BOV: Toyota FJ60Sep 25th, 2011 | By RhinoDoc | Category: Bug Out
Last time I was talking to you about getting a truck for my family bug outTo leave for a more secure position. i.e. Survival Retreat, Neighbors, etc. vehicle (BOV.) So after much research and consideration of my budget I bought a 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ 60. Now I am not here to argue about the best truck or the best year (EMP) I am telling you what worked for me in my budget and the ideas that I have for my truck. Like I say in the medical aspects, use what is good for you.
I got the truck for a good price a few thousand under my budget. It is solid and the engine is great. I had a trained mechanic take a once over on it. Had all the belts changed and all of the fluids changed and inspected as well. I did need to have some repairs done and that was in the budget I am still under the set budget for the rig.
Why this one:
- Manual Transmission
- Easy to work on (no computer)
- I can change the engine to a Diesel relativity cheep
- It is the size I need
- I like the FJ60
- Lots of people that are FJ hobbyists
- Lots of parts on the internet because people are hobbyists
Here she is. It is a start. As I fix her up I will add photos to the site.