Weapon of a Wagon

Here at TJM Hunter Valley, we’ve become quite accustomed to the 79 Series dual cab utes rolling through our workshop, so it’s good to change things up a bit in the form of this pristine looking 76 wagon. This is one 76 that has received the full treatment and will not only be a complete weapon on the tracks – but is also bound to turn heads wherever it goes. 

This beast received the once over with bar work including the T13 Outback bull bar, brush rails and side steps also from TJM, TJM under-body protection and a Kaymar rear bar with a single wheel carrier.

The bull bar houses a TJM 12,000lbs Torq winch with synthetic rope and wireless control to take care of recovery duties when not even the twin factory diff locks will do the job. A set of TJM Narva Ultima 215 LED driving lights also live on the bar and turn night into day. These lights have been acing all the driving light reviews under the Narva brand, and TJM’s partnership with Narva has bought you the exclusive TJM driving lights that already have a proven track record.

Keeping the air intake dry and dust-free is a TJM Airtec snorkel to replace the factory Toyota snorkel, giving a bigger overall intake and better sealing than the OEM item. A HPD billet-alloy catch can and Diesel Care secondary fuel filter kit were fitted for extra engine protection and longevity from dodgy fuel and harmful oil vapours.


A dual battery system was fitted using the TJM 25A 3 stage battery charger and an Ultimate Extreme 110A/hr AGM battery to look after power needs on trips away. It also runs the Waeco CDF11 Fridge that is built in to the Cruiser Consoles centre console. An overhead console by Cruiser Consoles also houses the Uniden UH9050 din sized UHF radio and comms signals are sent and received via the chunky looking Axis Ranger 4dbi antenna. The Axis antenna is a new product for us and has a super heavy-duty construction with a 460mm long whip and with a massive spring base that is 70mm in diameter, it’s going to handle any abuse that’s thrown its way.

Of course it wouldn’t be a TJM Hunter Valley 70 Series build without a Jmacx rear coil spring conversion and the kit has certainly bought this wagon to life. The 76 now has increased axle articulation, travel and a much more comfortable ride as apposed to the leaf spring set up from factory. The set up is running the Fox 2.0 Performance series with remote cannister and compression adjustment which gives the ultimate heat dissipation meaning that these shocks will work hard all day on corrugations without fading.

This weapon of a wagon is nicely finished off with a set of Allied Rattler Bead lock 16×8 rims with Mickey Thompson ATZ P3 Baja tyres for the ultimate touring capability. This 76 is set up for some pretty serious touring and has the ultimate fit out to handle anything that this wide brown land has to throw at it.

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