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G'day all,
I am an Australian and have lived in Scotland for the last 2 and a half years.
Just had the good fortune to purchase an 1988 FJ75 pick up.
Used to have an '93 HZJ75 Troopie in Aus, so was very happy to get this pick up.
Basically a good vehicle but I will need to access some parts and have no idea where to look.
To start with I will need, rear light clusters, speedo, bull bar, complete fanbelt set, points and exterior rear view mirrors.
Hope someone can point me in the right direction.
Cheers,
Dennis Pomery
1988 Landcruiser FJ75 Pickup.
Stock standard.
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>G'day all,</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I am an Australian and have lived in Scotland for
the last 2 and a half years.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Just had the good fortune to purchase an 1988 FJ75
pick up.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Used to have an '93 HZJ75 Troopie in Aus, so was
very happy to get this pick up.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Basically a good vehicle but I will need to access
some parts and have no idea where to look.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>To start with I will need, rear light clusters,
speedo, bull bar, complete fanbelt set, points and exterior rear view
mirrors.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Hope someone can point me in the right
direction.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Cheers,</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Dennis Pomery</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>1988 Landcruiser FJ75 Pickup.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Stock standard.</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>
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G'day Dennis,
Welcome to the list.
Where are you in Scotland?
The best place to go for service items is Milner Off Road - you can
find them at http://www.milneroffroad.com/4x4.htm - they provide a
pretty good service for most things.
Unfortunately the 75's a quite rare over here so finding 2nd hand parts
will be tricky. Having said that there is a good company over in the
Netherlands called All-American (http://www.all-american.nl) who might
be able to get some stuff for you, alternatively there are one or two
companies in France.
I have just been sent a LC mag from a friend in France and they list a
number of companies selling LC stuff including kit for 70 series, it is
something that I am keen to investigate and will let you know how I get
on.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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G'day Julian,
Thanks for the welcome.
I am in Livingston Village, sorry meant to put that in.
I thought the 75 series might be rare when I went to insure it and found
most companies could not find it on their lists.
Did you but the ARB roo/bull bar over here?
Cheers, mate,
Dennis Pomery
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Livingston Village, Scotland
1988 FJ75 Pickup, LHD Import
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Julian
Any chance you can publish this list of French companies... Would be very
useful as I will be spending some more time there over the necxt few
years...
Jeremy
Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
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OK, when I am next in the office I'll jot some of them down.
Better still, when next in France try to pick up a copy of the Toyota
LandCruiser Magazine - 100% wall to wall LCs and most content is
related to overlanding - I'm debating subscribing to it.
My French is only O'level standard, but it doesn't take long to pick up
the technical terms from the pickiest!
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Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Morning Dennis,
I've been through there, but don't know it that well. Have you managed
to get up into the highlands much.
Given half the chance I would move up to the west coast in a flash.
The ARB came with the car, which actually came from near Perth
(Scotland) - most of the bigger 4x4 companies will distribute stuff
like OME suspension, ARBs, etc so you should feel a little at home!
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Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Been up through them a couple of times, loved Skye.
Great! I had all ARB gear on the Troopie back home, roo bar, side scrub
bars, on board compressor, etc.
Be good to get some of it here.
I spent 4 years out in the Central Desert area working on remote Aboriginal
Communities, real 4WD country!
Cheers mate,
Dennis Pomery
Livingston Village, Scotland
1988 FJ75 Pickup, LHD Import
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Hi all,
Thought I had already posted an intro but must not have.
Been off roading on and off mostly on for 30yrs ish, mainly Landrovers but
recently come to my senses and bought a landcruiser, got feed up of the pain
from er indoors re the oil all over the drive and garden and Having to
tinker every spare bit of time. Its been great having the Cruiser just
service and bit of tinker when I want not forced medicine so I can get to
work next day.
Its pretty standard at the moment as I am converting an old pub to a house
and living in a caravan so my time is limited till I move in.
Before this I was heavily involved in the organisation of Landrover Club
activities including a few trial and comp safari series
Just fitted a set of BFG AT and stainless exhaust.
Next job is a good waxoyl job so it gets into nooks and crannies before the
mud.
Noticed somebody posted message about waxoyl I am going to get a firm called
before n after do the job, not really the cheapest in the world but from all
reports are good. www.before-n-after.co.uk
Also got email from another company worth thinking about
www.thewaxworks.net
John Nelson
98 Colorado Auto
Darwen
Lancashire
 
