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    Out of control poster! amts's Avatar
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    amts' 120 Grande V6

    I purchased a 2nd hand 2003 Grande V6 in Pearl white back in July 2009. It had
    • Toyota towbar
    • Toyota cargo mat
    • Toyota reverse camera


    Since then, I have added a few things and also removed some bits and pieces.

    Here's a pic of where it is now in Jan 2013.
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    Hey Andrew.....

    Nice looking Prado there.... so I assume that makes 2 Prados in your family??

    Whats the main use going to be of the Petrol version over the Diesel one??

    What sort of economy do u get out of it (Manual or Auto)?
    cheers..... Rob (macca)
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    Hi Rob,
    I've got the Grande in auto and bro-in-law has a 2003 GXL V6 auto. Only one Prado in my family. 2nd car is a V6 Tarago. Lots of power in that one.

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    It's taken a long time to start your own build thread Andrew😀 looking good though.


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    Too busy coming up with new projects to start you build up before amts? Good to see it up and looking forward to all the photos!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by amts View Post
    Hi Rob,
    I've got the Grande in auto and bro-in-law has a 2003 GXL V6 auto. Only one Prado in my family. 2nd car is a V6 Tarago. Lots of power in that one.
    Sorry..... I got my Andrews mixed up
    cheers..... Rob (macca)
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    Yep, too busy, plus I didn't think I was going to do that much to it. But thanks to PP, my wallet is thinner but for the better.
    Os and also my signature started to get too long.

    No worries Rob.
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    Roof racks

    One of the first things I did was to add some roof racks. There were several iterations to this:

    First was a pair of Thule aero bars to mount onto the roof rails.

    Second was the 3-bar heavy duty set from Toyota and I added a home made platform to it.



    I then removed the platform and added 6x 2m Rhino HD bars lengthways

    More pics here, link

    Next was the Rhino Platform Rack and 1375mm Rhino aerobars.


    And finally, installed the Rhino Pioneer Platform Rack (p/no 42103)

    It is not the model intended for the 120 Prado so it required modification.
    More info here, link.
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    I needed some storage for jackets and soft items, so found this cargo net on ebay that looped around the grab handles.
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    I bought some Sandgrabba mats for the 1st 2 rows. No pics but here's the website http://www.nobullaccessories.com.au/sandgrabber

    I then added insertion rubber sheet under the 2nd row seat to join the Sandgrabba to the rubber cargo mat.
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    Sovereign bullbar and winch cradle

    I previously put on a TJM nudge bar so that I can mount a pair of Roo-lite 180XP. Got some brackets machined so that the spotties won't stick out so much.
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    This was then changed to a Sovereign bullbar which came with a winch cradle. Thanks to 1coolbanana for assisting in the install in Sydney.
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    Hi Amts you running two sets of rims ?? I noticed in first pics tread looks like wranglers ??? Then in the last post looks like grandtreck tread pattern ?? If so do you notice any difference in noise etc within the cabin ??? Cheers Steve
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    Mate, about time you did a build thread

    Car is looking great
    Marc, 2003 Grande V6, Just a Bit of Stuff Done..........Work in progress.
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