Nice old rig!

Discussion in 'Vehicle & Transportation' started by HozayBuck, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. HozayBuck

    HozayBuck Well-Known Member

    Today I spotted a 1975 Toyota Land Cruiser on a lot, original paint rust...they are asking 4900.. more then I'd pay but those are some nice old rigs..
    The pickup version didn't get imported for long...too bad!

  2. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

  3. lotsoflead

    lotsoflead Well-Known Member

    that's a bargin,, for one thing,you don't need a tech in a white coat with a computer charging 80 bucks an hour to tell you is what wrong with it when it don't run and 6 more techs to pair it, anyone with a little mechanical knowledge can fix a 73 and back then, parts could be rebuilt for a few dollars, today everything on a trk cost a few hundred dollars, even a simple tune up is 500.
    buy another old for a parts trk.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2010
  4. HozayBuck

    HozayBuck Well-Known Member

    Damn, I may have to go look at this one , it's org paint and no rust that I can see, and if I remember right Toyota used the Chevy 6 cyl eng or a copy of it... this could be something worth checking out... will do it today

    more later
  5. HozayBuck

    HozayBuck Well-Known Member

    Well I looked

    At 4900 it's a bad deal the back floor board was rusted thru inside looked like the "Bates Motel" and smelled like it, showed 59 K miles so it's turned over once for sure...

    If you got it for maybe 2 K max and spent 3 K to really bring it back you'd have something.. but for 5 K you can buy something that's bad, I always did like them ol rigs
  6. unclebob

    unclebob Well-Known Member

    I had a 75 they are real top heavy if you keep the hardtop on them
  7. Tirediron

    Tirediron RockyMountainCanadian

    Your right on the chevy thing , but it was obsolete when they bought the molds, it has no parts in common with chevy 6 cylinders built since '63. the differentials were also chev knock offs, also obsolete, not used since '63
  8. HozayBuck

    HozayBuck Well-Known Member

    Glad I didn't buy it!!! lol.. and I would have if it wasn't in such bad shape... and yes they are really top heavy..