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Land Cruiser HZJ77HV

Hi,

A couple of months ago, my much loved Land Cruiser HDJ80 had an unplanned excursion into a telegraph pole and sadly went off to overland heaven.

I decided to go down the 'import from Japan' route for a replacement one, and have opted to bring over a HZJ77HV as it seemend like a nice change form an 80, had part-time 4wd (which i prefer) and had that nice '70' look. According to the specs/pics etc, this is a 4.2 normally aspirated 6 cyl lwb station wagon with leaf spring suspension and whatnot, that looks a little like a slightly smaller HJ78 troopy. However, try as I might, I'm struggling to find much info about these in Europe - so I'm thinking that determining parts compatability prior to prepping it might be a bit of a chore.

I therefore wonder if anyone out there either has one or knows much about them. Im particularly interested in the availability/compatability of parts and the availability of the 'usual' mod components. Also, any information about the foibles of this particular model would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks - and have a good weekend.

Andy

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Hi Andy,

So your HDJ80 is gone? What a loss!

You may have luck finding info about HZJ77HV on some Toyota fora, such as http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/ pr http://www.ih8mud.com/ih8mud-tech.html. Mind you, these are mostly populateded by
rock crawling adolescents, so be patient.

An on-line parts catalogue is here:
http://www.elcats.ru/toyota/nahodka/...cid=371&treg=J (you will need to brush up on your Russian, though ;-)

The best Landcruiser guy within travelling distance is Maarten Verschure. in NL, tel. 00 31 416 540167, maarten@all-american.nl

Getting S/H parts in good condition is becoming a problem (even for early nineties examples) as they become more rare and the parts become worn beyond repair. Be prepared to pay factory prices for new parts. I wouldn't recommend buying parts in the UK, specially from car breakers - they ask more for scrap than you'd pay in NL or Belgium for a new part.



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