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2021-12-04 3:27:16 AM  
Heh, worst segue I've ever read.
 
2021-12-04 3:29:52 AM  
Also, read the Toyota War wiki article. Tells about how Chad beat Libya with judicious use of their Toyota fleet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_​W​ar
 
2021-12-04 3:40:44 AM  
70 Series Land cruiser: Bashed around the outback in various versions.

The 4500 V8 with a manual box is a pretty neat combo, even when attached to a troop carrier bodyshell.

Even the 6's are not too bad

I can see why militias love them, the power/weight is a lot better than most 4wd's and they'll deal with pretty crummy diesel quite well....
 
2021-12-04 3:55:42 AM  
Now THAT'S a cavalry division!
 
2021-12-04 3:58:05 AM  
Those last couple of paragraphs were a kick in the nuts.
 
2021-12-04 4:05:53 AM  

Boomstickz: 70 Series Land cruiser: Bashed around the outback in various versions.

The 4500 V8 with a manual box is a pretty neat combo, even when attached to a troop carrier bodyshell.

Even the 6's are not too bad

I can see why militias love them, the power/weight is a lot better than most 4wd's and they'll deal with pretty crummy diesel quite well....



I own a 26 yr old 70 series troopy that has done over 1.4 million kms and wont die despite all my neglect.

It's ugly and uncomfortable, but I have never gotten into it and been unsure if it would get me back home despite driving pretty much everywhere in WA and a good deal of the rest of Australia too.

In all that time other than tires and battery the only thing I have to replace is the muffler and the radiator, which I drove with for 6 months before noticing it was cracked.
 
2021-12-04 4:09:28 AM  

carnifex2005: Heh, worst segue I've ever read.


No. THIS is the worst Segway
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2021-12-04 4:29:13 AM  
Oblig.

Killing a Toyota Part 3 | Top Gear | BBC
Youtube kFnVZXQD5_k
 
2021-12-04 4:39:32 AM  

Greymalkin: Boomstickz: 70 Series Land cruiser: Bashed around the outback in various versions.

The 4500 V8 with a manual box is a pretty neat combo, even when attached to a troop carrier bodyshell.

Even the 6's are not too bad

I can see why militias love them, the power/weight is a lot better than most 4wd's and they'll deal with pretty crummy diesel quite well....


I own a 26 yr old 70 series troopy that has done over 1.4 million kms and wont die despite all my neglect.

It's ugly and uncomfortable, but I have never gotten into it and been unsure if it would get me back home despite driving pretty much everywhere in WA and a good deal of the rest of Australia too.

In all that time other than tires and battery the only thing I have to replace is the muffler and the radiator, which I drove with for 6 months before noticing it was cracked.


Nice bloke,

I did a few WA trips for work. Nippon hwy etc

I have got myself in trouble in flood waters tho. Sometimes you've gotta admit defeat...
 
2021-12-04 4:41:33 AM  
Hey Santa?

I've been a good girl this year. can I please get a Toyota Hilux with a 14.5mm machine gun? I promise to only use it during rush hour.
 
2021-12-04 4:43:17 AM  
Tacticals: mobile artillery for the insurgent on the move.
 
2021-12-04 4:46:51 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Tacticals: mobile artillery for the insurgent on the move.


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2021-12-04 5:04:27 AM  
Toyota? Or Toy Yoda?

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2021-12-04 5:23:52 AM  

hardinparamedic: Gyrfalcon: Tacticals: mobile artillery for the insurgent on the move.

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Calliope. Goddamn that looks like a fun tank to use in Warthunder. Too bad it's so incredibly expensive.
 
2021-12-04 5:29:45 AM  

Greymalkin: Boomstickz: 70 Series Land cruiser: Bashed around the outback in various versions.

The 4500 V8 with a manual box is a pretty neat combo, even when attached to a troop carrier bodyshell.

Even the 6's are not too bad

I can see why militias love them, the power/weight is a lot better than most 4wd's and they'll deal with pretty crummy diesel quite well....


I own a 26 yr old 70 series troopy that has done over 1.4 million kms and wont die despite all my neglect.

