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word on the street says you got alot of 60 and 62 pics, lets see some

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How much is a lot? In digital form, at least 400-500 60 series pictures...the problem is I took my Photopoint albums down, so I don't have the pictures available for display...is there anything IN PARTICULAR that you're interested in?
 

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If you have any, some pics of a bobbed 62 would be cool, any 60's with coil suspension and any others you think stand out.
 

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I've never seen a bobbed FJ62, only a couple of FJ60's. The only one I have pictures of is my friend Renzo's, the orange one pictures above. I can dig up pictures of a yellow FJ60 with 80 series axles and coil suspension swapped in....
 

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That FJ60 has more than 800,000 kilometers on it, Renzo is one of the top expeditioners in Venezuela, and he and the truck have been all over South America. He led the expedition that opened the trail to Manapiare, TWO weeks across the northernmost section of the Amazon jungle to an isolated border town in the gold fields of San Salvador de Paul.

It's got no rear seat, the whole back of the truck is storage drawers and cubbies full of parts/tools/gear.
 

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60seriesguy said:
That FJ60 has more than 800,000 kilometers on it, Renzo is one of the top expeditioners in Venezuela, and he and the truck have been all over South America. He led the expedition that opened the trail to Manapiare, TWO weeks across the northernmost section of the Amazon jungle to an isolated border town in the gold fields of San Salvador de Paul.

It's got no rear seat, the whole back of the truck is storage drawers and cubbies full of parts/tools/gear.
If that thing can survive 800k km in S.A. then I think the Princess should be able to survive one little expedition in venezuela this summer ;) heck I'll even offer to drive :eek:

That is one awesome truck, how does he keep it in such good condition? Is it featured in any of those videos?
 

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Bear in mind that labor is dirt cheap in Venezuela, so that truck has seen a LOT of upgrades throughout its hard life. It first used to be green, then metallic beige, now orange. It's probably been reupholstered a couple of times, and the carpet was replaced by heavy duty rubber mats *years* ago...

I actually have a (poor) copy of that infamous expedition to Manapiare where you can see that truck...Rustycruiser has seen it several times!
 

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I actually have a (poor) copy of that infamous expedition to Manapiare where you can see that truck...Rustycruiser has seen it several times!
Is that the grainy video (circa 1996) with the trucks crossing the ravines using the home made bridge made by pilling small logs on top of the trees dropped over the ravine? (Holy run on sentance, Batman!) :D If so, that is one cool video. I remember the first time I saw it "many" years ago, and it still blows my mind today. What a trip that was.

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Aye, that's the one. My favorite part is at the end, when they list the damage suffered by the expedition's Land Cruisers. Only one of 12 had the winshield still, only a handful of winches still worked. Smashed roof racks, ripped up sheetmetal, bashed lights, and a LOT of broken parts.
 
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