Right before the purists cry foul of a different eighty-collection Toyota Land Cruiser with an LS V8 beneath the hood, listen to us out. The latest video clip from the men at Fullboost takes a in-depth glimpse at ‘Frank the Tank’, an eighty-collection Land Cruiser, constructed by Mark Boxer of HoonTV.
Ahead of conversing about the powerplant, we’d be remiss not to point out that this is a panel truck. This basically usually means that the manufacturing unit entire body panels at the back are deleted and equipped with replacements that are significantly lighter – a observe that genuinely sells the Baja pre-runner aesthetic. The conversion arrived at the expense of the rear doors, making this a two-door Land Cruiser.
Although swapping an LS into a Land Cruiser is very little new, the selection of conversion kits accessible built the position amazingly uncomplicated when it arrived to ‘Frank the Tank’. The Marks4wd package that Boxer utilized permitted him to keep the exact airbox, gas strains, headers, and tower shafts from the manufacturing unit car or truck. Allegedly, Boxer desired to increase a turbo to the LS, but he opted to keep anything about stock – only introducing slight parts like a new exhaust and cam.
From the exterior, ‘Frank the Tank’ was painted in a mattress liner finish. Absolutely sure, this isn’t the initial time we’ve noticed Rhino Liner utilized on the exterior of an offroad vehicle, but there is significantly additional than satisfies the eye when it arrives to this Land Cruiser. Along with the comprehensive modifications included with the panel truck conversion, the men also added new bumpers and fender flares to increase to the pre-runner glimpse.
After all was explained and completed, Boxer explained that there is not significantly that he would transform in the future with these types of a bulletproof set up. He outlined that there were being plans for other engine swaps like a 1JZ, but the quantity of engineering encounter behind the LS swap built it a no-brainer.