UNLOCK THE LEGEND

YOUR CUSTOM LAND CRUISER AWAITS

UNLOCK THE LEGEND

YOUR CUSTOM LAND CRUISER AWAITS

YOUR LAND CRUISER JOURNEY BEGINS HERE

At Black Dog, we excel at custom-built Land Cruisers. With over a decade of experience, each build turns vintage Land Cruisers into driveable works of art, crafted with top-of-the-line quality.

Ready to drive your own? Give us a call or explore our past builds. Learn about our meticulous process and start your dream truck today!

The Land Cruiser market can be confusing, ranging from $100,000 projects to $300,000+ masterpieces.

With our expert technicians and commitment to excellence, we make customization easy and tailored to your needs.

Call or text (214) 239-0704 to discuss your project.

YOUR LAND CRUISER JOURNEY BEGINS HERE

At Black Dog, we excel at custom-built Land Cruisers. With over a decade of experience, each build turns vintage Land Cruisers into driveable works of art, crafted with top-of-the-line quality.

Ready to drive your own? Give us a call or explore our past builds. Learn about our meticulous process and start your dream truck today!

The Land Cruiser market can be confusing, ranging from $100,000 projects to $300,000+ masterpieces.

With our expert technicians and commitment to excellence, we make customization easy and tailored to your needs.

Call or text (214) 239-0704 to discuss your project.

DECADES OF PASSION & EXPERTISE AT YOUR SERVICE

We've re-engineered the classic Land Cruiser and brought it into the 21st century.

Since 2014 we’ve been known for modernizing and upgrading every component of our builds for more power, comfort, and performance. We’re Toyota Land Cruiser specialists who house all aspects of our art under one roof. From body/paint, mechanical, upholstery, and custom fabrication, we handle it all.

DECADES OF PASSION & EXPERTISE AT YOUR SERVICE

We've re-engineered the classic Land Cruiser and brought it into the 21st century.

Since 2014 we’ve been known for modernizing and upgrading every component of our builds for more power, comfort, and performance. We’re Toyota Land Cruiser specialists who house all aspects of our art under one roof. From body/paint, mechanical, upholstery, and custom fabrication, we handle it all.

BUILD SPECS & BASE PRICING -

CALL OR TEXT (214) 239-0704

CUSTOM - CALL OR TEXT (214) 239-0704 TO DISCUSS

Let's chat about your project. Call or text (214) 239-0704

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FJ40 or FJ60 OUTDOORSMAN 430 HP $229,000

BUILT FOR DIRT! HIGHLY CAPABLE ON AND OFF-ROAD. PERFECT FOR OVERLAND EXCURSIONS AND TACKLING MOUNTAIN PASSES, WITH A 430 HP V8, PLENTY OF HIGHWAY SPEED, AND UPGRADED MODERN AMENITIES.

6.2L LS3 (460 Hp) V8, 5spd MANUAL w/overdrive optional Auto TRANS, Dobinson leaf spring (two stage leaf pack) & sport shock absorbers, new Transfer case, new wide-track axles, 4 wheel disk brakes, Mandrel bent stainless exhaust, tie in sport roll cage, Advanced power steering, LED headlights, LED interior lighting, Digital VHX gauge cluster, 4 plus tire carrier w/swing gate, Premium 5 speaker amplified audio w/subwoofer, Lizard skin Sound deadening/temp insulation, Raptor lined interior floor, Corbeau bucket seats, Front/rear USB power port, Vintage air AC/Heat, Included 3 year/36,000 mile warranty.

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FJ40 or FJ60 HUNTER 600 HP - $280,000

THE HUNTER WAS DESIGNED TO CONQUER EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH. 556 + HP, 4-LINK SUSPENSION, PREMIUM LEATHER HEATED SEATS, AND EVERYTHING TOP OF THE LINE. NO EXPENSE SPARED.