It's ugly and uncomfortable, but I have never gotten into it and been unsure if it would get me back home despite driving pretty much everywhere in WA and a good deal of the rest of Australia too.

In all that time other than tires and battery the only thing I have to replace is the muffler and the radiator, which I drove with for 6 months before noticing it was cracked.


I did the grand tour of Oz, heading north from Bunbury, in this bad boy...

1.6L, no aircon, slow as hell, but great fun.

L300 Mitsubishi with the low range 4wd box.

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2021-12-04 5:43:23 AM  
I loved my Taco.  I miss my Taco.  1999.  Too bad they are so overpriced here in the US.  Even on the pre-owned market
 
2021-12-04 5:44:05 AM  
Had a Toyota pickup in 1980 that I used to go fishing down at Sandy Hook with on the Jersey shore that I fitted out with all sorts of surf gear, picked up a wife there that I haven't been able to shake off the hook after 32 years.
/Just booked a cruise to Scandinavia and Russia for us to celebrate our 33rd
//Covid took out our 30th
///threes because this probably won't happen either.
 
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2021-12-04 5:58:44 AM  

caffeine_addict: I loved my Taco.  I miss my Taco.  1999.  Too bad they are so overpriced here in the US.  Even on the pre-owned market


Well, our previous president in the US promised Taco trucks on every corner and those have failed to materialize.  I really wouldn't expect our present First Fella to follow through, but it really wouldn't be so bad if he did.
 
2021-12-04 6:00:40 AM  

AlwaysRightBoy: Had a Toyota pickup in 1980 that I used to go fishing down at Sandy Hook with on the Jersey shore that I fitted out with all sorts of surf gear, picked up a wife there that I haven't been able to shake off the hook after 32 years.
/Just booked a cruise to Scandinavia and Russia for us to celebrate our 33rd
//Covid took out our 30th
///threes because this probably won't happen either.


Unfortunately it does not look like it.  Happy 33rd, though!   I was not able to make it past 20
 
2021-12-04 6:20:31 AM  

caffeine_addict: I loved my Taco.  I miss my Taco.  1999.  Too bad they are so overpriced here in the US.  Even on the pre-owned market


Just bought the little brudder to the LC earlier this year (4RUNNER). We got it right before prices went nuts in March. Really love it. Thing is an off road beast whilst being relatively civilized on the streets. Old tech with a smattering of new stuff.
 
2021-12-04 6:27:21 AM  
Charlie don't surf.
 
2021-12-04 6:33:07 AM  
So, the 25 year rule means those of us in the good ol' USA can finally get some of those mid-90s JDM vehicles we've always lusted after.

In CA, they're at the sweet spot of the "no emission" diesel year.

The thing is, the supply is very finite. But, at least the Haynes-Chilton books will cover them if they were European market.
 
2021-12-04 6:39:25 AM  

caffeine_addict: I loved my Taco.  I miss my Taco.  1999.  Too bad they are so overpriced here in the US.  Even on the pre-owned market


I know a woman who rents out her taco.  Would you like her number?
 
2021-12-04 7:06:23 AM  

mrparks: So, the 25 year rule means those of us in the good ol' USA can finally get some of those mid-90s JDM vehicles we've always lusted after.

In CA, they're at the sweet spot of the "no emission" diesel year.

The thing is, the supply is very finite. But, at least the Haynes-Chilton books will cover them if they were European market.


Yeah, as us with cars from that era are finding out.

Cashed up Americans are proving to be a issue.

//Nissan RB parts are just nuts at the moment
 
2021-12-04 7:47:36 AM  
I have a '17 TRD that I love but wish the transmission was better and miss the 4.0 engine I had in my 2005. I've even had to replace the front differential.  For the first time in decades I'm considering something other than a Toyota when the time comes.   Maybe things will improve by then or we'll finally see an EV.
 
2021-12-04 7:52:07 AM  

AlwaysRightBoy: Had a Toyota pickup in 1980 that I used to go fishing down at Sandy Hook with on the Jersey shore that I fitted out with all sorts of surf gear, picked up a wife there that I haven't been able to shake off the hook after 32 years.
/Just booked a cruise to Scandinavia and Russia for us to celebrate our 33rd
//Covid took out our 30th
///threes because this probably won't happen either.


