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Old 08-02-2015, 12:21 PM   #1
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Finally got a Toyota 4x4 back in my driveway! I've been looking for the right Land Cruiser for a little while. I came across this one on craigslist, a couple weeks ago. It was built by Rocky at Marlin Crawler, who eventually sold it to his brother, Ryan. Ryan sold it to the PO, about a year ago. It was used for wheeling with his grandkids, and hardly any highway use. It has 152,000 miles on it, currently.

Rocky's list of mods include...

-Tube bumper in front, with a winch
-Sliders
-3.11:1 Crawler gears
-5.29:1 R & P
-Full Detroit locker in the rear
-Spartan locker in front
-7 pin mod
-Old Man Emu lift
-SLEE upper links
-37" MTR tires

And the PO built a rear bumper/swing out

It's seen a fair share of trails and rock crawling, but is in great condition overall. I changed the oil today, with DELO and a Wix filter. The passenger front knuckle is weeping some gear oil, but I was given a Marlin Crawler service kit with the truck. I also found a set of used 37's, I'll be picking up as extras. The tires on it have a ton of rock abuse, so I'll run the best 5 out of both sets. Pics....
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Looks good! 80 just look right with 37s on them.
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Thanks! It does look good. Too bad 37's are twice the price of 35's, but oh well. I have a line on two used sets of 37's, so it should be okay. I'll have a stack of spares.
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I took a tire in to fix a leak. Almost didn't fit it in the Mini!


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Some interior shots...

CB radio works okay. I think I'll add a two meter, since a few guys are using them in my area.



It has matching seat covers on all three rows...






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My ammo boxes fit perfectly in the back. Very little side to side, or front to back movement, with the tailgate up. One box for tools/parts, and the other for recovery gear...

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I found this steeker on the dash...



I've met a few of the 4x4Him guys. Pretty cool bunch.
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And under the hood...



Not certain what brand the radiator is, but it looks like good quality. I'm going to clean under the hood next weekend, just to knock the dust off. No major leaks under there.
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I added a flag mount for the upcoming Pismo Jamboree. I had an old aluminum CB antenna mount in my parts stash. Just bolted it to the upright on my tire carrier.

That flag is waaaayyyyyy up in the air!



I also mounted my Hi-Lift to the swing out. Then I added a bump stop to the bumper, to keep the carrier from slamming into the metal stop so abruptly. Work pretty well...


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My wife's maiden voyage to work...



She's lovin' it!
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We're off to the Pismo Jamboree this weekend, so I'll update with some good pics next week. It'll be good to get out there again. Been 4 years since our last trip...
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My ammo boxes fit perfectly in the back. Very little side to side, or front to back movement, with the tailgate up. One box for tools/parts, and the other for recovery gear...

nice score on the ammo cans. If I recall correctly (was an 11B, not 11C) those were for 81mm mortar rounds.

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dope!

I have been checking out your T4R build too, I just went the opposite of you. Was rockin' a 3rd Gen T4R, then a '04 Taco... now I'm going oldschool with an '86 T4R.

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nice score on the ammo cans. If I recall correctly (was an 11B, not 11C) those were for 81mm mortar rounds.
That sounds right. I've had these cans for a few years. They're perfect for my needs.
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dope!

I have been checking out your T4R build too, I just went the opposite of you. Was rockin' a 3rd Gen T4R, then a '04 Taco... now I'm going oldschool with an '86 T4R.
1st gen 4Runners are the best! I'd love to build another one someday. For now, the family Cruiser should fit the bill! Enjoy the 4Runner thread. Tons of good info in there.
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nice score on the ammo cans. If I recall correctly (was an 11B, not 11C) those were for 81mm mortar rounds.
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That sounds right. I've had these cans for a few years. They're perfect for my needs.
They should have a DODIC on there and M series of AMMO that outlines what was issued in the can. newer M252 (US 81mm Mortar) Ammo comes in an upright can. Those are older ammo cans, different green than currently used, even though we still shoot ammo from Vietnam... like that awesome M888 called the "crazy 8"... I was a infantry company FSO for a hot deployment in RC South.... shot ALOT of ammo, i think more than 8,000 that trip over... 60s, 81s and 120s.

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Another great time at the Pismo Jamboree! It was nice catching up with old friends. The Cruiser did a great job as well. Averaged 15 mpg round trip, no mechanical issues, just one flat tire on the way home.
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