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ewillis

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Location
Dante's Inferno, CA
Jeff
Angelus Oaks
96 LX450, bone stock and had it for a couple weeks. I've wanted one since the 80 series first came out. Dealer serviced it's entire life in Irvine. A dentist owned it. It's never been in the dirt, ever! I replaced the power steering pump (thanks to those of you who posted the install here), and redid the torn seats. Looks like new on the inside. Cleaned tons and years of oil crude off the under carriage. The PO never fixed the pump, just had the dealer keep topping it off. He thought it had a bad oil leak so I got a killer deal, I think. No oil leaks at all once it got cleaned up under there. Ultimately I will swap a 5.7 into it (who does that around here?) and build it for overlanding. I've got a 14 Tundra too and built it but it's just too big. I do like the power of the 5.7. I drive an Outback every day (work vehicle).
I like to overland and wheel up here in the Big Bear area and with my daughter in Utah. I'm an amateur mechanic but know my limitations. I built an 04 4Runner and my daughter in SLC has it now. She wheels it more than I ever did. Once owned a 67 FJ40 but didn't have the means to build it back then. 99 Taco I bought new. should have kept it...
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Nice truck! A 5.7 has never been swapped into an 80 series AFAIK. If you're looking to swap a V8, the LS seems to be the way to go.
 
Joined
Feb 25, 2019
Messages
12
Location
SoCal
1. Jeff
2. Corona
3. 1997 LC, Has a ? ?.?inch lift on it and ARB front and Garage Fab rear swing bumper with tire carrier.
4. This is my DD and our weekend expedition vehicle
5. Married, 2 kids, 15 & 19, yard is starting to look bad, cause we always want to go.

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Joined
Mar 11, 2019
Messages
19
Location
SoCal
1. Jason
2. Temecula
3. 1994 Land Cruiser
4. I want to make this my overland rig. Whatever I can do to make it as reliable as possible.
5. Just purchased this rig. Needs a lot of TLC, time and money, lol. I do not have a whole lot of experience with these, so I'm sure to be asking a whole lot of questions.
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