Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Chit Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #41  
Old 12-29-2010, 07:45 PM
Mendocino's Avatar
Mendocino Mendocino is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: North Side
Posts: 1,688
Default

Rumor has it there is another 100 in the club...
__________________
03 UZJ100 (2.5" OME/Slee suspension), LEDs, cross drilled and slotted rotors by PowerStop, and some other goodies.
75 FJ40 with stuff; and now weighing in at 4370 lbs.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 01-01-2011, 06:44 PM
Groucho's Avatar
Groucho Groucho is offline
Rising Sun Ham Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Arvada, Colorado
Posts: 1,651
Default OK, I'll come clean...

I'm probably not the last I'm sure. Maybe for right now.

Andrea and I decided to look for a 100 last summer. We decided that if we could sell the 80, and buy the hundred/pay registration and begin to outfit the things on the 100 and not go onto our pocketbook for more cash (at least to begin with), we would search for our 100.

I performed inception to the OP, and I'm so much better than Leo at that task that the OP got his within an few weeks of inception. I figured if he could, so could I.

We put our beloved 80 for sale and waited, all along casually surfing AutoTrader and craigslist all over for "our" hundy.

Our 80 sat for a long while for sale. We even wondered if it would even sell at all. After many, many refused low-low offers, and with the help of a dear friend from Utah, the right buyer contacted us and the ball was set in motion.

We had our eye on "our" 100 for a few weeks. It was in KS. It was sitting in the for sale lot for a while just like our 80. I thought that this was it. If we got the right offer on ours, I'd make the offer on this one, fly out to KC with Emilee and drive her home. Luck was not so ready to let herself be seen. After the deal on the 80 was signed and sealed, I called the dealer in KC (with whom I had talked to 2 times previously on the phone checking in on our anticipated 100) and he called right back saying that the 100 had been sold a week ago. I was furious. I had asked him to call me if it was sold. Fate had different ideas.
So I was looking at a few on iH8mud and autotrader when a mud link to a lifted one in Orange County caught my eye. So I looked at the ad. Not my 100. I decided to search the Orange County craigslist for landcruisers.

Disco. In Los Angeles was our 100. 1999. Blue. Grey leather interior. Rear Diff lock. Rear Air. 118k miles. Asking price was what I was wanted to pay.

I emailed the seller. He said he was going to show it that weekend. I didn't hesitate. I asked a couple of confirming questions and arranged a paypal deposit. Then I booked a flight that Sunday, two hours after I was supposed to pick up the buyer of our 80 at DIA. I thought it was fortuitous. I would meet him in the passenger pickup area, sign the bill of sale and title, he would drive away and I would get on a flight to LA. So it was. I flew out to LA, and 1050 miles later, it was sitting in the driveway at our house.

Despite being "detailed" by the PO, it needs a thorough cleaning, two hood struts and a 90k service. Dealer records indicate good Toyota maintenance its whole life. Now I just get to be put on the wait list for ARB torsion arms before I begin the transformation. Lift, tires and a dual battery for the HAM gear are the beginning. Then a front locker and some protection. Maybe a drawer or two.

I think the transfer case was shifted for the first time in St George Utah on my way home when I tried the rear locker. Undercarriage is beautiful.

The last shot is my In-N-Out poser shot sent via text to my wife. We both love that place. She was jealous. The best part was the fact that Emilee wanted our 80 to come back to the driveway. The seller of our 100 had a daughter who was Emilee's age who didn't want "Sally" to go. They had both grown up in the respective cruisers. I can understand that.
Attached Images
     
__________________
--Choose Wisely--

Last edited by Groucho; 01-01-2011 at 07:18 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 01-01-2011, 07:58 PM
Mendocino's Avatar
Mendocino Mendocino is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: North Side
Posts: 1,688
Default

Congratulations Groucho! I left you VM on the carpet. We love our 100!
__________________
03 UZJ100 (2.5" OME/Slee suspension), LEDs, cross drilled and slotted rotors by PowerStop, and some other goodies.
75 FJ40 with stuff; and now weighing in at 4370 lbs.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 01-01-2011, 08:29 PM
Groucho's Avatar
Groucho Groucho is offline
Rising Sun Ham Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Arvada, Colorado
Posts: 1,651
Default

Thanks Jeff. I got your voicemail on the way home from Monarch Ski area. Tried to call back but reception was spotty, so I decided to wait until I got home. Then I forgot as my achy old body hit the pillow. Its not the same at 36 as it was at 18.

I am going to set aside some time to put her in the garage and take out the old one. I'll call you.
__________________
--Choose Wisely--
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 01-01-2011, 08:30 PM
Groucho's Avatar
Groucho Groucho is offline
Rising Sun Ham Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Arvada, Colorado
Posts: 1,651
Default

I didn't notice until today, but I'm missing one word of badging. Anybody else catch it?
__________________
--Choose Wisely--
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 01-01-2011, 08:41 PM
Jacket's Avatar
Jacket Jacket is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 4,120
Default

^I like that color. Nice rig.

Someone needs to bring this one into the club.

http://chattanooga.craigslist.org/ctd/2134162960.html

__________________
- Matt
1976 FJ40 - green and mostly stock
1996 FZJ80 - not so stock
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 01-01-2011, 09:05 PM
farnhamstj's Avatar
farnhamstj farnhamstj is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: vail co
Posts: 2,586
Default

I like the blue. Very
__________________
98 uzj100. Factory rear-ARB front locked 4.88's. ARB Bull, Warn 9000, Irbis rear bumper, Slee sliders and belly pan. OME t-bars w/863 rears, HID, XM
KD0GWO
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 01-01-2011, 10:43 PM
subzali's Avatar
subzali subzali is offline
Rising Sun member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Denver CO
Posts: 7,663
Default

Looks like it's a good time to buy a built 80 with all these new 100 owners trading in! Excellent!
__________________
Matt Miller
TLCA# 13684
Rising Sun Bio
1977 FJ40 2F "Brahma" + Lockright, tach, Warn 8274, FJ60 Power Steering, soon to lose the Sanden OBA to go back to factory emissions
1996 FZJ80 1FZ-FE factory lockers + Safari Turbo , CDL switch, cup holder, Metric TLC leather, heated seats and JDM switches
2000 Tundra Limited TRD 2UZ-FE SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 02-06-2011, 09:41 PM
Caribou Sandstorm's Avatar
Caribou Sandstorm Caribou Sandstorm is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Denver
Posts: 2,873
Default

I am looking at one tomorrow. Is 2001 a good year?
__________________
Chris in Denver
01 UZJ100
TLCA# 18518
KD0IFE

Off Road Pics
http://www.Chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 02-06-2011, 09:48 PM
farnhamstj's Avatar
farnhamstj farnhamstj is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: vail co
Posts: 2,586
Default

There are no bad years. 98-99 for the factory rear locker. Or new as your wallet will allow for.
__________________
98 uzj100. Factory rear-ARB front locked 4.88's. ARB Bull, Warn 9000, Irbis rear bumper, Slee sliders and belly pan. OME t-bars w/863 rears, HID, XM
KD0GWO
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.