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John
Welcome aboard.
Maybe that company has improved its record recently but in the past it
had as many happy as unhappy customers. I was neither of the two, just
remember quite a few posts on LR lists about vale for money. Apart
from being a bit messy, this job can be done DIY. All that is needed
is Waxoil which comes in trade size containers and a rotating nozzle
for the air spray gun.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
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John Nelson wrote:
Noticed somebody posted message about waxoyl I am going to get a firm called
before n after do the job, not really the cheapest in the world but from all
reports are good. www.before-n-after.co.uk
Also got email from another company worth thinking about
www.thewaxworks.net
John, that was me. If you have access to a pit / ramp, air compressor a pressure washer and plenty of time it is a straightforward but rather messy job.
To do a proper job you need to remove the wing liners and the bumpers.
Maybe I should start offering a service for waxoyling ? All I need is the time !!!!
Regards Gareth Jones '97 1-HDFT Newport S.Wales.
 
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Gareth,
That's not such a bad idea as you think! A month of driving on loose
soil has effectively sand blasted parts of the chassis in my LC. I
will need to treat the rusty patches and then waxoil the underbody.
How about a date some time this summer? I am sure your price will be
much more competitive than B&A's :)
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Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
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ressure washer and plenty of time it is a straightforward but rather messy job.
time !!!!
 
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Hey Gareth
I think it beats paining it on with me little artists brush. Ill even bring
the oil to the party if its possible to do.
cheers
john 92HDJ 80 1HDT
 
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Hi Everyone

Got hit by an email from Admin, did not know of this list before=85 :). But
of course as a Toy owner and fan of the Cruisers I had to take a closer
look.. :)

I=92m from Denmark, still live there, it is quite flat and cultivated, so
there is not all that much to drive around in. Military terrains may be
hired but not too often, so ground digging areas are also used if available.

I own a 100 series 470-like IFS cruiser from late-99. It has 250K km=92s on
the clock, and is running smooth as ever. It is due to funny (no, really, if
you look at it from any perspective where you are not to by a car here=85)
registration rules it=92s a 10-seater bus. This holds the costs somewhat down,
only fuel is of course some kind of issue=85 :) And it lets my fridge sit on
one of the rear benches, while heavy stuff and tools can lie beneath it =96
not as fancy as drawers, but has some of the same advantages.

Last year I had it rebuilt quite heavily. Most stuff from the ARB line,
including a Kaymar rear, underbody protection, side rails and what not. It
is not all that easy to modify an AHC system, but with some adjustments to
the height sensors it is running high and mighty :). It did cost a lot, but
I had an arrangement with my boss around it, only he kind of double-crossed
me for most of it afterwards, so you might say I=92m really affected to it,
and will never let it go: No better vehicle exists in my mind :). I have
had some trouble with the AHC sensors, and some with the automatic
transmission, and have changed the generator =96 other than that no trouble at
all.

Since I=92m a little keen on keeping the bodywork straight, I bought a 60
series diesel from -85 some years ago to learn offroading while not minding
too much damaging the vehicle =96 mind you, I would still have to drive home
and I would not fancy large repair bills, but some dents was expected. It
was quite straight when I bought it, as being owned before me by a skilled
craftsman, that had changed was was rusty then. It is no more, as I have
learned a lot! It too got some refurbisning last year, also from the ARB
catalog, but only what to make it more capable, not any bars nor other
protection. It has 360K km=92s on the clock, me doing the last 100K or so. It
has its worn parts but seems unstoppable, if only cared for at service
intervals and having fuel pipes replaced when rotten, then it never lets you
down.

Both toys fancy a Milemarker hydraulic, driven off the servo pump for the
steering. By no means fast but reliable and strong. The 100 seem to have a
lot more power in that pump=85 :) And lockers at all axels (wich includes a
compressor at the 100), extra tank connected to main with separate supply
pump, fire extinguisher, and two spares. Suspension has been modified to
OME.

I=92m also webmaster and bookkeeper at the Danish 4 X 4 Club, if you want to
see details on this see HYPERLINK "http://www.4x4.dk/"www.4x4.dk. It is in
Danish language, but the pictures (Billeder) may be viewed by anyone :)

In 2005 me, my son and a few mates from the club went to Nordkap (North
Cape, Norway) along the Indlandsv=E4gen (In-country road) in Sweden, taking a
lot of detours off the paven roads. Pictures from that are located at the
club site as well =96 this was a great trip, that we may very well do soon
again, taking along a few more friends. Even if the wives did not care to
join us males, and that meant very little vacation with them that summer=85
:)

Other than that I am an IT/BI specialist, so going offroad really is
something else, and a world of fun.

