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  1. Seneca

    75 vs 78? -- 70-series vs 80-series?

    Great info! I didn’t consider the transmission pairing with the engine. From some quick reading, if sounds like the H151F pairs better with the 1HD-#. Does that sound about right? Gorgeous. Colorado looks pretty nice too.
  2. Seneca

    75 vs 78? -- 70-series vs 80-series?

    Thanks, @Lo2aY! More great info. Thanks, @Jaun! Appreciate you giving it a look. Cruisers being a perpetual work in progress certainly seems to be the rule lol.
  3. Seneca

    75 vs 78? -- 70-series vs 80-series?

    I think you're correct. 😆
  4. Seneca

    75 vs 78? -- 70-series vs 80-series?

    Here comes another newbie question.... what does "SW" stand for? Also, thanks for the feedback. I hadn't connected the dots on that major distinction (livable inside is what sets the troopy apart, if needed). I guess for me, "stealth camping" would be something I'd certainly want to be able to...
  5. Seneca

    The new guy and gal. We did it. We bought a troopy

    Congrats! I'm closing in on joining the Troopy club as well. Keep us posted!
  6. Seneca

    75 vs 78? -- 70-series vs 80-series?

    Oh woah! There she is, fresh(ish) from Aus. Thanks for sharing! Do you still have the BJ74?
  7. Seneca

    75 vs 78? -- 70-series vs 80-series?

    Exactly right! And you just made yet another connection I'll have to add to the list of reasons to get it!
  8. Seneca

    75 vs 78? -- 70-series vs 80-series?

    All excellent points, and I agree (with those that I understand enough to agree with -- given that I haven't worked on them yet, I can't say, but they sure look easier to work on). I'm trying to eliminate electric (at least, the more sensitive electric components involved with the primary...
  9. Seneca

    75 vs 78? -- 70-series vs 80-series?

    Good point -- intentions are a miss by me-- I'll add to the main post, but in short: being able to travel damn near anywhere and not have to plan far ahead for hotels, etc. (e.g. ALCAN highway, the 101, etc.) camping anywhere deep woods camping with the ability to not get stranded capability...
  10. Seneca

    75 vs 78? -- 70-series vs 80-series?

    Oh no no, I didn't get that sense at all. It's great info, so thanks for adding the context for us newbies. I know about Prados, for instance, and assumed they were considered a 70-something based on their similar aesthetic, but wasn't sure even about that.
  11. Seneca

    75 vs 78? -- 70-series vs 80-series?

    Oh, I see. I should have specified Troop Carrier to begin with, since the 75s and 78s Troop Carrier was what I meant to ask to compare. Looks like the 70-series branches off in a number of directions.
  12. Seneca

    75 vs 78? -- 70-series vs 80-series?

    Ah okay. The one I'm looking at is a 1987 H(D)J75 Troop Carrier. I drove it this week, and it's solid. Not as *smooth* as an 80-series, but I kind of like a bit of the rougher handling.
  13. Seneca

    75 vs 78? -- 70-series vs 80-series?

    Excellent feedback! Thanks for the breakdown; Exactly what I was looking for. If you're interested (being on I8MUD, I suspect you are), this is the one I'm looking at: https://www.uncommonmotorcars.com/inventory/p/1987-toyota-land-cruiser-troopy-hj75-nitro-gear-build I met the owner last week...
  14. Seneca

    75 vs 78? -- 70-series vs 80-series?

    Noob question time. I was looking for a FAQ section in the 70-series threads, hoping to find bullet points to help answer the following: What are the major distinctions between the 75s and 78s? EDIT: I should've specified (now that I have a better sense) Troop Carriers. 70-series Troop...
  15. Seneca

    Wanted ‘95-‘97 HDJ81 1HDFT 5-Speed

    Just throwing the net out here, since every possible Avenue adds up (and the ones I’ve tried thus far still have left me empty-handed). Looking for a: 1995-1997 HDJ81 (or HDJ80) 1HD-FT engine 5-Speed (manual) transmission (Just like everybody else.) It’s going to be an heirloom truck to work...
  16. Seneca

    Land Cruisers Direct Status?

    Did Steve or Tiffany get in contact with you since posted this?
  17. Seneca

    Land Cruisers Direct Status?

    I’m in the same boat as you. I talked to him (he called) in early/mid Jan. I haven’t tried getting in touch since then, since we covered all I wanted at the time, but now I’m wanting to at least get a check-in, so… it sounds like I’d run into radio silence. At this point I’d like to see if he...
  18. Seneca

    Reality Check for (this) Newbie — where is my blind spot for getting an HDJ81 5-speed?

    I’ve been trying to get a HDJ81 5 speed for years, but finally solicited the help of an importer over a year ago after little success in tracking one down. Yet, after a year, I’ve had as much success with an importer as I had myself. In fairness, I *hear* things are weird with imports and...
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