We are pretty open about our fascination with the gearhead world in Australia, mainly because there are a lot of parallels with what goes on here in the States. We share the same taste for vehicles, the same quest for power, and the same insane factions that uphold the high and low points of the scene. And more often than not, the regular Aussie falls somewhere around a more realistic area than blown Holdens and Fords nuking tires into dust over and over again. While we love a good burnout competition, we also like seeing real-world projects and what is really going on in the sheds and garages over there, and luckily, the BangShift forums are a great place to show off what people are working on.
Case in point is newcomer “Boingk”, and his Toyota Land Cruiser. Land Cruisers, be it the iconic FJ-40 or any of the newer versions that don’t look like overweight mall-crawlers, are neat pieces on their own and his is, just at first sight, a pretty cool old rig. Except that the Toyota mill took a hike long ago to make room for a 351 Cleveland, a mill that has seen plenty of use in Australian Fords. Interesting, yes. But that isn’t even the half of his project.
You see, the poor Cruiser has seen some better days…that, or plenty of days next to the seashore, the way this puppy has rusted out. It’s too cool of a rig to let go, so Boingk has been busy patching the Toyota up for use, either by filling in the holes in the body or filling in the gaping hole in the passenger’s footwell with the better part of a roadsign that has been repurposed for a better role in life.
A unique four-by-four from the other side of the world that is being fixed up in the backyard? Sounds good to us! Check out the thread by clicking the link below: