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Old 08-27-2014, 05:22 PM
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Figured I'd better post this in two places, since most of the Cruisers in this video are 70 series.

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Old 08-28-2014, 10:13 AM
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That R&T article pretty much sums it up.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:15 PM
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That R&T article pretty much sums it up.
Sums up why the general public would not be interested in the truck. At least with the V6 Gas. Otherwise almost all other comments could be applied to the JK as well.

I still think Toyota should drop the 200 out of the Toyota line and replace it with the 70. Keep the 200 under the Lexus label as that is where its most appealing in our market for the masses. Well the masses with $100K laying around.:roll eyes:

I'd happily pay $50-60K for a diesel powered 70 wagon with only the basic of creature comforts. (like an 80 basically)
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Yes, I believe the double cap pickup was new for the 2013 model year, even though the 70 series has been around since 1985 - a 28 year run! Now that its run has outlasted even the FJ40's long 22 year run (1962 to 1984), I wonder how much longer it's going to last before Toyota will have to make a model change? I wonder what number they're going to go with?

http://forum.ih8mud.com/diesel-tech-...right-now.html

http://forum.ih8mud.com/70-series-te...-dual-cab.html
I really, really want one of these...

I have been looking at these all week online.

I also just read that in Feb. 2014, they announced the closure of making Toyotas in Australia in 2017..

Too Bad Toyota doesn't want to keep the plant open to make their diesels and ship them here...

Wonder if these wheels are 17" and if I can get them here in the US, somehow....
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That's about the only legal way to do it. You could buy an 80 with a title and good frame for next to nothing, then go buy your brand new 70 and dismantle it. Ship in three parts all at very different times. Body first. Frame and rolling gear. Last the engine. You cannot just reassemble it when here, but you can hold the parts.
To keep it legal, you are supposed to keep the 80 frame, but you can do an engine swap to a 1hz next year when the series becomes old enough. Although, I seem to remember that engine swaps have to be same year or newer than the vehicle, which would mean the 1HZ won't be legal in an 80 until 1991 and in a 1991 truck.

Better yet, import a LHD 70 series out of Denmark or other country (Denmark is kind of expensive) and repeat the above process. At least that way, it will have a diesel title, 70 series designation, etc. Then just swap the body out and park that new frame and engine for 25 yrs then flop them back over. lol
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I also just read that in Feb. 2014, they announced the closure of making Toyotas in Australia in 2017..

Too Bad Toyota doesn't want to keep the plant open to make their diesels and ship them here...
They only made petrol and hybrid motors, and the only cars were camry, camry hybrid and aurions, which is a camry as well.
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Where were they making the rhd 70 series down there then??
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