Lancruiser Ute

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 22:30
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Is there anyone out there that has had there landcruiser ute turned into a dual. Cab if so where can I get it done and how much is it going to set me back?
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 22:52

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 22:52
Hi Mudgee
Contact member Al &Mrs Al, Grierson Engineering, see post 24020, Mrs Al has details of their latest cruiser. It is the very best cut off that i have seen .
Crazie
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 23:02

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 23:02
yea, how to turn a breadbox into a cutting board
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 23:24

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 23:24
i reckon a troopie chopped to a space cab would be fairly trick, heaps of room plus load capacity.

Agree, the 'breadbox' is a nice project thats looking real nice.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 23:34

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 23:34
We had a hzj 75 ute duel cab with full lenght tray for work. Had more room in the back seats than the front and a flat floor - no transmission hump, was done by arkarna but big $$$ Apparantly it was going to be about 70 - 80k to replace in 98. So management got a hilux............. And we bent it in half
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Reply By: Member - Ian W (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 23:37

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 23:37
You can Google "Creative Conversions" in Qld. who do beaut conversions, however the I felt the prices I saw on their site were a bit rich - then again I admit that I 'm not realy qualified to judge.
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Reply By: muzzgit (WA) - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 00:24

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 00:24
Would probably be cheaper to get a GQ wagon or 80 series and chop it up, put a tray on the back.
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Reply By: mudgee2 - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 06:59

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 06:59
Thanks guys, gives me somewhere to start. I'll have to get some prices and then see how much money the Mrs let's me have.
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 08:28

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 08:28
Hi Mudgee2

take a look at the pics here, the ute is about to get painted, happy to send you more pics....

Lyn
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Follow Up By: mudgee2 - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 08:39

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 08:39
thanks, but I probably should have been clearer with my original question. I have a HZJ75 which I would like to turn into a dual cab in order to cope with my rapidly expanding family. I could just go and buy a dual cab but I have a reliable vehicle already and if it is finacially viable would like to modify it. I like the look of what you have done but I think it's a bit out of my reach financially. Thanks for your response though.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 08:42

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 08:42
hi mudgee,

chat to Al anyway, he bought the LC100 for the same reason, he had a ford xr8, but 2 kids and him just didn't fit in, so his option was to get a LC and cut it, as he wasn't comfortable enough in other dual cabs. He is keen to cut other models, and is working on a prices.

if you want to speak to him, email us at grierson@hotkey.net.au, and I'll give you his mobile number.

cheers

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 09:40

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 09:40
let me see if I get this straight.

2 kids + 1 adult didnt fit in an XR8?? has he put on 2300 stone since MSunset?
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 09:42

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 09:42
Trucky, the xr8, was a ute, sorry should have clearer...hahahah....only 2 seats in the xr8 ute....
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 09:42

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 09:42
Trucky
XR8 ute
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 09:43

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 09:43
Bench seat conversion $300
problem solved
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 09:49

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 09:49
but what about the wife??????
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 09:51

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 09:51
Theres a collar and chain in the back, you never seen that before?
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Follow Up By: bundyman - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 10:17

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 10:17
Mudgee,

Justanother thing to be wary of before you getthe gas axe taken to it. I have an "extra cab" 75 series ute and I found that all bar the specialist 4wd insurance mobs, wouldn't touch it because it had been modified. The main insurnace companies only like stock vehicles. In the end I'm happy I found the insurance mob I'm with cause I have other new found benefits.

The other thing is the conversions are expensive and don't expect to get any where near your money back if you sell it one day. You will get more than a standard ute but not much.

Be wary of any second hand ones already converted, because as Davoe said most probably started life in a mine (they're the only ones who can afford to convert them). Good luck though.

Cheers,
Hughesy
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Reply By: Member - Matt Mu (Perth-WA) - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 11:56

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 11:56
Mudgee my suggestion would be to find an old troopy cabin, cut the rear off that for a duel cab.
Spend the time it takes to do it well, strip it completely fix all rust up and get it painted. Then when you have everything ready to g, its a simple(ler) matter of ripping one off and fitting the other. Sort the dash out and you are done.

I dont think there is much other option from going to a duel cab FROM a single! Might be wrong but this way would seem the best cost conversion and have your rig off the road for the shortest time!
Added benifit of selling you old cab later, or keep for conversion back if you ever want!?

Goodluck anyway!

Matt.
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Reply By: mudgee2 - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 12:45

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 12:45
Matt,

Thanks, that's another option and by the looks of it, probably the least harmful on the hip pocket.
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