SUPERCHARGED 6.2L LSA (556 Hp) V8, 6spd MANUAL with optional Auto TRANS, 4-Link King coil suspension, Atlas II transfer case, Dana 60/80 axles w/rear locker, 4 wheel Wilwood disk brake, Platform specific engineered 22 - gallon FUEL tank, Mandrel bent stainless Borla exhaust, Custom boxed frame and tie in sport roll cage, Advanced power steering, Adjustable tilt steering column, Putco/Luminix signature LED headlights, LED interior lighting, Digital LED RTX gauge cluster, Custom purpose-built Hunter trail bumper w/Warn Zeon 10k winch, Custom rear trail bumper w/swing gate & tire/jerry can holder, Focal 5 speaker amplified audio w/subwoofer, Halo 9 in dash touchscreen nav/stereo, Lizard skin sound deadening/temp insulation, Raptor lined interior floor, Recaro specialist bucket seats, USB power port front/rear, Custom woodgrain interior, Matching woodgrain steering wheel, Custom CNC billet grill, Vintage Air in dash AC/Heat, Included 3 year/36,000 mile warranty.

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EVERY BUILD

IS PERSONAL

We don’t just build, we personalize. Each Black Dog build reflects quality, comfort, and meticulous attention to detail.

We specialize in customizing and modernizing Toyota Land Cruisers. Our trucks blend classic style with modern performance, tailored to go anywhere and tackle any obstacle. Designed to keep up with your adventurous spirit, they offer the perfect mix of vintage charm and contemporary comfort.

BLACK DOG IS REDEFINING WHAT IT MEANS TO OWN A CLASSIC - NOT RESTORED, BUT REBORN

BLACK DOG IS REDEFINING WHAT IT MEANS TO OWN A CLASSIC - NOT RESTORED, BUT REBORN

PAST BLACK DOG CLASSICS -

DOWNLOAD OUR PRICING GUIDE/BROCHURE & COFFEE TABLE BOOK

Step back in time with a modern twist as you immerse yourself in the golden age of off-roading, brought to life through Black Dog Traders' exceptional Toyota Land Cruiser restorations. Each vehicle in our meticulously curated collection stands as a testament to the era’s design and spirit, now re-engineered for the demands of contemporary adventure.

Call or text (214) 239-0704 and let Black Dog Traders guide you to a ride that’s not just a vehicle, but a timeless treasure waiting to be claimed. Your journey with your own classic Land Cruiser begins today.

PAST BLACK DOG CLASSICS - DOWNLOAD OUR PRICING GUIDE/BROCHURE & COFFEE TABLE BOOK

Step back in time with a modern twist as you immerse yourself in the golden age of off-roading, brought to life through Black Dog Traders' exceptional Toyota Land Cruiser restorations. Each vehicle in our meticulously curated collection stands as a testament to the era’s design and spirit, now re-engineered for the demands of contemporary adventure.

Call or text (214) 239-0704 and let Black Dog Traders guide you to a ride that’s not just a vehicle, but a timeless treasure waiting to be claimed. Your journey with your own classic Land Cruiser begins today.

REVIEWS

YOUR TOOLKIT FOR CLARITY - PRICING/MARKET GUIDES

Get our free buyers guide and market/pricing report. The market has been going crazy for the past 10-15 years.

Get our current market/pricing guides, along with a list of available inventory, model specs, photos/videos, and helpful tips/tricks on what to avoid while buying a classic.

This market is confusing! Let's help you find your dream rig! Your guide contains the latest auction trends, historical pricing data, info on what we’ve seen over the last decade, and much more.

YOUR TOOLKIT FOR CLARITY - PRICING/MARKET GUIDES

Buying a 30+ year old truck is confusing on it’s own, and navigating the aftermarket parts and restoration market while finding a shop you trust to achieve your goals is in a league of it’s own.

We handle the heavy lifting and make the process from sourcing, planning/building to delivery as simple as possible so you can sit back and rest assured you’re in good hands.

REVIEWS

YOUR TOOLKIT FOR CLARITY - PRICING/MARKET GUIDES

Get our free buyers guide and market/pricing report. The market has been going crazy for the past 10-15 years.

Get our current market/pricing guides, along with a list of available inventory, model specs, photos/videos, and helpful tips/tricks on what to avoid while buying a classic.

This market is confusing! Let's help you find your dream rig! Your guide contains the latest auction trends, historical pricing data, info on what we’ve seen over the last decade, and much more.

