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The birth of the 4 door

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by concrete jedi, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Jul 21, 2008 at 4:09 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    I was watching this t.v. show by the name of "The Desert Speaks" and they were in Peru. As they traversed the Amazon river they were being driven in Toyota Hilux's, 4 doors. Looked like stout trucks, pretty stock, with some light bars. My question is when did Toyota produce the first four door truck, and where. Was it off shore or was it here in America ? These 4 door trucks I saw looked older than what we have on shore, maybe one was early 90's and one was middle to late 90's.
     
  2. Jul 21, 2008 at 4:18 PM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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  3. Jul 21, 2008 at 4:24 PM
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    Thanks Humanoid, looks like 1998.
     
  4. Jul 24, 2008 at 7:19 AM
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    Cool article,thanks.....I see the Hilux name made it's debut in '68....just like me.:D
     
  5. Aug 12, 2008 at 10:59 AM
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    There were 4 door Toyotas in Japan in 1985; I saw one when I was stationed in Okinawa. The one I saw was a work truck, owned by the "Nationals" that would come on base to work. Prior to that I had only seen what were called "Add-a-cabs", which were aftermarket extended cabs. Essentially, they added a section of frame and a fiberglass extended cab... pretty bogus.
    At the time, I had seen 4 door cabs on big trucks like Internationals and whatnot, but the idea of a 4 door compact truck was brilliant.
     
  6. Aug 12, 2008 at 2:34 PM
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    I concur, brilliant !
     
  7. Jan 11, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    the 79-83 model year was the first gen for the 4 door
    i have a pic

    9550_1.jpg
     
  8. Jan 11, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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  9. Jan 25, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    more 79-83 4-doors

    83Oz4door2.jpg
    scott_hilux_03.jpg
    OzRunner834door.jpg
     
  10. Jan 25, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    back home in 1980s I remember seeing DC Toyota trucks and i always wonder why here in the US we did not had many of them.
     
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