Ever seen a VZJ90 with removable back-top ??

Jack VZJ90 Feb 10, 2019

  1. Jack VZJ90

    Jack VZJ90 Active Member I am in netherlands

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  2. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    Hi Jack, that has to be one rare beast. Looking at the inside body shot it looks to me like it’s either a prototype or a very clever conversion, as weld marks are visible. I think there’s a way to find out what spec a vehicle left the factory with but I’m not sure how or where it’s done. I expect someone like @Beau might know. Nice find.
     
  3. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    The first pic suggests to me its a customized modification , albeit well done . I'd like to see the interior where the hinges meet the roof .
     
  4. Beau

    Beau Well-Known Member I am in guyana

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    Very cool and most likely one of a kind. More pics would be great

    I've always wished the rear window would roll down like the 4runner/surf models. It would mean fetching long pieces of wood and other stuff so much easier. Split tailgate designs are so practical.
     
  5. diggerdave

    diggerdave Well-Known Member

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    I like the conversion of the rear into a useful luggage space. Much better than the normal, useless swoops and curves.

    On the other hand I'm not sure I'm interested in the concept of a Toyota Colorado pickup... That's why they make the Hilux, no? Although this conversion does at least solve the modern problem of ever-more-massive pickups. And it is a neat piece of home engineering (assuming it doesn't leak).
     
  6. Opie

    Opie New Member I am in australia

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    Nice rig. It’s a cool bit of work.
     
  7. Paddler Ed

    Paddler Ed Well-Known Member I am in australia

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    I wonder if it was like the high roof conversions that the Dutch did on the SWB and MWB Land Cruisers; they had to be able to carry a certain volume - this might have been the easiest way to do it to meet the Danish rules?
     
  8. Jacob100

    Jacob100 Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    I was just thinking the same Ed. The Danes do all kinds of mods to get around the sky-high duty on private cars - removing seats, blacking out windows, installing beds, etc.
     
  9. Jack VZJ90

    Jack VZJ90 Active Member I am in netherlands

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    Hi Ed, i think this is how they met the Danish rules indeed.
    Also registered in Denmark as a commercial vehicle, so it makes sense in that way.
    Only question .... what is the cost of this conversion ?
    And will the cost benefit ?
    In Holland the benefit of a commercial vehicle is about 800 euro / year, with a conversion price of 1500,= euro's. The Danish conversion looks more expensive and rare.
    I'am going to drive it here as a one of a kind (pick-up) commercial vehicle .... road taxes approximate 35,= euro / month.
    As soon as it's completely ready, and i got my dutch license plates some more pictures will come on ....
     
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