we build the worlds most capable 4x4

Classic Style - Modern Comfort - Unrivaled Performance

make ordinary an adventure

Invigorate Your Daily Commute.

built to
outperform

We Build Toward the Future While Honoring the Past.

The Perfect Balance
Between classic and modern

Meticulously Hand-Crafted, Built for Adventure.

Tailor Made,

To GO ANYWHERE and DO ANYTHING.

100% HAND-BUILT - 1,500 HOURS OF CRAFTSMANSHIP

Custom 4x4 - Reimagined for Power, Performance, And Comfort. 

Join the small tribe happy to call themselves owners of one of the greatest vehicles ever made.

born to dirt

this is our life

We design and build the worlds most capable 4x4s - period. The Black Dog team has a passion for off-road/overland builds, and it shows. Our vehicles are designed to take you anywhere and everywhere in comfort and style. 40, 60, 70, and 80 series are our passion, but we design newer model Toyota/Lexus 4x4 builds as well.

this is how we work
Our Process

1 - Fill out our intake form. Schedule a consultation, email info@blackdogtraders.com, or text 310 918 3885.

2 - Our knowledgeable staff will help design your dream rig.

3 - Review pricing, details, and build options.

4 - Review and sign your contract.

5 - Come to our shop for final inspection and test drive.

6 - We'll help to arrange shipping. Relax, we handle everything from start to finish.

(No Donor Vehicle Required)

There is no equal

Quality, Power, And Performance - Unrivaled.

conquer mountains
- or volcanoes

Our Hunter Build Climbed A 20,000 Ft. Active Volcano.

BORN TO DIRT

The Land Cruiser - Perfected.

"As close as you can get to FLAWLESS."

The Timeless Design, Look, And Feel Of A Vintage 4x4 - Modernized.

GET THERE IN STYLE

Your Commute - Exhilirated.

As Seen In -

POWER, performance, built to CONQUER on or OFF-ROAD.

The RECIPE is simple: more HORSEPOWER, the best suspension, heated leather seats, and much MORE.
BUILT & BRED IN DALLAS, TEXAS
VINTAGE LOOK, MODERN DRIVE

We've Spent Thousands Of Hours Pouring Over Each Detail, Perfecting What We Believe To Be The Best Custom-Built 4x4. We Don't Build Anything Else Or Anything Less. This Is Our Life - Blood, Sweat, And Tears. Truly A 4x4 Without Compromise.

"the attention to detail is unreal."

Thousands Of Hours Of Craftsmanship At Our Shop Produce The Most Unique, And High-Quality Trucks In The World.

Vintage style
without compromise

Hand-Crafted, Modern Touches and Conveniences.
BRED TO BUILD

We've Built A Culture Of Excellence. Our Team Has A Real Knack For This Stuff. Nearly 50 Years Of Restoration Experience, Combined With A True Passion For Classic 4x4 And A Pursuit Of Nothing Short Of Perfection. The End Result Is A Labor Of Love, And Something You'll Cherish For Decades To Come.

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"We are absolutely blown away by this stunning Cruiser. The attention to detail is unreal."

Clif Stamm

"It's a great truck. Very well put together and easy to drive. Jack & his wife will love it."

John Cronin

 "I told him about my confidence in Black Dog & you. Thanks for the great experience & amazing truck."

Bob Devan

"Oh boy I'm learning. The truck is so amazing and drives so great."

Harry Smith

"Hey Austin, got your email today and I thought I'd send some photos of the truck I bought from you. RUNS LIKE A TOP! Our family and friends love it."

Russell Marshall

"What in the world are you building? Who needs 556 HP!? Why would you do that?"

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"Start your adventure."

Use Our Builder Tool to Design Your Dream Rig.

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