1979/80 MY Series Sedan "Murphy II"

Engine: EA81 1800 Carburetted
Gearbox: 4 Speed Manual dual range 4WD.
Extras: 3 inch lift kit, rear torsion bar suspension rotated for extra 2" at rear; alloy bullbar; CB Radio; Vinyl roof; dual battery system; extra fuel tank in trunk giving total 100 litre capacity
Wheels: 195x78 tyres on 14 inch Peugeot rims
Murphy II
Just completed sitting in the driveway. Only 13" wheels at this time.
A real project car, this was one of only two MY series 4WD sedans in Australia in 1984. The other one was imported, this was made up from two wrecks. A 1979 2WD sedan was fitted with 1980 4WD running gear. The job is tricky but not difficult. The 3" lift and torsion bar turning was done at the same time. This car was very tall and caused a lot of stares in traffic. We would often come out of the shops to find someone crawling underneath to see how it was done.
We did a lot of trips in this car, including the Simpson Desert, Cape York, Fraser and Moreton Islands.
By 1989 it had started to fade away with rust, so the trusty running gear was transferred into another station wagon body.

On top of a dune in the Simpson Desert in 1984.  Got the Peugeot 504 wheels on here.

Playing in the mud at a gymkhana.

Taken from inside the Maheno Wreck on Fraser Island.

Fraser Island sand dune sunset.