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cruisermatt

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UPDATE December 2018
Current Build

2005 L33 5.3-liter V8 Engine
Dodge NV4500
Dodge NP203 Doubler
87 FJ60 splitcase (38mm idler + manual shift)
FZJ80 rear axle
F/R lockers
SOA with rears up front, shackle reversal, and Chevy rear springs
Custom armor all around
Subaru Seats
Dual Batteries
Lots of other mods and horrible paint, dents and rust o_O
It likes to crawl over big rocks too.

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Here are some old pictures of my truck from the 90's and up when it was my parents',



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cruisermatt

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summer of 2012, I'm totally obsessed with Land Cruisers, before I even have my full drivers license. The cosmetic condition was seriously deteriorating from sitting in full Florida sun for the past 4 years, so my dad and I painted it, trying to stay as true as possible to the original red, we finished in late July 2012, it took us three months (please excuse cell phone pictures):
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some rust

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repaired

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dent from the tree

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CONGRATS

cruisermatt- excellent write up i'm really glued to your thread. i have heard and read lot of passionate ownership stories towards Land cruiser and Land rovers this is one such thread really loved the way you narrated on it, this cruiser is almost a member in your family man. i have rated your thread as excellent hope everyone does the same, keep up your photos and writing to flow on....:bounce::bounce2::clap::clap:
 

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Can I live in your garage?

Also paint my 60 for me :) (I'll give you a cookie.)

Awesome story. I think about all trips in my cruiser every time I drive it. My Dad did some repairs himself. Knew of SOR in the late 90's. Had a mechanic for a number of years. Patched the rusted battery tray with an A&W can. (It's still there)
 

cruisermatt

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July 2012, paint job finished, and even though it isn't the best paint ever (the new paint was a shade darker then the original, so door jambs and stuff weren't good, orange peel all over the place, especially roof). Besides body paint, jobs done: Grille blackout (I do really miss the old chrome and even the white, maybe one day), new aftermarket CCOT black bumpers (I do not recommend, they do look nice and are less money, but considerably thinner than OEM if you want actual protection), new OEM turn front turn signal, new OEM gutter trim (probably the last in the world, heh), painted the roof rack and sliders and some small trim, Hella rear work lights, and a Sony touchscreen radio, and a new carpet.
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I'll upload some interior photos tomorrow

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So right now I'd guess around 250k, it runs great. Funny story about the miles. The dealer my parents bought the truck from got slammed with mileage fraud felonies, the feds used my truck to nail them. Anyways, odometer is way off.
 
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