Al's converted LC Ute

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After looking around for a while for a 4x4 Dual Cab Ute that he could feel comfortable driving everyday, Al decided his best option was getting a converted Landcruiser Wagon. He looked at a couple of well-known conversion companies both in Victoria and interstate, and almost bought a converted ute from Perth. However, after getting an unfavourable mechanical report on the vehicle, he decided that he would look around for a decent used LC and do the conversion himself. Enter member Eric who sourced a 1999 LC live axel wagon with only 86000 kms on the clock, and so, a LC conversion suddenly became a reality.

We think that many people thought Al was taking a bit of a risk cutting the back off a perfectly good car, and to be honest, I think Al had one or two butterflies, but, I have to admit, that I was confident that he could do the job – two reasons, 1) he’s a damn good tradesman and knows what he’s doing, and 2) he hates to fail. The Ute still requires it’s final paint job, new tyres and rims, toolboxes underneath, and I think a modification to the tail lights.

Many thanks to the following for their support, help and constant enthusiasm – Glenn [Vic], Eric and Crazie, it’s been an interesting and enlightening journey for everyone.

Finally, Al will probably [she types this laughing as she knows it’s a given] do other conversions, and if anyone is interested talking to him about it or who wants to check out this one in the “flesh”, give us a call or email us, addy can be found under the rig pic.

Lyn
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:08

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:08
ps...if you want to see more pics...click on our rig pic :)
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Reply By: Wombat - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:30

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:30
"The Ute still requires it’s final paint job, new tyres and rims, toolboxes underneath, and I think a modification to the tail lights." You forgot the most important thing - It still requires a "My other ute's an Oldsmobile" sticker. As I said the other day "You're a legend big fella!"
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:35

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:35
Mr Al is so amazing.....
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 16:11

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 16:11
"2) he hates to fail."

Maybe he should go out and have a game or three with Collingwood.

Nah!! That would just break his spirit.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 16:21

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 16:21
he's far more interested in cutting cars than worry about how my football team is doing or not doing.....hahhahhaha
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 16:44

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 16:44
Lyn, it looks great in the pics I have seen. Many congratulations to Al for the job he has done, even if it is a ****cruiser. LOL
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Reply By: Glenn (VIC) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:15

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:15
What a great looking vehicle, if I ever feel the need to convert my beloved 80 Series, I know who to call. Well done Al on a fantastic job that puts others to shame, and well done Lyn for supporting Al on his first conversion.

Love it!

Glenn
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:25

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:25
A broken breadbox... or one with the roller up?
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:28

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:28
nothing broken about it...hahaha..

jaded trucky.. :))
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:40

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:40
oh yea heaps..
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:53

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:53
After getting an unfavourable mechanics report- I have been canned on this forum before for saying that you should leave the 2nd hand duel cabs alone coz the vast majority of these duel cabs are ex miners but that sort of confirms it
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:06

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:06
It looks sensational.

I never had a doubt it would be.

Damn fine work, damn fine fellow. And I know the input and support from Glenn and Adam has been invaluable.

Now how can he craft a log splitter of that quality (one that a knob can't break) LOL?

Cheers,

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:11

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:11
perhaps a planning session could be in order....your place?
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 11:32

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 11:32
I can lend you a nice block splitter :-)))
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:28

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:28
Well done Al(and Mrs Al)

I have a nice 60 series which needs to be converted. Interested?
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:35

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:35
he could be....hahahahahahaha
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