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Unread post by grimbo » January 22nd, 2010, 7:10 pm

my first ute was a 1987 Toyota Hilux Xtra Cab 2wd ute. Was actually a very nice ute to drive.

then got my Sierra Ute

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Unread post by 80? » January 25th, 2010, 10:06 am

84 single cab hilux petrol tub ute. came with rust, arb bar and rear step, tape player, awesome 3 core radiator and 200 00kms on the clock. added 235/85 bfg muds, lpg, toolbox, cd player, uhf, nasty cheap driving lights and good seat covers. stolen once, used in a ram raid on a mower shop. rolled once (side only). broken into again, stereo, uhf, tools, first aid kit, big maglite and my grandfathers 12g cartridge belt taken. eventually had to go-family+welsh plug went. had about 280 on the clock I think. If it was a diesel I would never, ever, ever have sold it. Worst mod-lpg, could never tune it right for both. best mod-bfg's, zero flats/blowouts, last 60 00kms no worries if rotated and with chains would climb trees. pros-went everywhere except deep water, but then started after a dry out and kept going, cheap to run, light, easy to work on. cons-underpowered, no AC or power steering. photos later.
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Unread post by easilylost » January 25th, 2010, 7:47 pm

This is my First Ute

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Unread post by 4BNUT » January 29th, 2010, 5:34 pm

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Unread post by GENO » February 1st, 2010, 4:22 pm

88' Hilux Xtra Cab 2.4L D. 5spd, 4' inch Lift, extractors, 31' tyres, cheapo roo bar, roll bar with IPF spotties on top, never missed a beat brilliant car.

Moved onto a 03 Hilux (work ute) stock as with CB radion and Lightforce spotties. Hoping to upgrade to a new Lux soon.

Good old Hilux FTW!!

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Unread post by Eddy » February 11th, 2010, 1:11 am

My first ute was a "70 XW Falcon. Welded diff and Auto trans behind which I fitted a three speed Manual box.
3 inch suspension lift;- Spacer blocks under the front springs and springover on the rear, with Valiant springs (flatter than Falc leaves)
15x8 rear with 31" BFG AT TA, and 16x5.5 Cusso wheels on front with 205r16s.
Diff was 4.1 (from nissan Pintara) and all made the ole' girl brilliant for crawling 'round the paddocks with the spotlight etc
'03 Mazda Bravo 2.5TD
'77 Leyland Terrier truck ... yes ... an actual truck
'80 Datsun 720 4X4 ute

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Unread post by punktured » February 11th, 2010, 9:26 pm

First ute was a BA XL Falcon with a 5.4 v8. Had twin 3" exhaust, cai, tune, underdrives, Kaaz locker, 4.11 diff, 6 speed man with Ripshift, 4 pot Brembos, Tein adjustable suspension, -2 camber. Loved the twisty roads in it, had so much low down torque with the 3v motor. Was sad to get rid of her after all the time and money spent but I'm enjoying the new lux I replaced it with.
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Unread post by Jeeps » February 12th, 2010, 11:46 am

dopey wrote:My first ute it is a 1985 Nissan 720 it is mostly stock except for the race seats and sound system.

Future mods are hopefully

2 or 3 inch sup lift
front and rear locker
slide bars
and roll bar with lights


Nice, very nice. The old 720's were a beast ;)

My first ute was a DATSUN 720. 1984 i think it was, It has DATSUN badges all over it and DATSUN in massive shiny white
letters across the tailgate. Greast old ute and at the time a bloke in my bike club had one exactly the same. It was a 2.5L
diesel (i think) and it was slow, loud, a little smokey but it had some character. The rear was cramped but it was
reasonable offroad (for an old IFS). It rusted in a few spots but you couldn't kill it. I had it when i was young and stupid
and me and my mates would drive everywhere in it and cause trouble wherever we could ;) I traded it years and years ago to
get a 'car' but i had the 4wd bug so bought the Jeep a few years later. Here's some pics:




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Unread post by dopey » February 12th, 2010, 4:38 pm

yeah mate love my old 720 had the 2.5 but i blew it up so it now runs a 2.3 while the 2.5 gets rebuilt with turbo few spots o rust here and there but nothing i cant fix

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Unread post by MICK69 » May 7th, 2010, 10:16 pm

first ute 1980 hilux 4x4 was a machine shouldnt have sold it
second ute xe falcon ute was sweet ride looked sexy
third ute xh v8 falcon mint ute
now fourth ute nissan navara single cab not the flashest ute ive had but its getting there

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Unread post by 93 luxxy » May 7th, 2010, 11:21 pm

my first ute was a xg falcon i paid a grand for was awesome condition i then sold it and bought a single cab hilux and now i no longer have either

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Unread post by Holdenman » May 8th, 2010, 12:41 am

My first ute was and still is my 2003 Dualcab Mitsubishi Triton 2.8TD !!!!

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Unread post by 84'Lux » May 9th, 2010, 1:03 am

Dad GAVE me his '83 Holden WB Kingswood ute when I had my Learners with a veiw to convert it from 253 V8 to 202 Straight 6 so I could drive it on my P's but ran out of time & money so it got used as payment to the fella whos workshop we where using! loved it tho don't miss it now I've got the lux ;)

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Unread post by Sic Lux » May 9th, 2010, 9:30 pm

My first ute and 4x4, 94 hilux bought it when i turned 18 in 2006 looked like this and came with some 31's for daily duties
done a fair bit of wheeling in it after about 6months it didn't have to be daily driven so done a little more work to it etc. Done a few comps over the last 2.5years ened up looking like this
it's now getting almost a full rebuild as we've driven it for a few years and i know what i want out of it.

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Unread post by Wombat200 » May 10th, 2010, 9:18 am

First ute was (and is) my much loved 2000 model Ford Courier, bought in 2001. 4x4 2600cc petrol (couldn't find a decent diesel one at the time).

Have just bought a Ford Ranger, and my poor old Courier is looking for a new home.........

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