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what exactly is a hi-lux as compaired to a standard pickup? I didnt want to ask but i have not found any reference to toyota hi-lux as far as defination/description goes under search.

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Hi,
Seeing as no-one else has replyed to you I thought I would try and help.
Toyota produced the Hilux in 2 types both are concidered "commercials". There is the 4x4 and a non 4x4 produced. I suspect they are all a cab and chassis configuration with some coming with colour matched trays and others coming with a chassis allowing custom trays to be built.

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In foreign countries auto manufacturers often name the exact same car by a different name. I belive it is the nissan altima that is called the nissan "pajaro" in australia, for example. In foreign countries the toyota "pickup" is called a "hilux". So basically is the exact same thing.
 

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the hi-lux is a pick-up, just a different name, and the pajero is our montero, again just a diff name. i think bob was thinkin of the navaro, a nissan pick-up. you also thave the nissan terrano, aka, ford maverick. its kinda like our x-terra, but where not talkin bout nissans here, were talkin bout toyota hi-lux. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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for US models, i believe that HILUX was the name given to all of Toyotas pickups in the 60s. (but they continue to call them that to this day in Australia and new zealand... maybe africa too) In the early 70's i think they just started calling the US models simply 'trucks', sometimes referring to their carrying capacity with the name (3/4 ton) they didn't get another real name until 1995.5 with the tacoma among the outdoorsy car names frenzy that continues to this day.
here's a few examples of their ad campaign and truck names in the seventies and early 80s where they call them trucks.. unfortunately i haven't found a US ad referring to them as HILUX yet, although i have seen one in a salvage yard. the HILUX emblem now reside on the wall at my house.

notice the taillight placement on this one...
<IMG width=451 height=663 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/71 truck.jpg">

<IMG width=447 height=571 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/80 truck ad.jpg">

and my personal favorites:
<IMG width=292 height=400 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/81 truck ad_.jpg">

<IMG width=400 height=531 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/82TRUC~1.JPG">

later.gene.

[ 10-22-2001: Message edited by: Mean__Gene ]
 

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I dont know if this helps??
Here is a pick of my 86 dualcab hilux.

Sorry about the 31" tyres, Me and the wife were doing a road trip across Australia and they saved the mud tyres any wear.

<IMG width=100 height=51 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/ute.jpg">
 

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Sorry about the size of the last photo, heres one a bit larger.


<IMG width=425 height=254 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/HILUX.jpg">
 

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Originally posted by Middy:
<STRONG>Sorry about the size of the last photo, heres one a bit larger.


<IMG width=425 height=254 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/HILUX.jpg"></STRONG>

nice truck dude! wanna ship that over here so i can have it?
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Yeah, No worries mate,
I'll even chuck in the dogs for you, No extra charge. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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The Hilux is not just a Tacoma with a different name. They offer the hilux with diesel and it also has a front solid axel unlike the Tacoma's IFS. I wish they would sell them here; I would trade in my Tacoma in a heartbeat for one. Over all it’s a better, strong, truck than the Tacoma.
 

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I believe Hilux is what the pickup was called up until the Tacoma. I will have to look at my title, but I think under model is states Hilux. Mine is an '89. I will look at the tile of my former '81 too.
 

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$1978.00 for a brand new Toyota truck! Wow!! That is cheap! I'll take five. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 
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