Se ya out there=85

Regards=85

Henrik
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Hi Henrik
hjertelig velcommen fra Norge
cheers
Lubo
On Oct 7, 2006, at 12:36 AM, Henrik Christensen wrote:
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> Got hit by an email from Admin, did not know of this list before=85 > J. But of course as a Toy owner and fan of the Cruisers I had to
> take a closer look.. J
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Hi Henrik,
Welcome aboard.
It's nice to see someone with a 100 series that is being put to good
use, most people on the list have 80 series and few 70s, 60s, a couple
of 40s and an increasing number of 90s.
Having both a 60 with a fixed front axle and the 100 with the
Independant Front Suspension it would be interesting to hear how they
both compare with the off road abilities.
I currently have an 80, but am about to upgrade it to a 100 and will be
using it as a daily driver, for off roading in the UK as well as for
trips to N. Africa and have been receiving a bit of flack about moving
to IFS due to supposed poor off road ability ;-)
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Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Hi Julian
To your question on what is best...
Having a 60 and a 100, both somewhat setup for offroad use, only the 100
being a little bit more gently driven, I would say they are both very
capable offroad, but very different in the way they do it...
The 60 with solid axels and leaf springs tend to roll quite considerably in
uneven terrain, making roofrack load even more troublesome. Without turbo
lack of power can be an issue in some places, but lockers all around tend to
make that a rare problem. I use 33x12,5x15 BFG/MT on it and those have good
grip almost anywhere but in the serious clay - but I tend to drive around
such spots due to the trouble of cleaning out the rear brakes (drums) each
time or replace linings within next 500 kms... They may be slightly noisy
but the engine and my exhaust (only one silencer, as it ends at the side)
makes it impossible to hear the tires.
The 100 with IFS front and AHC system all aroud is a lot softer and can
handle very uneven terrain with nearly no roll at all. My buddies kind of
complain about this as is seems impossible to take dramatic pictures of it
in the field :). As it has a locker in front too, the limited travel from
the IFS is a lesser problem than one would expect - actually the lack of
differential housing underneath it can be seen as an advantage in some ares.
I actually have seen the rear differential housing touching some rocks, the
front drove nicely over.. Power is of course not an issue with this vehicle,
only is lack of engine braking, wich is even worse with the automatic
gearbox - but the automatic is probably an advantage with the gasoline
engine anyway, though I dare not to use the L range a lot as lockup does not
happen, and this may end up heating the gearbox up, heat is the number-one
enemy of automatics, and repairs are very (!) costly. I use BFG/AT 295/75-16
and am happy with them, only in mud they tend to give up sooner. Highway
noise is not really an issue with them, even at a very silent vehicle as
this.
There has been nowhere where I have driven my 100 where my 60 would not have
gone too, exept the incline on sandy hills is easier with more power. But as
you might understand, I do not drive my 100 everywhere, and the elder 60
actually gives more fun under some circumstances...
I have had my 100 in the Swedish forest with slippery rocks and very nearby
trees, and I drove very slowly at many places, but my 100 got through all
right. Why I dit not bring the 60? Well, this was 300 kms from home and my
wife went along, and for that the 60 is far too noisy and uncomfortable :).
She actually is the reason that I do not have only one car (see below what
that would have been...).
There have been issues, I have heard, with the IFS lower arms, but I have
not seen any yet, and it may not be hitting the V8 as much. The suspension
is cheaper to modify on the 100 than the 60, and gets you more comfort. The
same will be true for an 80, though. And the large tires and heavy load do
in my opinion even out the difference to a solid axel vehicle somewhat, not
that it in any way bothers me as I do not race around corners. My 100 can be
driven at 185 km/h if so decided but I think this is not what was the idea
with a vehicle like this modified that way. I have seen blokes with 20" rims
and race-like profiles, even a lowered vehicle, used more to do
street-racing, but I personally think this is a great misunderstanding.
Both are heavy vehicles, wich will give more trouble in soft terrain, the
100 with all its bars and protection plating underneath will put ekstra 400
kgs on compared to the 60. Such a heavy vehicle will not pass soft terrain
easily, even with low air pressure.
So what would IMO be the best? No doubt, an 80-series with the 24V diesel
and a manual transmission is more capable and cheaper to modify. Or a 105 if
one could cope with the absence of the turbo and would want a slightly
larger interior. I actually went for a try in an 80-series back in 95, drove
it home to show the missis, and she drove along too. Her verdict: I will
never go on holiday in such a noisy vehicle...
To me it is not noisy at all. But you might say, needs are different, and so
may your own choice of vehicle be ...
Enjoy it - they will almost all give us the opportunity, at least :)
Regards...
Henrik
 
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