How should I put it, I don’t know how to write it at the beginning, whether it is called a dream come true, or it came out of nowhere, he really came to me. Da da da sound, slender figure, high protruding intercooler mouth, he really came D4D.4500.78. All kinds of data bounced around in my mind, never had a car can make me so excited, I have never had a car that can make me have the idea of doing homework again. It is him. The first LC78 D4D in the country arrived in front of me. He picked up a pack of napkins and wiped half of my saliva and half of my tears…
Closer to home, let’s get to know the owner of this car first. I believe many brothers and seniors in the group know him. id Old Cylinder, a senior old cannon off-road player, I was still in elementary school when I played 4 tires, and I have never stopped playing 4×4 for decades. At present, he is also one of the moderators of the 7 series. He is generous and generous, and feels like the 7 series in all aspects.
Then what made me connect with the owner, Brother Dajiang?
Is it because of the 7 series, the following is my old 70, the same age as me, the same age… I like to tinker with old cars when there are lesbians in the group, and it is also because of tinkering with old cars that Brother Dajiang treats me I became interested, in his words: I haven’t really refurbished one of my favorite off-road vehicles, and I don’t realize that I have played off-road.
Gradually, we got to know each other through time, activities, and topics, and because of the LC7 series, we will always be together, chatting about cars, playing with cars, including… (you know) when Brother Dajiang said he wanted to upgrade the 78 At that time, I also volunteered to try to see if I could satisfy his request.
I have a small garage, a very small one, which is fine, but I have never eaten pork. I just wanted to see the pig run away. It’s not far from it. It’s because of trust and ideas, he just I sent the car from distant Hebei to Anji, a mountainous area in Zhejiang, and I was in charge of upgrading the 78. That is the content that I will update every day, share and discuss with the brothers in the group.
Because Brother Dajiang and I are loyal fans of Australian ARB modified parts, and also consider the safety of long-distance crossings, we both unanimously decided to use a full set of Australian ARB lc78 appearance parts. In the words of Brother Dajiang: Australia is sparsely populated, and Australians like to drive across by car. ARB’s products must have their own unique features. Although domestic road conditions are getting better and better, but if you are not afraid of 10,000, you are afraid of it. We may not have it, but we must have it. This reminds me of a sentence from my master Nomad 757: It is better not to use it for a thousand days than to be unprepared for a day. Let me briefly share the exterior modification of the Australian LC78
In terms of interior, consider traveling in one car for two people, and don’t want to change it into a pure RV form too much. Requirements: First, it is easy to disassemble, second, it meets the basic living requirements of two people, and third, it can be replaced at any time if you are not satisfied. After all, there are still not many activities such as traveling through no-man’s land for 10 days. Long-distance crossing can meet all-weather requirements, and extreme crossing does not affect performance. Any modification must first consider the passability of the car in order to ensure the safety of people. A basic design scheme is shown in Fig.
Step 1: Consider installing the Australian flat-top rhino luggage rack on the 78, which covers a large area of the roof, and cleaning the car is a big problem. In addition, it will be used in a relatively harsh environment in the future. When the temperature is around 30 at 8 o’clock in the evening, we put a layer of roof protection film on the LC78. Brand: American Longmo xp3. Advantages 10-year warranty, acid resistance, UV resistance, high and low temperature resistance. Effectively prevent premature aging and fading of roof paint without cleaning, and free nationwide warranty. Although the temperature at night was not as hot as during the day, I was sweating profusely and my clothes were soaked.
Remove the front bumper and clean out the water tank garbage. All removed original parts are packed and stored in storage.
The engine cover of LC76.78.79 is really heavy. Considering future maintenance, it is more convenient to maintain the engine room. We installed a set of Australian “Rhino” hydraulic struts for it, which is easier and more convenient to open, and more than the original poles The height of 15 degrees is more spacious, and of course it is safer than the original factory pole
The original LC78 does not have front and rear differential locks
How can this be. For a hard-core off-road vehicle, the four major standards are indispensable, front and rear hard bridges, non-load-bearing girders, torque-amplifying transfer cases, and front and rear differential locks. Without hesitation, go directly to the ARB differential lock. Simple, reliable, fast,.
