We stand behind our work - 100%, check your contract. Every build gets the same treatment - thousands of hours of craftsmanship at our shop produce some of the most unique, and high-quality trucks in the world. Our family has generations of hot-rod, and classic restoration experience. You can guarantee that you'll cherish your Black Dog for decades to come.
Years spent testing components means only the best goes into your Cruiser. Toyota produced amazing vehicles, but their technology is now half a century old. We've reingineered these trucks and brought them into the 21st century to bring you quality without compromise.
"I grew up watching American manufacturing slowly and painfully die. In my family you’re either a carpenter, an engineer, or a mechanic. Pay cuts, downsizing, the death of the American Blue-Collar worker was like slowly peeling a band aid.
College was my way out.
I graduated, with no real idea of what I wanted except to “work for myself”. I started a coffee company in Los Angeles that brought me to the far reaches of South and Central America in search of the perfect bean.
Their mountainous jungles taught me the Land Cruisers adventurous spirit...
I grew up working with my hands. I loved carpentry, my family’s shop, and building things but I knew I could never make a living that way.
US manufacturing was dead...
I came to love Colombia and lived there, finding Land Cruisers, restoring them, and importing them to the U.S. I obsessed over every detail, and it took years to get everything right.
I eventually grew homesick. I did what my childhood warned against and brought our manufacturing back to the U.S.
It was rough at first...
A small garage out of the back of my family’s house was all I could afford, but it felt great. I was proud to be building something in the United States, in Dallas, Texas, where I was born and raised.
We’ve spent years upgrading and perfecting our vision of the ultimate 4x4.
Thousands of hours spent testing components means only the best goes into your Cruiser. Toyota produced amazing vehicles, but that technology is now half a century old.
We've reengineered these trucks and brought them into the 21st century to bring you quality without compromise. The perfect blend of modern and vintage.
Our team is proud to build some of the most unique, and high-quality trucks in the world.
The recipe is simple...
Classic Style – Modern Comfort – Unrivaled Performance."
-Austin Peterson - Founder
Our builds are inspired by the Land Cruiser's heritage, and updated for modern highways, off-roading, and high-performance.
"Thank you Austin, the truck looks amazing. I have already had many compliments. My mechanic said it is the nicest Land Cruiser he has seen - Jose"
Black Dog builds are the industry standard for quality and truly without compromise. That is the promise we make to our customers.