ROTW ROTW: flaminbandits 1975 fj40 (1 Viewer)

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Well where to start with my butchered 40 series

it started out its life as i know it with a good friends dad he spent about 10grand on it at a mechanics reco engine gearbox and transfer then he got it legal and gave it to his son who rolled it at 80kmph on a freeway in only 2 weeks

it sat in there front yard for about 3 months with his dad removing the roof doors and windscreen and i had said if its ever going to be towed away im gonna be towing it

then i was around there one thursday and got asked you want that landcruiser i jumped up said yep and organised to trailer it home the next day

so i organised a friend to tow it home and well then the real story starts


at first i was like WTF AM I DOING i had grand ideas to drop another body on it a car body asnd use it as a summernats cruise weapon (www.summernats.com.au its a massive car show each year)

then i found outerlimits www.outerlimits4x4.com and noticed a few 40's and i got the bug i found someone selling a rollcage for $300 so paid a deposit and organised to drive the 400kays to collect it found a roof windscreen doors ect

took me 6 months to legalise it

the day after getting it legal there was a BIG 40 series trip planned so off i went ID NEVER DRIVEN A 4X4 BEFORE THIS TRIP first hill i was @&@&@&@&tin but gave it some gas and LOVED IT


from there its gone through lots of changes and lots of cutting




now the mod list goes
stock 2f running on custom made straight lpg setup (propane to the usa guys)
standard 4 speed and transfer with 2low mod
crappy 31” muddie recaps
6 point rollcage
front and rear lsd
chopped sills and no sidesteps
custom seat mounts and seats
chopped rear floor raised to top of tub
twin lpg tanks 150l usable fuel
raised custom front guards ½ the guard raise with the bonnet
60 series power steering and steering linkages
75 series tilt ajust steering colum
on board air setup with rollcage as 26l airtank
trimmed rear chassi corners
relocated stock tailights
thomas pto winch
45 series rear springs (8.8” wheelbase extention)
flipped 40 rears up front (5” wheelbase extention) total wheelbase of about 103”

everything on it ive done myself on a low budget ive only recently started working and am saving hard for a set of 36x12.5 swampers should have them just after new years


upcoming mods
tyres – these are always happening even when we have just brought new ones
5 speed and split transfer case
wider diffs 60 series or 80 series big decision time


well thats all i can think off want more pics of anything lemme know and i can take some

cheers


heres a ferw older shots just after i got it legal to drive here




and this is it now LOL






and i told him i was gonna post this LOL thats bad_religion_au standing off to the left :)


for lots more pics check out
http://pcman.3rdrock4x4.com/rotw/

and my buildup thread on our club website
http://www.3rdrock4x4.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=205
 
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yep your draging me outta trouble AGAIN lol

ive been told to put up more pics of how muchu i cut it up to freak out the yanks

Spit my last breath says:
dude... more pics of the butchering process for your ROTW
pcman says:
why ??
Spit my last breath says:
because that'll make the yanks cringe

so here they are
cutting

more cutting

and some more cutting

adding in supports and bracing

rock lights

tanks in wiring happening fuel lines happening and floor being fitted

nealy done
 
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im getting some 36x12.5 swampers in the new year

the 2f loves lpg i brought it dual fuel and converted to straight lpg myself and gained atleast 10% power and incredible consumption im using aboiut 17-20l per 100kays costing about 10bux

umm no idea what that is in miles to gallons sorry

didnt have to chop the dash at all but in my opinion the steering colum is too long my seats go back further than stock so its ok in my truck but with stock seats/mounts i dont think it would be comfortable

only pic i have at the moment of the colum is this


ill take some more shortly and post up for you
 
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Love the tool kit on the gas tanks,

Grinding discs, screwdriver and a Shifter :grinpimp:

A well worked on rig, still gotta make my way south to catch up with you guys.

Scott
 
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busiboy said:
Love the tool kit on the gas tanks,

Grinding discs, screwdriver and a Shifter :grinpimp:

A well worked on rig, still gotta make my way south to catch up with you guys.

Scott
hahaha... damn i thought this one would raise more eyebrows than this.

as for well worked on... well his club members know how he got the nickname "bush mechanic from hell"
 
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Maybe should change well worked on, to well worked over for a better understanding of what I meant. :cheers:
 
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busiboy said:
Maybe should change well worked on, to well worked over for a better understanding of what I meant. :cheers:
lol, we just like to give him grief for butchering a 40 series :cheers:
 
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whats wrong with the steering wheel everyone comments on it cause its sooo small LOL
ive driven with it and 33x12.5's any manual steering and didnt have any problems

now with power steer its AWESOME but a little small i have a attatchment with that steering wheel its from the first car i ever brought and i still have it
 

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