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Thread: The replacement - 2004 HDJ100R Landcruiser

  1. #1
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    Talking The replacement - 2004 HDJ100R Landcruiser

    After touring Australia for 3 years in the relative comfort of our 1997 HZJ80R Landcruiser, it was time to move on. After lengthy search, data analysis (read cost comparison) we found a suitable replacement. It arrived at our door in the early hours of the morning this past Tuesday.


    Vehicle specs:
    Itís a 2004 HDJ100R Landcruiser in GLX trim.
    1HD-FTE 4.2L 6 cylinder turbo charged diesel engine
    H151F 5 speed manual gearbox
    HF2A full time transfer case with a 1:1 ratio in high rage and 2.488:1 ratio in low range.
    Differential ratio is 4.11:1.
    139 742 Kms on the clock, two owners since new with excellent service history.

    A few shots from purchase day:










    The vehicle came with the following aftermarket accessories:
    • Safari snorkel
    • ARB winch compatible bull bar
    • 50 mm suspension lift (torsion bars are Old Man Emu, shocks are Bilstein 46mm and rear coils are heavy duty King units) more on this later.
    • IPF spot lights aussie style (one spot and one spread)
    • Original dual starting battery configuration has been changed to one starting and one deep cycle.
    • Tracklander full alloy roof rack (made in Western Australia)
    • Opposite lock dual rear wheel carrier rear bar with factory toyota tow bar.
    • Outback interior (ARB) roller drawer system
    • 3" mandrel bent exhaust system from the turbo back
    • Setinbauer diesel performance chip
    • Boggard turbo timer
    • ARB on board air compressor
    • Last but not least: Front and Rear ARB air lockers


    Now I typically buy stock vehicles then build them up myself. In this case I chose a different approach but it means I'll be spending my time fixing stuff from the previous owner that I don't like. So on that note...
    Items that need to be addressed immediately:
    • Remove chrome trim on wheel arches
    • Remove existing roof basket and replace with Wind Cheetah from 80.
    • Remove four front fog lights mounted on roof rack with all wiring.
    • Remove two rear HID lights mounted on roof rack with all wiring.
    • Put tools and recovery gear in drawer system
    • Prepare a comprehensive spares kit
    • Baseline maintenance



    Now the work begins on customising it to our travel needs.
    Last edited by p1michaud; 02-24-2012 at 07:36 PM.

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    ...Very nice...

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    Jealousy is an understatement

    It's what I would have bought if it was available here

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    Nice find, looks like it came nicely equipped!

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    Wow that is sweet! Well worth the upgrade!
    1997 LX 450 "Project Overland 2.0" Locked, 315 duratrac's, dual battery, ARB fridge, Hanna side cargo rack, ARB front bar M12000 w/master pull synthetic line, home made rear with dual swing out bumper, Baja rack Expo (needs a RTT), Longfield super axles. Isuzu 4BD1T getting a full rebuild, custom turbo, intercooler and 3" exhaust waiting in garage for the swap to start as well as Aux 26 gallon fuel tank.

    http://www.overlandcanada.com/

    VA7NQY
    Emergency First aid Level 3

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    looks great and ready to go once you pop a fridge in there

    Look forward to meeting up with you guys when we come over for June/July adventures
    cigar smoking, wilderness first responding, ham talking night nurse who is overland certified and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.....
    now everyone say "so what where have you been lately?"

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    That is VERY nice!
    Gordon

    1997 FZJ80 40th and locked "Oh my god I finally did it!"
    My FZJ80 Overland Build

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    Quote Originally Posted by hks3sgte View Post
    Jealousy is an understatement

    It's what I would have bought if it was available here
    Pierre,
    The sacrifices you have to make in Oz.
    Congrats.

    Black is going to get hot....
    Colin

    Inveniemus viam aut faciemus (Either we find the road, or we make it!)

    Desert Rat
    '07 FJC TM- Metaltech front bumper, CBI Rear swingout, OME Suspension/lift BFG AT 265-75R-16, ARB Snorkel, MAF auxiliary tank

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    Most beautiful Cruiser ever. In every way.

    I can't believe it's already been 3 years since you moved!
    Christian

    CTO Expedition Portal
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    www.overlandjournal.com

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    Great looking rig. Congratulations

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