GALLERY: Readers' Rigs, Part 9

Readers’ Rigs returns with six more off-road adventure machines.

GALLERY: Readers' Rigs, Part 9

WE’VE assembled a few more reader-submitted 4x4s for your amusement – and hopefully they can provide some inspiration if you’re planning to upgrade your rig.

This instalment features a 76 Series LandCruiser and a short-wheelbase GQ TD42 Patrol, among a few other crackers.

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What are you waiting for? Take a snap of your 4x4 and post it on our Facebook page. It might get published in the mag one day and, if we really like it, perhaps you’ll even see it on the cover of 4X4 Australia!

1991-Toyota -Landcruiser -GXL 2014 LANDCRUISER GXL 76 SERIES – JAMIE PROUDLOCK

WHAT IT’S GOT: Factory front/rear lockers; two-inch OME lift; dual battery; extra 12V plugs in the back; ARB winch bar and roof cage; Safari snorkel; GME UHF; 285/75/16 Bridgestone muddies; Hema HN6; and IPF spotties. I’ve had the Cruiser since new. Best place so far was Fraser Island. Cape York is up next year.

1999-Nissan -GU-Patrol 1999 NISSAN GU 4.2TD PATROL – TONY MCKAY

WHAT IT’S GOT: I’ve had it about 15 years. It’s got all the usual mods: two-inch lift; 40mm body lift; air compressor; ARB bar; LED lights; UHF; iPad for GPS, running Hema Explorer; canopy with a sleeping area up-top and a kitchen underneath with two fridges and plenty of storage; and under-tray water storage.

Mitsubishi -MK-Triton -Adam -Stefaniw 1998 MITSUBISHI MK TRITON (2.8 DIESEL) – ADAM STEFANIW

WHAT IT’S GOT: It’s my first car, and it’s my pride and joy. I saved up for it since I was able to push a lawn mower to get pocket money. I bought it completely stock, and I’ve added a canopy, bullbar, winch, bar lights/spotlight, roll bars over the rear, 2.5-inch Performance Exhaust, dual batteries, and upgraded shock absorbers. It was also raised to slide 33s onto it. It’s taken me to a few locations, with many more on the list. But by far I enjoyed my recent trip to the Otway forest the most, with its awesome scenery and incredible tracks.


WHAT IT’S GOT: I’m building it to be a shorty tourer that can still take on the toughest of tracks in comfort!

1991-Toyota -Landcruiser -GXL 1991 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER GXL HDJ80 – JOSH CROSS

WHAT IT’S GOT: Just the usual two-inch lift, 33-inch tyres, snorkel, ARB bullbar, Warn winch, and custom sliders. I’ve had it for about four years and my favourite destination is the Vic High Country.

2006-Nissan -D22-Navara 2006 NISSAN D22 NAVARA – DAMIEN LIDDIARD

WHAT IT’S GOT: steel bullbar; 12,000lb winch; larger R200 front diff with Kazz 2way LDS; diffs and ratio change – 4.3 to 4.6; rear ELocker; two-inch body lift; two-inch rear leafs; front Bilstein shocks; rear EFS shocks; chromoly Superior Engineering upper arms; Performance suspension – h/d drag link; Calmini h/d tie-rod adjusters; DGAS; Chip It module; custom three-inch exhaust and three-inch dump pipe; EGT gauges; Cross Country intercooler; On Track Fab airbox with K&N filter; Desert Cooler radiator; -22 offset black steel rims; 285/75/16 BFGs; custom chromoly front CVs; Performance Suspension diff-drop kit; Calmini steering idler brace; Superior Engineering extended shackles; Exedy h/d clutch; and rebuilt ARP head studs. It’s also got: ArkPak second battery; Redarc solenoid and fuse block mounted in well body; fridge slide; Waeco CF65; custom drawers; Flexiglass canopy; Uniden 80-channel radio; and a 40-litre water bladder behind the rear seats. I have coin sitting there for full length custom bash plates, but I’m hesitant to book it in as I’m enjoying it not burning a hole in my pocket for a change! Best place: Bilbunya Dunes, east of Esperance.



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