The top photo was our trip last year in Las Vegas. We were sitting out by the pool when I hear Heather telling me to turn around with a big grin on her face. We spent two hours talking to this couple from Europe who had
been traveling around the world for the last 18 months. I was all over his cruiser, but I didn't ask what model it was. I know it has the 6 cyl diesel, HF55 trans and dual (dash mounted control) diff lockers. He was not
into cruiser like we are, as he stated "we only bought the vehicle because we couldn't afford to breakdown". He indicated that after all of the places he had been in the world, not one Toyota part had failed.
Here lower picture is of the "Castleman's Cruisers". Heather's is the 1993 FZJ 80 0n the right. It is mostly stock except for having the stock wheels chromed and tinted windows. A few other options are sunroof, c.d. player,
ABS (we didn't know to look for the locker option) and Leather interior.. Heather would love to lift hers 4 " add 35' tires and a new TRD supercharger. As her husband and the person who has to do these upgrades, maintenance and repairs, I have to try and rationalize with her. It's not
easy when my wife is a total cruiser and motorhead like myself. You can also see in the picture is our daughter Hannah, she is 2 ˝. Our son Tyler (not pictured) the self professed paleontologist will probably take my FJ40
(pictured) when in collage for those trips to the desert in search of dinosaur bones. . My 1980 cruiser can be seen on the left. A short bio is also posted here as 'castleman".
The bottom photo is our collection of rides. Needless to say, our insurance company loves us. That's Heather's 95 Impala SS and my 99 KTM motorcycle and 1972 Chevy ˝ ton truck.Heather Castleman of Moreno Valley, Ca.
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