Originally Posted by waggoner5
Sounds like +50k to me, although a build like this has been high on my radar for a long time. Mike and I even met with Aqualu to see if they would build bodies to bolt onto 80 chassis for us. Although expensive, it seemed like a sellable truck. Aqualu doesnt build tops or doors so you would be on your own on that stuff. I put a pencil to the Aqualu route and figured a truck built with all toyota parts would cost close to 70k to build the way I would want.
Yeah, I'd be on a much tighter budget doing things that I could and making decisions based on budget. It would get close to what I'd want, I know the level you build to and it is second to none. Thanks for the real world advice. I am thinking of a bit of a shade tree project.
Thanks Gary. I was sad to see that your last project was totaled. Glad you are all safe!
My rig... "Maude"
1976 FJ40 with some stuff and some leaks.
1999 UZJ 100 Series bone stock ready to rock AKA:The backup minivan
2012 Toyota Sienna Minivan, fastest Toyota in the stable.
My camping trailer build up thread.
"You 80 guys are just a Sawzall away from nirvana." -Red Chili