If mass chaos comes tomorrow, or even later today, there’s one man who is ready to bug out. He’s the owner of this ’86 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60, and his rig has a variety of modifications designed to make the Cruiser the go-to vehicle in the event of civilization’s collapse or whatever bedlam should come to pass. The owner of this Cruiser wishes to remain anonymous, as many doomsday preppers do. But the truck’s builder, Jesse Nelson at JD Fabrication, says, “The idea behind this build comes from the doomsday prepper within.” He says the idea was to capitalize on reliability and function, while at the same time keeping drivetrain electronics to a minimum. “So going with the 12-valve Cummins turbodiesel engine and NV4500 five-speed manual transmission was a must,” he goes on to say.
The owner of this rig is no stranger to Land Cruisers. Over the years he has owned a number of them and he is a big fan of older Toyotas. Thus, it was a no-brainer that when it came time to build a bug-out rig, his first choice was a Cruiser. It was also a given that he’d have his friend, Nelson, build the rig for him.
The result is an incredibly capable 4x4 that’s packed with proven parts. This makes it a reliable machine to count on if things go south.