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Old 02-25-2013, 12:37 PM
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Just saw this in the Craigslist Highlights thread posted by MDH33. I'm considering a new job that does not offer a company car. So I may be in the market for a new vehicle. This would be soooo bad a$$ as my new commuter. I don't know much about this rig or values except they are a tough to import into the country. Seems like big money to me but seriously, how cool would it be to own of a BJ71?

Opinion on the rig? Part availabilty would be a big disadvantage. Maybe omissions? Someone needs to talk me off the cliff.

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Old 02-25-2013, 01:24 PM
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If you were going to put few miles a year on it, maybe - but not if you just need an old Camry beater for Denver commuting. That's what Camrys are for. Remember: having two collector cars are like having two girlfriends.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:14 PM
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While I think it might be fun to have a right hand drive vehicle for a hobby toy, I think it would be a PITA for a DD, not to mention a safety hazard.
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Is it 24V? I'm guessing probably. Take that into consideration.

'twood be sweet, I'd go for a BJ74 myself. LHD would be more awesomer though
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Damn...you guys are a bunch of fun haters.
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Remember: having two collector cars are like having two girlfriends.
I hear ya...I have the 78 40 and a 68 camaro. I would have to sell the 78 to buy the BJ71...which is crazy talk. If I only had money to burn
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I'm kinda new to offroading and such but it looks like whoever designed that bumper (I'm assuming it's aftermarket) was a complete idiot... Makes me wonder what other stupid things they might have done to the truck.
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That's probably the way Toyota built it or at least a dealer option in Japan. The winch is factory PTO I believe. The front trailer ball is probably not OEM, though.

The one in question.



Here's an another stock BJ74:

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Offroading is subjective. It's a factory PTO bumper. While it limits the approach angle it's not designed for serious offroading. more like fire roads and pto operations. you know, recovering Nato 100 series cruisers from starbucks...
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I'm kinda new to offroading and such but it looks like whoever designed that bumper (I'm assuming it's aftermarket) was a complete idiot... Makes me wonder what other stupid things they might have done to the truck.
That there is factory bling...chrome and all. The Japanese market loves that stuff.
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