Vans!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Hayduke, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Devo 1

    Devo 1 lurker extraordinair

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    I've been looking for the right one for about 2 years now. I would of liked to have pw, pl and cruise tho. This one is plain jane. I already have the cruise control steering wheel and clock spring bought. 7.3, extended, and low miles was the main things I wanted.
    A dealer in Norco, Cal has 5. The one with 68k, he wants 17k for it.:huh
  2. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    A Hino is a bit bigger than you may be looking for - they're the heavy duty division of Toyota. I just picked up one with a 3.8 turbo diesel w/5 spd. Not uncommon to see 600k on them. I don't recall ever seeing a 4wd version though.

    It's got a high roof. 7 ft. :rofl
  3. Neil E.

    Neil E. Been here awhile

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    Common in Oz.
  4. Fishenough

    Fishenough Team Lurker

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    In Asia the Hino Dutro is the biggest thing on the road :rofl

    If it's not needed for work, I don't need big and do want 4x4 without needing big ground clearance. For recreational use only, I know what I want.

    Just about went for this one, high roofed 4x4, 3 L TD, that sold for $3600 Cdn.

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    It's is a good match for what I'd like, though a bit rougher than I'd prefer. I know a chap in Thailand who carries 2 motorbikes, well still being able to carry 4 passengers and plenty of gear.

    I like buying at the Japanese auctions, I've made money on every vehicle I've bought - even the van I used for 4 years. Well not all vehicles, I bought one at auction as a gift for my mother.
  5. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Didn't realize that the high roof had a high door, too. That's sweet.
  6. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    Saw this at the offroad park yesterday. Dually, lifted, and oh yeah, a drive axle out front!

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  7. Devo 1

    Devo 1 lurker extraordinair

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    I rode the FZ from central Kansas out to Parker, Co. to pick up the van.
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    Loaded the bike in the van and hauled butt for Toto land.
    I mostly drove 75, sometimes 70. 375 miles, 21 gallons of what I guess at 50/50 winter blend fuel.
    17.8 mpg. So with summer fuel and slowing down, This thing could get 20. It has 3.55 gears.
  8. Devo 1

    Devo 1 lurker extraordinair

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  9. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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  10. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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  11. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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  12. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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  13. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    This is my ever changing 71 VW hi-roof that has been lowered 7" and still has full travel and rides really nice at a top speed of 55.

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  14. S H I F T Y

    S H I F T Y Been here awhile

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    Picked this up a couple weeks ago. Double limo'd the windows, and put in a Pioneer something or other. Put in a van rug (great product), pulled the first two rows of seats out and put in a stainless steel table that I can swivel 90 degrees out of the way when I want to. Next up is a triple receiver hitch and custom hitch hauler, roof rack, lights, etc.

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  15. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    Can the top come off that table easily if you ever need to fit something bigger in the van?
  16. S H I F T Y

    S H I F T Y Been here awhile

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    Yup, and the upright unscrews out of a flange welded to the floor.

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  17. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    I don’t understand why you didn’t pull the back two rows of seats instead so you could load things into the back. Like a couple motorcycles.
    Blocking off the back of a van never made sense to me.
  18. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    Not bad, but they are going to regret putting that Westy body on top when they hook it on a low hanging tree power line or a bridge.

    And I cringed when they sawed the WV apart. Sacrilege!!!
  19. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    The ADV version.

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  20. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    I cringed too. And having that on top makes it look quite weird, especially after they mentioned in the beginning their color choice because they didn't want to look like hippies, just normal people.