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  1. gilmorneau

    For Sale  FRANCE: LHD 1987 BJ73 w/ FRP only 112k miles, orig paint

    Not mine, no affiliation, but someone needs this truck--it looks like it could be a real nice one. 1987 BJ73, so has left hand drive, a naturally aspirated 3B diesel and H55 5-speed manual transmission. Only 181,000km's from new, which is about 112k miles. Seller's description is brief: "I...
  2. gilmorneau

    Builds Extremely Unhurried BJ75 Build Diary

    Last update for this thread, as the Troopy has been sold. For those who missed it, the listing on BaT was here: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1987-toyota-landcruiser-bj75-troop-carrier/ The whole process was a breeze, and the buyer a pleasure to do business with. The transport guy...
  3. gilmorneau

    BaT CO: 1987 BJ75 Troop Carrier with 59k orig. miles.

    Noticed a bunch of chatter here since last I looked, so thought I'd update. Sale went thru. Buyer paid almost immediately, but it took him a while to arrange transport. Well, yes, I'll be buying another Landcruiser with the proceeds of this sale, but that was the plan all along. And I tip...
  4. gilmorneau

    Builds Pigpen 🐷 an HDJ80 LHD Ute

    Seems like you have another plan already in place, but you could probably save those front seats if you were willing to sacrifice the back seat. A competent auto upholsterer could scavenge enough fabric off the rear to repair the fronts. I had this done once, and it turned out perfect.
  5. gilmorneau

    Builds FJZ -> HDJ -> 1HDT, 5 Speed, Locked, Lifted and Loved 80 Series Build - PTO !

    Glad to finally see a build thread on this! Very interested to see how it all turns out. Keep it up. 👍
  6. gilmorneau

    Removable Top 80-series

    No idea where to post this, but it's kind of interesting. Just showed up for sale in Hamburg, Germany. Might not be something I would choose to do, but looks like decent quality work.
  7. gilmorneau

    For Sale 1989 BJ71 LHD

    What kind of damage does that kind of towing do to a car?
  8. gilmorneau

    Builds Extremely Unhurried BJ75 Build Diary

    Another Landcruiser, of course. :cool:
  9. gilmorneau

    Builds Extremely Unhurried BJ75 Build Diary

    Yes, correct. I should have been more clear. OK for towing, but not for kinetic recovery. Thanks.
  10. gilmorneau

    BaT CO: 1987 BJ75 Troop Carrier with 59k orig. miles.

    Not my intention at all. Your experience and knowledge are well known to me. While I quoted your post, my comments were more general, and not directed to you, per se. No offense intended.
  11. gilmorneau

    BaT CO: 1987 BJ75 Troop Carrier with 59k orig. miles.

    A few comments if I may.... To put the price in perspective, consider for a moment how likely it would be to find a 1987 FJ60 here in the USA with only 50-something thousand original miles and in similar condition to this truck. Never repainted, no rust, runs and drives perfectly--needs...
  12. gilmorneau

    BaT CO: 87 BJ75 Troopy

    Yup, that's mine. I put a proper 'Mud ad with photo (and correct location) here: https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/co-1987-bj75-troop-carrier-with-59k-orig-miles.1256059/ Mods can delete this thread in favor of that one at their own discretion. thanks!
  13. gilmorneau

    BaT  CO: 1987 BJ75 Troop Carrier with 59k orig. miles.

    I've had a blast owning this truck, and will be sad to see it go, but I have found another Landcruiser that I simply must have. Many of you already know this truck, I've documented my time with it here: https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/extremely-unhurried-bj75-build-diary.1224101/ You'll find...
  14. gilmorneau

    Builds The "Red Rocket" Troopy

    Yup, that's me. BTW, received word today that @theglobb and company are in Moab.
  15. gilmorneau

    Builds The "Red Rocket" Troopy

    I'm the owner previous to the PO, and yes I'm in Boulder, but the PO (from whom @theglobb bought it) is Denver-ish. I had the pleasure of meeting @theglobb and crew the other night when they passed through Boulder--great group! We chatted about Landcruisers and road trips while their dinner...
  16. gilmorneau

    Builds Pigpen 🐷 an HDJ80 LHD Ute

    I've never measured one, but it seems as if the cab on a 1989-1995 US market pickup has pretty similar lines (or at least compatible) to an 80 series Landcruiser. Might be able to graft it on and have it look somewhat factory. Just a thought.
  17. gilmorneau

    Value of a LHD Troop Rolling Chassis

    IIRC @joekatana brought this one in a few years ago. @umpqua might have had it for a while. Maybe one of them will chime in with more info if it’s the car I think it is. As regards what it’s worth, not to be a wise-ass, but it’s worth whatever buyer and seller agree to. I do know a very rusty...
  18. gilmorneau

    Builds The "Red Rocket" Troopy

    Pure speculation on my part, but I think it's more to do with the climate in a given market. Places that get hot like Australia and the Middle East got wing windows. Places that are cooler or more temperate like Europe or Japan got none.
  19. gilmorneau

    Builds The "Red Rocket" Troopy

    AFAIK, none of the Euro-market heavy duty 70-series Landcruisers had quarter windows. They got them in Australia, though. I'm sure a wrecker over there could get them for you if you wanted to foot the bill.
  20. gilmorneau

    Builds The "Red Rocket" Troopy

    Do you have a ‘fridge in the Rocket? Lotsa cold beverages, a white roof, and good airflow and you’ll be fine. I’m so old I remember driving cars all around the country in summer heat with no a/c. We survived. Oh, and I dig the white roof.
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