota

    TrustyToyota

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    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    I've been meaning to find me one of them sunshine runnin futuristic trucks :hillbilly:... I hear they're rare in the states!

    Sweet looking truck! I've always wanted to get down and see the 1000.
  15. matt49

    matt49

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    CANADA
    nice rig, do u have pics of the front end with the shortbus with the hellas on, looking to get this bumper but wondering how and where to mount the lights.

    and what rims r those, they stock size steel, or differnet offsets etc
  16. chibo

    chibo

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    Tempe, Arizona
    Badass :D
  17. ERG80

    ERG80

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    Very nice.
  18. schaweet... does the ninja Lego man equate to requirement that you wear your ninja mask while driving?

    I might go with, take the window out of the door, shoot a couple 45's from your lap height as if you shot a carjacker, then keeping the sharded metal on the door, put a small patch from the inside of each whole and replace window...

    so when someone looks at it, you clearly shot a 45 mag a three cluster from your lap out through the door...

    ... ha ha ...

    (nice clean rig btw)
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2007
  19. JO MAOMA

    JO MAOMA

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    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona

    :doh:lack of sleep shave 10 years off...
  20. CreeperSleeper

    CreeperSleeper Cascade Cruisers Prez. SILVER Star

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    LOL! That's a great idea! And my door is almost fawked up enough to do it!:idea:

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