This Land Cruiser 300 Series Ute is a Thing of Beauty

Photo By: Creative Conversions

Aussie company Creative Conversions, in an obvious attempt to frustrate Land Cruiser fans in the United States – who can’t even enjoy the new car smell of a Land Cruiser 300 Series because Toyota decided that we no longer need the iconic brand in the US – chopped a “fresh-off-the-assembly-line” 300 Series Land Cruiser and turned it into a Dual Cab Ute complete with flat-bed tray.

Who, me? I’m not jealous. You’re jealous.

Trigger warning: some of the photos below depict violent carnage inflicted on a brand new Land Cruiser – please look away if you are faint of heart.

Read More: Choosing the Best Toyota Land Cruiser for Overlanding

Side view of the AUS-spec Land Cruiser 300 Series, fresh from the assembly line.
The AUS-spec Land Cruiser 300 Series. Photo by Creative Conversions.

All jokes aside, the crew at Creative Conversions did an amazing job of converting the 300 Series Land Cruiser wagon to a very capable commercial (and Australian government approved) Dual Cab in three model options that give you more payload and towing capacity; 1. a 700 or 800mm extension 3800GVM- 3500 TOW with combined GCM 7300Kgs, 2. a 700 or 800mm extension 4495 GVM- 3500 TOW with combined GCM 7995kgs, or 3. a 700 or 800mm extension 4495 GVM- 4200 TOW with combined GCM 8200kgs.

Land Cruiser 300 Series Dual Cab Ute Conversion

Chopping the frame of the 300 Series Land Cruiser

Marking the cut lines on the 300 Series Land Cruiser

Removing the rear liftgate and quarter panel of the 300 Series Land Cruiser

The process begins with the removal of all interior panels, electronics, and wiring (to be relocated) and a lengthening and boxing of the frame to accommodate the flat-bed tray. The crew then cut away the rear quarter of the 300 Series Land Cruiser, adding airbags, suspension, and other necessary components to balance the weight and ride height.

Read More: All-New Land Cruiser 300 Looks Great. And I’m Not Bitter at All.

Cut away view of the rear of the 300 Series before enclosing it.

Enclosed view of the new Dual Cab 300 Series LC

Exterior view of the new Dual Cab LC

The rear of the Dual Cab is then enclosed (adding extra storage at the front of the old wheel well), and all electronics are returned to the back of the Dual Cab.

Finished Land Cruiser 300 Series Dual Cab Ute

Rear 3/4 view of the converted 300 Series Land Cruiser to a Dual Cab Ute with rear tray.
The converted 300 Series Land Cruiser to Dual Cab Ute. Photo by Creative Conversions.

The finished ute is ready for any track in the outback and can be outfitted with a canopy or even a flat-bed camper of your choice.

Pricing of this conversion was not available at the time of this writing, but Creative Conversions charges $26K – $38K AUS for a similar conversion on the 200 Series Land Cruiser platform, so that’s a pretty good indicator of cost.

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