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Through my illustration shop, shop.l-dopa.com, I illustrated and designed this vintage Ford Bronco t-shirt. I draw them in original, factory colors, and am really happy with the way they’re turning out. This one is a 1973 in Carmel Bronze.

If you’d like to have a look, check them out here. More colors after the jump.

Link:
Ford Bronco tee at L-dopa.com

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Here’s an interesting find: a right-hand drive, short wheel base, 70-series, diesel Land Cruiser. Specifically, this is a 1988 BJ74 LX with a 3.4-liter, 13B-T (T for turbo) diesel engine and an automatic transmission. The 13B-T is good for 120 hp and 159 lb-ft of torque. Other highlights include a removable fiberglass top, a factory PTO winch, and a hand throttle (handy for operating the PTO).

This truck also sports a Safari Snorkel and a K&N filter. If you’re interested, double check that pairing. As far as I know, it’s one that Safari doesn’t recommend. The suspension is said to be an Old Man Emu system with a bit of lift. The BJ series was never sold new in North America, making this a relatively rare find, especially with the factory PTO setup.

While this Land Cruiser doesn’t look pristine — and the chrome bull bar is bit much for my taste — it does look presentable and clean underneath. The truck is located in Seattle, Washington, and is said to have 178k miles on the clock. $13,750 is the asking price. See the links for the original ad and some research reading.

Special thanks to our friend Josh in Portland for spotting this one.

More photos after the jump.

Links:
1988 Land Cruiser BJ74 Craigslist Ad

Toyota Vehicle Hertiage site: Land Cruiser 70-Series

More 70-Series Land Cruiser research

Wikipedia: Toyota 70-Series

Wikipedia: The Toyota B engine

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Expedition Portal published a tribute to the Ford Bronco the other day with tons of old ads and images. Natalie and I both love the early Broncos. It was shaped like a brick but it was a great looking truck.

Link: A Salute to a Legend: The Ford Bronco

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This 1971 International Harvester Scout 800 is described on ebay as a newly built, running, drivable project vehicle. It’s powered by a Ford 302 V-8 that runs through a 4-speed, manual transmission. From there the power is fed into Dana 44 axles. A new Holley carburetor can be found atop the 302. Up front there’s a working Ramsey PTO winch.

The truck wears new paint and a custom rollcage and hood. A top is available. The seller states that there isn’t much in the way of an exhaust so it’s loud. With an unmuffled V-8 that might be an understatement.

This truck is located in Chewelah, Washington. There are about 5 days left on the clock and bidding currently stands at $5,005 with an unmet reserve.

More photos after the jump.

Link:
1971 International Harvester Scout on ebay

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This film from the 1960s shows the then popular sport of motorcycle scrambling, which eventually would turn into enduro. It’s a fun little film.

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I came across this neat book recently. It contains over 50 plans for small cabins and also goes into the logistics of getting one built. Consider it a general survey on the subject rather than an in-depth treatise. There’s sample spread after the jump.

Link:
Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less, by Gerald Rowan
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If you’re looking for tires for vintage jeep or military vehicle here are a couple options.

Links:
Coker Tires
Universal Vintage Tire Co.

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Here’s a set of images I found by way of our WCXC Pinterest board. I’m not sure where they’re from other than the webpage I found them on. They’re a great shots of the 1970 Land Rover Range Rover. That’s the first year the Range Rover was released.

Read the rest of the post to see a gallery of my favorite images or follow the link above to see the whole set on the source site.

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WCXC: Vintage Land Cruiser Ad, FJ40

If you’re interested in vintage Land Cruiser brochures, ads, manuals and articles from around the world, there’s a veritable treasure trove over in the IH8MUD forum. Check out this post.

The post covers the classics: FJ40, FJ55, and FJ60. There are also some lesser-known models. Blizzard, anyone?

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The other day I posted about the Africa Twin and its 25-year history. Today I have some vintage video for you of both the 650 and 750 versions of the bike in its glory days.

The first two videos are in French but the appeal is universal. Same goes for the last one of a Africa Twin 750 starting up. Read the rest of this entry »