VIDEO: Vintage 4x4 Truck Camper Perfection...1978 Toyota Chinook

VIDEO: Vintage 4x4 Truck Camper Perfection...1978 Toyota Chinook


VIDEO: Vintage 4x4 Truck Camper Perfection...1978 Toyota Chinook


My goodness, what a beauty. Guarantee if you were in were in a parking lot full of the latest overland adventure vehicles tricked out with all the 21st century doodads and gizmos, you gravitate towards this timeless metallic brown 1978 Toyota 4×4 Chinook. Read the description, check out the video, MORE HERE:

A true marvel of classic Toyota imagineering. The Toyota Chinook was designed by Toyota and production began in 1973 and ended in 1978. The contract between Toyota and Chinook was for 15,000 units, once all were built, it was the end of an era. They were only built in a 2WD configuration from the factory, on the Toyota Hilux / Pickup Platform. This is a brilliant and one of a kind 1978 Toyota 4×4 Chinook. Completely rebuilt, inside, and out, frame off, engine, interior in 1991 by a fellow Toyota Chinook fanatic, mastermind, and enthusiast here in Oregon.
It’s a proper classic Chinook, as it would be, in a 4×4. It’s powered by a tastefully modified dual mikuni sidedraft powered Toyota 20R, and has all the juicy underpinnings of a 1980 Toyota 4×4 Pickup Solid Front and Rear Axle. Mated to a 5 speed Toyota G52 Transmission and transfer case. The list of features on this is both extensive and impressive, not to mention the way they were executed on this build is simply incredible. A sheer example of craftsmanship and passion. This was assembled over the course of 2 years, and was a true labor of love. SEE FULL LISTING HERE

This Chinook was originally a Gaucho L model, and it has retained the factory layout and L-shaped couch. Camper features include:

  • Fold-down rear entry step
  • Custom cabinets with interior lighting
  • Custom countertops
  • Stainless-steel sink with custom butcher-block cover
  • Two-burner propane cooktop
  • Built-in microwave
  • Over-cab fold-out bed
  • Dual overhead roll-out hammocks
  • Dinette with L-shaped couch that converts to a bed
  • Stow-away dinette table
  • Custom snap-ring curtains for front cab-over windows and front cabin windows

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