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jacdaw
04-21-2010, 07:05 PM
In order to keep my quest alive for a reasonably-priced daily driver Pig, I'm starting this silly little thread with this. Feel free to ad your random Pig sightings, whether they be unexpected discoveries on the web or in your travels...

http://www.saddlebackleather.com/37-in-memory-of-blue

coax
04-21-2010, 09:07 PM
Not a daily driver (actually not a driver at all :lmao:) but here's a picture of my old pig.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_RHGIeuamB_E/SIDd30aURFI/AAAAAAAAABg/QxGABlbYtzI/s720/DSCF1452.JPG

And a picture of it when newer...courtesy the original owner via mud.

http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=279244&stc=1&d=1228269794

As for sightings, after I sold it to a guy in Fort Collins, the roof was chopped to restore a different pig, and the running gear and what was left of the body was sold to another guy in Grand Junction, who happened to know one of my cruiser-head buddies out there. I guess this guy has a pristine southern 55 shell was was going to throw it on the old running gear from my cruiser. I really ought to try and document the life of that piggy, its been all over CO, and probably the rest of the country.

-Corey

Old40Dog
04-21-2010, 10:17 PM
This one was sighted in my garage and on the "2010 Snow Run" ...destined for a second chance at survival:)

It is my 16 y/o son's daily driver to school, scouts and other activities. He's bringing it to CM2010 next Friday-Sunday!

Still a work in progress (Aren't they all?)...Stage 1 resto should be complete late summer 2010 (body repair and basic running gear check...hopefully by RS rally). Stage 2 in 2011-12...(More complete running gear resto) Stage 3, complete frame off resto when Z is able to foot the bill on his own. :lmao:

I must say, this ol' pig is growing on me. Good luck in your search John!:beer:

riderjgs
04-21-2010, 10:58 PM
Not a daily driver (actually not a driver at all :lmao:) but here's a picture of my old pig.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_RHGIeuamB_E/SIDd30aURFI/AAAAAAAAABg/QxGABlbYtzI/s720/DSCF1452.JPG

And a picture of it when newer...courtesy the original owner via mud.

http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=279244&stc=1&d=1228269794

As for sightings, after I sold it to a guy in Fort Collins, the roof was chopped to restore a different pig, and the running gear and what was left of the body was sold to another guy in Grand Junction, who happened to know one of my cruiser-head buddies out there. I guess this guy has a pristine southern 55 shell was was going to throw it on the old running gear from my cruiser. I really ought to try and document the life of that piggy, its been all over CO, and probably the rest of the country.

-Corey

Corey:
Been meaning to email you...here's the rest of the story (so far)...
Top pic is what we know call "Frankencruiser) on the way over the passes in January after Jason bit off his chunk for the restoration he's doing. Second is as it sat in my garage during further dismantling. It's about to lose its indoor place to the one in the third pic, which I rescued from a trip to the crusher about a year and a half ago. It was last on the road in the early 1990s. I bought it sans drivetrain for parts for an earlier AZ pig I've since sold. Goal is to take two and make one and have it on the road by the 4th of July.
Mitch forwarded the info you provided and the old MUD thread from when you bought it. Nice to have the info...thanks.

subzali
04-21-2010, 11:04 PM
There's a pig shell in Las Vegas, New Mexico that you can see from I-25...didn't get any pictures though...

SteveH
04-22-2010, 07:19 AM
My '76 piglet, from a few years back

FJ 432
04-22-2010, 08:45 AM
My '76 piglet, from a few years back

Absolutely stunning.:bowdown:

jacdaw
04-22-2010, 08:49 AM
My '76 piglet, from a few years backSteve, gorgeous 55. How was it set up in this picture? Tires/wheel diameter/lift? It sits just about exactly how I want mine to sit.

SteveH
04-22-2010, 11:11 AM
FJ60 rims with factory chrome center caps, 31x10.5 Michelins (street tires, but the price was right). I had extended shackles on the rear springs, but the springs were stock. The front had extendo-shackles (only slightly bigger than stock) and caster shims. The frame had a receiver hitch welded to it, and the rear bumper was (of course) trash, so I took the OEM front bumper, cut a hitch hole in it, and installed it on the rear. I scored a New-in-box front bumper for the front of the truck. If you're not worried about toughness or accessory mounting, I think a front pig bumper looks great on the rear of a pig - it's trim, subtle, and the correct width. It's too bad that pig rear bumpers had such flimsy ends on them!

FJBRADY
04-22-2010, 11:17 AM
Steve nice FJ55 hopefully you can bring it up for the rally this summer!

jacdaw
04-22-2010, 12:28 PM
Thanks Steve. Yes the rear bumper caught my eye. I think I recall you mentioning this idea in Zach's resto thread. I like how that looks! Seems like with very minimal effort I can lift a pre '76 Pig to fit my 235/85-16 Yokos. But first, find the right truck. I really want Ige's '76 "no bondo" Pig, but I have yet to raise the cash she suggested. That pig has a proven power plant so I can just drive it while the body work comes along. That's the kind of truck I want. A driver.

