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Gordie the Galloper?

Posted By: bill_bly_ca

Gordie the Galloper? - 04/14/21 01:54 AM

Hey

So it looks like I am back in 4D56 land

After 15 yrs of owning an '88 Pajero I sold it last January and bought a Prado (Similar to a 4runner)

Missing the Pajero, and needing a second vehicle to drive south (Nicaragua does not allow in RHD vehicles) and I need a back up, I started browsing the export pages again. This the same way I found the Pajero in 2004 and the Prado in Jan 2020

This one popped up and I rubbed my chin for 2 days but did not pull the trigger and it showed as "Under offer" the 3rd day so I thought it was gone.

A couple of days later it was back on the market (Usually someone can not make a deposit or shipping is too high or whatever)

Contacted my broker who appears to have snagged it - I won't know for sure until tomorrow. "All in" to Vancouver it will be a little over 5K US, $7300 CDN

I live in Ontario and it looks good enough to drive back, so this being my 3rd that I actually import myself I will drive it back rather than train/truck which saves $1900. Mind you the drive back will have costs, but those can be managed and heck it is an awesome road trip anyways. Have not made the trek for 30 yrs so time to do it again.

[Linked Image from image-cdn.beforward.jp]

And a video walk around.



I have been so spoiled with all of the Prado info on the internets (EPG's, youtube videos, service manuals et al) it is a bit daunting to go back to the (relative) obscurity of the 4D56 but at least this one is intercooled unlike the Pajero which could not even pass its own shadow if the sun helped.
Posted By: bill_bly_ca

Re: Gordie the Galloper? - 04/14/21 11:34 AM

OK - Looks like she is mine - Just have to pay the balance at lunch and wait for a boat space
Posted By: bill_bly_ca

Re: Gordie the Galloper? - 05/11/21 09:47 PM

Just received notice today

The Galloper was loaded May 10 Korea time and is on the way to New Westminster June 13
Posted By: bill_bly_ca

Re: Gordie the Galloper? - 06/17/21 03:18 AM

And today the truck is sitting on a dock in BC awaiting clearance from Canada Customs to get a space on the train.
Posted By: rxinhed

Re: Gordie the Galloper? - 06/19/21 05:14 AM

Awesomeness
Posted By: bill_bly_ca

Re: Gordie the Galloper? - 06/26/21 02:21 AM

Cleared Customs Friday the 18th - Now in line for a train ride at the Livingston Logistics lot - I am told I'm my driveway between the 12th and the 15th

Shoes and pads arrived from Latvia today - The only parts I have not been able to find in NA so far.
Posted By: rascott

Re: Gordie the Galloper? - 06/26/21 06:56 AM

echo- awesomeness!
i look forward to your acquisition.
Posted By: KristianJ

Re: Gordie the Galloper? - 06/30/21 08:41 PM

Congratulations on acquiring it! Just out of curiosity, are you planning to fit it with a new set of wheels and tires? The old ones on it may not be good enough for your long trip back.
Posted By: bill_bly_ca

Re: Gordie the Galloper? - 07/06/21 01:27 AM

So I got a set of 4 steelies locally for a 2010 Tacoma - $80 CDN - wire wheeled them down, primed painted and then got Mitz center caps off of wish.

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The truck is still waiting for the train in BC

Still hoping the Rotors are over 20mm and smooth.

Posted By: bill_bly_ca

Re: Gordie the Galloper? - 07/06/21 01:37 AM

Originally Posted by KristianJ
Congratulations on acquiring it! Just out of curiosity, are you planning to fit it with a new set of wheels and tires? The old ones on it may not be good enough for your long trip back.


Oh yea - They only _look_ to be 30% or less - For the safety I will use the Geolander G015's currently on the Prado - Then will mostlikely place the tires that came with the truck on the Steelies (post above) and use them for another 10% maybe until a month before the trip.

While I would most likely gravitate to another set of G015's as I have found them to be really good on the Prado, I might lean to a set of Hankook Road Venture AT51
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