Builds 1988 BJ74 “Number 1”

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Toowoomba!

I been there. ;)

I got x2 80’s, rather have two different models of Cruisers than the same. Been pondering a 73/74 for some time now.

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Hit @lcwizard up for a source. He is a super nice guy. I have bought a fair bit from him. Huge fan. He has served the community well.
 

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Toowoomba!

I been there. ;)

I got x2 80’s, rather have two different models of Cruisers than the same. Been pondering a 73/74 for some time now.

Cheers
I hear the further inland the better down undah, but then you run the risk of it being straight up used.
Jealous of you going to Toowoomba, someday

would love to see you build up a 73/74
 

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Love the fuel/odometer info in the thread. Actually handy stuff to see other's sharing. Will post up my own as well... didn't realize how hungry I was to hear it from others till I read through yours.
 

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Love the fuel/odometer info in the thread. Actually handy stuff to see other's sharing. Will post up my own as well... didn't realize how hungry I was to hear it from others till I read through yours.
Yeah I like having that info. Helps to know if somethings really wrong or not. Post up what you got on yours, curious to see what the troopy gets.
 

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Slapped some paint on to stop flash rust. Threw it on. Will Probabaly just weld a bolt with lever until I can get that cam lock @ceylonfj40nut posted.

not real fancy or pretty, but a decent base to add too.


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Yeah I like having that info. Helps to know if somethings really wrong or not. Post up what you got on yours, curious to see what the troopy gets.
Hello,

From your numbers, a gasoline Cruiser has roughly half the fuel mileage of a diesel one.

In fact, I usually get three quarters of your mileage with mine, which is a gasser, on the highway. It goes down to 60% on city driving.

Thank you for sharing your fuel data.





Juan
 

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Hello,

From your numbers, a gasoline Cruiser has roughly half the fuel mileage of a diesel one.

In fact, I usually get three quarters of your mileage with mine, which is a gasser, on the highway. It goes down to 60% on city driving.

Thank you for sharing your fuel data.





Juan
Thanks Juan,

I’m curious to see how it gets when the engine breaks in. People seem to say mileage and power goes up a little.
most of my modified gas cruisers got 10-12mpg and I usually didn’t keep really good track of it. :D It was too depressing.
 
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Hello,

Many modified gas cruisers I have seen struggle to get 8 mpg. Since you got more mileage than that, I think you did your modifications well.

Weight seems to be an issue to watch closely with modified gas trucks.

Last but not least, it is worth remembering that it is the smiles per mile that counts in a Land Cruiser rather than the miles per gallon...





Juan
 

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Replaced the front shackle bushings today. I still have some for rear of the front springs just didn’t have time to do that today.
Only took around 40mins. Used a high lift on the arb, got lifted to remove the tension, popped out the old broken poly mounts and in with the new rubber mounts.
results: it feels more solid and better riding, it already rides good, but keeps getting better. Will Probabaly do all of them soon, just need the time.

You can see they were quite worn out and the holes badly oblonged.
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Copilot approved

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I hear the further inland the better down undah, but then you run the risk of it being straight up used.
Jealous of you going to Toowoomba, someday

would love to see you build up a 73/74
The only reason I went to Toowoomba was to hook up with my buddy Yuri. I stayed at his place for a long weekend and we went wheeling in this.

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I want a 73 pretty bad, bad enough to sell one of my 80's. I had a 1983 Patrol over tens years ago that we built into this.

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I have a considerable itch to do that to a 73, albeit not mid-2000's style. ;)

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The only reason I went to Toowoomba was to hook up with my buddy Yuri. I stayed at his place for a long weekend and we went wheeling in this.

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I want a 73 pretty bad, bad enough to sell one of my 80's. I had a 1983 Patrol over tens years ago that we built into this.

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I have a considerable itch to do that to a 73, albeit not mid-2000's style. ;)

Cheers
Both of those are sweet. That would be an awesome weekend
As for the 73, do it! I want to watch the build.
 

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Went to the backyard with my son for some trap shooting. Gotta practice in case all those city folk want to take our TP :rofl:

washed it at lunch, just been driving and enjoying it. Thinking about turning up the fuel :cool:



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Took a few glamour shots for fun.

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I’m ready to get that top off, but snow on Friday ☹ Would love to get a soft top.
 
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Also put an amp and subs in for the moment, much better sounding! I have a big dual 12” box, but that’s going away for a shallow mount 10”.

I need to find a good spot to mount the 10”. I already have 6x9s in the back door, notnsure inwant to cut up the door more for a 10”.
 
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