This immaculate, one-of-a-kind VDJ76R was born after owner, Anthony Collins, suffered a life-altering accident.
Anthony, a trained osteopath, had a serious mountain bike accident in 2014, which left him with a severely damaged left hand. Unable to work, and with his future in doubt, Anthony hit the road.
It was on this voyage where he first heard the rumble of Toyota’s current V8 LandCruiser, and he knew he had to have one.
He also learnt on this trip of the Hay Run, so he put together the Outback Osteopathic Outreach Program. Now all he needed to get the program rolling was a Cruiser.
After acquiring this slick, black 76 Series, Anthony got to work doubling down on an aggressive black-on-black theme.
Baguley Steel Fabrication installed a black powdercoated bullbar and brush bar combo, with matching sidesteps.
For night vision, X-Ray Vision Lighting added a mixture of HID driving lights and LED spot and spread beam lighting.
ARB Jindalee provided a Kaymar twin rear wheel carrier, an ARB roof rack, a Bush Ranger hot shower and a Long Ranger fuel tank.
Redarc provided EGT and boost gauges, as well as dual batter monitors and a battery management system. All this gear was soldered into position by Sweeney Auto Electrical.
To save on space and weight, Revolution Power was approached for its super-lightweight lithium batteries. While Brandt Madsen brought to life a unique stainless-steel snorkel.
A Dobinsons spring lift and remote reservoir Fox Shocks help the rig reach hard-to-access places, while the rear track issue was corrected by Jmacx. A pair of triple-bellow Boss air bags help fight sag when the Cruiser is loaded, and the whole lot rides on 35-inch Maxxis Treps.
Anthony can now reach any farmer in need of osteopathic treatment!
Read the complete feel-good story in the January 2017 issue of 4X4 Australia, on shelves now. Don’t forget to watch the video.