My First 80

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Ryan_Blaire

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Picked this up 2 weeks ago for $1500 (yes, $1500).  1991 FJ80 - Stock except for the rack, the wheels, and the stereo.  It now has 35's, a better roof rack, semi de-smogged, Waeco fridge/freezer and a 4 hour detail job to find the carpet.  My goal is a long term build to full overland glory.  Several trips already in planning including Baja this Christmas.
 
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dylanmorse

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Sharp looking 80 - it looks awesome on those 35's! It's nice to see another 91 getting prepped for adventure.

And picking it up for 1500? Nice...

Here's my 80 - "Gojira", getting ready to rise from the deep.

 

Ryan_Blaire

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She's back on jack stands...  In the process of investing a small fortune into my rig.  4" lift springs, winch, new power outlet in the rear for the fridge, some new lights, new shocks, new seals & bearings in the front axle and new brakes.  The fall wheeling/camping season is around the corner!!
 

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Love it. Great vehicle and look.
 

Ryan_Blaire

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@roamingtimber I, personally, love it.  It might be a close drag race against a horse drawn cart but it's consistent.  Loaded with gear and kids I can still cruise at highway speeds.  It does struggle on hill climbs but I'm typically not in a hurried frame of mind when I'm in my 80...
 

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IMG_4456.JPG IMG_4456.JPG 11873536_1044269428940572_2975404933427526993_n.jpg Competition coils from Cruiser Outfitters (5" front 4" rear) and the Slee caster correction plates. And some rear work lights. Goes down the road really nice. Can't wait for Rubicon!
 
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