Congrats.
Details on the cruise? Sounds interesting.
 
2021-12-04 7:53:19 AM  
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2021-12-04 8:20:07 AM  

dittybopper: caffeine_addict: I loved my Taco.  I miss my Taco.  1999.  Too bad they are so overpriced here in the US.  Even on the pre-owned market

I know a woman who rents out her taco.  Would you like her number?


Depends, does it have side curtain airbags? How roomy is the interior?
 
2021-12-04 8:20:53 AM  

433: caffeine_addict: I loved my Taco.  I miss my Taco.  1999.  Too bad they are so overpriced here in the US.  Even on the pre-owned market

Well, our previous president in the US promised Taco trucks on every corner and those have failed to materialize.  I really wouldn't expect our present First Fella to follow through, but it really wouldn't be so bad if he did.

The bogeyman is around every corner, isn't he?

 
2021-12-04 8:30:04 AM  
Boomstickz:

Ah yes, the Nissan RB26DETT

I should swap one into my ZL1 Camaro.

/I kid. I wouldn't ever buy a Camaro.
 
2021-12-04 8:42:32 AM  

mrparks: So, the 25 year rule means those of us in the good ol' USA can finally get some of those mid-90s JDM vehicles we've always lusted after.

In CA, they're at the sweet spot of the "no emission" diesel year.

The thing is, the supply is very finite. But, at least the Haynes-Chilton books will cover them if they were European market.


Those Toyotas are 20k all day in SoCal. Beat to f*cking sh*t. 20k.
 
2021-12-04 8:59:51 AM  

HighlanderRPI: dittybopper: caffeine_addict: I loved my Taco.  I miss my Taco.  1999.  Too bad they are so overpriced here in the US.  Even on the pre-owned market

I know a woman who rents out her taco.  Would you like her number?

Depends, does it have side curtain airbags? How roomy is the interior?


Honestly I couldn't tell you.  Ask her yourself.

1-900-968-7666

Go ahead and look up the letters for the last 7 digits.
 
2021-12-04 9:04:52 AM  

Por que tan serioso: mrparks: So, the 25 year rule means those of us in the good ol' USA can finally get some of those mid-90s JDM vehicles we've always lusted after.

In CA, they're at the sweet spot of the "no emission" diesel year.

The thing is, the supply is very finite. But, at least the Haynes-Chilton books will cover them if they were European market.

Those Toyotas are 20k all day in SoCal. Beat to f*cking sh*t. 20k.


And you can believe that the new owners are finding  out that they can and do break badly.
 
2021-12-04 9:16:37 AM  

Resident Muslim: AlwaysRightBoy: Had a Toyota pickup in 1980 that I used to go fishing down at Sandy Hook with on the Jersey shore that I fitted out with all sorts of surf gear, picked up a wife there that I haven't been able to shake off the hook after 32 years.
/Just booked a cruise to Scandinavia and Russia for us to celebrate our 33rd
//Covid took out our 30th
///threes because this probably won't happen either.

Congrats.
Details on the cruise? Sounds interesting.


She told me that when we tie up in St. Petersburg it's not all about the history and the architecture (Some of the best in the world), I told her to just go wander the streets. Her look was priceless.
/any place I go in the world the first thing I do is study their eating habits and plan my menu accordlying to taste of what is local. To get the knowledge of a society means knowing what they eat. My wifes first thing out of her piehole was don't you dare take me on one of those foodie runs again. It should been known that I have never listened to my wife
 
2021-12-04 9:53:29 AM  

Laobaojun: [Fark user image 720x483]


Somehow, I had imagined this had been well researched before this guy.
 
2021-12-04 10:10:01 AM  
Obligatory shill for r/shiattytechnicals.  You can figure out how to spell the subreddit without the idiotic Fark filter.
 
2021-12-04 10:13:39 AM  
Woooooooo! Technicals thread!

