October 12, 2023 2 min read

We dig this rig! This sick Vintage 1982 Toyota Sunrader has been fully DIY restored with a 4x4 conversion! Read more:

Your name:Bradley Enlow

Location: Full Time on the road out of Prescott, Arizona

Rig Nickname: Sunroamer

Make & Model:  1982 Toyota Sunrader. Full DIY Resto and 4x4 Conversion With Auto Trans and 3.4L Engine

HEST products:  HEST Pillow

Critical dimensions for your bed platform:  Bed Loft style. 80x59” with top roof Slope 29 to 24 in. There is also a lower convertible area for bed 48 x 78” w/ Roof Height 56” Lilly (my 4 legged companion) has her own bed.. 

Is this your daily driver or getaway car?

This is certainly my daily, as I live and travel full time.

What do you like most about your rig? 

The people I meet and the smiles this rig gets.

On your average weekend adventure, what is the gear set up you bring with you? 

My most important consideration when selecting gear for full time travel. Is always going to be weight. The second is durability.

How did you navigate gear storage needs into your rig set up?

My storage is an open concept: I use Sidio Crates on my shelfs,this removes the weight of extra doors. I also use tool rolls, hung in front of shelves to hold things in on those crazy trails.

Any cool custom details you’re proud of? 

HAHA where do I start..  Magnetic spice rack, tiny wood Stove, Jerry cans on passenger door, Passenger is a 75 Qt Dometic Fridge. Nature's Head Composting Toilet, Alcan Springs, Hellwig sway bar with disconnects. 4 camera system for blind spots. Beside the camper shell, tires & bed platform in the bed ( two pieces of plywood and couple 2x6) my truck is bone stock. 

Coolest place you’ve taken your rig to?

Coolest location so far is Colorado. I love the San Juans.

Any projects in the pipeline to get your rig even more adventure ready?

I would like to install a good 5 Speed and a Marlin Crawler Doubler...

Biggest challenge in your build out? 

Keeping the overall weight down.

Tips for others looking to do the same to their vehicle?

1.  Spend the most money on suspension and related parts.
2.  Build in stages, so as not to miss adventures with friends.
3.  Take it out and use it ,then start to build your plan for your needs.

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