Anywhoooos, Your Pig is certainly inspiring to more than just me.:bowdown:

bomber22
04-22-2010, 12:44 PM
hey 80lolux4x4, have not seen any pigs out on the road lately, but your story about BLUE is great , we all need a great companion! i just love my dogs all 3 of them.

jacdaw
04-22-2010, 12:51 PM
hey 80lolux4x4, have not seen any pigs out on the road lately, but your story about BLUE is great , we all need a great companion! i just love my dogs all 3 of them.Yeah, I have to admit to shedding a tear during that read. I can't really justify buying any of his products but now I want to, ya know? My dogs went everywhere with me, they saved my sanity after the divorce. I have their ashes in boxes, waiting for the right place to present itself. I know they are free, but it's also hard to let go of the physical part I have left.

:puppykisses:

PabloCruise
04-22-2010, 02:07 PM
Not a daily driver (actually not a driver at all :lmao:) but here's a picture of my old pig.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_RHGIeuamB_E/SIDd30aURFI/AAAAAAAAABg/QxGABlbYtzI/s720/DSCF1452.JPG

And a picture of it when newer...courtesy the original owner via mud.

http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=279244&stc=1&d=1228269794

As for sightings, after I sold it to a guy in Fort Collins, the roof was chopped to restore a different pig, and the running gear and what was left of the body was sold to another guy in Grand Junction, who happened to know one of my cruiser-head buddies out there. I guess this guy has a pristine southern 55 shell was was going to throw it on the old running gear from my cruiser. I really ought to try and document the life of that piggy, its been all over CO, and probably the rest of the country.

-Corey

Too cool! I ended up with the grill and some misc parts from that Pig. I saw the roof cap in Jason's garage...

PabloCruise
04-22-2010, 02:08 PM
Steve nice FJ55 hopefully you can bring it up for the rally this summer!

I do not think Steve has this rig any longer...

SteveH
04-22-2010, 03:00 PM
I am pig-less. Sold it to fund my FJ45 lust. Now I'm back to two FJ40s, which is fine.

PabloCruise
04-23-2010, 07:42 PM
You will like this!

http://toyota.alsayeronline.com/English/toyota_models/landcruiser/history/html/history/models/model_55.html

wesintl
04-23-2010, 07:43 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/TOYOTA_Land_Cruiser_HZJ75-01.jpg

jacdaw
04-23-2010, 09:26 PM
That's very funny. Some things take forEVER to die.:lmao:
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jacdaw
04-24-2010, 09:43 PM
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jacdaw
04-24-2010, 09:59 PM
random blueprint

jacdaw
04-24-2010, 10:04 PM
Put your cursor on the image and drag it around
http://www.how.co.jp/timeslip/timeslip4/11_land.html

nuclearlemon
04-25-2010, 08:26 AM
Put your cursor on the image and drag it around
http://www.how.co.jp/timeslip/timeslip4/11_land.html

lol...i've got that model

jacdaw
05-01-2010, 12:23 PM
this one (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280498834648&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME%3AB%3ASS%3AUS%3A1123) is gonna go for big bux

coax
05-21-2010, 02:54 PM
In order to keep my quest alive for a reasonably-priced daily driver Pig, I'm starting this silly little thread with this.

Not exactly a sighting, a daily driver, or even a driver.

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1752482640.html

PabloCruise
05-25-2010, 03:52 PM
Not exactly a sighting, a daily driver, or even a driver.

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1752482640.html

I like the Pumpkin Orange parts rig!!!

MDH33
06-03-2010, 01:57 PM
In Utah:

http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/cto/1770417341.html

jacdaw
06-07-2010, 01:40 AM
In Utah:

http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/cto/1770417341.html

Alls I can say is it takes more than a coat of paint and nice wheels to make it at Thunder Road. :D Too rich for my blood anyways.

About 24 hours before my bike sold tonight and it rode away to Tucson, one of the Pigs I was watching on eBay sold for $3200. If that's FMV for the quality of Pig I want, finding a buyer for the Hilux will get me there. I could have a Pig before summer's end, and maybe even take it out on a run.

MDH33
06-09-2010, 09:18 AM
Here you go John. drop a new 2F in here and you'll be stylin'

http://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/1778381327.html

MDH33
06-09-2010, 03:59 PM
A couple more out in Bend, Or.

http://bend.craigslist.org/cto/1731501341.html

http://bend.craigslist.org/cto/1720919505.html

Jacket
06-09-2010, 05:31 PM
Here you go John. drop a new 2F in here and you'll be stylin'

http://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/1778381327.html

That's a good one.