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2021-12-04 10:16:54 AM  
79 series are under $35,000 in UAE free trade zone new
one cup holder.
If you were to get one, no dealer would sell a new one to you for 15-20 years- not a turn around US market they are looking for.

very simple trucks, produced since 1985 (so 1985 parts fit a 2021 and vice versa).
 
2021-12-04 10:32:02 AM  
Having experience on the top of a few APCs with mounted machine guns.  I look at these photo and think....Naked and Afraid.

Toyotas!  They will drive you right up there where you will be blown right off the earth like a fly.

There is a meaning to "hardened" vehicle and it isn't Toyota.
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2021-12-04 10:35:38 AM  
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...and some terrorists like to be ironic and drive old F-150's that use to be owned American businessmen.
 
2021-12-04 11:00:56 AM  

Boomstickz: Greymalkin: Boomstickz: 70 Series Land cruiser: Bashed around the outback in various versions.

The 4500 V8 with a manual box is a pretty neat combo, even when attached to a troop carrier bodyshell.

Even the 6's are not too bad

I can see why militias love them, the power/weight is a lot better than most 4wd's and they'll deal with pretty crummy diesel quite well....


I own a 26 yr old 70 series troopy that has done over 1.4 million kms and wont die despite all my neglect.

It's ugly and uncomfortable, but I have never gotten into it and been unsure if it would get me back home despite driving pretty much everywhere in WA and a good deal of the rest of Australia too.

In all that time other than tires and battery the only thing I have to replace is the muffler and the radiator, which I drove with for 6 months before noticing it was cracked.

Nice bloke,

I did a few WA trips for work. Nippon hwy etc

I have got myself in trouble in flood waters tho. Sometimes you've gotta admit defeat...


Bruce? Washington is not in Austria.
 
2021-12-04 11:15:44 AM  

docilej: [Fark user image 425x283]
...and some terrorists like to be ironic and drive old F-150's that use to be owned American businessmen.


Im skeptical that set up does not cause more damage to the crew and vehicle than to the target.
 
2021-12-04 11:28:26 AM  

docilej: [Fark user image 425x283]
...and some terrorists like to be ironic and drive old F-150's that use to be owned American businessmen.


I would totally buy that multi-owner model!
 
2021-12-04 11:57:43 AM  
My nephew did two tours in Afghanistan, much of it spent patrolling canyons near the Pakistan border.

He was fortunate enough to have never had to shoot anyone. He did however take out a Hilux that his squad had spotted creeping its way up a riverbed, by shooting out the motor.
 
2021-12-04 12:13:24 PM  

Por que tan serioso: mrparks: So, the 25 year rule means those of us in the good ol' USA can finally get some of those mid-90s JDM vehicles we've always lusted after.

In CA, they're at the sweet spot of the "no emission" diesel year.

The thing is, the supply is very finite. But, at least the Haynes-Chilton books will cover them if they were European market.

Those Toyotas are 20k all day in SoCal. Beat to f*cking sh*t. 20k.


2009 Toyota FJ beat to shiat during an unintentional drive literally through a forest down a mountain side causing 15k in damage. Drove it out and home. Sold it for 28k after repairs were made. 10 years old 75k miles on it.
 
2021-12-04 12:41:54 PM  
You know who else appreciated cheap, reliable transportation?

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2021-12-04 1:14:39 PM  
Maybe if Japan had a few of those, in WW2 they would have won.
 
2021-12-04 1:56:26 PM  

anuran: carnifex2005: Heh, worst segue I've ever read.

No. THIS is the worst Segway
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This is my new head canon for Battletech urban motorized infantry.
 
2021-12-04 2:18:11 PM  

stuffy: Maybe if Japan had a few of those, in WW2 they would have won.



FYI Toyota was dedicated to making trucks of all things in WW2.  This version would run over the ones shown in the article.

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2021-12-04 3:23:03 PM  

mrparks: Boomstickz:

Ah yes, the Nissan RB26DETT

I should swap one into my ZL1 Camaro.

/I kid. I wouldn't ever buy a Camaro.


I was actually after a RB26 cylinderhead for a RB30 twin cam build.

Don't feel bad about having a Nissan RB in a GM product. That's what I have.

/LW5, the GM motor even the JDM crew love
 
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