This car has been all over the western states, the Mojave Road a half dozen times, throughout the Sierra jeep roads around Mammoth. We are looking into purchasing an older land cruiser between the years of It can be both realistic and risky depending on your ability to get transportation to work if something big creates long down time. Then again, theory and practice are different things. Fewer owners is almost always beneficial to condition.

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I have done pretty much what you have done to get it as road ready as possible, So ya you can.

Of course, such heart-pounding moments are the exception to the rule. It’s even better now than when it was new.

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And getting to the point that has you piloting a dream car through the deserted roads of Mount Desert Island in the wintertime usually involves a far rockier path than the one to the unnamed beach I was enjoying. When you are actively driving, not texting, eating, shaving, putting on makeup, messing with the radio but actively driving defensively, you and your family will do better than some poor kids strapped into their safety seat with dumb chuckle-headed distracted parent driving some modern and heavily air-bagged and crumple-zoned.


WillardFeb 8, Either way, without a major investment, I wouldnt trust my childrens lives in it. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.

I have forged the Blue Ridge. Posted on June 30, July 5, by Second Daily.

Charting Life’s Ups And Downs With An FJ62 Land Cruiser And A Dog Named Hank

He lives in Atlanta with his wife and twins. Am I going to stop transporting my family in my 60? We also vj62 to cover the 70 series and how the US has been deprived for so many years. Beams37Feb 8, Memory has been a difficult subject for me since being hit by a car, but strangely, cars also help heal it.

Are old 1984-1989 land cruisers safe?

What to look for? What comes out in the end is not possible to predict; there have been miraculous saves, and seemingly innocuous circumstances resulting in improbable injuries or death.

I’ll keep my LC, thanks. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. And so it is that trucks too can expand our universe and sense of possibility, and perhaps provide another form of treatment for the same ailments that the whole hobby seems to speak to.

We are looking into purchasing an older land cruiser between the years of I reread my rollover comment, I see the confusion. My kids love that truck! I’ve had my 62 for 15 years and have put 40K miles on it.


RodrigzCrzrFeb 8, Mine is a Thanks for sharing the pictures and the prose.

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Fix it and drive it again, and there is that smile. The first owner drove the vehicle and kept it garaged until she sold it in So you can write a great roadtrippy piece like only you can about it….

GuruDQM9T answered about a year ago. Yes, my password is: Of course, there’s always a set of tools in the back and I’ve had to use them a few times to get on down the road.

Will have to drop 30K on a vehicle for my wife in two years for this, yes.

It’s rock solid and much more fun to drive than most modern vehicles. Fitzgerald36J and OSS like this.