YOUR TOOLKIT FOR CLARITY - PRICING/MARKET GUIDES

Buying a 30+ year old truck is confusing on it’s own, and navigating the aftermarket parts and restoration market while finding a shop you trust to achieve your goals is in a league of it’s own.

We handle the heavy lifting and make the process from sourcing, planning/building to delivery as simple as possible so you can sit back and rest assured you’re in good hands.

HOW WE WORK - OUR STORY - OUR PROCESS

HOW WE WORK - OUR PROCESS

DESIGN & SELECTION - SUBMIT AN INQUIRY, TEXT/CALL (214) 239-0704 OR SCHEDULE AN APPT.

DESIGN -

Schedule a consult and let us know your requirements or choose between our pre-built packages - Outdoorsman or Hunter. 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. At the very beginning of our process is a rigorous engineering approach to our projects. Our standard production models and even one-off custom projects are modeled and a design plan is established. During this stage we take into considering the use case for the vehicle based on client feedback, the body type, power/drivetrain configuration, and any accessories that the vehicle will have. We always lead the design process with a simple philosophy; stay faithful to the original classic and update it for modern use and comfort.

SELECTION -

The actual build process begins with the selection of a donor vehicle for the project in mind. To have a solid foundation, only those with limited rust and integrity in the chassis qualify. Additionally, we try to limit our selection to those with original engines and gearboxes to prevent working on a chassis that has already undergone extensive modifications.

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DISASSEMBLY & BODYWORK/FABRICATION

DISASSEMBLY -

In this stage we completely disassemble the donor down to its chassis. Unless we are doing a classic restoration, mechanical and interior components are discarded or sold as scrap. Our Quality Control Team (QC) then inspects the chassis and body panels, and determines which components are suitable for use in the project. A work order is created detailing any body panels that need to be replaced and/or fabricated from scratch. Next, the chassis is inspected carefully and re-aligned to factory specs. This is possibly the single most important part of our process. And that is because after decades of hard work, these vehicles tend to have deviations in their structural integrity. For their new lifetime - with greater horsepower and at faster speeds - we need them to be straight. Even the smallest deviation will cause the vehicle to vibrate or behave strangely in certain conditions. Any usable body panels are then sent to our wet-blasting facility. Every bit of paint and body rust is removed from these components while applying a rust prevention inhibitor. Finally, the body panels and any related components are sorted and stored in restoration cubbies designated solely for each project.

BODYWORK & FABRICATION -

With the chassis stripped of paint and aligned back to factory specs, it passes onto the Fabrication Team. This is where we reinforce certain frame components and make the structural changes needed to take on the upgraded engine, transmission, steering and suspension setup. Then it is galvanized in molten zinc to prevent future corrosion, powder coated, and painted. In parallel with the final chassis work, our Body Work team is busy modifying or re-creating steel body panels - by hand - based on the particulars of the project. For certain models and projects we have access to aftermarket panels that are brand new, high-spec, and a huge upgrade to your project. Then begins the arduous process of assembling the vehicle in what we call the “raw state”. This involves assembling every core component of the vehicle along with the accessories that will attach to the chassis and body, making sure that they fit correctly, and that gaps are within acceptable parameters. Because each vehicle is hand built, this is the only way to ensure the final assembly process goes smoothly. With the vehicle fully assembled, our QC team kicks back into gear and inspects the project vehicle using a 150 point check-list. If it passes, it goes into Preparation and Paint.

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PAINT PREP, UPHOLSTERY, ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL

PAINT PREPARATION -

After a successful inspection, the Body Work team disassembles the raw vehicle, they inventory its components, and pass it onto the Preparation Team. The Preparation Team is responsible for applying certain techniques that we have learned and developed over the years to minimize rust and extend the durability of your vehicles paint job. After the preparation stage, the body and chassis pass on to the Paint Team. This is where we apply color and coats of clear. Our paint team is run by experienced professionals that dedicate themselves day in/day out to ensuring we achieve better than factory finishes.

UPHOLSTERY, ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL -

In parallel with Preparation and Paint, our upholstery craftsmen have been busy cutting, stitching, and sewing. Every aspect of your interior is done in-house, using time tested materials. The electrical team is busy manufacturing the wiring harness for your vehicle from scratch based on the particulars of the project, and the Mechanical Team is preparing the power and drivetrain components having sourced the different pieces from Toyota suppliers in the US, the middle east, or Japan.