The original differential vs ARB differential, ARB is simpler in structure, and the treatment and surface of the steel are also very good. My 70 is also an arb lock that has been used for almost 10 years and is still very reliable, except that the sealing ring has been replaced once.
If you plan ahead, you must sharpen your tools. Professional tools are used by professional people, and you can stand by and watch comfortably. Every step is carried out in accordance with the ARB operation manual, without missing or adding a step.
Since it is from head to toe, let’s take advantage of the lock to carefully study the invisible place, the chassis shell. Since the car is not as simple as driving on the main road, it is bound to go to more severe places in the future. It is still very necessary to prevent rust on the car shell. After all, there is no place where car washing can be done like in Thailand. Lift the car up to wash the chassis. It is also inconvenient. Even if Devil’s anti-corrosion technology is the best in the world, we still have to work hard for this unique car. After thinking about it, it’s still the same sentence, whichever chassis is the most expensive to prevent rust, just buy the one. The chassis armor on the Internet is really dazzling. If you don’t look at it, just buy the most expensive one. The best in Würth Germany, so buy this one. Features: Expensive, Advantages: Expensive, Disadvantages: I don’t know, I haven’t used it before
I heard from the official that there is no problem for 10 years, OK, no need for 10 years, 5 years is enough
. Purchase seam glue, chassis armor.
First use joint glue to seal all the welded gaps of the two layers of the car shell to prevent mud and sand from entering the gaps and make it difficult to clean, and also to prevent small stones from jumping inside and making ticking noises. Wurth’s joint glue is very tough and has no pungent smell. Don’t worry, things should be good
After applying the joint glue, wait for the joint glue to dry. At this time, the protective measures for the whole car should be done first, such as car clothes, protective film, newspapers, everything that can be wrapped. It’s over, nothing, lose money
The first layer of chassis armor has been sprayed. Let’s take advantage of this time to appreciate the full set of ARB appearance parts. How many brothers in this pile of things can report the full
Private message me if you can give me the full report, I have a gift for you
Back to the lock installation, the chassis armor is not dry yet
Clean the bearings, pot angle teeth, pressure ring, and prepare for the combination of ARB differential lock
ARB pneumatic differential lock, the combination is completed, and the gap adjustment is completed. The front and rear axle packs have been cleaned. I don’t know why the original factory axle oil is so dirty for such a new car. I analyzed it with Brother Dajiang: 1. The iron filings generated during the running-in of the original factory differential. 2. Where the car has been parked for more than a year, the original factory axle oil will change . well, makes sense
After the differential is installed, all air pipes are protected twice, the car shell and front and rear axles, and the maximum and minimum strokes are calculated to ensure that there is no knocking, no bumping, and no abnormal noise during the maximum and minimum strokes. Considering the problem of wading in the future, we installed ARB respirators for the front and rear axles and the transfer case, and extended the height of the air pipes of the front and rear axles to ensure that the front and rear axles and the transfer case will not be damaged due to the low original air pipes during the wading process. Ingress of water. It can also solve the good air permeability of the front and rear axles and the temperature difference between inside and outside.
This time we selected the latest bp51 nitrogen shock absorber from ARB ome for the 78, with a built-in dual-channel circuit, a 6061 aviation-grade aluminum shell, rebound compression adjustable in 10 steps, and a pipe diameter of 2.2. Regardless of workmanship or performance comfort, it is currently the most suitable for LC126.96.36.199. Brothers who have used it can comment. The front spring uses ome2859 heavy-duty spring, and the rear steel plate is el081r600kg steel plate. After calculating the weight of the internal car and the steel plate has depletion properties, we choose 600kg load over the steel plate. If it is heavier, we can reduce it, and if it is lighter, we can add it. It can be used for different loads in the future. Supporting the use of.
I just got home after being too busy during the day, so I would like to share with you the new ARB bullpen front bumper and side bumper. The new front bumper is an extension of the old one, with the diameter increased from 48mm to 61mm, and the side bumper is the same. Moreover, the link of the new side bar is changed from 4 screws to a thicker and larger central self-locking nut, and the link part is changed from iron to synthetic plastic link. Quietly tell everyone a secret, this design was proposed to arb company by the “Nomad 757” teacher three years ago, in order to be more beautiful, more convenient and safer. It will not be easily installed on the headlight during the collision process. In the next modification, I will share the detailed pictures one by one.
