Custom 1993 Toyota Crew Cab Truck - Dragen

Crikey, This Thing Is Low! Let's Take A Closer Look.

Ernie Macias
Oct 1, 2009
Photographers: Mike Alexander
Photo 5/7   |   OWNER: Luke Kenneth ConleyRIDE: '93 Toyota crew cabLOCATION: Sydney, NSW, AustraliaCLUB: Ground Level MiniTrucks and Customs
Living in the land down under isn't all about chasing kangaroos and hugging koalas. There's some serious pavement-pounding going on as well. Nobody does it better than Luke in his '93 Toyota crew cab. As a member of Ground Level Minis in Australia, Luke prides himself on being a good representative of not only his club but the Aussie scene. You see, they don't have a huge scene out there, and trucks like this will only help it improve.
Many of us minitruckers in the U.S. really don't know jack about Australia. When we think of the land down under we think of kangaroos, Foster's Beer commercials, smoking-hot blondes like Nicole Kidman, and Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter (RIP). But recently, thanks to our "top bloke" in charge here at Mini Truckin', Mr. Mike Alexander, we've been able to get a better look at what's going on down under. We've got some serious minitrucking madness going on.
Luke's Toyota is an awesome example. First of all, the crew cab is as huge down there as S-trends - oops, I mean S-10s - are here. Therefore, when Luke was going to build his first mini he went straight to the awesome Toyota crew cab, which he tells us he loved the body style and shape of. So where did the motivation for this truck come from you ask, "My top mates in Ground Level MiniTrucks AU. Also the U.S. scene, because it's so big."
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I think many U.S. guys are going to get their inspiration from seeing the cleanliness of this Toyota and its amazing four doors, which really set it apart from what we're used to. I know many people out here would kill for a crew-cab Toyota.
What's in the future for this toy? Well, Luke tells us that a new motor and body drop are definitely in store for this beauty and we can't wait. Luke would like to send a huge shout-out to everybody who helped in the build, especially Living Low Customs and his boys from Ground Level MiniTrucks.
The Lowdown

Rolling Attire
Wheels, front: Intro 18x7 Radical 5s
Wheels, rear: Intro 18x8 Radical 5s
Backspace, front: 125 mm
Backspace, rear: 100 mm
Tires, front: 215/35-18R Nankang
Tires, rear: 225/35-18R Nankang
Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Airbags
Front suspension: Custom 'bag plates on lower arms
Rear suspension: Triangulated four-link, narrowed differential 4 inches
Airbags: Firestone
Control arms: Modified lower arms
Spindles: Two-inch drop spindles
Shocks: Monroe gas shocks on all four corners
Valves: ODE 1/2-inch
Compressor: Engine-driven
Air line: 3/8-inch poly line
Air: Custom-built six switchbox
Frame mods: Custom 3-inch notch
Gas tank: Custom alloy tank, 45 liters (11.8 gallons)
Detail work: Painted four-link
Performed by: Living Low Customs
City/state: Sydney, NSW
Body Modifications
Shaved: Gas door, door handles, bedrails, corner rear lights, antenna, tailgate handle
Frenched: '88 Caddy taillights
Suicide doors: Absolutely
Exterior bolt-ons: Billet inserts, grill, bumper
Misc: Bullet wiper caps, billet mirrors, billet hood squirters
Performed by: Andy's Restorations
City/state: Sydney, NSW
Paint
Brand and colors: PPG Mica Red custom mix
Performed by: Andy's Restorations
City/state: Sydney, NSW
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Interior
Seats: Re-trimmed stock seats with club logo
Material: Velour, black, and gray
Dash: Trimmed in black velour on top and gray on the bottom
Door panels: Wrapped in black and red velour
Center console: Wrapped in gray velour; also has a custom switchbox holder
Flooring: Gray carpet
Headliner: Gray velour
Misc: Custom speaker pods on all four doors
Performed by: Eastside Kustom Trimmers
City/state: Sydney, NSW
Stereo
Head unit: Alpine CD player
Mids & highs: JBL 6-inch speakers in the front and some 6-inch two-ways in the rear
Amplifier for mids & highs: Alpine MRV 400
Subwoofers: Two 10-inch Sony Explodes
Amplifier for subwoofers: Alpine MRV 400 bridged
Wiring/accessories: StreetWires
Custom fabrication: Custom subwoofer enclosure in the back
Performed by: Owner
City/state: Sydney, NSW
Engine/Performance
Displacement: 2,800 Model/Year: 1993
# of Cylinders: Four
Intake: Custom air pod
Driveshaft: Custom-built two-piece with slip joint
Rearend type: Limited-slip differential
Inner fenders: Custom-molded
Detail work: Braided hoses throughout engine bay
Misc: Custom red-painted engine parts
Performed by: Owner
City/State: Sydney, NSW
Special Thanks
Thanks go to the crew at Living Low Customs, Andy's Restorations, Eastside Trimmers, and all the boys at Ground Level

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