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Old 06-09-2010, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by 80lolux4x4 View Post
My ex's dad owned an FJ40 and he called it "jimminy jeep" and this was in the late 70s, early 80s. Lots of people who know the difference call them jeeps with a small J. Aggravating to a Toyota junkie purist, sure. But look at the origins of the FJ line tho. And remember that lots of companies made "jeeps" under military contract. I think I'm gonna start greeting you 40 guys with, "Nice jeep," every time I see you in it/standing next to it.
I buy that.. I've also heard early 40's in the 50's referenced as Toyota jeeps, then they later changed names to the Land Cruiser, most likely because of trademark infringement? or to compete more directly with Land Rover..

edit: here, wikipedia validates this somewhat so it must be true
82 fj40, 99 uzj100, 06 gx470

05 525EXC, 06 TW200, 89 TW200, 09 TTR125, 07 TTR90

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