As promised, here is the thread about the HJ60 restoration, done at westcoastcruisers.org in San Diego. There are a number of pictures of the base truck on the website (http://www.westcoastcruisers.org/WCCFS_84HJ60.html). Westcoastcruiser is Michael's (aka tlcruiserman) club. Michael has a fully equipped garage in the San Diego area, and specializes on Toyota Diesle Land Cruisers. Without his help, I would still be trying to get the first tie rod off. Therefore, thank you Michael, for the countless hours you are spending on this, teaching me the basics to the complicated! The truck: 1984 HJ60, sold originally in Honduras to the Italian Embassy there. The second owner's daughter brought it with her into California, when she moved here. LHD, 12V H55F 5 speed manual 4.11 gears high roof full floater rear factory limited slip rear factory chrome split rims 40:60 split front bench power doors, every thing else manual A/C The truck was in bad mechanical shape when Michael purchased it. The engine had overheated badly, had terrible compression, and was blowing oil out of every hole. It either needed a rebuild, or a new engine. We decided on the latter, and picked up a low mileage 2H engine from Marv Specter. The engine will be turboed with a kit from TurboGlide. The axles were leaking, the brakes were frozen/useless, the suspension was very tired, the electrics were very shady, the relay rod was bent...basically everything needs to be overhauled. The good: The truck has very little rust. Eventually she'll get a new paint job, probably in toyota blue. I'll post pictures about the renovation so far, and update the thread as we go along-work on this is being done on the weekends only.