Remember life is too short to drive something normal!!
Currently focused on classic FJ45 Toyota Pickups, the occasional FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser, 75 Series Toyota Land Cruisers and Land Rovers Series II, IIA, III and Defenders. With the occasional strange or unique diesel powered vehicle entering the shop.
Eco-Offroad started off as a small company that focused on diesel engine conversions for vintage 4x4 vehicles. As time progressed the option of importing unique diesel powered vehicles became easier and so as parts were being imported vehicles joined them. Today there are many options to be able to drive back into the woods, enjoying nature and all the surroundings with the choice of fuel efficient diesel engines running on biodiesel or diesel. Every once in a while we also feature "outside" the box over-landing vehicle because the driving experience is all part of the adventure.
Eco-Offroad, LLC specializes in:
Environmentally Friendly Restorations
Building and Prepping Over-Land Vehicles
Importing Unique Vehicles from Around the World
Here is a small offering of vehicles that I have worked on in the past!
SALES AND IMPORTATION
Started off importing parts years ago and this slowly transitioned to entire vehicles. All vehicles are picked by me and brought to my shop for inspection. If you have a certain dream vehicle, I can help locate it somewhere around the world and bring it safely back to the USA. After inspection I enjoy the vehicle; I mean I carefully drive all vehicles for a period of time then list them for sale. Unless stated these are not restored vehicles, but good used representatives of the unique models we never got offered in the USA. Currently I deal with the following countries: South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Europe and recently added Brazil. The majority of the vehicles I deal with are RHD (right hand drive), so easy to drive that government employees do it daily! All vehicles will be brought to my shop for inspection before being sold. In addition each vehicle will have all and I do mean all fluids changed. Vehicles will come with a clear Oregon title. As inventory becomes available this page will be updated.
1991 Toyota Land Cruiser HZJ77, Factory H55 5 Speed, Factory Lockers!
Extremely hard to find factory 5 speed HZJ77 with factory lockers. Truck originated out of Japan, spent a short stint in Canada and then was imported by me. Thought I was going to keep this one, but something shinny caught my eye so letting this one go. Previous owner had many upgrades added to the truck before I got it and then I tackled some maintenance items and interior. Truck has been used for off-road so does have some Sage brush pin stripping, but overall shows quite well. Trucks details:
1991 JDM Toyota Land Cruiser HZJ77 (Right Hand Drive)
Engine: 1HZ non turbo
Factory 5speed H55 Transmission
Only 130,000 original KM's ( Or about 81,000 miles)
Factory suspension front seats
24 volt factory system
Truck was a two tone paint and repainted a good quality black at some point in its life.
98% rust free with the exception of the very tip of the front fenders showing a couple bubbles in the paint.
Small crack in windshield not affecting any vision areas.
New clutch and associated hardware
Front end gone through
All fluids including brake/clutch changed
Driver's seat rebuilt
New dash trim installed or being installed
Radio rewired correctly (newer united with bluetooth)---used to reset every time you turned the truck off
Two new batteries
OME 3 inch lift suspension
Newer 3 inch exhaust--sounds nice
ARB front bumper with 24 volt winch
ARB Roof Rack with shovel and Axe holder bracket
Hutchinson DOT approved Bead-lock rims x 5
35x12.5R17 Maxxis Razor Tires with lots of life left on them
Custom rear off road bumper with tire carrier
1993 Japanese Mercedes G
Wagon, Automatic, A/C and low KM's
Beautiful light blue 300GE Mercedes G wagon ready to enjoy direct from Japan. Vehicle only has 110,000 KM's (68,350 Mile) on it since new. Vehicle has the M103 6 cylinder gas engine used in many varieties of Mercedes. Ice cold a/c, factory differential lockers, electric windows, sunroof and a cloth interior with seating for up to 7 people with rear inward facing third row seating. Fully serviced with all the fluids and filters recently change. Five new Yokohama AT tires. Front bumper was removed and powder coated. New exhaust system was installed. Great example of a rust free G wagon from Japan.
Getting rid of those Winter Blues While Runny Biodiesel or even #2 Diesel in cold Temps!
I run anywhere from B20 up to B100 even in the winter without an issue, because I remember to use winter additives. Here is Oregon the fuel companies like charging for additives, but offer very little to any for winter conditions. There have been whole newspaper articles written on how biodiesel was killing all the diesel powered cars in the winter, was the biodiesels fault. The fuel companies were not adding winter additive and even straight #2 diesel will gel when temps drop.
Stages of the effects of low temps on Diesel:
Level 1 – “Cold Filter Plug Point”
This is the point at which there is enough solid waxes bound together in the diesel to be caught by the filters. There not be enough for you to really “see” yet, but they are being trapped by the filter. If the fuel remains this temperature long enough and if enough fuel flows through the filter, it will become plugged, even though the fuel may look “clear”.
As the fuel gets colder and colder, more of these waxes bond together to form bigger and bigger “polymer bonds” of waxes.
Level 2 – “Cloud point”
This is the point at which the fuel looks “Cloudy” to the “naked” eye. There is enough of these polymer bonded waxes to form large enough chains to be visible. It will abviously stop up filters here.
Level 3 – “Gel Point”
This is the point at which there are is an “infinite polymer network”. The point at which the fuel starts to be a solid or semi-solid due to these polymer bonds. The fuel will not flow at this point. Cold filter plug point/Cloud point is anywhere from 20*F – 40*F depending on water and contaminates in your fuel. Gel point is around +5* give or take a few degree. Biodiesels are more prone to Cold filter plug point/cloud point/gel point. They can plug faster, they absorb water more redably.
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Restorations And Overland Vehicle Builds
We can perform any stage of restoration that you would like or your pocket book can handle. From a mechanical only restoration including a diesel conversion to a full frame off; we are glad to help you in the building of your dream rig. Want a unique vehicle you can travel the world in? We can help you there with our years of Overlanding experience and background in unique vehicles.
Why a diesel engine?
- Better fuel economy
– The ability to run on multiple fuels (biodiesel, diesel, straight vegetable oil)
– Lower cost to operate
– Engine longevity
Although the diesel engine is not for everyone, it is a key component if you wish to run an older vehicle in a more environmentally friendly manner. When built correctly, you can see MPG in the low 20’s to the mid 30’s – not bad for vehicle with the aerodynamics of a barn!
All diesel conversions we performed are ready for biodiesel, and if you wish, we can set the vehicle up to run on straight vegetable oil.
From simple sheet metal patches and frame patches to custom bumpers and tow hitches, in the end, your imagination is the limit! We can handle small rust repair, frame repair, custom transmission humps, bumpers, winch mounts...you name it!