Well, I didnt think yesterday would come, but it has been and gone.
I havent posted for quite a while, but the older members will probably remember me. I had a 1985 F75 Rocky, fitted with Detriot Lockers front and rear, and factory PTO winch, amongst a whole heap of other modifications. I have owned it for about 15 years.
A job change about 15 months ago now sees me working away from home for extended periods, and a 600km round trip to get to work. With the need to have a more reliable and comfortable and cheaper vehicle to do this trip, I bought a 1600 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad. As such, the Rocky saw less and less use, and certainly virtually nil 4wding (by way of example- I killed the right front CV in Feb last year, and hadnt repaired it till this week) One of the benefits of my new job is the opportunity to lease a newer vehicle. And this is what I have done.
A 2005 Nissan Patrol very shortly becomes my drive. Once acquired, its first trip is to a local ARB store, to get air lockers, 2 inch lift, snorkle, dual batteries, and winch fitted. So, with this something has to go. So yesterday, my old faithful Rocky was sold. It has gone to someone who wants to do it up to get back on the road.
I havent departed the Daihatsu marque completely, as one daughter owns an F80 Rocky, and the other daughter owns a Charade. I will still wander in and out every now and then, hopefully giving the odd bit of advice when I can.