My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Mattricho12
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My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » April 29th, 2014, 7:48 pm

Hi guys,

Late last year I put into motion the idea of trading my trusty ever reliable Ford Courier for one of the new dual cab 79 series utes. It took a fair bit of convincing with the mrs but we finally took the leap of faith and indulged. Living in Weipa we wanted the off-road reliability combined with that famous workhorse attitude the 79 series provides. I won't bore you guys with the process of the purchase but boy did it pay to shop around. We ended up getting a great deal from a fella called Claude from Mareeba Toyota.

The misses is a bargain hunter from way back so all the coin saved from the initial cost went straight on accessories! Where do I start:

Tjm 2" lift
285/75 r16 tyres
GME UHF radio
Tjm winch bar
63mm tjm brush bars and sidesteps.
9000 pound premier winch
X-ray spotties
Tjm bash plates for radiator an oil sensor
Dual battery system
Extended breathers into the bonnet
30 micron fuel manager filter
1 piece airtech snorkel replacement
Rhino rack roof rack
Reedmans steel tray
And a heap more!

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So living up in the cape, it didn't take long for it to get tested. Tows both quads and trailer pretty bloody easy.

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Suspension is a bit rough when it's not fully loaded but bloody awesome. A little bit thirsty but it's a V8 what do you expect. Here are a couple of shots of it in action.

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Cheers for your time,
Matt
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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » April 29th, 2014, 8:20 pm

The 9000 pound premier winch works wonders also, have used it single line and double line pulls and seemed to cope well. Is due for a service though (very noisy)

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Here's a photo of the secondary fuel filter under the tray. Seems to be protected from stone chips reasonably well so I'll see how it goes.

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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » April 29th, 2014, 11:00 pm

I love these cruisers, I get jelous every time I see one.

Just a question, hows the leg room in the back?
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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » April 30th, 2014, 6:07 am

It's pretty reasonable, having 3 adults for a long trip would be painful but that seems to be the theme in most dual cab utes. It's definitely not a deturent that's for sure!
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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » April 30th, 2014, 7:12 am

Here's a couple more pics of my UHF and piranha battery monitoring system, and my radiator bash plate with stainless oil sensor plate also, sorry for the poor quality.

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The hand piece is in an annoying position because it in the way of the lockers.
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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » May 1st, 2014, 6:36 pm

So the rollers on the fairlead had seized and the SWR was kinked to the sh@thouse so I thought that this would be a great opportunity to replace the SWR with dyneema rope.

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Nice and bright!
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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by vk3aif » May 1st, 2014, 7:17 pm

That's one neat looking turn-out you got there mattricho12

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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » May 1st, 2014, 7:22 pm

Vk3aif thanks, we bloody love it!
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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by norweldisaac » May 2nd, 2014, 6:50 pm

nice cruiser mate.
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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » May 3rd, 2014, 2:47 pm

New addition to the family, Redback 3" straight through exhaust. Nice sound and is a lot smoother through the revs now too.

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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Aaron Schubert » May 3rd, 2014, 3:18 pm

What a weapon mate. Awesome to see it getting used too! :D

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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » May 3rd, 2014, 3:32 pm

That's it Aaron, would be a bloody expensive shopping trolley if you don't use them haha :lol:
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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by pighunter308 » May 6th, 2014, 6:40 pm

Will the TJM bash plate with stainless oil sensor plate fit on with a geniune Toyota Bar and are they easey to install? I wait 16 years for the LC Dual Cab. Im glad I waited.

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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » May 6th, 2014, 7:14 pm

The oil sensor plate will fit for sure (existing bolts) and the radiator bash plate is pretty well a like for like replacement of the crappy poly protection (same bolts) so unless your current bar is obstructing the area I'd say you will be sweet. I think the radiator bash plate cost about 140 and the oil sensor plate 170 I think. Takes about 15 minutes to do both.

Yeah I'm glad these cars came out they're awesome haha!

Cheers
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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by pighunter308 » May 7th, 2014, 1:53 pm

Thanks

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