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Roll down the tailgate window on 1994 FZJ80

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Grench, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Grench

    Grench SILVER Star

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    I always liked that feature on the 4-skinners. It'd be alot of work to do that mod on an 80 though.
     
  3. Tapage

    Tapage Club 4X4 Panamá SILVER Star

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    ditto ..
     
  4. firetruck41

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    I hated it, when it's raining and you have to throw something in back, you get soaked waiting for the window to go down/up. That was on the 2nd gen 4r anyway.
     
  5. LINUS

    LINUS Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

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    Ain't nothin like a roof over your head and a place to plunk your butt when the weather is coming down sideways and you just got skunked fishin Steelies as you pull your waders off and need to hold your feet off the ground long enough to get the sandals on over your colda$$ feet so you can throw your frozen f'kin gear in the truck so you can guzzle some black coffee and swear off fishing those smart little f'ers.

    Ambulance doors? -No thanks.
    Ghey 4-runner backside? -Hardly.

    LC has it all even before the prefect shanty tailside.

    Opinion of a crappy steelheader.

    ---B
     
  6. C6H12O6

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    Agreed, Linus. The rear of the 80s is a nearly perfect rear hatch set-up for fishing. I'd like a little sturdier tailgate, but a sheet of 1/4 aluminum appears to fix that. It's on the list.

    Where you fishing for steelhead?
     
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    FWIW, the 80 series tailgate supports feel alot sturdier than the cable supported 100 series. I like the aluminum sheet idea too, gotta find out where to get it locally...
     
  8. -Spike-

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    Have you ever owned one? Ever cleaned the back glass? You have to train a 5 year old to get in the cargo area with the window up to clean the damn thing. No thanks, that was a stupid idea right there.

    -Spike
     
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    Eeeasy there dirty window boy. All's I'm saying is I like the feature of an operable rear window. Ideally the rear hatch would be in the same configuration as it currently is on the 80, just with a motorized window that could go up and down.
     
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    LOL, perhaps I should have thrown in a few smileys for ya. :D :D :D

    Where would you put the retracted window in your fantasy 80 rear hatch?

    -Spike
     
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    AAAND SCENE. End of thread.

    :beer:
     
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    :D

    Same as the skinner in that respect, down into the lower section of the lift gate. With the window lift mechanism and all, probably wouldn't be enough room for the window to fully retract. I can see some limitations and cons to the design for sure, but we're just kind of "wouldn't it be nice" conversating here.
     
  13. Grench

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    Yep. The ebay linked ad has been corrected. Humor done.

    We can still talk about having a 1/2 liftgate with a 4th dimensional space to store the glass in when you roll it down... Naw.
     
  14. MaddBaggins

    MaddBaggins Remember the KnightRider!

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    I like the 80 style hatch/tailgate just the way it is. On a recent aborted camp trip, with spike as a matter of fact, it started to rain down something fierce. I had just started cooking dinner on my tailgate when the clouds let loose. I quickly pulled on my rain gear, jumped up in the rig and sat on my storage deck with my feet on the tailgate and the hatch above me, blocking all rain. I sat there and finished cooking dinner and munching down while spike was curled up in his rig steaming his windows.

    I say aborted trip because later on, one of the other guys we were with heard on the sat radio that we were in for 6" of rain that night. He decided to bail with his son and I decided to go with, leaving spike and one other guy to tough it out.
     
  15. -Spike-

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    Just received this reply to an E-mail:

    Hello,

    Unfortunately we do not have any images relating to your query. We are an
    online auto parts store, we don't have any vehicles in our inventory. There
    is a good chance that we carry parts for your vehicle, but we do not have any
    pictures of the vehicle itself.

    I would suggest using an Internet search engine, such as Google, to locate a
    picture of the particular make and model that you are interested in.

    Thank you,

    Matt
    RockAuto Customer Service

    phone: (608) 661-1376
    fax: (608) 836-5694
    toll-free: 1-866-ROCKAUTO (1-866-762-5288)
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    "-Spike-" <-spike@spike.net> wrote:

    > I'd very much like to see a picture of an 80 Series (1991-1997) Toyota Land
    > Cruiser with an electric tailgate window. You might want to check your
    > application guide.
    >
    > -Spike
    >

    ROFL!!! :D

    -Spike
     
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