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 Post subject: 1970 Toyota Crown Wagon...4WD??
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:29 pm 
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I've been chasing this thing for years and finally was able to get a shot of it parked. Since these cars are body on frame, someone dropped the body right on top of what looks to be an 80's era 4WD suv/truck frame with a transfer case. From the bumpers, someone could figure out what's under it. Located in Hawaii!


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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Toyota Crown Wagon...4WD??
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:32 pm 
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That is just wrong on so many levels... :P

gaijinshogun wrote:
From the bumpers, someone could figure out what's under it.


Based on the bumpers and front hubs, I'd put money on it being a mid-70s Chevy. Most likely K5 Blazer based on the wheelbase. :tu:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:33 pm 
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i'm amazed something that old has survived over there. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Toyota Crown Wagon...4WD??
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:05 pm 
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datsunfreak wrote:
That is just wrong on so many levels... :P


Yeah...when I finally caught it stopped I was really excited to see a Crown here!!! :D

....but when I came up to it, it sorta made me sad.... :(


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:15 pm 
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Funny that the Crown is lifted like 2 feet and it's only just the same height as the minivan next to it... :P


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I wouldn't think it's too hard to convert it back if you have a spare frame lying around... which is a Big If I suppose... Sigh...

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I think it's sick personally! Not what I'd do if I had that car (quite the opposite actually, lol. It wouldn't be driveable, just like my other other classic yota :( ), but definately cool. I prefer crappy rigs for wheeling but to each his own. I'm amazed it's in such good shape too. The owner obviously loves it :D.

Put it on an old 2wd yota frame with bags :D.

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Seems the few Crown wagon survivors are always getting weird things done to them... there was that propane conversion one on CL a while ago....

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ben wrote:
... there was that propane conversion one on CL a while ago....


That propane one from Cali got cleaned up pretty nicely.....unfortunately, I believe it is in Japan now still sporting the "200 B00" Cal blue plates.


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gaijinshogun wrote:
ben wrote:
... there was that propane conversion one on CL a while ago....


That propane one from Cali got cleaned up pretty nicely.....unfortunately, I believe it is in Japan now still sporting the "200 B00" Cal blue plates.


Ah, I had wondered where that car went. Really wish I'd known about it at the time, I would have been all over it. *sigh*

I'm not big on the lifted 4x4 thing, but I'd be so happy to find one I'd want it anyways, haha. :tu:


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Is it just me or do those quarter panels just not look right?


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Stationwagonguy wrote:
Is it just me or do those quarter panels just not look right?


They are not right. They've been "straightened" and lengthened at least 4-5", maybe more. :td:

Look close and you'll see the rockers got the same "treatment". :x


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definetly not chevy, ih scout maybe? The previous owner of my rs56 pickup was going to put it on a 4x4 hilux frame :roll:

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Stationwagonguy wrote:
Is it just me or do those quarter panels just not look right?


quarters are modded some not really that much, rockers are stock

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Sorry, you are correct. Rockers are stock.

Never seen one without rocker moldings, that's what threw me... :P


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well, ive never seen one with moldings over here 8)

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