Toyota Fortuner is one of the most popular SUVs in its segment. It has been on the market for over a decade and its popularity does not seem to be declining. Like other Toyotas, the Fortuner is known as a reliable vehicle. It is also a laborious and capable off-roader. We’ve seen a number of Toyota Fortuner videos online where it’s handling the off-road situation comfortably. Lately, we’ve begun to see a trend among previous generation Fortune owners to switch from the Type 1 version of the SUV to later models. Here we have a video where a Type 1 modified Fortuner has been converted into a mixture of Type 2 and Type 3 Fortuner.
The video was uploaded by Autrounder to their YouTube channel. In this video, the owner of a Type 1 Toyota Fortuner goes to the garage for a recovery. The SUV had multiple stains and scratches. The paint also lost its luster and the SUV looked old. The owner of this SUV wanted a Type 3 look for the Fortuner, but a complete transition from Type 1 to Type 3 is not possible because the two have different designs. The owner then decides that the front end of the SUV will be type 3 and the rear end will be type 2.
Work has begun on this SUV and the panels such as bonnet, bumper, front grille, headlamps, front fender have all been removed. Rear bumpers and tail lights were also removed. The interior of this SUV also needed customization so the seats were removed. Holes and scratches were marked on this SUV and then the paint was removed from those places by exposing the metal sheet below. The dents were fixed using a dental puller machine and once this was done, a thin layer of putty or body filler was applied to the outer panel to achieve an even finish. The excess putty was sanded and after that, the car was sprayed with a white base coat.
Once this is done, the car is taken to the paint booth and the whole car is repainted in Pearl White shade. They have used imported premium quality paints for this purpose. The front of the car has a new fender, bonnet, TRD type front grille, type 3 headlamps and an aftermarket bumper. Necessary changes have been made to the front so that the Type 3 kit can be installed without any problems. Newly installed panels were also painted. The old alloy wheels have been replaced with new wheels. On the back, the bumper has been replaced and the car also got a Type 2 Aftermarket LED tail lamp.
The interior of this Fortuner was also customized. It gets white and black dual tone theme for the cabin. There is white leather upholstery and the same color upholstery can be seen on the door pads. The cabin looks much more premium than before. The steering wheel has been changed and the floor has got 7D floor mats. The cabin has ambient light and the roof liner also gets light on them.