Hard goods come in waves one after another, and the LC78 that has just been airlifted back from Australia has arrived, and it is hot. At first glance, there is absolutely nothing to say about the workmanship. From the toughness of the steel, the quality of the rubber sleeve, including the texture in the hand, it is really not covered. Aussies really have everything for long-distance crossing reliability. Although lc76.78.79. Including the ubiquitous 80 original factory Guan knife is already very good, but many of them have played too hard and caused the Guan knife to be deformed and cause the direction to deviate. Especially after the vehicle is refitted, the weight of the vehicle body increases greatly, and the pressure on the original factory also increases a lot. Since Australia has this thing, let’s try it. After all, there are not many people who install it in China…
Australia’s top ikamper roof tent has come from afar, and this is the first time I have seen it in China. Considering that 78 does not want to cut the top and install a 45-degree tent, then buy the most reliable one, use it with the Australian rhinoceros luggage rack, and continue to update it tomorrow morning. These days are really too busy. The weather is hot, brothers, eat some melons first, big movies Immediate release
Brothers have been waiting for a long time, and the appearance blockbusters have been exposed one after another. ARB front bumper plus k lWARN quelr winch plus arb to strengthen the trailer anchor construction. Why did it take so long, because the winch is used with the integrated front bumper, which is generally equipped with the front bumper of the Wrangler. Considering the performance and stability of this winch, it still takes a little time to move this winch to the 78 front bumper. So brothers wait for a long time, don’t shoot bricks
The 78 seats imported from Australia have also arrived. Considering a long-distance travel with two people, the original seat is really uncomfortable, and the co-pilot position cannot be fully placed, so I ordered 2 front seats from an Australian seat company specially customized for the 7 series. Row of seats with lumbar support, considering the simplicity and reliability, we still use manual ones, and Australia also has electric ones. Before loading the car, I will try it first, it can be said that it is a Virgo
, not bad, the wrapping is very strong, and it is not hard, it looks like a racing car seat, but it is very comfortable, like what kind of massage sofa is now
Overtime is in progress, because the new ARB side bars of lc78 in Australia have not been officially launched on the market. At present, only the new side bars of lc76 are available in China, and they don’t want to waste time. The team discussed and decided to change the side bars with lc76. side bars
Brothers, have you considered the feelings of the boss?
However, for the courage and spirit of daring to challenge and dare to try, we still have to give praise. Modification is like this, making the impossible possible.
Measured again and again, revised again and again. Lift up and down, buy materials, cut. Cut. Fold. Weld. There is no standard for self-design standards, and the two words of modification are brought into full play. How can it not affect the main beam pipeline or change the original car structure. Move the additional things as much as possible without damaging the original car.
The LC76ARB side bar is perfectly combined with the LC78 car body. Although it has been cut and welded, the strength is still acceptable. Use a jack to lift the side bar, and the car body will be lifted. The side bar will not deform or move. How many years without rust, 5 years is still no problem, guarantee the side impact under the limit state, firmly protect the door, a-pillar, b-pillar from serious damage, hope the old driver to inspect
The front bumper and side bumper are perfectly combined, which is almost the same as the official photo in Australia. I’ll go, it’s so beautiful, put on Mickey Thomson baja tires and forged fuel wheels, and the 78 will look a lot more powerful at once. Take a closer look. Hours, hours, can’t get enough
Next is the electrical part, and there is a bunch of delicate work waiting to be done…
Compared with the Australian super pro, the original Guan Dao has a stronger Guan Dao, which is really thick.
Australia imported jotenr display width LED auxiliary turn signal has arrived, the rear irradiated surface of the light is 45 degrees, considering that it will be used for 78 trailers and tugboats in the future, it can remind the steering assist of the following models, the light has a flashing effect all week, very beautiful, and the workmanship is also quite exquisite Yes, a small thing immediately improves the feeling and effect of several grades, the key is also very practical
78 Installation of large leather sofa imported from Australia
It took a whole day to install this sofa today, because the Australian seat and the domestic seat are reversed, one left rudder and one right rudder, so the installation is very troublesome, adhering to the principle of active modified parts without the original factory parts, only the seat bracket modification After countless times, I installed the comfort of the sitting position, the front and rear movement, the distance between the seats, the distance between the left and right seats, and considering the installation of the refrigerator in the middle, so this seat takes a whole day for two people, but it is really worth it, the installation is successful, and it is very comfortable to sit on. With lumbar support, it can be placed at 180 degrees, which greatly eases the driving comfort of long-distance self-driving tours. It is like a large sofa in the office. It is soft and wrapping, and it is a good thing worth having.