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FINAL ASSEMBLY, PHOTOGRAPHY & TESTING

FINAL ASSEMBLY -

This is the most rewarding step of the process. Like building a LEGO, the vehicle is assembled in a very specific order that has been developed over the years to allow for QC along the way, and to minimize damage to its different components. Starting with the chassis, the Mechanical Team assembles the drivetrain components: first the suspension, then axles, brakes, engine and transmission, and finally the fuel system. Then comes the body, new windows, new emblems, rubber seals, etc. Then the Upholstery and Electrical Teams come by and assemble the interior and finish accessorizing the vehicle: seats, door panels, lights, winch, sound system, etc.

PHOTOGRAPHY -

Along the way, our photographers have been documenting the process. At the very end, the vehicle is ready for prime time. It goes into our studio for a detailed inventory of high-resolution pictures. This is a good time to review your project and give us feedback.

TESTING -

After the studio, it hits the road for a minimum of 500 miles of testing. This is an on and off road course, over several days, where we “teach” the vehicle how to drive and work out its kinks. A final QC inspection, paint details, protective packaging, and off it goes!

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OUR STORY - WHY WE DO THIS

Black Dog: Crafting the Ultimate Modernized Land Cruiser

Our Journey

Black Dog's evolution began years ago as a small father-and-son team buying and selling Toyota Land Cruisers. Our deep love for these vehicles led us to drive, repair, and eventually restore them from the ground up. This passion grew into a full-fledged business based in the Dallas Design District, dedicated entirely to Land Cruisers we've since expanded into a much larger production facility in Florida.

From Humble Beginnings

We started in 2014 with a mission to build the world's best factory-spec restorations of the 40 series Land Cruiser. As we spent countless hours driving these classics, the need for modern comforts became apparent. Sore backs and long commutes in old FJ40 seats inspired us to upgrade and modernize our vehicles.

Evolution and Innovation

Our evolution brought us to where we are today: constructing Land Cruisers with brand-new parts that exceed original factory specifications and tolerances. This commitment to quality has enhanced the driving experience, providing more power, fuel efficiency, and comfort. We've fine-tuned our formula over the years, earning praise from both the industry and our customers for the level of quality, comfort, and attention to detail in our builds.

Custom Builds

Every vehicle we build is custom-ordered and tailored to your specific needs. We design our Land Cruisers using top-of-the-line parts, focusing on durability, comfort, performance, and ease of maintenance. Each component is hand-selected to ensure the highest standards. We build Land Cruisers to suit your preferences and modern driving requirements.

The Ultimate 4x4

At Black Dog, we aim to create the very best 4x4 vehicles that will be passed down through generations. Our Land Cruisers are vintage-inspired but brought to life with a newfound emphasis on adventure. We are proud to craft vehicles that are not just cars but timeless treasures designed for modern driving conditions.

Why Choose Us?

Experience and Expertise: Years of hands-on experience with Toyota Land Cruisers.

Customization: Every build is tailored to your specific needs.

Quality and Durability: Use of top-tier parts and meticulous attention to detail.

Comfort and Performance: Modern upgrades for a superior driving experience.

Join us in our journey of transforming classic Land Cruisers into modern marvels. Contact us today to start building your dream vehicle.

Contact Us

Phone: (214) 239-0704

Email: Austin@blackdogtraders.com

At Black Dog, we take pride in our craftsmanship and dedication to building the finest modernized Land Cruisers. Let us help you create a custom vehicle that combines vintage charm with contemporary comforts, ready to take on any adventure.

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The Toyota logo and Land Cruiser name are property of the Toyota. Black Dog Traders is not associated with Toyota.

Copyright Black Dog Traders aka DOJA, LLC 2024.

TERSM & CONDITIONS - PRIVACY POLICY

The Toyota logo and Land Cruiser name are property of the Toyota. Black Dog Traders is not associated with Toyota.

Copyright Black Dog Traders aka DOJA, LLC 2024.

TERSM & CONDITIONS - PRIVACY POLICY