Hi All! I'm looking for a Troopy 45 or 78 or Dbl. Cab 79

cannedcruiser Oct 13, 2018

  1. cannedcruiser

    cannedcruiser New Member I am in canada

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    My 2015 Tacoma recently burned up, so I've decided to use the insurance money to buy and build out (camperize) a manual trans, diesel 78 series Troopy or Dbl. Cab 79 series.

    I'm on the left coast of Canada, but will look at a truck from any location. Would prefer something in the 2002 to 2004 range, but would consider something older if it were the right truck with low Kms. Can't be younger than 15 years (2004) to import into Canada. LHD would be nice, but RHD is OK too.

    Would also consider an older 45 Troopy or Dbl. Cab pickup if it were solid.

    Thanks for any ideas you may have,

    Todd
     
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  2. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    Hi Todd and Welcome. There’s troopies to be had from Holland but they aren’t cheap. Some will already be converted. I don’t know much about them but there’s guys on here that have them and have imported them. I think @stan imports them to the UK.

    Love Canada BTW, got a fair few of my cousins over there mostly east and spent 3 weeks over there on honeymoon in 2000 including Vancouver. Where abouts are you?

    Good to have you aboard and good luck finding your cruiser and cruiser grin.

    Best wishes
    Rich
     
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  3. cannedcruiser

    cannedcruiser New Member I am in canada

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    I'm in Victoria.

    Thanks for the tip on stan. I looked at his website. He doesn't appear to have much right now, but I was very interested in what he recently sold. Figures. Ha
     
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    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    Visited Victoria and stayed at the ‘Across the harbour B&B’. No prizes for guessing where that was located. Loved the little water taxis and the chilled harbour seals. Victoria seemed a nice place.
     
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    stan Well-Known Member Land Cruiser Club Promoted Company

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    Hi
    Im now in Germany so could happily look for a truck for you.
    Just in the process of sending a 45 pick up to the USA
    Plenty of 78s around but they hold their money. Double cabs were never imported to europe and only built more recently so wouldnt meet your criteria
    Send me a pm if you want us to have a look for a truck as i dont really buy to sell on, generally source them to customer requirements

    Thnaks
    Stan
     
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    landcaner New Member I am in turkey

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    Hi Todd. Welcome to you.
     
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  7. cannedcruiser

    cannedcruiser New Member I am in canada

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    Glad you liked Victoria. I feel pretty lucky to be born here.
     
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    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    I’ll bet. It’s a nice spot to be in.
     
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    cannedcruiser New Member I am in canada

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    I have been all over the place on this board trying to figure out how to PM stan. Can anyone tell me how to go about it? Some boards restrict noobs, is that the issue?
     
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    fbnss Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    At the top click on inbox
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    Then click on start conversation
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    Then type stan in the participants box
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    And a title for the conversation

    Oh and just incase he's listening @stan
     
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  11. cannedcruiser

    cannedcruiser New Member I am in canada

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    Thanks fnbss for your time. When I click on Inbox the window opens just you show, but where it should read "Start a New Conversation" it is blank. I must be blocked from starting new conversations. I can post publicly, but not privately it appears. I've only been registered for 1 week, would that have something to do with it?

    Or have I pissed someone off already? Haha
     
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    fbnss Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    I doubt that unless you're name is Mike from Australia.. (before your time) maybe a few more posts then and you'll have the option. I'm not sure on the criteria but hopefully it'll be unlocked soon.
     
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    cannedcruiser New Member I am in canada

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    Thanks again. If @stan does see this, please PM me and maybe then I can reply to it.
    Todd
     
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    cannedcruiser New Member I am in canada

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    Ok, so it appears I have to post 20 times before I can initiate conversations (PM) with anyone.
     
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    cannedcruiser New Member I am in canada

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    With this post I am half way there.
     
  16. cannedcruiser

    cannedcruiser New Member I am in canada

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    I will say that I have chosen to drop my search a 79 series and focus strictly on a Troopy.
     
  17. cannedcruiser

    cannedcruiser New Member I am in canada

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    As much as I dig the Dbl Cab pick up it will become very costly to design a custom camper to my specs. The Troopy already comes with its own enclosure and it can be cheaper to find an already outfitted rig that I can tweak to my taste rather than starting from scratch.
     
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    cannedcruiser New Member I am in canada

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    stan Well-Known Member Land Cruiser Club Promoted Company

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    Sorry just seen this, pm sent!
     
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    lccihan New Member I am in australia

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    Hello dude. Welcome to the forum!
     
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