- Mar 10, 2020
- Ground Control
This build began with a tired 1996 lx450 out of Arkansas. After checking carfax and seeing that it came out of south Arizona and spent its time in south Texas, I knew it was the perfect cruiser for my 6bt cummins that needed a plow to pull.
I bought the cruiser just north of Hot Springs and drove it home in the pouring rain. It had a leaky sunroof. It was a fun drive despite the constant drip. Once I inspected the Home Depot silicon caulk job, I knew it was time to delete the sunroof.
I studied YouTube videos on auto body welding, talked to several auto body guys and found some scrap metal behind my shop. After practicing on similar sized metal, I took a deep breathe and started welding.
I almost took the plunge and painted the cruiser myself but my Dad had just passed and I didn’t have it in me. I paid a local shop to paint it for me and replaced the motor seals.
I’ve found short moments here and there to work on it as time allows.
I want to thank Joel @Jonesys over at adventure vehicle nw. He has been very responsive to my questions and has provided top-notch customer support.
I ordered my suspension from Ozark overland outfitters and Jason Harris has also provided top-notch support. Even when dobinson was having supply chain issues, Jason was bending over backwards to make sure I was receiving good service. That says a lot to me, to see a small business take up the slack when the major manufacturer is encountering issues.
Below is a list of parts I’ve added to the build.
80 Series Part-Time T-Case Conversion Kits
80 Series Part-Time T-Case Conversion Kits - Fits 2/1995-1/98 FZJ80/LX450 - (TC80PTLKIT) - https://cruiserteq.com/80-series-part-time-t-case-conversion-kits-fits-2-1995-1-98-fzj80-lx450-tc80ptlkit/
Sumo Gear Land Cruiser Transfer Case 10% Overdrive Gear Set - Fits 8x/100 Series
Sumo Gear Land Cruiser Transfer Case 10% Overdrive Gear Set - Fits 8x/100 Series - https://cruiserteq.com/sumo-gear-land-cruiser-transfer-case-10-overdrive-gear-set-fits-8x-100-series/
Alternator: 1989-2002 Cummins One Wire Alternator 136 Amp With Tach Output SKU 2516 - https://www.dieselconversion.com/1989-2002-cummins-one-wire-alternator-with-tach-output.html?___SID=U
Dakota digital controller for tachometer SGI-100BT: Universal Speedometer and Tachometer Interface - https://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=1192/category_id=694/mode=prod/prd1192.htm
Conversion Friendly Air Conditioning Compressor - Adventure Vehicles NW - https://adventurevehiclesnw.com/shop/diesel-conversion-parts/ac-alternator-mounts-brackets/conversion-friendly-air-conditioning-compressor/
Cummins high mount bracket
B-Series Cummins HD High Mount AC Bracket Kit - Adventure Vehicles NW - https://adventurevehiclesnw.com/shop/diesel-conversion-parts/chevrolet-gmc/73-87-chevy-truck/b-series-cummins-hd-high-mount-ac-bracket-kit/
80 Series Toyota Land Cruiser to Cummins 6BT Conversion Engine Mounts - Adventure Vehicles NW - https://adventurevehiclesnw.com/shop/land-cruiser/80-series/drivetrain-80-series/80-series-toyota-land-cruiser-to-cummins-6bt-conversion-engine-mounts/
Transfer case/NV4500 adapter
HF2A Land Cruiser Transfercase to NV4500 Transmission Adapter Kit - Adventure Vehicles NW - https://adventurevehiclesnw.com/shop/land-cruiser/80-series/drivetrain-80-series/hf2a-land-cruiser-transfercase-to-nv4500-transmission-adapter-kit/ Rockbug also has a nice adapter system Weld-in panhard support bar – Rockbug Industries - https://rockbug.com.au/products/removable-track-bar-support-land-cruiser-105-series?variant=39275826249797 Damien Jason Facebook and Rockbug website
Hydro-Boost System for 1969-1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 1996-1997 Lexus LX450 - https://www.powerbrakeservice.net/93tolacrhyco.html
Vacuum pump delete
Cummins B Series Direct Mount Power Steering Pump Adapter - Adventure Vehicles NW - https://adventurevehiclesnw.com/shop/diesel-conversion-parts/chevrolet-gmc/73-87-chevy-truck/cummins-b-series-direct-mount-power-steering-pump-adapter/
Intercooler: Mishimoto MMINT-UG - Mishimoto G-Line Intercoolers
Mishimoto MMINT-UG Mishimoto G-Line Intercoolers | Summit Racing - https://www.summitracing.com/parts/MIO-MMINT-UG
Delta 1FZ WASHER RELOCATION KIT
Delta Vehicle Systems - 1FZ Washer Relocation Kit - https://www.deltavs.com/all-products/1fz-washer-relocation-kit
1FZ DUAL BATTERY KIT
Delta Vehicle Systems - 1FZ Dual Battery Kit Components - https://www.deltavs.com/all-products/1fz-dual-battery-kit-components
POWERMASTER PERFORMANCE 9058 ULTRA DUTY REPLACEMENT STARTER 07-16 5.9L / 6.7L DODGE CUMMINS
Powermaster Performance 9058 Ultra Duty Replacement Starter 07-16 5.9L / 6.7L Dodge Cummins - https://www.dieselpowerproducts.com/powermaster-starter-07-16-cummins
VALAIR HYDRAULICS BRACKET HYD-BRACKET | 1998.5-2002 DODGE 5.9L CUMMINS
Valair Hydraulics Bracket HYD-BRACKET | 1998.5-2002 Dodge 5.9L Cummins - https://www.dieselautopower.com/valair-hydraulics-bracket-hyd-bracket
LX450 Leather Upholstery
LX450 Leather Upholstery — MOSLEY MOTORS - https://www.mosleymotors.com/leatherinteriors/lx450
Suspension @Ozark cruiser
Dobinsons - https://ozarkoverlandoutfitters.com/shop/ols/categories/dobinsons