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AN OLD FJ40 RISES ANEW, AND IN BLOOD-SPLATTER RED.

1980 FJ40

ADAM SMYTH

THIS IS Dexter, an old-school FJ40. It has been restored, trying to keep its original look. Kit includes: 2F engine, extractors, Aisan carburettor, twin diff locks, ARB bar, Warn winch, custom rock sliders and brush bars, a waterproof sound system thatís used in boats, ARB LED spotlights, UHF radio, OME suspension (50mm lift), 16-inch steel rims, Cooper muddies, custom bonnet wrap, dash cam, and two soft tops. Itís an original Toyota design, and I kept the narrow profile to preserve its look. Iím currently on Fraser Island as I write this.

2011 JEEP WRANGLER

DAVID DOBINSON

KIT includes a 3.8V6 auto, 2.5-inch AEV lift, 4.11 diffs, HD drive shaft and steering links, reversed HD steering damper, Uneek Baja front bar with loop and 12,000lb winch, STEDI light bar, LED headlights, fog lights and spread lights, Uneek rear bar, LED reversing lights, LED tail-lights, various underbody armour, AEV Pintler alloys shod in 33-inch Achilles XMTs, Rubicon rock rails, a snorkel, and an axle-back exhaust. Favourite trails include Mt Airlie, Coxs River, Stockton Beach, Yarwal and Monkey Gum, but there are many more to mention.

1988 DAIHATSU ROCKY

CRAIG SAINSBURY

IT RUNS a V6 Commodore engine and has a two-inch lift. It loves all tracks.

2007 TOYOTA LC76

MARK SPAGNOLO

MY LAND Cruiser features ARB lockers and bar work, Recaro seats, three-inch exhaust, Outback drawers, Redarc battery system, and a TJM roof rack. The list goes on. Best places are the Kimberley, Alice Springs, Vic High Country, Cape York and Fraser Island.

1997 1FZ-FE TOYOTA LC80

BAILEY MCQUAKER SILMAN

IT HAS a 2.5-inch lift with coils all around, Safari snorkel, LED light bar, Rhino roof racks, rear LED tail-lights, LED indicators, 2.5 x 2.5 Ironman awning with built-in LED lighting, 2.5-inch stainless steel exhaust system, Toyo Open Country all-terrains, halo headlights, 40-channel UHF radio, air horns, and Titan drawers in the rear to store recovery gear, tools, oils, etc. Iíve taken it to the beach tracks south of Mackay, and to the state forest tracks both north and west of Mackay. I am still yet to do some wheel-lifting, as my Cruiser just seems to flex over everything.

1996 NISSAN PATROL UTE TD42

CALLUM NORRIS

THIS PATROL has been rebuilt. The engine has a 12mm pump and injector to suit, with a Hi-Flow Garrett and water-to-air intercooler. It runs a two-inch lift and 36x15.5 R16 MTZs, itís twin-locked, and thereís an ELocker in the front and ARB rear. The custom tray can mount a rooftop tent, and the body is coated in Raptor liner. The majority of the work done was with my mate, Connor Browne.