After the seats were perfectly mounted on the car, in order to make up for the vacant positions of the left and right seats, we also thought of many solutions. Some wanted to make folding armrests, and some wanted to put a small coffee table. Anyway, there are various ideas, but none of them can fit me and Brother Dajiang’s Fayan, when he saw this German Weigu car refrigerator, suddenly his brain rang, hey, how good it would be to get this thing on it. The first has more armrests, the second has more storage boxes, the third can be used as a cup holder, and the fourth…is enough for B. This Nima has an additional 19-liter small refrigerator, and it is still -18 degrees.
Any beer and drink from Wahaha can be stuffed. In this season, think of the two words iced, excited and swollen
. Considering that the position of the seat and the refrigerator cannot affect the front and rear sliding of the seat, the comfort of the hands-free position, and the convenience of taking it, we have re-modified the position of the seat, that is, without affecting the comfort, and the previous considerations The problem is solved. Just finished working overtime, sitting quietly in the car and writing today’s experience, I feel very comfortable, this is the charm of modification, let the tired body of a day disappear because of the satisfaction of a work…
Install the license plate holder for LC78, because the license plate holder of the ARB bar is folded. Considering the Chinese traffic regulations to avoid deduction of points, we installed a set of hydraulic license plate holders for 78. First, it does not affect the traffic regulations. Second, the arb license plate The frame is fixed with 2 screws, and now 4 screws are fixed more firmly. Thirdly, the b frame is still ok
Unpacking imported top-level ikamper car roof tents, and correctly considering the 45-degree lift-off tent with the top cut in Australia, the brothers in the group agreed that it was inappropriate, and it was too distressing. The idea is, ok, then choose the best tent to solve the problem of living, later Overseas installation diagrams of modified products will be provided. Open the package and see that the product is really good. Both the appearance and internal materials are top-notch. The hydraulic lift is inclined, and the hardware is also very strong and reliable. When I reached out to lift the weight, it was too light for me. I thought it would be very heavy, but I lifted it empty with one hand, and it was estimated to be about 80 catties. Awesome stuff.
Photos of foreigners’ tents, we will find a place to test them in a few days, and then share our experience
Globerts is an American military-grade glass manufacturer. Now that we have installed a complete set of solutions in Australia, ok, we have prepared the top 45-degree side-opening folding glass for 78. Globerts is a glass window design brand company specially customized for refitting companies. There are customizations ranging from the car of the President of the United States to civilian vehicles, and there are also bulletproof solutions to choose from.
Globerts opens the glass on the side, which is convenient for taking things from the outside to the inside, and also greatly increases the opening area of the glass window. In summer camping, it can also be equipped with screen windows for ventilation. No matter the workmanship and details are the best, the sealing strip, hardware, and double-glazed design are more airtight. The uv coating can effectively reduce ultraviolet radiation, and the whole bed is fixed with rivets, making it stronger and stronger.
Cleaning, alignment, gluing, marking, punching, riveting. Every step is strictly required, in case of deviation…it cannot be made up
The brothers are also in a cold sweat nervously, the original car shell must be moved
There’s more to men than just beauty sometimes
maybe a piece of glass
It’s so beautiful, with a strong military style, unique feeling, cool, practical, and individual. I can’t find a better word to describe it. Let’s appreciate it for yourself…
Referring to the irresistible factors of Australia’s long-distance crossing, we chose the arb escape board for the 78. In case the car gets stuck in the desert, swamp, or mud, this escape board is a good thing. Consider the installation location, discuss with Brother Dajiang or refer to the Australian style, install it on the side, firstly, it is easy to take, secondly, it can also be used as a practical table, and thirdly, it is enough to show off, which is a must
To prevent the iron frame from wearing out the car shell, we covered the iron frame with a layer of 3m rhinoceros leather for protection, so that it is not afraid of scratching the car body on long-distance bumpy roads. The installation is fixed, and the effect appears immediately. It is very handsome and very coquettish.
(to be continued)