Newbie Obtains 80...

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Urrrk, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. Urrrk

    Urrrk

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    So I determined that I really needed an 80 with Lockers, and so I went and got one.

    The Good:
    A 97 with 80K and lockers. Thanks to the info I gleaned from this list I was able to verify that everything was there and was originally installed on the vehicle.

    The Bad:
    Smells kinda sweet inside. like a urinal cake. And the tires are pretty new. (I was hoping to have to replace them right away)

    The Ugly:
    It's black with the gold package. I suppose this means I'll have to have a ARB bumper plated in order to remain true to the character of the vehicle :grinpimp: Actually, I am concerned that black armor on a black rig is going to look a little too Darth Vader. I don't want to intimidate the other vehicles. Well, not too much.

    And there's awful imitation fake burl wood trim applied to the pristine battleship gray leather interior. Looks hideous. I gather I can remove this with a heat gun and some bug and tar remover. If it doesn't clean up well, I may just put on a carbon fiber trim package. I'm getting pretty good with fiberglass. Maybe I should fab a carbon fiber bumper?

    I'm guessing I'll need to redo the fluids, get an FSM, and start on some basic mods like the CDL switch and cupholder. I've searched a bit but I haven't found a definitive list of preventative maintenance items and service intervals. Per usual (for me anyway) there is no owner's manual with the rig.

    If anyone else is looking I spotted a locked LX450 at a local lot through Autotrader and looked it over as well. It looked pretty but I haven't looked at enough cruisers to be able to spot many mechanical issues.

    -Erik
     
  2. nyk438

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    You got a nice cruiser. I'm driving a broke ass 91' :cry:

    Gold looks tacky but hey your driving a 97 80 with lockers and black, my dream 80.

    Oh and the usual welcoming :flipoff2:
     
  3. Montana Cruiser

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    Congrats on the new purchase! :flipoff2:

    I would address the "urinal cake" smell right away. Could only be some smell good thing the PO put in there .....but it could also indicate a problem with your cooling system and thats something you DONT want to malfunction. A sweet smell inside is a classic indication of leaking coolant/heater core type problems. Best of luck!

    :cheers:
     
  4. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Congrats on your purchase and welcome :flipoff2:

    Post some pics!
     
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    Welcome to the club.

    I'm sure you know our gang sign... :flipoff2:

    About the urinal cake smell. When I bought me LX450 it smelled very clean because the dealer just finished detailing the interior. Well when that smell disipated the truck had a distinctive barn yard / smoking smell. It took me a whole bottle of Fabreeze and some Pet carpet cleaner to get the smell out. Plus I cleaned the intire interior by taking apart the center console and the dash. Now it's :princess: approved.

    Oh ya, where are the pictures?
     
  6. fzj80kidpen

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    Congrats,
    Get you some george LED's, mot clear lights, and since you have concerns about the all black darth vader look go for the stainless armour.
    Its your $ not mine :grinpimp:
     
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    IMO blacked out rigs are pretty sweet. Look for pics and I think you will find that the black LCs look fine with black armor.
     
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    Welcome...my 97 is a gold badge addition. I swore that the first thing I would do is replace the emblems, but after hanging around here you'll find there are far more important mods to think about. oh yeah... :flipoff2:
     
  9. CreeperSleeper

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    Welcome! :flipoff2:

    Make the drive down to Portland, OR. We'll take it up and give it a proper "break-in" at Brown's Camp. :D
     
  10. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    Congrats and welcome aboard :flipoff2:
     
  11. Brentbba

    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    Well, you know you are official when the President has welcomed you! :flipoff2:

    Nice purchase.
     
  12. Urrrk

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    The real problem with a black Cruiser is that you need midday sun to take any pictures of it.

    -Erik
    cruiser3.jpg
     
  13. Urrrk

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    Yeah, actually the black on black is pretty nice. Though black seems to be a favorite color of the 24 inch rim crowd. :rolleyes:

    My main concern is that black cars get kinda hot in the sun.

    -Erik
     
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    I'll actually be down that way around the fourth of July. Maybe I'll make a little side trip to Brown's and see if I can find something mellow to try out.

    -Erik
     
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    You've gone to the dark side. Salud! :flipoff2:
     
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    Dude your in the NW we have no sun here :doh:
    Nice ride!
     
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    Black is best. Except where it is really hot.
    Cheers,
    Sean
     
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    Welcome :flipoff2:

    Now go find some mid-day sun. :flipoff2:
     
  19. 4x4CPOSEADOG

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    Congrats on your new to you Cruiser. Glad you got lockers, now you can get some OME, lift that rig and you are all set. Show us some pixs. :beer:
     
  20. CreeperSleeper

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    Yeah, let me know. I'm planning on going up that weekend. I'll PM you my #. :cheers:
     
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