Fibreglass bodies

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 17:32
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Does anyone know who supplies fibreglass bodies for bolting onto existing chassis?

My son has picked up a short wheel base Landcruiser (probably mid 70's) and has started doing it up. I've suggested that maybe he should look at getting a fibreglass body instead of doing too much work on the current body. I'm sure I have seen Jeep look-alike bodies in some magazine years ago.

Jeff
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Reply By: Toytruck - Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 17:35

Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 17:35
JAy,
been a long time since I looked at this but there used to be a company on the Gold Coast that specialised in these. I also had a 40 back then...carnt for the life of me think of the name though. If you have no luck I can find out for ya. i"m sure someone on the forum will know.

Toytruck
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Follow Up By: Russel & Mary - Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 18:26

Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 18:26
Also do a search for rhinobuggies. There are heaps of ideas there. Rus.
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 18:34

Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 18:34
www.ozeastfibreglass4wd.com.au/ bodykitsreplacementparts.html
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Follow Up By: Bros 1 - Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 19:15

Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 19:15
Jay Gee,
As Willem says, see Ozeast at Noosa Q. Bought a turret off them for my old Tojo years ago and virtually fitted like a glove.
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Reply By: macy - Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 19:31

Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 19:31
There is a mob in Esperance that does them we looked at it awhile ago for our hj45.

Mac
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Follow Up By: Member - Jay Gee (WA) - Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 19:45

Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 19:45
Thanks - Do you remember their name?
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Reply By: Brian B (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 21:01

Sunday, Jun 11, 2006 at 21:01
Hi,

OzEast as mentioned earlier make a great range of fibreglass bolt ons for the Toyotas.

My son has built up a 1975 Toyota FJ40 shortie and has used full fibreglass replacement panels he purchased from them. Does cost a bit and I think his complete car cost about $8,000.00 in fibreglass alone.

He has gone the whole bit with a chev v8 etc and it has turned into a nice truck but he has spent a lot of money on it.

There is another guy at Bribie Island who was doing it but in my opinion the Ozeast moulds and finished product are better.

My son went to fibregalsss as he had built up two previous FJ40's in metal but these were very susceptible to rust even with rustproofing.

You can also get panels etc from Eureeka (not 100% sure of spelling) who are in Melbourne. They specialise in FJ40 gear and will ship anywhere in the country.

Hope it all goes well.
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