4xOverland’s Hero Toyota VDJ78 Troop Carrier overland touring truck was built in 2017 and sold in 2019. It covered 46 500 kms of touring in Australia, including the Canning Stock Route, crossing Australia southerly route, Australia red-centre route, Holland Track (twice), Gibb River Road and Anne Beadell and Connie Sue Highways.

This vehicle was sold September 2019.

This is a self-contained overland touring vehicle built for the purposes of two persons travelling to extreme remote locations. It is far more than the sum of its parts, developed and built over two years using the experience gained over three decades of overland touring.

Watch this vehicle on its final expedition for the channel:



Vehicle Details:

Toyota Land Cruiser VJ78 GXL, built Japan Jan 2017. Odo read 46 500 kms when sold.

OE Details:

4,5L V8 diesel engine

5-speed manual gearbox

Front and rear diff locks

2 x 90L fuel tanks

Auto/manual front hubs

Two seats


Upgrades and modifications:

Bull bar, ARB

Side rail, ARB

Side steps, ARB

Oil catch-can, PDP

Fuel filtration upgrade, 50 microns

Axle, gearbox and diff lock breathers, PDP

Safari Snorkel

Front underbody front protection, ARB

Recovery points front, ARB

Wheel flares, wrapped.

OME BP-51 shock absorbers

OME 400kg spring set, front

OME 400kg spring set, rear

OME steering damper

Alu-Cab Hercules tent conversion

Alu-Cab 270° Shadow awning

Sun Visor (Toyota)

Goby-X rear bumper. (cannot be used for towing in Australia)

Goby-X twin-spare wheel carriers

Warn Zeon 10 000lb winch (unused)

ARB dual compressor air pump

4L air tank, ARB

Air outlets front and rear

Enlarged mud flaps front

Enlarged mud flaps with tie chains back

3M full body wrap, 4xO green

Head-light protector plates

120W solar panel on roof

MPPT solar controller via external power cable

Fog lights

Overhead roof console

Safety glass breaking tool

Arm rest driver side

Victron battery monitor

Power outputs X 3

Rigid Industries Dually LED driving Lights

20” LED light-bar, RoadVision

Terrain-Tamer brake rotor and pad upgrade front and rear

USB outputs 4x front, 2x back

Inverter 300W pure sin-wave

12v Duoetto Mk2 10L electric water boiler

Shower with unique twin-pump hot water-save system

Bucket/grey water intake system

Lead-Crystal batteries, 2 x 75 a/h

Redarc DC-DC 40-amp battery charger

Quick En-Suite shower privacy curtain

Quick side table with Maxtrax holder (can hold 4)

4 x Maxtrax included

Rear door drop-down table by Pikra

74L stainless steel water tank and two pumps

Stainless steel gear lever extension

QuickPitch drawer packing system full-spec

Overhead LED lights, x4

External LED lights x2

Window tint, side and rear windows

Sound insulation double skin floor, Carbuilders

Sound insulation single skin doors, Carbuilders

Door speaker pods, Dept of Interior

Centre console, Dept of Interior

Door pockets, Dept of Interior

Rear access step, fold-away

Sony head unit with Apple Carplay

FOCAL PS165 speakers with bi-pass, sub-woofers and tweeters. Sounds VERY good!

Alpine amplifier

GCE UHF radio, mic on centre console

UHF 2db rigid antennae


Red flag mount

Rear axle width correction by Tru-Tracker, Multidrive, Geelong, VIC

Snomaster 57L dual door fridge freezer combo, with remote.

SnoMaster 11L cool drinks fridge between front seats.

Takla CanTech seat covers

Takla sound insulated floor covers and mats

Leather dash cover with pockets

Tie down rails. Multiple in rear

Spade mount

Roof ladder

Camp Cover spare wheel canvas trash bag

Gull wing opening – kitchen

Gull Wing opening – fridge/shower.

TPMS with five external sensors

Wheels and tyres. alloy 7” rims with 265/75R16 (5)