New 60 for the Stable

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So I had the privilege to purchase this beauty-blue BJ60 over the weekend.

For those of you who have been in the club a long time, you may recognize this as belonging to Charles who passed away unexpectedly a few years ago. His son is moving out of town for work and offered to sell it to me.

This truck has travelled 1.6million km's, owned by Charles since 1986 and has been on 3 continents. I think the dash and odometer and interior are original, but frame, body, and driveline are not. It needs some mechanical love which I look forward to getting into over the winter.

It's a later model 3B (I think? It has a 1HD-T style valve cover) with a turbo and rotary injection pump. I'll have to read up on Charles' old build threads to find out more.

Charle's son has right-of-first-refusal and is able to buy it back from me when his situation allows for it, but until then, I'll enjoy working on it and driving it!

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I always wondered what happend to his landcrusier. Charles and his wife where very nice people. He brought me back a few parts from south america. The last time i saw him was when i gave him 50 or 60 bundles of 30 year roofing shingles i think for his daughter up in the interior of BC. I think ,anyways we stuffed all the bundles into that 60 series it was crazy i though the springs where going to break. But off hw went no isses what so ever but man that 60 was loaded heavy it was awesome. Cheers to a good home. I Love that old 60 ,,, the storys it could tell
 
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had wondered if that 60 made it out of africa. a lot of history. always enjoyed the write ups that charles had. hope the 60 serves you well and has many adventures to come
 
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