Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Should the early-to-mid-80s Land Cruisers qualify for this series? I've been seeing a few of them around town, and they always struck me as belonging a bit more to the Maximum Cup Holder Comfy SUV Era than to the Unkillable Warlord Grade Toyota Truck Era. But the RHD Troop Carrier Land Cruiser was made in the 80s, and I noted un-cupholder-esque details such as the locking front hubs on the civilian 60 Series, and the styling on this era's trucks is pretty truckish, so what the heck: here's an '84 Land Cruiser for Truck Monday!

I assume that these things are still pretty commonplace all over the continent, but maybe the Rust Monster's appetite for Japanese steel has been insatiable in the road-salty regions of the land. They're big, they're simple, and they've got the good ol' six-banger F engine called for by to hallowed Land Cruiser tradition.

How about a truck styling touch that isn't a super-macho slab of monster-truck chrome? For that matter, how about a Toyota that even has hokey-yet-cool styling touches of any sort? Come on Toyota, start by calling all your automatic transmissions Toyoglides and go from there!

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