The Rebuild

Our “New” Truck


We entrusted our 1993 4runner  to Gary Kardum and his crew at Mudrak Custom Cruisers of Sonoma, CA. The rebuild included an entirely rebuilt engine, complete Old Man Emu suspension kit and a total front end rebuild, new OEM clutch, new brakes and upgraded rotors, reconditioned fuel injectors, all new hoses, and belts throughout and a new set of BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO’s.

Outfitting the truck for extended overland trips was the next step. We began with an ARB refrigerator and added a second Optima yellow top battery with an IBS Dual Battery System to continuously power the fridge and other accessories. We added a Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform to carry a James Baroud Explorer EVO roof top tent and ARB awning. Rotopax fuel packs provide an extended range for our not so fuel friendly 4runner.

Other items on the list: a drawer system for the cargo space, a new front bumper with winch, a rear swing-away bumper to get the spare out from under the rear of the truck and various other odds and ends.  Stay tuned.


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