Custom Pullout Kitchen

Custom Kitchen
Preparing dinner at Basin and Range National Monument

We designed a custom pullout kitchen for our 4runner. It was designed to store our stove, a cutting board, and ARB fridge. All can be fully extended, individually or as a group, from the truck. The 500 lb rated full extension slides that lock in and out were purchased from Dunn & Watson. When fully extended the stove cantilevers a full 6 feet in front of the lowered tailgate. The 3-foot long cutting board provides a fantastic work surface.

The kitchen was completed and installed just prior to a recent 3-week long adventure through Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.  It performed fantastically and while it was the prototype there are only a couple of changes that I would incorporate.  It is very versatile and makes camp set-up and break-down very easy.  Roadside lunches are also a snap.

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.

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