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Land Cruiser Heritage Museum Salt Lake City, Utah

While in SLC today, we stopped to visit the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum.  The collection is breathtaking.  Kyle met us and answered some questions . His knowledge was extensive and I learned a couple of new things.

If in SLC, this museum is a must see even if not a Land Cruiser aficionado.  Below is from the official website.

Greg Miller has always loved Land Cruisers. In his words, “When I’m in a Land Cruiser, I’m usually in a place I love, with people I love, doing what I love.” For many years, Greg has been collecting historically significant Land Cruisers and adding them to his collection.  Greg also outfitted several 78 series Land Cruisers and took them on a journey around the world, driving them on all seven continents, including Antarctica. http://www.expeditions7.com

When Greg realized that Toyota did not maintain a museum to celebrate the history of his favorite vehicle, the idea to create a museum of his own both as a place to display his collection and as a way to celebrate Land Cruiser heritage started to form in his mind.

The museum began in a specially designed building at the former Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, but moved to Salt Lake City in 2015 where it is more accessible to guests who wish to visit and explore.

The Land Cruiser Heritage Museum is designed for those who share a passion for these remarkable vehicles. Within the walls of the museum rare and classic Land Cruisers are carefully preserved while their stories are shared.

The Land Cruiser Heritage Museum houses what is believed to be the world’s most diverse collection of Land Cruisers. Models range from a beautifully patina’d 1953 Toyota Jeep to a pristine 200 series. You’ll see 20 series, 40 series, 55s, 60 series, 70 series, 80s, 90 series, 100s, a 105 and many other rare “cousins” of the Land Cruiser, including a Delta mini-Cruiser, Blizzards, a PX-10, and Mega-Cruisers. You’ll see the first Land Cruiser sold in the United States, the first (and only) four-wheeled vehicle to traverse all seven continents, and more.

The Land Cruiser Heritage Museum is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, just six minutes from the Salt Lake International airport. Our address is 470 West 600 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101  M-F 0800-1700

Contact Information:

Dan Busey – 505.615.5470
Kyle Patten – 801.717.6017

H/T: http://www.landcruiserhm.com/

 

 

 

 

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FJ-60 Side Table

I often thought that having an easy to set up table would be handy on short trips for lunch as well as many other uses like cocktail hour.

I was daunted by what wood to use. I had thought of plywood, but even treated I was afraid of the plywood de-laminating over time. I also thought plywwod would be heavy.  I knew Tembo Tusk used bamboo on their tables. The bamboo wood would be weather resistant and not too heavy.

I did a search and found a company that made what I was looking for but  at $495.00 I knew I could do better.

I had made couple of small sidetables for my M-416 so I knew what parts I needed.  The question now was where to find a piece of bamboo wood for the table. My friend Kirk come up with the answer when prowling  Walmart for bargins.  In the hardward section was a top for a toolbox a bamboo top and the perfect size.

Not being satisfied with Walmarts low low prices I went to Amazon and found the same top for less and two day shipping.

I was able to make the whole project  for less than $100.00 ;much better than $495.00.

The rail fit naturally into a groove on the rear quarter panel of my FJ-60. Any flat surface on a vehicle will do.  I used HD double sided tape to affix the rail. It has been a couple of months and the tape is holding well so no need for screws.yet. The height is perfect for a stand-up table  and sets up in a moment. I have found that after driving,  a quick rinse with water will help the two rails mate easily.

The parts list is below and cheers.
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Bamboo table top

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Land Crusiers and other cool vehicles I’ve seen while in Afghanistan

I’d thought I’d share some pictures of the many Land Cruisers and Land Rovers I’ve spotted while in Afghanistan. The trucks with all the antennas on the roof have ECM – Electronic Countermeasures. The Arctic Truck belonged to the Lithuanian Special Forces. It was fully armoured. Please feel free to ask any questions on the comment page. Mike
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