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    Our J95 land Cruiser not known to Insurers? Plus the Quality of the Turbo

    It's a grey import as it came in via the Netherlands official network to a dealer in Chesterfield (I doubt a main Toyota dealer, they'd have got a slapped wrist from Toyota UK) - it sounds like it was from the era where there was money to be saved (and made) importing from high vehicle tax EU...
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    1992 FZJ80 with the 1FZFE: Daily Driver + Tourer

    And the big news.... After nearly 12 months of ownership (14 days or so short of 12 months) and 11 months of having the part on the shelf, I finally replaced the broken driver's door exterior handle: So strange having the proper door handle! Only took 30minutes to pull the door card out...
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    1992 FZJ80 with the 1FZFE: Daily Driver + Tourer

    Sorry Julian, I did see the pictures the day after you posted them, but forgot to acknowledge them! So, we went away a fortnight later, and had a look at one of the racks I'd been thinking about as the "off the shelf"ish solution as there was a local stockist...
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    Questions about purchasing used Land Cruiser

    200,000 miles in something from 1999 would be just under 10,000miles per year. In 2007 I bought a 7 year old Volvo with 183,000 miles on it - or about 26,000/year. I then proceeded to put on another 50odd,000 in three years. I generally worry more about something with low miles than high miles...
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    G'day. New cruiser owner/builder

    Also not worth LS'ing it, as then it gets a performance mod plate and no good for NSW P platers.... As you say, it's an early one with the split rear window - there's a couple of guys who have similar vintage ones, and are doing them up slowly, so keep an eye on their projects for where they...
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    G'day. New cruiser owner/builder

    Rodger's done a great job on his.... mine? well, it still gets used for firewood etc, so we keep it good but not great. Don't worry - time will be twice what you expect and budget about the same! We've got a mate here who is a couple of months older than Jaz, and he has a collecting habit for...
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    G'day. New cruiser owner/builder

    Oh, and this one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/40serieslandcruiser There will be some for VIC as well..
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    G'day. New cruiser owner/builder

    This one is good: https://www.facebook.com/groups/724969530855717/ and so is this one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/714730268658089/ Between them, they have most of the parts that you'll need but can't buy new
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    G'day. New cruiser owner/builder

    Good luck! Couple of good starting points for parts are: -Allfourx4 in Kotara -Mr Landcruiser (QLD) -Don Kyatt stockists (that's the company behind Terrain Tamer) BUT You will find some parts hard to find (like water pump... one of the guys in town here is chasing one down and the usual...
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    Hi all from Northern NSW Australia

    Used to paddle white water open canoe and kayak - did it for 10 years or so for work, but haven't really been back in a boat for a long time. I've also had a brief dabble with SUPs, but I want to find a river SUP over here which is harder.
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    Hi all from Northern NSW Australia

    Welcome - where abouts in Northern NSW? Inland, Northern Rivers or North Coast?
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    Oz to UK postal help request.

    It would end up doing BNE - SYD - Me (~1 week) - SYD - Out to the UK (~2 weeks), and that's not a particularly fast run at the moment unless you hit the days when we have a flight into town instead of road transport from Sydney.
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    Pick-up in the Craven Arms area??

    SY7 8xx is Craven Arms is area.... if I was in the UK it wouldn't be a drama as that's my (southern) base area there.
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    Oz to UK postal help request.

    Sorry Flint - I did get your PM, but it just got me when I read things and then forget about them. I could do it, but I reckon it would be about 3 weeks - someone in one of the major cities would be quicker....
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    Question about 80 Series Model Number

    Pretty sure the DX or Standard only came with the 1HZ 1HDs only came in GXL or higher
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