what was your first ute

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Unread post by 4-Before » July 10th, 2010, 1:04 am

MICK69 wrote: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

I started with what I knew... old cars.

My Daily.... named Elmo as it would deathwobble at 40 when I bought it and well you can guess the second reason.

1980 RN46 Lux, 18R, 4spd





Newest addition: (Welding project)

'79 Datsun 620



1980 RN46, 18R, 4SPD Crash gearbox
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Unread post by THE RIG » July 10th, 2010, 3:00 am

first ute,93 hilux 2.4TD surf motor.

second ute 85 HJ75 2H slug

and current HZJ79
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Unread post by Waitesy » July 10th, 2010, 3:48 pm

my First ute was a 1985 nissan 720 with vn 3.8 motor and t700 auto, 4inch lift 33" super swampers etc
day i bought it.


day i sold it
My Rigs:
1982 HJ47 troopy cut down, lifted and locked.
1988 HJ75 ute slowly getting rebuild.
1985 HJ60 coiled comp truck.
as we grow older, we don't grow up our toys just get bigger and more expensive.

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Unread post by GATOR PATROL » July 12th, 2010, 10:21 am

my first car,4x4,ute is a 85 mk patrol.... and thats what im currently building and its just got its 3" susp lift :)
85 MK nissan patrol sd33.;...:waycool:

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Unread post by 88hilux » July 17th, 2010, 12:13 am

my first and so far only ute is a N/A 2.4 diesel gen 2 1988 LN65 hilux, stock as a rock besides a 2 inch lift..for now :).


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First ute

Unread post by jth 75cruiser » July 28th, 2010, 9:52 pm

Looked like this

Then this

Thought I'd upgrade at this point

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Unread post by locked_hj » July 29th, 2010, 10:59 am

my first ute was mum's 87 KB twin cab 2.0L 4 speed rodeo ute that i learnt to drive in, second ute was a 78 HQ styleside, 4 on the floor, commodore interior, 179 with lumpy cam and HEAPS of rust. loved that car used to go hard. clutch was rooted. 3rd one was the 2wd hilux that used to go everywhere a cruiser would. had it 5 yrs and eventually hydraulicked the motor....bogged it too...sold it to a mate. and bought the current 89 HJ75 turbo Cruiser. should've never sold ya 85 model Tom...give u a pull off lol althou i'm cheatin a bit, i got good rubber on mine!
HJ75RP- 33x75/16 MTR's, DTS Mitsubishi Turbo kit (9psi), Wrecker special bullbar, stock splitties, EFS suspension kit, bitch lights and more to come!

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Unread post by lynch » July 29th, 2010, 2:43 pm

my first one :)
and now up to number 2 :)
:truck:cruiser ute!!!

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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by gucoilcab » March 22nd, 2011, 6:11 pm

my first car was an original 1983 wb ute with only 155000 km bought off original owner , wish i kept that one i then upgraded to a gq coil cab ute and ive never looked cant beat a patrol

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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by Matto08 » April 11th, 2011, 8:12 pm




#3 Stock

#3 Today

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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by 2-Dmax » April 12th, 2011, 6:14 pm

my first ute was a fj45 trayback with a 350chev, chopped chasis and shortend flat steel tray. to fit our dirt bikes on we used to sit the back wheel on the timber ramps we used.

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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by Tojotamer1 » April 12th, 2011, 8:38 pm

Heres my first ute. got it a couple of weeks ago and doing it up for when i get my P's next month.
its a 97 5 speed manual longreach 1 tonne
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'13 SR5 Hilux, D4D dual cab... TJM outback deluxe bar, TJM bash plates, X-ray vision 220 spotties, GME TX3310, rhino liner, AOB breather kit, 2" Dobinsons lift, 32" Hankook MTs

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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by TrueBlueNavara » August 17th, 2011, 4:45 pm

1st ute


which I turned into this


2nd ute


3rd ute


1st 4wd ute


Current :thumb:


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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by BigMike65 » September 15th, 2011, 1:11 pm

As you can see i'm a Triton man :)
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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by paz » September 15th, 2011, 3:21 pm


Had one of these with a 1400 motor in it :thumb:

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