MDH33
06-09-2010, 05:40 PM
That's a good one.

Yeah, that's tempting. If John doesn't snap that up for 1200 bones, I might. ;)

jacdaw
06-09-2010, 08:48 PM
Thanks for all the leads Martin! I'm not ready to pounce so if you've got the cash, go for it! My HOA will not allow a non-running car in the neighborhood.:( I could buy it today but storage would be stressful for me until I had the rest of the cash for getting roadworthy.

jacdaw
06-11-2010, 02:41 PM
This one (http://bringatrailer.com/2010/06/11/bat-exclusive-cleaned-up-1976-toyota-fj55/#more-) is really nice and a great price that's still just out of reach. Warning tho, the Bring A Trailer site is very addicting.:D
http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/1976_Toyota_Land_Cruiser_FJ55_Wagon_For_Sale_Rear_1.jpg
http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/1976_Toyota_Land_Cruiser_FJ55_Wagon_For_Sale_Interior_1.jpg

Jacket
06-11-2010, 03:11 PM
I :coffeescreen: at this comment.


If I was a Japanese Telephone Repairman Id be SO all over this one.

jacdaw
06-11-2010, 03:44 PM
I :coffeescreen: at this comment.If I was a Japanese Telephone Repairman Id be SO all over this one. like this?

coax
06-11-2010, 04:12 PM
http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1749438474.html I wonder how much rust/body filler is under that paint...though being in NM it may not be bad.

MDH33
06-23-2010, 10:44 AM
Needs a TC, but looks decent:

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1806630718.html

timmbuck2
06-23-2010, 11:26 AM
Thanks for all the leads Martin! I'm not ready to pounce so if you've got the cash, go for it! My HOA will not allow a non-running car in the neighborhood.:( I could buy it today but storage would be stressful for me until I had the rest of the cash for getting roadworthy.

Storage is not an issue. I have room at my shop/garage/storage place. Either on the street or by the garage...

theboomboom
06-23-2010, 02:00 PM
Needs a TC, but looks decent:

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1806630718.html

I saw that very pig being pulled westbound on C470 earlier this week.

Old40Dog
06-27-2010, 08:59 AM
I spotted this pig in Hotchkiss yesterday morning and in my driveway last night.

It will be a good doner vehicle for Zach's project and a source of funds from parts sales to complete his project.

jacdaw
06-30-2010, 03:29 AM
Thanks Timm, I will keep this in mind. My recent hospital stay nipped into my Pig funds so I'm back to raising cash again.:( The current Medicare Sr. Advantage system sucks when you have a pre-existing condition.

Storage is not an issue. I have room at my shop/garage/storage place. Either on the street or by the garage...

jacdaw
06-30-2010, 03:31 AM
Score!
i Spotted This Pig In Hotchkiss Yesterday Morning And In My Driveway Last Night.

It Will Be A Good Doner Vehicle For Zach's Project And A Source Of Funds From Parts Sales To Complete His Project.

Jacket
06-30-2010, 10:13 AM
I spotted this pig in Hotchkiss yesterday morning and in my driveway last night.

It will be a good doner vehicle for Zach's project and a source of funds from parts sales to complete his project.

Nice find!

MDH33
06-30-2010, 11:26 AM
I spotted this pig in Hotchkiss yesterday morning and in my driveway last night.

It will be a good doner vehicle for Zach's project and a source of funds from parts sales to complete his project.

That's the same one I posted a week or two ago. Very nice! That one looks too nice to part out though!
I would get it running and drive it as is. ;)

MDH33
06-30-2010, 01:43 PM
Hey John, here's some Pig Porn for your Birthday. :thumb: :beer:

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/1813631307.html

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/1784262796.html

http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/cto/1807524398.html

http://humboldt.craigslist.org/cto/1814658947.html

coax
08-03-2010, 08:03 PM
http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1878147251.html

That one is down to 1500...imagine xfer cases for these can be found pretty cheap?

MDH33
08-04-2010, 01:08 PM
2 pigs for $1000.

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/1872437279.html

PabloCruise
08-04-2010, 05:32 PM
I spotted this pig in Hotchkiss yesterday morning and in my driveway last night.

It will be a good doner vehicle for Zach's project and a source of funds from parts sales to complete his project.

That is a parts Pig???

Looks a little too nice to suffer being parted...

MDH33
08-04-2010, 05:37 PM
That is a parts Pig???

Looks a little too nice to suffer being parted...

Agreed! so what happened to that beauty?

jacdaw
08-21-2010, 03:20 AM
Hey John, here's some Pig Porn for your Birthday. :thumb: :beer:Way late thanks, Martin. I don't know how I missed the updates on this thread for so long.

