Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

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Re: Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

Unread post by Laidley 62 Series » December 25th, 2011, 9:50 am

Hi Dousty,

Go to my face book page,

davidleatherbarrow@hotmail.com

from there you find groups,

Sixties Series Trip to the Cape 2013, otherwise send me a friends request and I will add you from there, we have 9 members on the group page who own 60s.

Have a safe holiday season Paul, I will get some mail to you as soon as I get back to work in early January for our business transaction.

All the best to you and your family.


Happy Trails.


David.
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My Karma ran over my Dogma.

God created the 60 Series, man made the rest.

60 Series trip to Cape York 2013.

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Re: Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

Unread post by RalphK » December 28th, 2011, 11:13 pm

Got an 85 Diesel, auto, Sahara (aftermarket turbo) which I've just retired. 370K (supposed engine, injector pump rebuild at 350K) Alloy bull bar,side steps, cruise control, electric windows, air con, sunroof, 2" lift, new shocks all round, new wheel bearings all round, new radiator, water pump, thermostat, recond. alternator, steel roof rack, rebuilt transfer box, tow bar, UHF radio, 6x Sunraysias with new tyres, swing away spare wheel carrier, 9500lb winch, dual batteries and Redarc management system.
Not pretty but has done Connie Sue, Anne Beadell, Gunbarrel etc. and only problem was tail pipe fell off on Gunbarrel. Do you think that 7k would be a reasonable figure to ask? Paid $,7500 but have spent most of that again.

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Re: Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

Unread post by Laidley 62 Series » December 29th, 2011, 12:36 am

Hi Ralph,

Sounds good to me but those who buy and sell these things will soon put a price on it for you.

Post your location in your profile so people will know where you are, not your address just a region.


Happy Trails.


David.
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My Karma ran over my Dogma.

God created the 60 Series, man made the rest.

60 Series trip to Cape York 2013.

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Re: Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

Unread post by RalphK » December 29th, 2011, 5:23 pm

Thanks David,
Location is Perth WA

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Re: Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

Unread post by Krackar » January 25th, 2012, 8:08 am

Hey 60 gang. I have the oppurtunity of buying an 88 3f GX wagon. Very straight, no rust, detroit locker rear, lock rite(spelling) front, near new drive train, suspension replaced 4 years ago, new radiator, carbie. a few extras like spotties and steel bar.

Only problem is a crack in the sump, supposedly from where the bash plate is welded on?? And it's done 460K. He wants about $6000 for it. What should I be looking at? I'm a little scared of the K's it's done. It drives fine though and starts first go every time. Well serviced and runs smooth. I'm keen on it, especially uprgading from a shitty 84 Hilux.

What's the general opinion on one like this?

Thanks in advance. Krackar

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Re: Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

Unread post by Laidley 62 Series » January 25th, 2012, 8:52 am

HI Krackar.

That price would get my money, don`t be affraid of the Klms, it might need a freshen up but if it is clean and tidy it would be worth it.

There are plenty on here with 60 series and a few will drop in here and give you some good advice.

Happy Trails.

David.
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My Karma ran over my Dogma.

God created the 60 Series, man made the rest.

60 Series trip to Cape York 2013.

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Re: Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

Unread post by Krackar » January 25th, 2012, 10:07 am

Thanks for the quick reply David.

I've been given the green light from the missus so it's probably going to happen. I just need to fix a couple things on the old Hilux and sell it.

Are there any common issues I should look for other than the rust?

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Re: Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

Unread post by Laidley 62 Series » January 25th, 2012, 4:06 pm

Hi Krackar,

About the only common problem the 60 series have is the rust in the roof where it meets the water channel, If you are worried about it then pull the roof lining out and spray some paint up in there, the 60 have two roofs, one on the outside and one inside the vehicle.

They rust inside between the two, if you can get some paint in there it will slow in down or hopefully stop it.

The 3F as I have also likes fuel but are easily converted to LPG.

Drop over to our Cape trip forum and you will be able to chat each night to a group of 60 series owners.


Happy Trails.

David.
1985 F J 62, barn doors, poverty pack.

My Karma ran over my Dogma.

