Recent content by Cliffy

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    BJ42 ride horrible!!!

    Hi Tony Is that in May next year? I might be touring USA and Mexico in my Crew Cab in May. If Lincomb is another date(s) then, sure, let's fix up something.
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    BJ42 ride horrible!!!

    Hi No, Haven't tried them. Will check it out. Cheers
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    BJ42 ride horrible!!!

    Oh man! Yes, that would be rough. My HJ47 Crew Cab and my FJ45 pickup both have 11 leaves in rear. The ride in the FJ45 is rough, but the ride in the HJ47 Crew Cab is soft and smooth - really nice. However, the HJ47 Crew Cab has much heavier duty springs, but it is also much heavier that any...
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    BJ42 ride horrible!!!

    Hello Guys Thank you all for your guidance. Yep, the shackle angle is too vertical and I guess a lot of that is because the springs are very curved with inbuilt helpers activated all the time. There are 8 leaves in the rear springs, forgot to count front ones: see pic (no that's not an oil...
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    BJ42 ride horrible!!!

    Devon 4x4 couldn't help apart from offer even harder springs(!); so am following up on Alcan USA - will keep you posted
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    BJ42 ride horrible!!!

    Thanks Ben, will call them
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    BJ42 ride horrible!!!

    Thanks Andy, I'll look around on here then. cheers
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    BJ42 ride horrible!!!

    G.day folks Well my 'new' addition to the fleet has arrived - the BJ42 3B 5-speed from Australia (pics below). Cute or what?, seriously lovely looking, including inside. Bit of rust here and there on body but that's it; underneath is amazing only the winch has a bit of surface rust, otherwise...
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    Thinking of buy an BJ42

    Incidentally, somewhere between late July and mid August I shall be taking my 42 on a run from UK to Turin and back, so if you would like to have a drive of a 42 to assess what they are like then just ask. Cliffy
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    Thinking of buy an BJ42

    Hello Vertigo and welcome I have a BJ42, an FJ45 and (my 'flagship') an HJ47 Crew Cab, and broadly agree with Rodger's and others' comments. Personally, I would say that you can get any parts you need, and I myself go first to Terrain Tamer - they have a European office in France, where you'll...
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    FJ45 pickup - project 'Elvis'

    Hi Snowbound The pickup is a 1981, 4 speed. Not sure about brakes as truck is garaged and I won't see it until next week. That stuff behind the cab is a DIY job by previous owner, and I'm taking it all off to return this truck back to original style. The current bed is quite a feature and I...
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    FJ45 pickup - project 'Elvis'

    Thanks Tony and Nick Yes, will keep you all updated during the coming weeks. I must admit, it seems a bit of a pity to remove the 2F engine in a way - the engine is so quiet and smooth compared with my crew cab with the 2H, but I know the fuel consumption for a 2F would be horrible. This truck's...
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    FJ45 pickup - project 'Elvis'

    Quick update: 'Elvis' had its MOT today and, despite coming from a region of Australia with no 'testing' and having been used in the outback for 35 years, all he failed on was : a roll-bar link; an indicator light; and brakes not balanced right! Not bad huh!
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    FJ45 pickup - project 'Elvis'

    Hi Tony Thanks for that. Will keep you posted! Cheers Cliffy
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    FJ45 pickup - project 'Elvis'

    Hi All Thought you might be interested in my 2nd project - this rather tired old FJ45 pickup, which I intend to restore and convert to a 2H. I've put a little piece on FB about it, and will update accordingly https://www.facebook.com/LandCruiser-HJ47-crew-cab-137492866421490/ Plus some...
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