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Old 02-14-2013, 12:33 AM   #1
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Should I keep it or sell it?

So I got this truck from a friend yesterday at a fantastic you would not pass it up price. The thing is I am not sure if I want to keep it or sell it. The truck is a 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser 6 cyl 4 liter Diesel. It has almost 500,000 KM's on the clock, the inside is rough, but it runs strong as an OX. The passenger wiper doesn't work (edit..now it does!). The only thing I would really use this truck for is to take the telescope out to the desert and pick the wife up from her hiking trips. It is an 84 so it has the potential to be a money pit and I could really use a 250 race bike for the Finke but… I'm a sucker for old trucks and the words Toyota & Diesel inspire confidence. So the question to the collective is should I sell it, trade it or keep it?



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Old 02-14-2013, 01:05 AM   #2
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Judging by the bull bar, I'm guessing you're in Australia. It would help if we knew.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:14 AM   #3
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Judging by the bull bar, I'm guessing you're in Australia. It would help if we knew.
DOH! Yeah sorry... I'm in Alice Springs Australia.

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:24 AM   #4
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the words Toyota & Diesel inspire confidence.
Clearly you've never owned a 2L-TE.

That however is not a 2L-TE, I would keep it but im a sucker for Land Cruisers...
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:00 AM   #5
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If maintaining it isnt too cost prohbitive I personally would keep it. I wouldnt sell or trade it if I got too good of a deal on it unless the friend didnt mind.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:44 AM   #6
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Mechanical and interior don't mean squat with a 60. If it is rust free hold onto it for dear life.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:45 AM   #7
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By the way I'd wager a weeks pay a good cut and polish will make that paint look brand new again...
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:53 AM   #8
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Mechanical and interior don't mean squat with a 60. If it is rust free hold onto it for dear life.
You giuys are NOT helping! It has a dime size rust spot on the tip of the hood (nothing else) and the PO gave me the cutting compound. It also has service records for the past 10 years or so but I need to go through them to look for water pump & head gasket. If I see those ....errr.......um..

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Old 02-14-2013, 04:45 AM   #9
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You giuys are NOT helping! It has a dime size rust spot on the tip of the hood (nothing else) and the PO gave me the cutting compound. It also has service records for the past 10 years or so but I need to go through them to look for water pump & head gasket. If I see those ....errr.......um..

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12HT or 2H with a H55 or four speed ?

Like Fatguts said , if it's rust free it is worth money to someone.




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Old 02-14-2013, 05:03 AM   #10
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You giuys are NOT helping! It has a dime size rust spot on the tip of the hood (nothing else) and the PO gave me the cutting compound. It also has service records for the past 10 years or so but I need to go through them to look for water pump & head gasket. If I see those ....errr.......um..

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Even so, with lots of room to work with inside the engine compartment and Toyota's engine longevity, you'd have another 250k before needing to do anything but add petrol.

If I could get such a truck here, I'd certainly keep it, but I'm a cheapskate so I don't fit with a lot of these Yanks.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:06 AM   #11
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I think you should sell it.

I will give you what you paid for it.

Oh wait, you're in Oz.

Darn!
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:20 AM   #12
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The truck is a 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser 6 cyl 4 liter Diesel.


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Even so, with lots of room to work with inside the engine compartment and Toyota's engine longevity, you'd have another 250k before needing to do anything but add petrol.


... remind me not to buy a car from you



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Old 02-14-2013, 05:31 AM   #13
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12HT or 2H with a H55 or four speed ?

Like Fatguts said , if it's rust free it is worth money to someone.


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5 spd manual that's missing the shiftng pattern. Just talked to Canoli dad ( the guru of all that is used car) and said that if I got rid of it he would dis-own me. Wonder what the wife is going to say when I pick her up at the airport with it next week.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:26 AM   #14
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Sell it. It's clearly defective. Someone put the steering wheel on the wrong side.
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I don't know, I'd have a hard time cuttin' that loose.
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