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. Updated January 2020!
1989 Nissan PAO
Imported from Japan this little car was Nissan's answer to the Mini Cooper. This is a 1989 Nissan PAO with only 39,000 miles (62,000KM) on it. Has factory A/C and an automatic transmission. Many new items have been added: five new tires, new brakes (including spares), new engine mounts, new coolant hoses, new a/c compressor, new belts and full fluid change. Two small dents on the rear of the car that can be seen in the photos, otherwise in amazing condition. Great little car to drive and ready to go. Free and clear Oregon title.
1983 Toyota Landcruiser HJ47 RHD Diesel
South African Toyota Landcruiser Pickup HJ47 with 2H Diesel engine. Truck was restored in South Africa a couple years ago and is RHD. Rebuilt front and rear axles due to seals leaking. New rear drive line. New brakes front and rear. Fully serviced including all fluids. New battery. New Cooper ST Max Tires. During its restoration it received new floors so no rust. Truck also have a fiberglass roof. As this truck came from South Africa it does not have heat or a/c. Has clear Oregon title.
1993 Toyota Landcruiser
Factory 4 door truck
Japan is the only market where factory 4 door 75 series trucks were offered and they were only offered to commercial outfits. Almost all of these trucks ended up with raised roofs (bubble) as they were used by the fire department and extra room was needed for the helmets. This truck belonged to the fire department, but has the extremely rare low factory roof! On top of having the rare roof, this truck only has 14000 KM's on it (little over 8700 miles). More photos to come.
-A/C and Power steering
-Old Man Emu 2+ suspension kit with shocks
-New SS 35 gallon fuel tank
-New Aisin manual hubs
-Ute bed with drawer system under bed and side boxes
-76 sereis rear seat
-new speakers and radio
-new ARB bumper with LED running lights and light bar
-Tuffy security box with cup holders between front seats
-New tires and rims
-LED interior light
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!
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