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the dumbest thing you have ever done involving a Land Cruiser, the thing you said to yourself, WTF was I thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!
If it's OK with Dog Walker, lets say Monday I'll let him or the person of his choice judge to determine the dumbest thing posted for a LSLC cap.

There is a very nice 76 Cruiser here that belongs to one of my customers. (he has lots of $$$$) I did all of the work on it, and it is beautiful. SO SR 35's etc. It has an aluminum head LT1 with a thumper cam, fenderwell headers, and it sounds like a Winston Cup engine. He brings it up once a year and leaves it for a week or so, and has me service it and just go over it from end to end. He expects me to drive it and make sure everything is OK while I have it. One sunny Sunday afternoon, I had to run up to the O Reilly's auto parts store for something, had Oscar, the wifes min-schnauzer with me. There was 5 or 6 guys out front hanging out and they checked the FJ over pretty good while I was inside, they were impressed when I fired it up so I decided to show off a bit when I left, lit the tires up good in 1st, bang shifted into 2nd, and POW CRASH EEEEEKKKK, I struggled to control the rig with the rear tires locked up and managed to veer over towards the curb away from the oncoming traffic. We stopped with the RF tire barely onto the curb. I looked over at Oscar and he cocked his head like the RCA dog as if to say "Well that was interesting" I looked back and there was the driveshaft, pinion yoke still attached and a stream of 90 wt following us to the curb.
Yea, I broke a pinion on the street.
Had to catch a ride with one of the guys I was impressing to get the wrecker to retrieve the truck........bought some oil dry and swept up my mess......to this day the owner knows nothing of this, not that he would care:flipoff2: :flipoff2:
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I got TONS of stories of stupid stuff I did as a teenager in Venezuela (it's a small miracle that I'm still alive), and 1/2 of the stories involve Land Cruisers in one way or another. Probably the stupidest one was when a group of friends and I decided to "borrow" an ice cream trailer that was parked on a city corner in Caracas. We towed it with my friend's FJ60 to a party, where we passed out all of the ice cream inside the trailer. On the way back home from the party, many hours and more than a few beers later, we were driving on a deserted stretch of highway when someone had the bright idea of ditching the ice cream trailer rather than towing it back to its original location. So without further ado, and while still going at least 50 MPH, three of us leaned out of the FJ60's tailgate and unhooked the trailer, which careened and cartwheeled off the highway, taking a good portion of the safety barrier with it. Pretty damn stupid, we could have killed somebody or gotten hurt pretty bad....
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