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  1. #21
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    Sep 2009
    Quote Originally Posted by Numb Thumbs View Post
    I know of a 79 Series which has cost $300,000 so far..... Portal Axles, 40" wheels, custom aluminium canopy, matt black paint job, etc. All engineered.

    And it is still a truck.

    Numb Thumbs
    And it's still a Toyota

  2. #22
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    Jun 2013
    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    New head gaskets, lifters, leads and coil packs, new power steering pump, reconditioned transfer case, replaced rear diff. new radiator hoses and water pump, new guts for the fan, ARB Bullbar, 12000lb winch, new alternator and battery, new slotted rotors and pads and god only knows what else I have had to replace including2 sets of tyres and a couple of windscreens.
    15K doesn't go far when you get everything done by experienced and reliable workshops.
    At least NOW I have a Very reliable D2a that I have absolute confidence in to take anywhere
    And NO I am not selling it and most likely never will
    Ah I see, some of that is quite "elective" but that's ok I guess!

  3. #23
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    Jan 2017
    Geraldton WA
    Quote Originally Posted by shack View Post
    Ah I see, some of that is quite "elective" but that's ok I guess!
    The only items that were "Elective" was the bulbar and the winch and as I travel solo in remote areas these are not "Wants" they are "Needs"
    You only get one shot at life, Aim well

    2004 D2 "S" V8 auto, with a few Mods
    2007 79 Series Landcruiser V8 Ute, With a few Mods.
    4.6m Quintrex boat
    5.4m Trailcraft Sportscab Boat
    20' Jayco Expanda caravan

    2012 Navara twincab GONE

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Brisbane some of the time
    Quote Originally Posted by bsperka View Post
    And it's still a Toyota
    Looking at the costs for one of the tojo work vans thats going shortly.
    Been on the road for 9yrs,fully loaded,then used as the spare van.

    Over 10 yrs,292 000k's,$9634 for services at dealer,not one repair.
    Five sets of tyres and three batteries.
    Three windscreens,all insurance.
    Original clutch,brakes,etc.

    And its still a Toyota....

    D4 MY12 white,2.7(with a few more killer wasps) rear air,e diff,xenons,arb bar,7 seat ,18" bfg KO2

    2009 Defender 110 (son's)ARB
    bar,snorkle,rocksliders,rack,KM3's,BAS chip

    '56 S1,been in the family since...'56

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