Putfoot cruiser

dyladams Apr 18, 2018

  1. dyladams

    dyladams Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Looks like I ended having a share in a cruiser located in South Africa.

    It’s an 80 series GX with the 4500cc carb petrol engine so a bit of a thirsty beast.

    I found the truck, my other friend arranged collection and the 3rd member of the group has been putting some hours into fixing it up.

    The intention is to do a 6000 mike trip through 7 southern african countries. Along the way we will be stopping off at schools and distributing shoes for children who can’t afford them. Will also try and through in a couple of foot balls.

    We bought the truck on a bit of a gamble with the intention of putting some work into it. It’s been a journey so far with us using the knowledge found on forms like this one and putting eveything together. But it’s coming along.

    We also have a massive advantage in that a friend works for an engineering shop in Cape Town and has been designing a new rear bumper with swing out arms. Ok so we need to still fabricate the end product but think it’s coming along nicely.

    Spec of the cruiser:
    1992 GX 4500 petrol
    EFS suspension
    Front runner roof rack
    Front bullbar
    12k winch (still to be installed)
    60 litre aux tank
    Packing system
    New rear carrier

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  2. dyladams

    dyladams Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Plus here are 3D scans that was done of the back end of the car. And the current design for the bumper.

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  3. Dervis Garip

    Dervis Garip Well-Known Member Supporter I am in cyprus

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    Nice truck there and interesting custom bumper design with laser pinpoint measurements...I like that.

    Drove a petrol version today although mildly down the road certainly has a different personality to the diesel versions. Smooth and less noisy was my initial liking.
    Yes firsty perhaps but thats relative to how much is the fuel prices where you are?
     
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  4. dyladams

    dyladams Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    A turbo diesel 80 series in South Africa is a rare occurrence as Toyota SA did not sell them and thus the ones running around were privately imported.

    The petrol price is not the cheapest - about 80p a litre but its almost half price compared to how much I filled up on the weekend just outside London.

    The great thing about this trip is that I think the cruiser bug is starting to bite my mates....
     
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