It's easy to see why this Land Cruiser mod job is called Project Pumpkin

How much did the upgrade cost?
by Vernon B. Sarne | Aug 2, 2016

Let's get this out of the way: The paint job is not for everyone. It's sure to spark arguments. But hey, it works for the owner, and that's all that really matters.

This started out life as a 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser 80. It was brought to 4x4 aftermarket specialist Jeff's Off Road--the same shop that had worked on Doug Kramer's Isuzu MU-X

The first thing that strikes you about this SUV is, well, the head-turning orange exterior color. "The paint job was requested by the owner," shares Jeff's Off-Road proprietor Jeffrey Go Cu.

The next thing you'll notice is the height. According to Cu, the ride has been lifted 6 inches with Dobinsons springs and suspension. The shop's custom-made drop kit was also installed. Also custom-made are the bumpers and the side rails.

Before they could do any of the modifications, the vehicle had to be restored first, including its body and engine.

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The overall cost of the project? A staggering P1,700,000. A little less than a brand-new FJ Cruiser.

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PHOTO: Jeffrey Go Cu
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