79 Single Cab Build Complete

We’ve finally completed work one of our biggest build’s yet, this beaut single cab 79 Series Landcruiser. Those that have been following the build will be familiar with the work we’ve already done with the 2017 single cab including the stainless steel airbox, snorkel, and that awesome Jmacx rear coil spring conversion.
But that’s just the start of a long build list and we’ve since complemented the Jmacx setup with a Fox suspension kit using the Performance 2.0 series with remote canisters, Kings springs, and a set of Polyair airbags to assist with the towing duties. We went up to a ride height of 3”of lift which posed a little bit of a issue on the new 2017 single cab as Toyota has thrown in an extra cross member between the chassis that fouled on the front drive shaft at that height. However after a bit of consultation with our engineer we were able to come up with a solution around it keeping everything safe and legal. Jmacx also supplied an upgraded brake booster and braided brake lines to improve the stopping power with the added weight and bigger wheels.
The boys at Jmacx also supplied an exhaust upgrade with custom 3.5”stainless steel system to suit the new rear end and give the Landcruiser more punch and a much better exhaust note. Whilst we we’re underneath a Brown Davis 180L replacement long range fuel tank was installed to handle the big ranges that will be required for towing on some of those long outback stints.
Power gains are complements of a Torqit power module and pedal torque which work in well with the exhaust and air intake mods to give a power increases of up to 218kW and 628Nm of torque. Keeping it clean under the engine bay is a HPD billet alloy catch can and a Diesel Care secondary fuel filter to give the engine that much needed protection against foreign contaminates.
Power is put to the ground via a set of TJM Pro Locker air-lockers front and rear and running a set of Pirahna diff breathers. Those bad-boys are turning a set of Dynamic steel wheels wrapped in 285/75R16 Mickey Thompson MTZP3s for when the conditions get really ugly.
A dual battery system was installed using the Redarc 25A dual charge battery charging unit which is capable of charging solar and from the vehicle’s alternator simultaneously and looks after all of owner Alex’s power needs whilst on the road. It supplies power to an Ultimate Extreme red-top battery offering 110amp/hrs of power and battery voltage is monitored by a VDO volt gauge.
Recovery equipment includes a TJM 12,000lbs Torque Winch with synthetic rope and a Prolink shackle assembly, and it’s housed in the Sherman Tank of the bar work world- the Tuff Bullbars 4-post bull bar with 60mm double rail brush bars and quite possibly the biggest set of side steps you will ever come across. Owner Alex spends a lot of time in the Top End so this truck doesn’t just need to be roo proof, it needs to be buffalo proof and there is no stronger bar work on the market than Tuff Bullbars.
As the tray will typically be full with touring and work gear, more storage space was utilised by fitting a Rhino Pioneer platform on the roof with a Rhino spare wheel carrier. There’s also an X-Ray Vision 900mm Quad-optic light bar mounted to the platform which works in unison with 2 Lightforce HTX LED/HID combo lights to turn night into day. We also fitted the Landcruiser specific light switches by Lightforce to retain that neat factory look.
Communications are taken care of by way of GME’s top-of-the-line XRS 370C hide-away unit receiving signals through a GME AE4700 6.6DBi gain antenna. Inside the single cab, we’ve fitted an overhead console as well as a full length centre floor console by Department of the Interior and a set of tailored Wetseat neoprene seat covers.
We had our mates from Ox Enterprises come in and fit a Pioneer sound system with reverse camera, speaker door pods, amp and subwoolfer that leaves the factory Toyota unit for dead. We also added a set of Clearview towing mirrors for extra vision when towing.
With one of the biggest jobs we’ve completed at the TJM Hunter Valley workshop now done and all the hard work put in by the boys in the workshop has finally paid off. It was the first time a lot of our suppliers had seen their products go into the new 2017 model single cab so everybody was keen to see the end result and everyone including the customer was more than pleased with the finished product. That’s how you turn a humble single cab workhorse into the ultimate touring machine!

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