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    My Land Cruiser D/C was damaged during our Luderitz to Walvisbaai dune trip last year. See the "before" picture and two "after"pictures attached. What has happened here? Bent chassis? Bent load bin mountings? There is no visible damage. More importantly where do I take my vehicle to be repaired? Panel beater?
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    Default Re: What has happened here?

    Have a look again at the back, most probably bent load bin supports. IIRC the load bin is mounted, at the back, on two (outside) lipped U channels. Probably crushed or bent, not so much because of the weight of the alucab but because of downward inertia on the dunes (sudden change of direction up and down). I've seen LCs with similar "line changes" without carrying canopies but frequently carrying heavy equipment in the back.

    If you can take pics of the loadbin supports and post for us to see. Unfortunately my LC is not close to me else I would have gone to check mine.

    I might be completely wrong with what I remember about the LC loadbin supports but might be worth a check.

    Good luck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry OpieTremspoor View Post
    Have a look again at the back, most probably bent load bin supports. IIRC the load bin is mounted, at the back, on two (outside) lipped U channels. Probably crushed or bent, not so much because of the weight of the alucab but because of downward inertia on the dunes (sudden change of direction up and down). I've seen LCs with similar "line changes" without carrying canopies but frequently carrying heavy equipment in the back.

    If you can take pics of the loadbin supports and post for us to see. Unfortunately my LC is not close to me else I would have gone to check mine.

    I might be completely wrong with what I remember about the LC loadbin supports but might be worth a check.

    Good luck.

    Thank you for your reply. Are these the supports you are referring to? They seem fine?
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    Default Re: What has happened here?

    .......cant be what I think it is. Just cant be.
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    Default Re: What has happened here?

    Chassis bent, imho. Any decent panelbeater will be able to repair it.

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    A decent panel beater will mount it on a jig ans see what is out of place.
    From there they can quote on the repair.
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    Default Re: What has happened here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    .......cant be what I think it is. Just cant be.


    Why not, we put our vehicles through more strain than the average motorist, it is designed for! Sometimes things get messed up, you fix it and have years more fun with it!

    To the OP, nice rig, I'm sure a massage on a jig will have it going in no time!
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    Gebuigde onderstel, en die grootste faktor wat daartoe bygedra het, is die spaarwiel...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    Gebuigde onderstel, en die grootste faktor wat daartoe bygedra het, is die spaarwiel...
    Nie spaar wiel nie. Spaar *wiele*.

    Ek bly weg van die "back mount" ding op die bumper / chassis. Persoonlik, dink ek dit is moeilikheid soek.

    Maar nou wat, sterkte. Hoop jy kom reg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    Gebuigde onderstel, en die grootste faktor wat daartoe bygedra het, is die spaarwiel...
    Twee spaarwiele! Met 'n twincab is al die gewig in die bak byna agter die agterwielle!
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    Guppie, what is happening there (as per arrow in the picture)?
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    The advice of taking it to a reputable panel beating shop is the best I would guess. Also consider showing it to your Toyota dealer workshop foreman, they usually are quite capable to spot differences in how it should look like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by iandvl View Post
    Nie spaar wiel nie. Spaar *wiele*.

    Ek bly weg van die "back mount" ding op die bumper / chassis. Persoonlik, dink ek dit is moeilikheid soek.

    Maar nou wat, sterkte. Hoop jy kom reg.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    Gebuigde onderstel, en die grootste faktor wat daartoe bygedra het, is die spaarwiel...
    Oo, ek sien, 2....

    As hulle aant hop gaan, werk hulle n onderstel...

    Op enige maak voertuig...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    Oo, ek sien, 2....

    As hulle aant hop gaan, werk hulle n onderstel...

    Op enige maak voertuig...
    Yip. Net een kan genoeg gewig bydra om moles te maak. Twee ? Nee wat.

    My eerste spaar is op die agterdeur (soos ontwerp is van die begin). Twede een op dakrak.

    Om die goed heel agter te hang is k.. soek.
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    Ek worry oor my 33" op deur, ek dink 35" gaan my deur afruk...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    Ek worry oor my 33" op deur, ek dink 35" gaan my deur afruk...
    Het nie geite met die 32" op die deur. Sal sien hoe werk dit met 33" as ek eendag bande vervang. Intussen, is dit net 'n deur. Nie 'n chassis nie.
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    [QUOTE=Harry OpieTremspoor;3189184]Guppie, what is happening there (as per arrow in the picture)?
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    That is a piece of rubber between the bracket and load bin

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    Thank you all, panelbeater here I come and back to the drawing board on weight distribution issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    Gebuigde onderstel, en die grootste faktor wat daartoe bygedra het, is die spaarwiel...
    Nou laat jy my worry, wou eendag my twee spares op agter bumper hang saam met hilift jack.
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    Na die isuzu gekraakte onderstel gedoente in 2001, het net 100kg op die towball, met isuzu op n shacker, die onderstel laat kraak...
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    I might just add that this was comlpetely selfinflicted. I was doing a six day Luderitz to Walvibaai trip with a very heave laiden vehicle. It was my first trip like this and had to much of everything squeezed into my vehicle (too much water, heavy dome tents and and and.) I did have an incident on day three where we had to drive up a dune at speed to make it to the top. There were two bumps on top of the dune. I didnt slow down in time and ended up doing a small jump with rear wheels landing on one of the bumps. The end result was a broken rear rim. I didnt pay attention to anthing else but the obvious broken rim but I am sure that is when the vehicle got damaged as well.

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