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#101 Shiney005

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 10:08 AM

Ha ha ha ha.  

Not the TRD then? I thought they had the Sprintex? Is it 4WD? How big is the tank?

 

Better stick up a picture of a dead or dying Torana I suppose.

 

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 10:27 AM

Ha ha ha ha.  
Not the TRD then? I thought they had the Sprintex? Is it 4WD? How big is the tank?
 
Better stick up a picture of a dead or dying Torana I suppose.
 
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4x4. Identical Eaton blower to a 2008/9 TRD except lots more power and torque due to the exhaust and tune. I even fitted the same front brakes and tyre size as a TRD (338mm x 28mm rotors and 265/65/17). Tank is the same as a grenade engine Hilux, about 65L. It is good on fuel, averages about 15-15.5L/100 and given my driving style that is good. Gets basically the same economy as my 2WD LS1 engined V2 CV8 and VY SS Ute did and weighs probably 500kg more. Plus included in that L/100 figure is regular 1500-2200kg towing, something neither LS car ever did. I’ve always bought the biggest and best engine available, if I could go back to the 60’s and 70’s I’d buy 327 and 350 powered Holdens, or 5.0 Torana, no way I’d be buying a 173 Holden or 4cyl Torana simply because they saved a few mpg.

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 09:25 AM

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Still there. Owner wont sell.....shame. Sure there would be something of worth...



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 09:30 AM

I bought a HK GTS once in similar condition to that rustbucket above for $250. Luckily all the good bits had been stored inside, like steering wheel, seats etc. I stripped it of rear springs and left the rest at a mate’s wreckers. Some idiot paid like $3500 for it, and then I saw it in Gumtree a few months later for $6000 minus tags. It was worth nothing!

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 01:13 PM

I’ve cut up 2 basket case Tirana’s in the last couple of years. Both were free. I was able to get lots of little bits. Even if it’s bolts and clips. Just takes time eh!

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 03:28 PM

There would be quite a bit of value there as a parts car. Glass, badges, chrome mouldings, B pillar covers, tail lights, suspension, running gear, etc. Not to mention the interior, door furniture, dash, etc.



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 03:36 PM

None of that would matter to the highest bidder. They’d be buying it for the tags to defraud someone.

Edited by yel327, 10 October 2019 - 03:37 PM.





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