‘Mine not his’ says the bug catcher on Danie’s Toyota Landcruiser 75 series.
YEP finally after 5 years and 75 episodes of Modified we
have a 75 series Landcruiser.
This particular one is setup mainly for play and
short runs but is totally capable of the long runs with a half open tray ready
for extra gear and cargo.
There is not much gear on this 75 series that is
un-necessary, what is needed it has. Danie is a diesel mechanic for the
Australian air force so any issues with the 75 out bush won’t be much of a problem
for this lady.
Danie’s 75 cruiser spends most of its time in northern QLD on
rock and clay country hence the big aggressive tyres.
For all the other details
and the full feature enjoy the video below.
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Vehicles Specs (NOTE* Mod details below):
Make model: Toyota Landcruiser 75 series
Engine: 4.2L 1hz
Drive train: Factory 5speed manual with factory 4.11 diff
Suspension: 2” springs, 2” extended shackles, 1.5” body
lift, 10” Fox shocks front and 11” Dobinson remote res rear.
Danie's mod list for the Toyota Landcruiser 75series
airbox made by Jrace Industries
pod air filter
to rear tray.
- 7” Supernova driving lights
- 44.5” Bushranger LED lightbar
Comms & GPS:
- GME XRS370 run through a CB switch
to a 6.6dbi and 2.1dbi GME antennas
Suspension and tyres:
- 2” springs, 2” extended shackles front, drop shackles rear
1.5” body lift, 10” Fox shocks front and 11” Dobinson remote res rear
- 33x13.5r15 Nitto Mud Grapplers
Bar work and exterior mods:
- Custom built at Ferrets FourbyFour
- Bit of everything
- 12500lbs VRS rear mounted winch.
Danie's Top 3 trips in the Toyota Landcruiser 75 series:
- Fraser Island,
- NSW North Coast,
- Landcruiser Mountain Park
Unstoppable moment in the Toyota Landcruiser 75 series:
Pulling out about 7 or so new 4wds
on Fraser Island with camper trailers. All with a heap more horsepower but the
75 was just like a tractor in the soft sand. Couldn’t stop it.
Most scary situation in the Toyota Landcruiser 75 series:
mate with a bogged 4wd and trailer on an incoming tide. His transfer had seized
so wheels couldn’t even roll. Racing the tide dragging deadweight small
portions at a time, dig a little, drag a little, repeat. Eventually just got
out before the tide.
Danie’s modification tips:
The best mods I’ve found are things you can do yourself, cheap,
learning opportunity and you feel more accomplished afterwards. Just get in and
give it a go.
Things to lookout for with this model 75series:
Top 3 tips with the 75series:
1. Front locker and they’re pretty unstoppable
Will go forever if well maintained and engine kept stock
deadner will be your friend.
The Modified Video.
Thanks to the following
people for helping with my build:
too many to list. So many people over the 9 years have had a hand in making
this car what it is today and I am appreciative of each and every person.