PabloCruise
08-23-2010, 02:03 PM
Agreed! so what happened to that beauty?

Inquiring minds want to know!

jacdaw
08-23-2010, 02:07 PM
Last time I talked to Zack (at the rally I think) progress was still being made. I'm sure that either he or Dave will post up a "raped carcass" sale when they are done with the parts rig.
:gaah:

At least he got proper turn signals out of the deal. :D

coax
09-10-2010, 08:58 PM
Here's one for 2500.

http://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/1947523134.html

coax
12-26-2010, 09:02 PM
http://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/2105612203.html

Hard to tell from the pics but doesn't look too rusty.

PabloCruise
12-28-2010, 05:03 PM
Some serious bumpers on that thing!

Looks like some rust at the bottom of the tailgate and rear wheel opening.

Old40Dog
12-28-2010, 09:50 PM
Inquiring minds want to know!

Sorry for the tardiness guys!

The '76 front clip has been removed and repairs complete. Zach is in the process of pulling the front clip off his '78 to complete the swap.

TJ, the seat belts we PM'd about are from this '76. The axles are going under my '72-40 along with some other misc items.

Have someone interested in the frame/ body carcass for a custom build. Watch RS forum for other parts in the near future.

subzali
01-04-2011, 11:01 AM
Though you piggy lovers might enjoy this pic:
http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=481141&stc=1&d=1294107905

jacdaw
01-04-2011, 11:12 AM
Matt, that's awesome! Exactly why I started this thread.

Old40Dog
01-05-2011, 10:24 AM
Saw this beauty near Marble on the Triple By-Pass Run in August. You gotta love the "stone-age" parking brake. :eek:

PabloCruise
01-05-2011, 10:51 AM
Though you piggy lovers might enjoy this pic:
http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=481141&stc=1&d=1294107905

Beautiful!

subzali
01-05-2011, 11:30 AM
I'll give credit where it's due:
http://forum.ih8mud.com/fj55-iron-pig-preservation-society/447408-snow-pig.html

subzali
02-24-2011, 04:19 PM
This thread made me go :eek:
http://forum.ih8mud.com/fj55-iron-pig-preservation-society/313664-amazing-pig-pictures.html

subzali
03-07-2011, 01:24 PM
Here's your pig John:
http://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/2247752457.html

jacdaw
03-07-2011, 02:19 PM
Here's your pig John:
http://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/2247752457.htmlYou're the third person to send this ad my way Matt.:D It is exactly what I want -- dependable, just ugly enough that I would not fear a little trail damage -- and there's things I can fix as time goes by. I'm a little shy on the funds at this point. But soon!

Jacket
03-07-2011, 03:39 PM
Have you seen the ACC FZJ55? Pretty :cool:

http://forum.ih8mud.com/40-55-series-tech/461261-acc-fzj55-build.html

MDH33
03-07-2011, 10:28 PM
Here's a cheap one in Reno, John.

http://reno.craigslist.org/cto/2249789567.html

:beer:

Jacket
03-17-2011, 09:52 AM
Damn!

http://forum.ih8mud.com/vehicles-trailers-sale-wanted/467097-1976-toyota-land-cruiser-fj55-mint-original.html

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n637/Myrle/DSC_2378800x532.jpg

nakman
03-17-2011, 10:40 AM
Damn!

http://forum.ih8mud.com/vehicles-trailers-sale-wanted/467097-1976-toyota-land-cruiser-fj55-mint-original.html



wow..

jacdaw
03-19-2011, 12:32 AM
Thank gawd he wants a king's ransom or I'd be conflicted about raising the funds for that. Whew!Damn!

http://forum.ih8mud.com/vehicles-trailers-sale-wanted/467097-1976-toyota-land-cruiser-fj55-mint-original.html

MDH33
03-19-2011, 08:59 AM
How about this one in OR:

http://eugene.craigslist.org/cto/2267053177.html

Looks pretty nice.

jacdaw
03-19-2011, 09:03 AM
How about this one in OR:

http://eugene.craigslist.org/cto/2267053177.html

Looks pretty nice.Still too nice for my budget and it's a '78. I want a <'75. And I really prefer the looks of the earlier tail lights on Pigs. I do appreciate all the feeds you send my way tho!:bowdown:

MDH33
03-19-2011, 09:16 AM
no problem, I'm addicted to searching craigslist. :hill:


this one is a '69 and comes with a '72 parts rig:

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/2270390002.html

you would need a trailer though.

coax
05-25-2011, 12:33 PM
http://boulder.craigslist.org/cto/2397463734.html

If I had money/time/room I'd love to do chop the rear half of a pig up and turn it in to a truck/ute type of vehicle. Maybe throw some 80 series axles under it with some 37's. :D