Diesel 4x4 Build
We found this camper in Oakville, Oregon and it was already converted. We decided to do a ground up restoration. Our buddy named it the "Mighty Oak" we've rolled with it ever since. It's a 1984 Toyota cab and a 70's Chinook. Lots of work has been done to this rig already and still a long way to go. Took the frame and blasted and painted with POR15. The whole camper floor had to be rebuilt and replaced, added flashing and coated the under body with rubberized paint. Cut a bigger opening in the roof of the truck cab, and reinforced it with metal for safety. Welded new floor pans in the truck cab and painted both sides. Hours and hours of body work went into the camper, had to patch fiberglass holes and fix imperfections. Moved the propane storage and fiberglassed it to the camper. Interior floor got a layer of Killz paint, to hopefully seal all the wood from future moisture. Sanded and painted the reinforcement frame. We rebuilt the pop-top roof with bracing and fiberglassed it for rigidity. Constructed a steel frame for the camper portion of the rig, to better support the body. Altered a aftermarket rear bumper and found a massive front bumper. To expedite the body work, we got new fender flares. The exterior paint is coming along, slowly but surely. We will be putting a 1KZTE engine and R150 transmission in this beast! New head, vacuum delete, professionally built mechanical injection pump, glow plugs, front mount intercooler. Re-geared front and rear axels to 4.30 gear ratio, to provide efficiency with 36" tires. Sky's off-road high steer kit, IFS power steering conversion, 3000lb. airbag suspended rear end, and Bilstein 5100 shocks.
Made decisions to make the bed huge and take up the whole camper, bedding will be King sized! Made countertops to match exterior paint. Painted pictures coming soon. So much more to do but the Mighty Oak is on the way.