Another Landcruiser dual cab 79 series, this one being the first of the 2017 (updated version) versions to make it onto Modified and this one has portal axles!
Sean owns one of the cleanest built 79’s that I’ve seen to date (with 4 wheels not 6). The interior is immaculate and the latest mods done to the rear (after the shoot) are so well organized. No over the top mods here, just high quality which will last for a long time. The only part I would question on this vehicle are the front shocks but other than that it’s a ‘high quality build’.
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The roof top tent (RTT) is something I’ve never seen before and opens plus closes automatically within 20secs!
Being on portal axles this Landcruiser really has great underbody clearance and at the same time is engineered and gains good height without the body roll.
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Vehicles factory stats (NOTE* modded details below):
Make model: Toyota
Engine: !VD-FTV Diesel 4.5 L
Drive train: 5 speed manual
Suspension: Ridgid live axle, Coil springs
· Catch Can
· Armax Snorkle
· Beaudesert 3” exhaust
· Redarc 1230 bcdc
· Redark 2000W inverter
· Revolution Lithium Ion Dual Battery
· Custom switch panel and electric board
· Ultra Vision round LED driving lights
· Ultra Vision LED rear Light Bar
· Led strip lights in canopy
Comms & GPS:
· Icom IC 450 UHF radio with RFI antenna
· Bury hands free car kit with RFI antenna
Suspension and tyres:
· Marka Portal Axles.
· Lovells springs and coils rated to 600kg constant.
· Ironman shocks.
· Pro comp A/T Sport 315/70/17
· GVM Upgrade to 3780
· Track correction
· Track increase by 80mm
· Slotted brake rotors and ceramic brake pads
· !50mm lift under the axles
· Diff breathers
· Portal Axles
· Air Hubs
· Transmission drum hand brake
Bar work and exterior mods:
· ARB 63mm winch bar with Warn Zeon winch and rope
· ARB Side rails and steps
· Bundutop rooftop tent
· Clearview electric mirrors
· 230W solar panel
· Rhino rack roof platform
· Genuine Toyota tow bar
· Redarc Tow Pro
· 2 rear mounted spare Tyres.
· Rear Warn winch mounted in Trigpoint cradle
Back of the ute canopy:
· Warn Zeon front and rear winches.
· ARB dual pump compressor
· ARB recovery kit
· 4 Maxtrax
Sean’s top 3 trips in the 79 series dual cab:
Unstoppable moment in the Landcruiser dual cab:
Inskip point Fraser Island
Most scary situation in the Landcruiser dual cab:
Picking it up after the portal axles where fitted.
Sean's modification tips:
Keep an eye out on your weight ,Options add up quickly
Top 3 tips with the Landcruiser Dual Cab:
1. Trigpoint Canopy. Looked at them all and this one just does it
2. Electrics Keep it all in the canopy, it's where you are going to use most of your power.
3. Driving seats, a must have for those long trips.
Shop around, I even purchased my Cruiser in Melbourne ,had all the major works done and drove it back to Goulburn with a permit ,then registered it
Best 3 mod/s you have done and why:
1. . Portal axles ,engineered and 100% legal
2. .Trigpoint Canopy, attention to detail makes it usable and practical.
3. .Rear winch, Ive always wanted one
What made you decide to choose this vehicle?
Ive previously owned one and they are a great platform to build upon.
Best thing about the Landcruiser dual cab:
Worst thing about the Landcruiser dual cab:
What inspired you to build the Landcruiser?
Previousl ownership of 2 others.
I would like to thank:
Ian and Chris from Ians Auto Shop in Goulburn for there extreme attention to detail in the installation of all the accessories.
Leigh from Marks 4WD Adaptors for the installation of the portal axles
Murry from Tripoint canopies for his installation of the canopy that is made to perfection.