God created the 60 Series, man made the rest.

60 Series trip to Cape York 2013.

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Re: Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

Unread post by TUFF HJ60 » February 26th, 2012, 7:11 pm

[quote="Krackar"]Hey 60 gang. I have the oppurtunity of buying an 88 3f GX wagon. Very straight, no rust, detroit locker rear, lock rite(spelling) front, near new drive train, suspension replaced 4 years ago, new radiator, carbie. a few extras like spotties and steel bar.

Only problem is a crack in the sump, supposedly from where the bash plate is welded on?? And it's done 460K. He wants about $6000 for it. What should I be looking at? I'm a little scared of the K's it's done. It drives fine though and starts first go every time. Well serviced and runs smooth. I'm keen on it, especially uprgading from a ******* 84 Hilux.

What's the general opinion on one like this?

Thanks in advance. Krackar[/quote]

Um prob too late but a petty 60 with half a million kms AINT worth anywhere near $6k mate
$2000 to $3000 tops

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Re: Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

Unread post by Neat 60 » February 26th, 2012, 11:20 pm

TUFF HJ60 wrote:Um prob too late but a petty 60 with half a million kms AINT worth anywhere near $6k mate
$2000 to $3000 tops
x2 ;)

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Re: Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

Unread post by norm60 » February 29th, 2012, 5:33 pm

Hey Guy's. Just recently purchaces a 1988 hj60 2H denco turbo 5 speed manual for weekend activities with the family. It had the following when purchaced. Overhauled engine 40,000kms & turbo fitted with 2 1/2" exhaust prior to purchace ( with receipts), new set of 32" Maxxis Buckshot mudders on 15" sunraysia rims, new radiatoator. bull bar, spotties, twin batteries, air con, electric brakes. Straight body with rear barn doors, 290,000 kms on clock, 6 months rego & all for $2,000.
Slight oil leak from rear diff pinion, so it was out with the lsd for an overhaul, rear wheel bearings & brakes were done at the same time. Changed all the oils, filters & coolant & set engine valves. All this at a cost of around $350.00 for parts as I am a plant mechanic its all my time & i can source quality aftermarket parts at a fraction of what toyota would charge. We have already knocked up 30,000 kms with not one single issue with the old girl.
I have just stripped the 60 & in the process of repairing minor rust in the passenger floor pan & respraying it glacier white.
Long term plans are for front diff locker, winch, draw system with fridge slide & roof cage.
This has been a great buy for us & is a great foundation for our setup. We had been looking for a cruiser for a while & it was worth hanging back & not jumping into the first thing that came along. Simplicity in a vehicle is what we were after & this engine has plenty of power for what we wanted. Fully loaded it will get to & stay at 100kph no problems & burns 12 ltrs per 100 kms loaded. No complaints. Goes to show there are good deals out there!
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Re: Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

Unread post by Sixtys Guy » March 5th, 2012, 12:06 pm

Sounds like a top bus Norm. I have the Denco turbo as well.
AKA Mark.
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Re: Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

Unread post by norm60 » March 7th, 2012, 9:37 am

Yeh good choice Sixtys guy, I think these denco turbos mate very well with the 2H engines. Don't skimp on the oil quality & keep the changes regular( 5,000 kms ). This should ensure good service life from the old girls. If you're particular, check vavle clearances every 20,000kms. I think this is one area of the engine that can be overlooked.

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Re: Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

Unread post by TUFF HJ60 » April 7th, 2012, 11:07 am

Sounds like a good buy Norm for $2000
Well done

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Re: Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

Unread post by thebear05 » April 10th, 2012, 1:12 pm

Norm,
That looks like the bargain of a lifetime. The only thing to watch with rust in 60 Series is the rear corners of the roof, due to condensation. Always leave a little gap with one of the windows if you park outside. The other place is the scuttle infront of the winscreen wipers. If parked on an angle, water will sit there and it will cause rust.
I still have my 1983 60 Series bought new, but it now runs a Chev V8 diesel, would not change the vehicle for anything as everything is mechanical, plenty of parts available and you can do most of your own work.
Shannons have insured it for $17,900.

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