How We Work

Our team has a real knack for this stuff. Decades of restoration experience, combined with a true passion for classic 4x4 and a pursuit of nothing short of perfection. The end result is something you will cherish for years to come.

Ready to Build Yours Today? Click on any of the red buttons on this site to access our interactive builder, choose from our restoration packages and available build options, and generate a quote. From there your classic begins to take shape in the minds of our team.

Our process looks a little like this.....

Design

Choose between build levels Nama (Raw), Puro (Pure) and Vicio (Vice). Those packages give us a base to start with, and an idea of what your interests are. From there our design team will work with you to build out your cruiser.

Contract/Payment

We'll send you a contract and review payment, build schedule, and delivery terms.

Scout

Once we know the scope of the build our team will use our access to a wealth of Cruisers and Classics around the globe to find the perfect cruiser with good bones, minimal rust, and everything you could ask for in a donor car. Only cars with matching engines and gearboxes are selected to ensure maximum integrity and investment-grade value.

Inspect

Our team drives your car and runs a preliminary inspection. We check for signs of rust, repairs, and common major issues.

Disassembly

The beginning stages of your restoration are where we completely disassemble your Cruiser to ensure perfection and quality of work. Nothing is left unchecked as parts are sorted into individual cabinets and cubbies for each car. Parts that cannot be restored are replaced with Factory-Ordered parts or equivalent. Engine compartment is fully disassembled and refinished. Electrical connectors, wiring, battery straps and grounds are replaced. Vapor collection hoses, and fuel lines are new. Mounting hardware is reconditioned or replaced.

Engine & Transmission

The drivetrain: engine, transmission, and clutch assembly are overhauled and rebuilt to factory specs to ensure performance and reliability. Engine gets new carburetor, starter engine, oil/water/fuel pumps, and new or restored wiring. Crank, pistons, and cam shafts are measured. If not to spec new parts are used. Head inspected, machined, and fully rebuilt. Transmission, including front and rear differentials are completely disassembled, overhauled, and resealed. Bearings, seals, and gaskets are replaced. Worn gears are replaced. Engine is detailed and cosmetically restored.

Suspension, Brakes, Undercarriage, & Chassis

Front and rear suspension are completely overhauled. Brake pads, rotors, seals, gaskets and wheel bearings, as well as calipers are replaced. Fuel tank is removed, stripped, and refit. Chassis is stripped down to bare metal so every inch of the car can be fixed to factory new specs. Belly pan is stripped, undercoated, and refinished. All chassis gaps are reset to meet factory spec and tolerances. Undercarriage and floors receive a urethane or polyurea coating.

Exterior, Paint, Trim

Exterior is masked and resealed, covered with two wet coats of polyester primer and allowed to cure naturally for several days. We color sand and buff the vehicle to ensure best possible high-gloss paint finish before the car is assembled. Highest quality paints are used and two anti-corrosive coats are applied. Chrome trim and moldings are all removed, repaired, and anodized to factory specs. Front and rear windshield moldings are replaced with new parts. Screws and bolts are painted over per factory specs unless otherwise requested. Interiors are restored to factory spec. Complete carpet kits and new side and door panels are installed. A and B pillars are restored. All channel felts, seats, and scrapers are replaced with factory new parts. Body seals are replaced with original toyota seals. Body hardware is restored and zinc plated.

Shipping

We ship worldwide to your door, or feel free to pick your Land Cruiser up and drive it home.

Title & Time

Your vehicle will be titled in your name in the state of your choice. We handle all of the paperwork and hassle for you. This entire process including scouting your vehicle, building, and shipping, takes approximately 4 months.

The Secret to a Good Build is all in the Details...

Build Levels

Nama (Raw)

This level is chosen for it's beauty, class, and how it retains its origins. Our mechanics inspect and certify every piece of metal, wiring, and drive-train. Fresh paint and refinished interior will turn heads and get you there in style. The engine is tested, seals and gaskets are replaced, or if necessary the entire engine is rebuilt. Nama (Raw) builds are limited to one per month and take 2 months to complete.

- Starting at $30,000.

Puro (Pure)

Frame off and stripped down to its "Nuts & Bolts". We take your cruiser down to its bones and individual pieces are painstakingly reworked, or replaced with Japanese OEM parts. This is the definition of "Show Quality", and is an investment-grade vehicle that retains the Cruisers Bare-Bones style and attitude with slight tasteful upgrades to make your trips and trails a little easier to navigate. Puro (Pure) builds are limited to two per month and take 4 months to complete. We intentionally limit our intake of new builds to keep our quality extremely high. These spaces fill up very quickly so we recommend placing orders ASAP.

- Starting at $45,000.

Vicio (Vice)

FJ40, 43, 45, Troopy, and more exotic models remastered and back with more class. The VICE build is a full "Nuts & Bolts" restoration with all the creature comforts and customization Toyota never dreamed of. For the extreme off-roader or overlander, the enthusiast who wants more, or those looking for something a little more unique. There is no limit to how far we can go with this. Customized to your hearts content. Vicio (Vice) build are extremely complex and custom. We only accept one build at a time and they take from 6 months to 10 months to complete.

- Pricing by Request

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