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Final Touches: The Dashboard Doctor Challenge, Part I

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The Galant resto is almost done, with only a respray for the bonnet, roof and boot, and the dash-pad refurb remaining on the to-do list.  Enter, the Dashboard Doctor (http://dashboarddoctor.com.au)!  

Above and below are the 'before' photos, showing a couple of major cracks and a few minor ones, too.  Stay tuned for the 'after' shots which will hopefully show the facia-fixing motoring medico's work at its best.  There will also be an unbiased - meaning unsolicited and unpaid - report on the quality and cost of the job.









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(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au.)
All iPhone images.

Readers' Photos # 13: Another Suzuki Mighty Boy

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Who'd have thought it?  Not one but two examples of the Prince of Utes, the Suzuki Mighty Boy(please also see: https://uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au/search?q=mighty+boy).  Thanks to the TasranianConnection for this pic.




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(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au)
Smart phone image.

Random # 143: FJ55 Toyota Land Cruiser Wagon

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This now quite rare late 60s to 1980 Land Cruiser was spotted in Hobart's CBD on a sunny winter's morning.  Given the large front mudguard-mounted indicators and the big rear combined indicator / tail lights, it's towards the later end of the model range - probably a late 70s version.  


Reference to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Land_Cruiser) suggests that it's an FJ55, which is described there as the '... first "real" station wagon in the Land Cruiser series, thus marking the beginning of [that] branch ..." of Toyota's off-road line-up.  That's not to say, however, that it was their first ever wagon; it just means that the FJ55 was Toyota's original wagon-specific model (ie: one that wasn't simply a four door variant of a commercial model).  


All up, the one shown here was in pretty good nick, with only relatively minor rust (almost certainly the demise of most of these early examples), glossy paint, nice accessories …