LC 100 Convert.........Is it posible?

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 11:43
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G'day all,
Asuming money isn't an issue, do yous think an LC100 could be body choped and converted to a dual cab ute? Would it look awkward? Am I dreaming? Have ya seen it done?
I'm spending big on a new ute and If I can't do this I'm gunna go a 79Series.But I want ABS, Airbags and the other mod-cons so this is why I ask.

Cheers.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 12:18

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 12:18
Anything is possible..
Are you talking a new one?

So + $15k to the buy price for the conversion + engineers etc...

What do you want ABS for? Tis crap offroad..
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Follow Up By: Alex Callaghan - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 12:44

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 12:44
Yeh, 04' GXL TD would be the vehical.
ABS is crap offroad ay? Whys that mate? I spose a part time rocker switch for the ABS would be possible too?

Have you seen it done before?
It just looks to me that the rear wheel archs would have to be cut off before they end to get a tray on and that would look a like a packa poo tickects. Know what I mean. I could be wrong thinking that? not sure.

Cheers for that though mate. At least I know it can be done. Just worried about how it'll look now.
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 13:13

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 13:13
It can, and is done, if you search the net there is a company in qld who do this type of conversion starting at about 7k.

And ABS is not an issue on toyota at least offroad, as it changes the ABS pattern when centre difflock is locked, and cancels the ABS when low range is selected.

I find the ABS on my toyota vehicle very good, in ice, snow, mud etc, where you should have the centre difflock locked anyway, it is very difficult to make the foot massage of the ABS over ride your normal braking.

The IFS vehicles dont seem to suffer the issues live axle vehicles do over corrogations with ABS either, as one wheel bouncing isnt having a direct effect on the other with IFS.
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Follow Up By: Alex Callaghan - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 14:16

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 14:16
GO OFFROAD,
Cheers. Just got onto rustrite.com site in QLD and it looks like a goa. There are some nice looking LC 100 conversions there. Thanks for the info on the ABS in the Toyo's too. I'm ordering the Cruiser next week and Im goin the metalic gold paint and color coding an ARB delux IFS bar and steel tray. Going a Warn, Air Lockers,OME LTR shockys n coils, Safari snorkle, Perfomance computer, IPF driving lights, IBS system. Can't bloody wait! I'm ready to go bush in me new beast now .....lol.

Thanks again!

Good site by the way. A wealth of info here.
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 16:38

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 16:38
Alex,
great to hear you are getting what you want, will be a great set up when completed and an excellent travel vehicle.

Dont forget this thread will be just text without pics 8-))))))))))))
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 16:48

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 16:48
The tray section will be very small in a 100 dual cab ute..
what are you intending on carrying?

Personaly I think the current Yota cruiser Utes look horn where a cut down breadbox could look average, and then come with sod all cargo space.
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Follow Up By: Alex Callaghan - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 17:09

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 17:09
I'll post some pics for yas for sure but I'll say the wait'll be around 8-9weeks + for the vehical to get in and for the mods etc to be made.

The tray'll be 1450mm long 1980mm wide. Big enough for me. I read on the rustright site that you can get a chassis extention by 750mm that would allow for a 2100mm long 1980mm wide tray but it wouldn't be as sure footed in the bush. Take a look at the site. Good stuff.
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Follow Up By: John - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 20:22

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 20:22
As Truckster said a lot of dollars.
But jeez they look good don't they.
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 14:13

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 14:13
check out this site www.sixwheeler.com.au they do conversions
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Reply By: Bilbo - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 14:52

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 14:52
Alex,

There is a company in Perth that does this conversion. I've seen a few of 'em and if I had the money I'd cut and chop my TD to get it done. I've seen the short tray, 4 wheel conversion and the long (standard tray size) 6 wheelers and they look tasty and very well done.

Advice from those wh've had it done is "DON'T GO THE WORKSHOP" when they're cutting it -it'll make you cry.

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Follow Up By: Member - StevenL - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 19:01

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 19:01
I have read several stories on the forum about guys getting teary eyed just drilling a hole in the guard for a snorkel let alone cutting the whole rear end off the body a new 100 series!!! The guys in that workshop must really enjoy their work!

Steven
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Reply By: Alex Callaghan - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 17:12

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 17:12
Thanks for the help all!!

The mod place in QLD is close to me so thats where id say i'll be headin.

Cheers n ave a good one
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Reply By: Davoe - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 11:20

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 11:20
gets done all the time I have seen plenty running round the mines but yair they have small trays
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 16:34

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 16:34
Alex,

Just drove one of these home from the Isa today, can email you a piccy if you like to let me know the address. Won't know cost till tomorrow.

Has 300mm(?) chassis extension, and 2.1 x 2 metre tray. Has 2 bins where the wheel arches were, which can fit a fair bit of gear in.

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Follow Up By: Davoe - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 09:59

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 09:59
we had a hzj 75 with full size back seats and a full size tray for work(chasis ext) and it caused no end of greif with running gear - being thrashed on the mine mightnt have helped but i wouldnt recomend a stretched jobbie
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Follow Up By: Alex Callaghan - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 18:31

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 18:31
Bob, a piccy would be great mate. If ya could shoot one to KerrieC1@bigpond.com.au it would be appreciated.
Not gunna go a chassis extension......spose to be crap off road and I'd belive it Davoe........it's not for me.

Cruiser gets in on the 12th of may and conversion should take 4 weeks then 2 days in ARB Southside at Brissy and then I'll have some pics to post :-)

Still lots of desisions to make! So be ready to bear with me on some future qestions from a 4x4 ilitarate ;-)

Ave'a good one.
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