An HJ61 followed me home to Austin.
This is my first diesel, so I'll be calling on all of you to help me get sorted and up to speed in the diesel world.
The origin story:
2 1/2 years ago a right-hand drive HJ61 showed up on my local craigslist. I had my first cruiser then, a 1986 FJ60. I met the seller, drove his truck and it promptly broke my brain. So much torque. So much truck lust. But I had...so little money available.
I tried to quickly sell my 60 but couldn't get the funds together in time. Ironically, the HJ61 sold to a guy who works at the gas station literally a block away from me. I stared at it daily, knowing that someday I would drive a diesel 60 series.
I started talking to a bunch of folks about making a diesel swap of my own happen. I contacted @orangefj45 , found a 1HZ drive train, and got on the waiting list for Georg to do a conversion for me on Beno's rolling chassis. I had it all planned out. Operation diesel cruiser was set.
And then this truck showed up on MUD. After a couple of weeks, I just couldn't help myself. I called the seller, talked with Onur, Georg @roma042987, and through the magic of MUD, met @roadstr6, who graciously agreed to look the truck over in person. Dave, I owe you big time.
The seller and I worked out a deal, my wife and I worked out a deal, and eventually shipped the truck from North Carolina to Texas.