How many Rocky Owners here? Show us yours?!

ravofireman
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Re: Rocky Owners

Unread post by ravofireman » March 12th, 2011, 6:04 pm

well i have just got my self one of these little beasts,,

Needs a few mods and some TLC Pick her up for 1000bucks 6mnth rego, Near new stock tyres and all front swivel hubs and wheel bearing were replaced two weekbefore i got it and breaks,

the mate who i bought it off has got another 2 as well as a Scat Flat f50 flat tray he rebuilding and a Scat f20 running a 5 speed and 31s as a daily

here she is in my drive way, I dnt like the scoop thing he has put on it as he was to tight to buy a new rad,, lol
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added some cheapo driving lights and club sticker, Gunna run HIDs on her, The head lights arnt much chop in it,
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snap-on 66
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Re: Rocky Owners

Unread post by snap-on 66 » July 7th, 2012, 8:27 pm

Dads got a red 1985 DX 2.8ltr DL hard top

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Re: Rocky Owners

Unread post by snap-on 66 » July 8th, 2012, 11:34 am

whoops i ment EX Tourer

DiGiT
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Re: Rocky Owners

Unread post by DiGiT » September 19th, 2012, 11:21 pm

I've got a 1995 F78 Rocky :D

She's an absolute pearler, and i couldn't ask for a better first car than this (except maybe a Toyota 86 of course)
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f75
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Re: Rocky Owners

Unread post by f75 » November 3rd, 2012, 12:11 pm

Ive had mine for nearly 15 yrs now its a 88 f75 started life as a 2.8 turbo but my wife killed the motor(dont ever shift from 5th to 2nd doin 100kph to makes a mess :ooh: )
So was goin to get rid of it as i couldnt find a replacement motor but it was good to scrap so i put a v6 commodore engine in it been like that for about 5 yrs now and made it into a cool little truck and a lot of fun both on the road and in the bush.
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Re: Rocky Owners

Unread post by tabrocky » January 1st, 2013, 8:06 pm

I've got 2 of them.

First one I've had for about 13yrs. It's a '86 F75 2.8L DL with 340,000km's on the clock. Engine has been rebuilt after one of it's previous owners cooked it. Expensive learning exercise but it just won't die now. Starts first time every time.

Second one I've had for about 7yrs. It's a '92 F75 2.8L TDI with 215,00km's on the clock. Back seats removed, OT4WD Long Range Tank, Lovells suspension, 31 MTR's and set up for touring. Took my partner and I half way around Australia including Cape Levique and the Gibb River Road. Now looking at Protrack Lockers.

Indy Hepburn
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Re: Rocky Owners

Unread post by Indy Hepburn » February 10th, 2013, 6:26 pm

Wow that looks so straight! I wish I could find one! :thumb:

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Re: Rocky Owners

Unread post by f75 » February 14th, 2013, 9:09 pm

Make an offer doin fifo work and its just sitting around doin nothing. :)

Bill Parks
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Re: Rocky Owners

Unread post by Bill Parks » July 22nd, 2013, 7:54 am

I just picked this one up a couple weeks ago as my next project.
1985 with the 3Y
Mate of mine started it but then bought a Patrol and lost interest in it.
Now he is moving away and can't take it with him.
I offered him $500 for it and he accepted.
The interior needs a major over haul.
Body needs a fair bit of work.
But the engine, drivetrain and mechanics are 85% done
Motor rebuilt by a friend only 25,000 ks ago.
Extractors
New raw nitro shocks all the way around.
I have no idea what I will do to it yet.
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Indy Hepburn
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Re: Rocky Owners

Unread post by Indy Hepburn » August 5th, 2013, 8:21 pm

Not bad for 500 bucks mate!! :) looks like a bit of rust in the roof...pity it's not a diesel..

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Re: Rocky Owners

Unread post by kalla20 » August 5th, 2013, 10:42 pm

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My 1994 f78 2.8 intercooled Turbo diesel.
Awesome little rig I love it
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Yamba24
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Re: How many Rocky Owners here? Show us yours?!

Unread post by Yamba24 » January 12th, 2014, 1:22 pm

Got a 94 rocky. Rear diff died, and had to be rebuilt. Otherwise, not a thing wrong. Best off road vehicle I have ever owned. Parts are impossible to find, but not much goes wrong with them so it should be OK. Cant wait to head out bush again soon!
At least nobody annoys me when I am alone

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Re: How many Rocky Owners here? Show us yours?!

Unread post by kalla20 » January 12th, 2014, 7:48 pm

Mate the Rockys are a great little truck, pity about the diff.
though having it rebuilt did yours have an LSD in the rear and does that mean thats been shimmed and tightened up? that would make it go alright.

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Re: How many Rocky Owners here? Show us yours?!

Unread post by Yamba24 » January 13th, 2014, 7:52 pm

Yeah mate, LSD in the back. I spoke to the bloke today, and the crown wheel was better than he thought, and it wont need lapping. YAY! Few hundred bucks saved. The reason it went in was because the pinioin bearing shat its self - luckily not far from home. So re-shim, new bearings, seals, drums and pads and install my new brake master cylinder, and I will be unstoppable!
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Re: How many Rocky Owners here? Show us yours?!

Unread post by Yamba24 » January 16th, 2014, 8:23 pm

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