"We're committed to reviving the legendary Land Cruiser, and ensuring its legend lives on into the future. We first started with stock restorations, but quickly realized that the capabilities of the original engine and suspension couldn't live up to some of the demands we placed on it." -Austin Peterson, Founder, Black Dog Traders - Dallas, Texas
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Black Dog Traders was started with one overarching goal: restore the best Classic Land Cruisers, and update them for modern day adventurers with contemporary technology, comfort, and advanced production methods.
Black Dogs come weekend ready. Roam city streets or jungle roads with room enough for the whole family, modern comforts and conveniences, advanced components/construction, and the capability to take you anywhere.
Passion, dedication, and decades of experience are poured into each Back Dog. The result is a truly capable Land Cuiser, built for 21st century driving conditions that you'll cherish for decades. No Land Cruiser required, we supply the donor vehicle.
The timeless design, look, and feel of a vintage Land Cruiser fused with modern production methods, and advanced technology/components. Vintage style doesn't have to come with compromise.
Years spent testing components and production methods means only the best goes into your Cruiser. Toyota produced amazing trucks but their manufacturing processes and components are now half a century old. Time has a way of aging even the toughest, and over these last 50 years automotive technology has advanced considerably. We incorporate contemporary automotive technology bringing you quality without compromise.
100% Toyota powertrains are used in our builds. Tasteful upgrades the purists even appreciate, like the 12H-T turbo-diesel in our Outdoorsman model, provide extra power and handling ability needed for modern driving while retaining Toyota roots.
We provide the highest quality builds faster than the competition, and photos/videos/calls to keep you updated throughout the process. Every step is made to be as efficient as possible; it's a production that I hope you will enjoy as much as the finished product. Construction of these vehicles is a work of art. Builds are limited to ensure standards remain high - reserve yours today.
Black Dogs are the industry standard for quality and without compromise. That is the promise we make to our customers, and we back it with the industries only 100% Quality Guarantee.
If you receive your truck, and there is an issue with it we will work with you to make it right or provide you with a full refund. We are that confident in our work, and the only brand to stand behind it 100%. Check your contract.
The Heritage model is a standard FJ40 "Show Quality" frame off restoration with a few tasteful upgrades to make those trips and trails a bit easier to navigate. Modern conveniences like an upgraded suspension, vintage looking stereo w/bluetooth, disk brakes, and Heat/AC give this Cruiser just enough to make it a bit more manageable without losing that vintage feel. Click below for more info on this and our four other models, all designed with the 21st century explorer in mind.
Our Outdoorsman model was designed for the off-road or overland enthusiast. If you want a workhorse or dependable ranch or farm vehicle, this is the build you need. The high torque delivered by the 12H-T turbo-diesel engine is perfect for towing toys or a trailer on the highway. Quick and peppy when you want it, strong and dependable when you need it. Click below for more info on this and our four other models, all designed with the 21st century explorer in mind.