breakdown truck

Got something to say, but it's not classic related? Here's the place to discuss. Also includes the once ever-so-popular word association thread... (although we've had to start from scratch with it - sorry!)
Message
Author
GHT
Posts: 1361
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:09 pm

Re: breakdown truck

#3251 Post by GHT » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:07 pm

Phoar! Seriously? You want to be careful what you phoar for.
PHOAR

Dick
Posts: 543
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:31 pm

Re: breakdown truck

#3252 Post by Dick » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:46 am


Dick
Posts: 543
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:31 pm

Re: breakdown truck

#3253 Post by Dick » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:42 am


GHT
Posts: 1361
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:09 pm

Re: breakdown truck

#3254 Post by GHT » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:43 am


Dick
Posts: 543
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:31 pm

Re: breakdown truck

#3255 Post by Dick » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:45 am

No thanks, i spent far too much time dealing with broken landrovers.. find me a nice proper Japanese 4wd

GHT
Posts: 1361
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:09 pm

Re: breakdown truck

#3256 Post by GHT » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:58 am

Dick wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:45 am
No thanks, i spent far too much time dealing with broken landrovers.. find me a nice proper Japanese 4wd
Toyota Landcruiser
You're not serious?

Dick
Posts: 543
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:31 pm

Re: breakdown truck

#3257 Post by Dick » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:16 am

GHT wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:58 am
Dick wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:45 am
No thanks, i spent far too much time dealing with broken landrovers.. find me a nice proper Japanese 4wd
Toyota Landcruiser
You're not serious?
:drool:

User avatar
JPB
Posts: 10186
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:24 pm

Re: breakdown truck

#3258 Post by JPB » Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:56 pm

Ooh! :drool: indeed. Under that rakish, almost car-like body, that there Cruiser is essentially the same vehicle as my rather taller 4wd Toyota, apart from the white truck's bigger engine. Mmm, big Diesel engine, me like. Imagine how quickly I could die at the wheel of the tall van if it had even more torque than its 2.8 ltr Diesel can provide. :lol:

On that rather tasty LWB series 1, I'm with GHT on that one, but I'd have to employ someone to drive one of my Toyotas behind it when travelling anywhere, just in case I had designs on going there and back ;) , in sympathy with the Australian love for ancient Land Rovers, combined with absolute trust in Japanese 4x4s.
That said, if another Discovery S1 automatic (300TDI or V8 petrol :oops: ) was to appear reasonably locally with decent prospects of lasting a year or three, came with side steps and didn't have ABS, cruise control or airbags (the crash protection devices, only S2s had those in their suspension as far as I know), I could be persuaded to do something daft.. Again, though the daftest course of action would be to throw loads of cash at the tall van, with a view to creating a zombie proof, off grid home from home without the indoor rain and with far, far better habitation area heating. I have the essentials (great chassis & oily bits, pleasant to drive and trustworthy), so why not eh?
Rich, get yourself up to that Aussie import HiLux's Scottish location, buy it, drive it home and report back once you've done it please! :scared:
J
"Home is where you park it", so the saying goes. That may yet come true.. :oops:

GHT
Posts: 1361
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:09 pm

Re: breakdown truck

#3259 Post by GHT » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:54 pm

JPB wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:56 pm
but I'd have to employ someone to drive one of my Toyotas behind it when travelling anywhere, just in case I had designs on going there and back
This will probably get me some stick, but you know that popular TV program, "Strictly Come Dancing?" Well Latin & Ballroom dancing has been an enjoyable past time of mine for over sixty years. My missus and I used to compete in amateur dance competitions. Let me tell you, it can be an expensive hobby. The dance wear that many have run into a ransom size figure. We are lucky in that my wife's other passion is dressmaking. She has made most of our dance wear.

One of the best cars that we ever had was a 2.5litre, series two, BMW. When travelling to one of those competitions we would hang our dance clothes on a broomstick pole, lodged between the two grab handles over the back seat doors. When not in use the handle would just about fit into the car's boot.

Collecting the car from service one day, the fitter asked my wife: "What's with the broom handle?" "I'm a witch," she replied, straight faced. He looked bemused but fell for the bait. "So why do you need to carry your broomstick then?" He asked. Still straight faced, my missus replied, "in case the car breaks down." He never asked again.

Dick
Posts: 543
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:31 pm

Re: breakdown truck

#3260 Post by Dick » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:32 pm

Ght, your missus sounds like a good laugh :lol: :lol:
Meanwhile my eldest spotted one of these the other day, as it drove away she said "oh it makes a nice noise" and now wants one..
https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/1981-Chevrolet ... noapp=true

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests