1988 Trakka (1 Viewer)

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My first car was a 1979 FJ40, 10 years old with 48k miles, it was in great shape and I think I paid $4700. I had it for a month until my sister flipped it. We were very lucky to be uninjured.
31 years later, I finally got my replacement Land Cruiser.
I feel very lucky to be the current caretaker of this Troopy. Lucky that Scott at Eco-Offroad answered his phone right before a holiday weekend. I told him my pie in the sky idea of finding a poptop Troopy. Lucky that Scott said he might know a guy with one and another on the way, and he took my number. Lucky that Alex at Fit Garage sent me a text a few hours later, we spoke, and the hook was set. Lucky that after a few months of shipping, importing, sorting the mechanics and putting it through a good shakedown, Alex was ready to sell and we agreed on a deal.

1988 HJ75 Trakka Bushman, originally from Perth
437,000 km
- 12H-T Engine swap
- H55 Transmission
- Front and Rear ARB Air Lockers with onboard air system (rear tank, engine driven pump)
- Tanks : Factory Front 20gal Diesel, Auxiliary Long Range 38Gal Diesel, 15Gal Water
- Dobinson 2” Medium Duty Suspension (Leafs, Shocks, Shackles, Pins, Bushings)
- ARB Front Bumper
- ARB Side Rails
- Rear Swingout Bumper
- Frontrunner rack setup w/100w Solar Panel
- Auber Instruments EGT and Boost Gauges
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And boy are those seats uncomfortable. With that and the bouncing you're not likely to fall asleep at the wheel.
While in Bend, Alex hooked me up with the worn out recaro knockoff that actually came from this trakka. He had replaced them with factory original seats in really nice condition when he sold it to me. I didn't get the mounting hardware, so I used the original toyota slides and 1/4" steel to put the seat back in. I will need to replace the worn seat, but the proof of concept worked. I'll probably keep the bench seat for the passenger.

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