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Commander (Land Cruiser) head gasket - which side is up?

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    I'm finally installing the head gasket on my 50 Land Cruiser. which side of the gasket goes up? One side is copper and the other side is steel.
    thanks in advance.

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    Most of them are stamped 'front-top'. If not, there is only one way all the holes will line up. There are 7 small holes in the gasket adjacent to the head bolt holes along one side. They go on the left (driver's) side. There is one hole, a little larger, at one end only, next to the center head bolt hole. That goes to the front.