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GALLERY: Custom 4x4 Toyota FJ45 Troop Carrier

By Tristan Tancredi | Photos: Nathan Duff, 11 Jul 2018 Custom 4x4s

GALLERY: Custom 4x4 Toyota FJ45 Troop Carrier

Transporting the troops in style in this unique FJ45.

YOU wouldn’t know it by looking at it, but this 45 spent a good part of its life as a makeshift dog kennel.

It was rescued by Billy McKinnon, and it didn’t take him long to turn it into the one of the best Troop Carriers in the world – not an exaggeration.

The amount of work that went into the build – as well as the head-turning gear – is evident in the final product. You can read about it in detail here.

A highlight of the build is the 5.7-litre LS1 V8 engine mated to a TH400 auto transmission. It’s a serious vehicle, and on its first dyno run it pushed out an impressive 340hp at the wheels.

4x4 Gear: LS engine explained

- 5.7-litre LS1 V8
- TH400 auto transmission
- NP205 transfer case
- GTX42 turbocharger
- 3.5-inch custom exhaust
- Hooker muffler
- EFS 50mm suspension lift
- RAW 4x4 shocks
- 37-inch General Grabber SRL tyres
- 17-inch Dynamic steel wheels
- Runva 11XP winch (rear)
- Warn 8274 winch (front)
- Corbeau race seats
- 1Gauge gauges
- Navman GPS