U.S. 70's Registration.

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Wow - small world!! Dari I saw your Prado in traffic in Denver the day I decided to put a deposit down on mine!
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TrailRunner40

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1985 BJ70 LHD 24V import from somewhere in EU. Located in Nashville.

Just picked it up a month ago and started tearing in to the inside. I purchased this as an abandoned project and it also included a canadian 1986 BJ70 as a donor. The donor actually has good glass, a supposedly good engine and tranny. Lower panels show a bunch of rust though. Once I switch over all the interior, I'll post it up for sale.

I have had a FJ40's but man, I'm really digging this 70. It rides better, has more room and I really like the look. I'll probably paint it in a year or two as I'm not 100% committed on the yellow.

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Finally received my 1993 KZJ78 and drove it home to New Mexico. Its definitely going to be a project getting it ready for the intense desert heat. Has some kinks, but I am really looking forward to keeping it on the road. Been wanting one of these for a while, its going to be a nice project vehicle. View attachment 1875967
Looks awesome - good luck with the project!
 
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Thanks. Dealing with the same issues that you are in regards to the cooling system. About to fabricate a new dump pipe and address the fan clutch mod. It ran pretty warm during the 300 mile drive home in 30 degree weather. Came with a bent rear axle which want noticable nor disclosed when I test drove it.
 
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Thanks. Dealing with the same issues that you are in regards to the cooling system. About to fabricate a new dump pipe and address the fan clutch mod. It ran pretty warm during the 300 mile drive home in 30 degree weather. Came with a bent rear axle which want noticable nor disclosed when I test drove it.
It’s been cold here, but the fan clutch mod seems to have helped a lot! I still don’t hear much of a fan roar that people talk about, but the temp is staying where it is supposed to.

I think the dump pipe is next on the list and then I may consider figuring out an intercooler mod.
 

Gun Runner 5

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gilmorneau

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If I had known that you hadn't already posted your Troopy I would have pestered you a long time ago. :)
I just assumed it was already on here.
It kind of is. I posted it when I owned it. Just checked and the post is January 7, 2018.

It's a totally different car now. Worthy of seeing again.
 
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Year and model of vehicle: 1993 HZJ77
2. IH8Mud Handle: Patches2305
3. Location of vehicle: Cedar Point, N.C.
4. Country of Origin: Japan (Hokkaido)
5. Mileage: 223,000km (currently)
6. Modifications: Lift, rims/tires, crap bumper (in the market for a replacement), running boards, exhaust.
6. How you use the truck: Daily driver, Family adventure truck
7. Future plans: Front bumper w/winch, snorkel, rear bumper w/tire carrier, turbo (maybe).

I have owned the 77 for over a year and had been driving it in Okinawa. It arrived in the US on Jan. 16, was finally received on Jan. 22 and registered the same day in N.C.

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1HZ, H55F, factory e-hubs and f/r lockers.
 
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