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    Default Land Cruiser 80 or 105

    Hello

    Been lurking on the forum for quite some time and generally reading.

    I am looking for a either an 80 series diesel to work on as a project vehicle and start doing overland trips but man, they are super difficult to find.
    So i am wondering, should i consider a 105 series?.

    When looking at the two, is the big difference between the 2?

    I ideally want this to be a family vehicle when the time comes for kids so space is a necessity.

    I have joined various facebook groups and check gumtree etc, where else should i be looking for an 80 (or 105)?

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    Default Re: Land Cruiser 80 or 105

    Quote Originally Posted by RapaNui View Post
    Hello

    Been lurking on the forum for quite some time and generally reading.

    I am looking for a either an 80 series diesel to work on as a project vehicle and start doing overland trips but man, they are super difficult to find.
    So i am wondering, should i consider a 105 series?.

    When looking at the two, is the big difference between the 2?

    I ideally want this to be a family vehicle when the time comes for kids so space is a necessity.

    I have joined various facebook groups and check gumtree etc, where else should i be looking for an 80 (or 105)?

    Ciao

    Rapa
    I am the owner of a diesel 105 and I must say these vehicles are like hens teeth. The 105 is obviously a much newer design and more comfortable vehicle but there are pretty much on the same chassis.

    The benefit of getting the 80 is that it came in a turbo diesel where the 105 only had a naturally aspirated diesel.

    I how ever love my 1hz 105 and would not trade it.

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    Default Re: Land Cruiser 80 or 105

    Here is mine, before I got Oupa, he had one owner and was completely standard.
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    Default Re: Land Cruiser 80 or 105

    a 105 will probably be even more difficult to find than a 80, and will cost quite a bit more if you do find one.

    Maybe contact Petri Oosthuizen on the forum, he might know of something, easiest to find him n the commercial member section. Also have a scroll through the classified section and have a look if you see a cruiser there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael11 View Post
    Here is mine, before I got Oupa, he had one owner and was completely standard.
    Michael, which suspension do you have fitted? And tyre size?
    Love the UN rims, look good!
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    Default Re: Land Cruiser 80 or 105

    The 80 you had various diesel versions, if you can get an 80 1HD-T or 1HH-FT that would be first prise
    105 Diesel was only the 1HZ, and I believe the gearbox is different to the ones in the 80, the 80 would be the stronger gearbox on the diesel's specifically

    If you are looking at a Petrol, the 4500EFI 80 or 105 would both be very similar
    Only advantage of the 105 above the 80 is the newer model, and on the 105 the Diff parts are inter-changeable with the current 79 series, so spares for those a lot more freely available
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    Get an 80, really iconic shape.

    And the square headlight units are still available from Hella.

    I'd love a TDi LC80. Only a TD42Ti Patrol can beat it. Oh, and maybe a MB GW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Michael, which suspension do you have fitted? And tyre size?
    Love the UN rims, look good!
    The sticker on the damper is a Tough Dog one if I am not mistaken...


    Lovely, unmolested vehicle, well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Get an 80, really iconic shape.

    And the square headlight units are still available from Hella.

    I'd love a TDi LC80. Only a TD42Ti Patrol can beat it.
    You'll have to qualify that statement!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    You'll have to qualify that statement!
    in my heart and in my opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    in my heart and in my opinion
    Thought so

    But seriously, in this instance the turbo LC 1HDT/FT engines are in a different league.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Thought so

    But seriously, in this instance the turbo LC 1HDT/FT engines are in a different league.
    Granted, but also really scarce as far as I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Granted, but also really scarce as far as I know.
    Ja that is a pity that it were only available in SA in the 80 Series. The 1HDT should have been an option in the 70 Series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Granted, but also really scarce as far as I know.
    Not that Td42's are lying around either!
    But yeah the LC turbo diesels are scarce and expensive, even in Oz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Not that Td42's are lying around either!
    But yeah the LC turbo diesels are scarce and expensive, even in Oz.

    TD42s are available from the importers. But yes, getting friggin expensive.

    Sad, really.
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    My against the TD42T is that with the slightest modification you need to drive with your one eye glued to an EGT gauge. I know the guys mod them to serious hp. Thing is you only use max power for as long as EGT stays in check. Being an indirect pre-chamber diesel engine it is understandable. I have a pet hate in regulating engine temp and EGT with the throttle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    My against the TD42T is that with the slightest modification you need to drive with your one eye glued to an EGT gauge. I know the guys mod them to serious hp. Thing is you only use max power for as long as EGT stays in check. Being an indirect pre-chamber diesel engine it is understandable. I have a pet hate in regulating engine temp and EGT with the throttle.
    I'd fit an EGT to any modified turbo diesel, regardless of mechanical or electronic injection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I'd fit an EGT to any modified turbo diesel, regardless of mechanical or electronic injection.
    We are going OT. You only have an EGT problem if your AFR is running out of spec.
    It is not what you buy its what you build.

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    Default Re: Land Cruiser 80 or 105

    Thanks for the advice.
    Going to keep looking!

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    That's a beaut!

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael11 View Post
    Here is mine, before I got Oupa, he had one owner and was completely standard.

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