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simps80
01-08-2010, 09:22 AM
I'm sure most have seen this, but if you haven't its fun.
Little gadgety but worth the glance,

from the 20 series to the vdj79 (I want one) it is interesting to see Toyota's perspective on their own history

I was mesmerized, granted that is not all that hard to do.

more fun was the "vist land cruiser heritage site" videos I've seen some other content I had not.

http://www.toyota.com/vehicles/minisite/landcruiser/experience/#

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Caribou Sandstorm
01-08-2010, 09:30 AM
I don't see my beloved FJ Cruiser in this pic...I guess it really is not a Land Cruiser after all..This is a tough pill to swallow....:bawl:

simps80
01-08-2010, 09:37 AM
I don't see my beloved FJ Cruiser in this pic...I guess it really is not a Land Cruiser after all..This is a tough pill to swallow....:bawl:

oooh, unexpected interpretation, man-oh-man, must back-track

<begin rider>
don't fret my son, many iterations not shown. Read not too far into it.
<end rider>

:)

FJBRADY
01-08-2010, 09:44 AM
That was pretty cool!

DaveInDenver
01-08-2010, 10:19 AM
I don't see my beloved FJ Cruiser in this pic...I guess it really is not a Land Cruiser after all..This is a tough pill to swallow....:bawl:
But then neither would be a FJ55, any Prado, 100 and 200 series. But I don't disagree, the 25/40/60/62/80 are the core Land Cruisers, particularly the 40/60/80 are what really gave the name it's respect even if there are 3:1 the number of Hiluxes working around the world than Cruisers.

PabloCruise
01-08-2010, 10:52 AM
Yeah, I noticed the 55 not getting any love...

simps80
01-08-2010, 11:15 AM
But then neither would be a FJ55, any Prado, 100 and 200 series. But I don't disagree, the 25/40/60/62/80 are the core Land Cruisers, particularly the 40/60/80 are what really gave the name it's respect even if there are 3:1 the number of Hiluxes working around the world than Cruisers.

yea it would be a pretty crowded horizon shot if they put them all in there. .

one thing I found interesting was that there are two 80-series
the one is the 'generic' 80 us-spec type vehicle, but they make sure to call out the japanese spec HDJ80 as a "very different animal from its US counterpart. Equipped with the 1HD-t ..... "

almost as if to say, yea we had to compromise on the US model, but here's the Japanese 80.

Just interesting that they left out many other models, but felt it important enough to show the 2 80's distinguishing the japanese spec from the rest....

chtucker
01-08-2010, 07:48 PM
I'd take an aussie spec 70 today, even pay the $70k somehow.