old toyota uhaul

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by cuttingedge55, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. cuttingedge55

    cuttingedge55 LawnSite Member
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    Anyone seen any old toyota u hauls floating around the internet? Something that needs to be rebuilt would be fine the 4 cylinders are cheap to build. Some other box truck might interest me also but I'm a toyota guy just hate using my nice double cab tundra as a work truck
     
  2. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
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    Not sure how to track it down but about 3 weeks ago I read a thread about a Toyota dump truck... A guy showed a picture of it from craigslist or ebay.... Everyone got on him about it because they said it was a u haul truck and that it would be dangerous to full the dump bed..... It was an interesting thread but I don't know how you would track it down..... To me, it seems that a Toyota dump truck would be an awesome thing.. I mean, nobody can say that Toyotas are bad trucks and what's better than a dump bed? Oh well, good luck man...
     
  3. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would love to find one of the old Toyota dumps for a mow truck. High 20s on mileage.
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  4. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know a guy who is selling one. It is a 1989 I think converted to a flatbed. It's a 4 cylinder dually. Rated a 1 ton pickup. I think it has 280,000 miles???? Maybe more. He just had the engine rebuilt complete overhaul. I think he wants 3,000 for it but i'm not sure.

    Here in PA vehicles rust away, but this one is in nice shape with very little if any rust at all. It's Old and ugly, but runs great from what I hear. The flatbed is one of them professional ones I think its black diamond plated, I think its 5 or 6 wide and 8 or 10 long. It's a friends neighbor but I can get the info if you like.
     
  5. cuttingedge55

    cuttingedge55 LawnSite Member
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    The dump bed actually sounds awesome never seen one of those! I was thinking the enclosed bed would suit me better..... as many of y'all know how easy it is to steal equipment. Instead of loading and unloading I could just leave everything in there and I would think the normal box style could hold a walker,zero turn, 21" push, and blowers,ect. Flat bed may work too but unloading and loading would suck:/ Oh and i forgot to mention I'm in Alabama so it would cost me more to get that one from PA than what i would probably pay...
     
  6. cuttingedge55

    cuttingedge55 LawnSite Member
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    Oh and Dependable that is exactly why i would want a smaller toyota.... I don't need something that has a ton of power really and i would love to get in the 18-20 mpg loaded cause the new tundras are gas hogs pulling a trailer I'm lucky to get more that 13
     
  7. NIXRAY

    NIXRAY LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm not sure if its true in your area. But there are numerous 3rd party vendors that sell old UHauls. Basically go to your local UHaul and ask. Ir jump online and look for the option to buy. However if you buy direct from UHaul or a agent. You have to place a bid on each specific truck. Trailer etc
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  8. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Those are the old Toyota One Tons with dually rears installed. Also used on older mini RV's.

    I have a 1985 Toyota 4x4 extra cab with the 22r with the carb and I've had it since new. Bed has rust spot that get spot sprayed each Spring but an replacement flat bed like this one will be put on it here hopefully soon.

    It's roughly 6'-1" wide and 6' -10" long. Sides and back fold down.

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  9. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Senior Member
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    These old import trucks are under appreciated. I love daily driving my 81 Nissan King cab diesel and towing my small trailer. Always 30+ mpg and so simple to work on. Hardly a day goes by that someone does not ask if I wan to sell it. The Toyota's stay way pricey so don't be afraid to consider a Nissan, but you will not likely find one with a box. I know of a 83 Nissan King Cab with a shell for sale, needs a carb.
     
  10. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Somehow we lost the technology to build such trucks, apparently.
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