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Discussion in 'Expedition Builds' started by NorCalBorn, Jun 23, 2009.
Cammed 6ltr, 35s twin locked
ha ha thanks mate, he looks big and tough but is a big softy really! loking forward bto getting away for another trip soon
Is that a separate "cabion" on top and who makes it if so?
The top is made in Germany by Desert-Tec.de. It replaces the original roof so you can stand up in the complete car. We have a 130x200cm bed up there. The Toyo is now aprox. 278cm tall, sitting on 265/75r16 ( 32" ? ) and OME springs with 70mm lift ...
My Mom in the late '60's "over landing" in my parent's "expedition" rig. I later inherited it and wish I would have kept it!
OOps! Not a toyota
very nice. Will look at your website for more info
I like your stickers on right rear quarter
Just started a build thread on this one.
Our Toyota Hiace 4x4 van. I guess most US guys don't know the Hiace, don't confuse it with the Toyota Van you had, this is bigger. However not too big, it is a pretty standard European van size. This one is a long wheel base with a fixed high roof.
It has the same system as a Hilux / LJ70, that engine and drivetrain. So also low-gearing. And the optional LSD in the rear axle.
This is before we raised the suspension and with the beefy BFG Mud terrains, but they were the old type, too noisy and didn't like the poor handling on tarmac/asphalt.
Now it is raised a bit more, pics from the last holiday:
You can see the less beefy tires, I'm running Toyo Open Country A/T now. They make it drive like a normal car again and up to now they are doing fine offroad (I don't spend a lot of time in the mud anyway)
It has a big solar panel and a fridge with freezer etc. It's working all standalone.
We use it for the holidays with our family.
It is not as pretty as most Landcruisers, but it gets the job done almost as good as a Landcruiser, gets to most places and has more space for our family.
Cool van. Got any pics of the interior?
My 97 LX450 and my AT Trailer.
1988 4Runner v6
Full Old Man Emu HD suspension
Rocky Road Outfitters sliders
Fuel Anza 15x10 wheels
Goodyear MT/R 32" tires
Softtopper soft top
Versahaul motorcycle hitch hauler
Now has Smittybilt roof rack.
I've drove from Chicago to San Francisco under the Rockies through NM, AZ
Did a week camping off road through the S CA desert (and found my dog out there!)
San Francisco back to Chicago
Chicago to Florida
Florida to Ohio
About to make a loop from Ohio to CO, NM, AZ, UT, CO and back to OH and then head back to FL for the winter.
I camp mostly.
I have a couple of Husky storage bins in the back that are pad locked and cable locked to the roll bar.
A few pictures from the road
Sweet looking trailer, did you buy or build ? Do you have more pictures ? Trying to get some ideas / inspiration.
A build over 2 years, 2 countries, 18 national parks and a bunch of other numbers.
Untitled by Grant Wilson, on Flickr