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Jacket

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CR is so saturated with 4x's you grow complacent after a few days. But the 70 series tray backs and ambu wagons grab your eye every time.

We took some surf lessons from a kiwi who had a 78 diesel 40 and a 95ish VX with a carburetor and a 5speed manual....
 

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Not so beautiful

Ok, this one needs a little work,

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And here is a whole different idea of an ambulance,

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Leaving tomorrow and will be in Costa Rica for 9 days. We are spending the first 3 days around Arenal, and then going to Tamarindo to relax at the beach. I plan on keeping the camera ready for cruiser pics at all times. We were going to do the Jungle tour in a Cruiser at Tamarindo, but they closed shop a couple of weeks ago. Just my luck.

Made a similar trip a couple years back . The 40converted into tow trucks are much more around the capital San Jose than I ever saw out in the country side. I used to work in the region and I saw a cut down 40 as a tow truck every trip mostly working roads in the area between the airport and the major hotels. Like most of Central America you see the full spectrum of Cruisers, 40s, 55s, 60s, 70s, 80s and on.

BTW the last red 4x4 I agree with Johnnyc. It looks like a Daihatsu. Thanks.:cheers:
 
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yeah Costa Rica is pretty much heaven for these vehicles! To be honest I didn't really know what they were until I moved down here several years ago, but I fell in love with the FJ40's!

Finally just got one, a 79 Diesel, rebuilt the motor and put in a turbo, should be done this week. It's a really basic one but I've been inspired by this forum in my planning so I thought I'd join. I'll post pics as I go along and fix it up!

If you want to see Cruisers for sale (if you're looking to import to the US or just curious), look at crautos.com and in the 'vehiculos usados' select Toyota then 4x4 from the dropdown, there are always a ton cycling through. Not to mention the dozens you'll see roadside that are se vende...

pura vida!
 

bj40green

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yeah Costa Rica is pretty much heaven for these vehicles! To be honest I didn't really know what they were until I moved down here several years ago, but I fell in love with the FJ40's!

Finally just got one, a 79 Diesel, rebuilt the motor and put in a turbo, should be done this week. It's a really basic one but I've been inspired by this forum in my planning so I thought I'd join. I'll post pics as I go along and fix it up!

If you want to see Cruisers for sale (if you're looking to import to the US or just curious), look at crautos.com and in the 'vehiculos usados' select Toyota then 4x4 from the dropdown, there are always a ton cycling through. Not to mention the dozens you'll see roadside that are se vende...

pura vida!

Hi, where are you located? I'm in Playas del Coco.

Rudi
 
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nice pics, these cruisers are so vital to the economy of these people that some of them are loved like family, how else can you move around in a country surrounded by water and tropical jungle? in a cruiser of course! :beer:


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1978 fj40 hard top
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