School me on Land Cruisers.

Discussion in 'General' started by JBraun, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. JBraun

    JBraun Well-Known Member

    Looking to replace my Jeep and have been geeking out on Land cruisers. I think I want a J80 or J105.

    Who has/has had one? What should I be looking for and where?
  2. cpettit

    cpettit Well-Known Member

    Go to it’s the biggest land cruiser forum I’ve found. I saw a brand new 4 door diesel pick up version in Moorea a while back and almost fainted. It would be nice if we could get those here. I don’t know shit about the old ones though. My 200 series is a beast. I think it will outlive me.
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  3. GarrettRick

    GarrettRick Well-Known Member

    I had an 80 for a while , it was a beast off-road . Never missed a beat with 300k miles . Just got turrible mpg
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  4. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    FJ55 "Iron Pig" is what I want...big ugly and unstoppable.
    FJ60's are sweet as hell
    FJ80 - 82 are little less rugged as earlier models but still good OR machines

    Or go crazy and order a JDM diesel...JD80 or similar and own the local Whole Foods parking Remember anything 1995 and older can be imported w/o epa hassles....
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  5. bored&stroked

    bored&stroked Disclaimer: Can't spell

    All I know is the inline 6 that made them so reliable was just an updated old chevy engine. Hell yeah.
  6. cpettit

    cpettit Well-Known Member

    The 80 series is what made me love them to begin with. My neighbor had a brand new one when i was in high school and i thought it was bad ass. Best i could afford was a ratted out 86 toyota 4x4 pick up.
  7. Sprinky

    Sprinky Well-Known Member

    ih8mud is the beeb of landcruisers.

    My old 73 FJ40 was a complete pile but brought the biggest smile to my face driving it. The inline 6 lacks horsepower but can pull oak stumps like it’s nothing. An FJ40 is what jeeps want to be. I miss my 40. :(
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  8. Knotcher

    Knotcher Well-Known Member

    I have a 67 that I'm about to start a second body off restoration on. Did the 350 SBC th300 thing. Cummins crate motor this time.

    80s are ok.
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  9. baconologist

    baconologist Well-Known Member

    That restoration in a 45 would be THE perfect SUV!
  10. renegade17

    renegade17 Well-Known Member

    Pics arent loading.
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  11. ryoung57

    ryoung57 Off his meds

    Pics please! I saw one on a trailer a few weeks ago and fell in love. This might be a cooler project than a sports car.
  12. 10-15

    10-15 Well-Known Member

    Good friend of mine has a 88 surviver LC. Original paint, interior (slight tear drivers side seat at the bolster) has 120k on it cold a/c and the power antenna still works. I think he paid 12k for it 10 years ago. Rust free southern vehicle. Bitch is nice!!
  13. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Guy on a plane forum wants $25k for this 87...rebuilt 2F and pretty clean, 192,000 mi.

  14. Jed

    Jed mellifluous

    Go for a high mileage LX470. They don't have the LC aura yet so you can get them cheapish. And they are bullet proof.
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  15. Knotcher

    Knotcher Well-Known Member

    LOL. It's in pieces. I'll take some tonight just for laughs.
  16. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Midnight Oil Garage

    Without pics of all this OR prowess and reliability, they might as well be unicorns tootin' happy farts. :Poke:

  17. JBraun

    JBraun Well-Known Member

    Interesting. A guy in my neighborhood has one with just the right amount of lift and some gizmos. This search is somewhat his fault.
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  18. Monsterdood

    Monsterdood Well-Known Member

    I had a 94 LC which I think was the last year for solid axles in the front. The thing was a beast and I wish I still had it. Electric lockers front rear and middle. I never really got to use it as intended so sold it to someone who would appreciate it. Got about 13mpg driving around LA which was the biggest problem. Maybe 15-16mpg when I drove it to Willow Springs.
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  19. rob linders

    rob linders Well-Known Member

  20. JBraun

    JBraun Well-Known Member

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