Toyota Land Cruiser Single Cab Truck Has Camper-Friendly Mods
The Toyota Land Cruiser is a great stepping stone to some powerful project vehicles. Having already built a Baja prerunner, adventure sleeper and daily driver, Shannons Engineering took hold of a 1979 Land Cruiser and converted it into a very impressive land camping companion.
Besides its mass of BFGoodrich rubber all around, this thing is full of accessories. Built by the guys at SE, the bed is equipped with everything you need while camping. If homeowners need them, they will have 16 gallons (60 liters) of water, a compressor, pull-out workspace, and propane tanks at their disposal.
Every inch of space on this truck is incredibly important as it is about to complete the ‘Big Lap’ around Australia – a journey through the lands below via Highway One, the world’s longest national road. 14,500 kilometers. Regardless of skill level, the trip can last up to 16 months, and it takes participants to some of the most scenic places on the planet.
Aside from the enormity of the trip, it’s clear this Land Cruiser was up to the task. Sure, many might call the single cabin variant the black sheep of the family, but it actually makes a lot of sense in this app. Since owners will be towing a sliding motorhome, the single’s wheelbase will give them better weight distribution and more room behind the doors for additional tool boxes.
While the bed is certainly impressive, the front of the vehicle has been outfitted with plenty of patio perks you’d expect: light bars, front brush guard, intake snorkel, and a lightweight lift kit. No matter how long the journey is, it’s clear this Toyota will handle just about anything you throw at it.