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80-series Landcruiser Build for an Adventure Photographer

We just completed a project for our new friend Andrew Kearns (Instagram @andrewtkearns) to keep him powered up and ready to get great shots in more remote areas. For this project we began with a written interview we’ve specially developed to gather detailed information from prospective customers looking for a customized setup with their adventure mobile. After reviewing the interview paperwork we met with Andrew and presented a complete build proposal for discussion. After a few small tweaks we came to a final build sheet and brought the his truck in for an overhaul. What can we say? He’s stoked, and out there at it with a vehicle that can get him where he wants to go (and more).

New ARB Deluxe Bull Bar front bumper with two ARB Intensity LED lights (one spot, one flood) and a Warn VR-12S winch.


landcruiser 80 with Warn winch

Dual battery system with an Odyssey high performance AGM starting battery and true deep cycle Centennial auxiliary battery, controlled by a National Luna Intelligent Battery Management System.


ARB Old Man Emu suspension and new 33″ BFGoodrich All-terrain KO2’s

80-series with BFG Ko2 tires

Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform roof rack with optional front rail kit, spare tire mount, and MaxTrax carrier.

FJ80 Landcruiser

Outback Solutions (from ARB) rear drawer system with 80-series Landcruiser fit kit. We built a custom sleeping platform extension that adds additional storage underneath.

ARB Outback Solutions drawers Sleeping platform Landcruiser 80-series Landcruiser custom sleeping platform ARB drawers

Pure Sine 1000W power inverter tucked in and hidden inside the side panels next to the drawers, and fast-charge USB and additional 12v sockets at rear of vehicle.

80-series ARB Outback Solutions drawer cubby install IMG_9156

And last but not least, here is Tom’s first appearance on a vlog (courtesy of Andrew):

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