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    A Cambodian guy gave me a rusty 60 series.

    A colleague at work told me he wanted to give away an old 4x4 that had been sitting in his shed for 5 years. He had previously mentioned to me that he had an old Landcruiser requiring rust repairs that he was going to fix up and tow a caravan around Australia with. So with little information other than it being a 1982 model I went for a look and found a 60 Series equipped with an injected Holden 5.0, 4 speed auto and LPG. Armed with a day permit and jump pack I went back the following weekend to pick it up.

    Surprisingly it pretty much started straight away and drove quite well on the way home, even has working AC! Mechanically it seems pretty solid, the interior is a little rough but not really that bad for its age, certainly not trashed. Unfortunately although the body is straight, it has some terrible rust around the roof and tops of the pillars. At this stage I'm not really sure what direction to take with it.

    Thinking I will bog and paint the holes for now just so it can be driven with minimal cop attention but long term I'm not sure if its worth repairing properly or swapping the body over. Me and the nopics both already have 4x4s so it seems pointless spending money on it however it would make a good no fucks given daily just bodged up.

    Anyone done a complete body swap before?












    #2
    too far gone...
    you will be forever chasing the rust...
    unregistered farm fun bus is probably it's best use....

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      #3
      A Cambodian guy gave me a rusty 60 series.

      Looks like all the rust is on the back? Could be a perfect candidate for a rear chop touring rig. Something similar to the dirty 30 from 4wd action.

      My take would be bog it up for now with a long term plan to rear chop

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      Originally posted by Babalouie
      Geez we're a bunch of softcocks...we have a 911 and we're obsessing over non-functional ducts and indicator colours

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        #4
        Turn it into convertible for summer 4x4ing
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        AutoMotif

        VC Valiant

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          #5
          Drop 20k on the repairs and sell it for 10k :D

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            #6
            That would be scary chasing rust on...probably be nothing left.

            Vinyl roof wrap after fill in holes.
            an easy fix is get a mate to drive in front of you at 60 then 80 then 100 and mark in on your speedo with some liquid paper.

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              #7
              Originally posted by vet 180 View Post
              Looks like all the rust is on the back? Could be a perfect candidate for a rear chop touring rig. Something similar to the dirty 30 from 4wd action.

              My take would be bog it up for now with a long term plan to rear chop

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              Unfortunately the top of the A pillars are just as bad. I actually started hacking into a bit today and the wire wheel was just sinking into old bog. Looks like its had a bog restoration sometime in the past.

              Originally posted by South View Post
              Drop 20k on the repairs and sell it for 10k :D
              I'm already doing that with my daily

              Originally posted by gtrboyy View Post
              That would be scary chasing rust on...probably be nothing left.

              Vinyl roof wrap after fill in holes.
              From the bit of grinding I have done so far its turning out that way. Looks like the roof is already 70% bog. I'll get some more photos up when I get a chance.

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                #8
                Originally posted by EnFlaMEd View Post
                Unfortunately the top of the A pillars are just as bad. I actually started hacking into a bit today and the wire wheel was just sinking into old bog. Looks like its had a bog restoration sometime in the past.



                I'm already doing that with my daily



                From the bit of grinding I have done so far its turning out that way. Looks like the roof is already 70% bog. I'll get some more photos up when I get a chance.
                In that case cut the roof off and farm/trail truck it


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                Originally posted by Babalouie
                Geez we're a bunch of softcocks...we have a 911 and we're obsessing over non-functional ducts and indicator colours

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                  #9
                  A bit of the grinder aftermath. Its a shame seeing as the rest of the car is relatively rust free.





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                    #10
                    Got a welder?
                    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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                      #11
                      +1 for Convertible. With Speedster style screen.

                      Or Fibreglass Hummer body.
                      Originally posted by Walt Kowalski:
                      I knew it. That orange bastard is controlling the weather with HAARP just to save his Mar-a-Lago property where he intends to host his handler, Vladimir Putin, at next years G7 which will be morphed back into the G8.

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                        #12
                        so much potential for fun with this if you are ok not caring about the rust.

                        no money no cares fun is sometimes the best fun.
                        www.holditflat.com

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                          #13
                          Put a VN wagon body on it.
                          "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Gammaboy View Post
                            Put a AU wagon body on it.
                            Fixed that for ya.

                            Don't mention the adBlocker !!

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                              #15
                              I would have thought one of those fibreglass FJ40 2-door bodies and then build out a wood tray on the back.
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                              Shed Project: 1994 Laser Lynx with BP-T

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