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Ok all, here is the replacement rig (better pics to follow)... Sadly (or not), the Taco has to go for a family friendly wheeler. I've been looking around, seen a dozen different ones, and finally found the right one for the right price! Damn thing drives like it's new. It is silent as a coffin, no rattles or squeaks, drives straight as an arrow.

http://pic17.picturetrail.com/VOL817/1961151/3789605/81521546.jpg

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2000 UZJ 100 LandCruiser. Silver with tan leather interior. Full time 4x4, 4.7 V8, traction control, abs, skid control...

2 year lease turn in - 20,000 mi.
3 year private party - 50,000 mi.
6 months bought by owner of Torrey Pines Auto Sales. Formerly management with Bob Baker Autogroup for 30 years. Tons of Toyota experience. Driven by his wife for several months until offered for sale. - 8,000 mi.

total: 78,000 mi.

Dealer service records showing oil changes, etc. every 5,000 mi. Mechanical - excellent, paint/interior - good.

This guy was excellent. No BS, no lies, no crappy cars. Most of the cars were very high end, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes... and a few Toyota's:)

This was a $50,000+ rig in 2000... I paid $22,000+ fees. Cheapest quality Cruiser in LA, Orange, or SD, in this condition.

Future plans? Sliders, f & r bumpers, f & r ARB's, 2-3" lift, 35's. Cool thing about the 100's is that you can run 285 75 r16 with absolutely no rubbing on stock suspension.
 

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So when are you taking it on John Bull? :cool:
 

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So when are you taking it on John Bull? :cool:

After the bumpers, sliders, ARB's and 35's. Hopefully next year!!!
 

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Nice ride!

Although...
$22,000 could have gotten a seriously modded + supercharged previous generation 4Runner ;-)

You made a hell of a deal though. I'm sure you could sell that thing at a profit anytime.
 

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I can't take credit for the good deal. My wife is a shrewd businesswoman:)

I needed something bigger than a 4runner, but I wanted to be able to still do easier wheeling and camping.

I hope to get myself a 4 door taco in a few years for thrashing.
 

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Looks cool. I really like the way they look. A guy down the street has an ARB on his. It looks bad ass.

The ARB look good but I will probably have Demello make a custom bumper with better approach angles when I'm ready for it.

So what's up with this Baja Bug? What you running in that thing?
 

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The ARB look good but I will probably have Demello make a custom bumper with better approach angles when I'm ready for it.

So what's up with this Baja Bug? What you running in that thing?
1911 motor, bus tranny, full roll cage 5 paint harness. I recently rebuilt the motor again.
 

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Sounds like a sweet little motor. I'm a recovering VWholic:)
 

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Sounds like a sweet little motor. I'm a recovering VWholic:)
I am starting to get in to it. They guy i bought it from extended the front end, put some beard seats, then the motor blew, so he ditched it. Its a fun car. I rebuilt the motor, and the cam went flat in 67 miles. :eek: So i have a new rebuilt enging again. When i figure out how to post a picture, i post one. :) .
 

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Although...
$22,000 could have gotten a seriously modded + supercharged previous generation 4Runner ;-)
Yes, the DOG could have......though he opted for "the supreme vehicle" no doubt. $1000 of mods on his UZJ100 and he has an incredibly capable vehicle that can hang with almost anything and outperform almost anything (on or off road) and run those killer 35-inch meats.

DOG: What ya doin' in this forum? (Guess who?)
 

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100 and 80 Cruisers said:
Yes, the DOG could have......though he opted for "the supreme vehicle" no doubt. $1000 of mods on his UZJ100 and he has an incredibly capable vehicle that can hang with almost anything and outperform almost anything (on or off road) and run those killer 35-inch meats.

DOG: What ya doin' in this forum? (Guess who?)
Tough guess Schotts. Not too many people running three Toyota 4x4's LOL. I still visit for all my Taco porn :D
 
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