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Updated on May 05, 2012
ICON4x4Design's 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser
This is a super nice 1993 80 Series Toyota Land Cruiser we are building and modifying for the original owner here at TLC, the nations leading Land Cruiser experts. He put over 250K miles on this truck, loves it dearly, but it was getting tired. As he went around shopping for new cars, nothing seemed to match the utility and build quality of his old cruiser, so he reached out to us and asked what we could do. We decided to restore and modify it for him. Here is short list of what we are doing.• Full custom paint using the BMZ M6 dark red. Glasurit materials, bare metal and back up again, body off. The truck was originally the dark burgundy, had no rust or accident damage, but the paint was cooked.• All new OEM trim, weatherstripping, emblems, glass and grill plastics. • Custom interior utilizing the original seat frames, but we added carbon fiber seat heaters, and replaced all the foam and textiles with Mercedes vinyl and Chilewich woven vinyl inserts. Extensive use of Dynamat on the doors, floors, cargo panels and roof made a huge difference in making the interior Lexus quiet. Vacuum wrapped dash pad, new dash plastic panels.• Upgraded audio system with Bluetooth, NAV, Sat, CD, amps. etc.• Old Man Emu suspension system.• ARB front bull bar with Warn winch. Vision X LED off-road lights.• ARB rear dual carrier bumper system, with integrated class II hitch.• Upgraded headlights.• American Racing ATX Teflon coated alloy wheels with BF Goodrich All Terrains.• We fit the new GM 430HP E-Rod LS3 with the GM 4L65E automatic, to the stock (rebuilt) transfer case. If you are not familiar with the new GM Erod program, it is the first time an OE has bothered to engineer a turn key modern drivetrain solution. It comes complete from GM with everything down to the catalytic converters, accessory kit, electronics.... everything. This is a smog legal system that takes the mystery and complexity out of such a modern conversion. It comes with an Executive Order number and certificate, so then you do not even need to go to the smog referee, just take it to a smog station, and you are good to go! We have been quite impressed with the quality of it, and that they thought it all through in detail. Only thing to warn you about is that the GM Performance transmission is not compatible with the Toyota transfer case, so do not try that! You will need the alternate tail shaft design to be able to run the Advanced Adapters kit to the transfer case.• Fully rebuilt axles, with TLC upgraded rotors and stainless lines.
Here it is in process.......
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I know where I can pick up one of these for $3,000. How much would all this cost? Generally speaking.
Gets expensive quick. The GM Erod is about $9500, then the tranny is about $2600, adapter to transfer case $800, and on and on. The engine conversion package we offer with parts and labor ends up at around $34,000.
I would really like to do this swap, but I want to make sure it fits without to many compromises. Does the exhaust limit the front axle compression? Could you please post some pictures of how you routed the exhaust, especially how you fit the headers and e-rod required cats? Thank you very much.
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