what was your first ute

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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by kevinmealing60 » October 8th, 2012, 3:04 pm

mine was a 1979 hj45 H motor rusty old ute. unbreakable and went were it was pointed.
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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by Ranger50 » October 28th, 2012, 6:18 am

My first ute was way back in 1979, it was a 1972 hilux 4X4 on a jeep chassis with jeep gearbox and diffs with a holden 179 motor, had a custom made longrange tank and I decked out the interior with roof console, new stereo system and Ford Cortina highback bucket seats, had some good times in it!!!! Sold it for $2500 :lol: in about 1981, had numerous other cars since, but no utes or 4X4's until 2009 when I bought my current vehicle a 2009 Ford Ranger PK Dual Cab(see below for numerous accessories) :D

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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by chrisb123 » November 10th, 2012, 8:32 am

Still got my first ute about 4 years ago, still working on it
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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by typhoeus » November 10th, 2012, 12:43 pm

my first ute was one of these , rusty & knocked around, Ended up as a paddock basher. In the 70s you couldnt give away old Eks and FBs etc Even tho they were quite servicable. We used to pick them up just to paddock bash them, Now you can hardly find a good one.
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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by Mikano » November 21st, 2012, 11:41 am

A 1987 XF, 3 on the tree, that my grandparents bought me. I think they figured I could get into less trouble because I wouldn't have a car load of friends with me.....they thought wrong ;)

A few vehicles later I had a '99 dual cab rodeo for work (in shearing sheds). I miss having a ute now but my station wagon is pretty comfy (not very roo proof tho).

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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by wedgetail » December 29th, 2012, 9:26 am

EJ grey motor for bush bashing- fully rusted out(ended up as gully fill), and regoed EH 149 purple people eater . Carted firewood every trip into uni(Forestry).

Had an old dodge 245 ute in high school - one of the fastest around in its time.

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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by Adon92 » January 15th, 2013, 12:52 am

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Got this 89 petrol hilux as a rust bucket with a stuffed paint job.. spent a week or 2 on it and as you see it came up alright. No power steering or air con and the motor had done 410,000km. went like a charm just a pain in the arse to steer. sold it after about 4 months
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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by monkeybucket » January 15th, 2013, 10:18 am

1980 Holden WB ute. HZ front end, Varajet carby on 202 blue with extractors. Tri matic behind a highway cam. Biggest rust bucket ever but started every time unless the alternator had **** itself. Threw some VS seats in her and I fully carpeted the interior myself.

I did love it. Been a Toyota man ever since.
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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by Joe79 » February 2nd, 2013, 7:44 pm

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The ute that I have now is my fist ute that I've owned. 2006 79 series Landcruiser. Plan on keeping this thing for quite a while.
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Re: first ute ln65 hilux

Unread post by 87Luxy » May 14th, 2013, 5:30 pm

Feel the power wrote:85 lux first car/ute :)

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I'm a big fan of the old ln65 luxes. They are simple to work on and there's heaps of spare parts.

This is mine, low k's for her age (under 200k) and no rust.

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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by Sparkys » June 7th, 2013, 8:35 am

Subaru Brumby! With a 5 poster, spotties, candlestick, exhaust, 12" subwoofer and wound up torsion bars. Went all over Tasmania with it :)

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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by Hijacked100 » January 10th, 2014, 9:47 pm

My first ute was a 1981 Hilux dual cab, fire engine red, 33s, 6" lift and a 253 under the hood. After seeing how I drove it mum promptly made me sell it. Went through a few v8 utes and cars then settled for an 80 series. Upgraded that to a 105 series then got the 79 series for myself for christmas

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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by Boof mk triton » June 15th, 2014, 11:56 am

75 vj valiant ute - factory 265, 465 holley on long runnered lynx manifold, headwork (mum polished the head!!!) bit of a cam, charger close ratio four speed with shortened shifter,went bloody hard!! 13.1 @ 106mph hard. Great fun. Modded a zj fairlane slippery had 2.72 ratio n four wheel discs - not an option on the old val!! 90kmh in first gear lost about 25 demerit points in 12 months before the law caught up with me :lol: gun metal grey dumped 3" and was running out of the extractors - that may have had a bit todo with the law frowning on me :D also had a chrysler by chrysler front on it and the jellybean mags and rolled guards. Loved that ute, sold it to some clown who promptly smashed it. I did warn him. Idiot.

First and current fourby is my mk triton - lifted, loud, obnoxious, a stereo that would surprise most comp cars (chock full of alpine gear - 4x 6.5 type r splits, 2 alpine pdx amps 1 stereo other mono, 2 12" option subs in a dual cab no less!!) 32" bighorns, snake extended shackles uhf led bar + ipf spotties bout to convert to hid, iphone hands free (strike smoothtalker), tough dog suspension, horrible on fuel, but love it all the same. Bought it 4yr ago with 90k on the dial - now has 289k. Only issue done three fuel pumps. Need a winch and am building a canopy for it at the moment. Also designing a sub tank setup to fit a 75series sub tank where my spare is currently.

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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by Boof mk triton » June 15th, 2014, 12:10 pm

Another couple of the old tart
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Re: what was your first ute

Unread post by Gauge » October 7th, 2014, 2:00 pm

Interior seats
I have a '99 mk triton and want to replace my seats and want to know what make and model cares have comparable mounts that will bolt straight in without any fuss

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