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Hilux Overland Build: Meet the Participants of the 2020 Four Wheeler Overland Adventure

Ryan Kennelly’s 1980 Toyota Hilux.

Overlanders: Ryan Kennelly and Stephenie Zinn

Vehicle: 1980 Toyota Hilux

About: "I overland because I really enjoy the solitude of backcountry travel. I'm constantly in search of Indian petroglyphs, mining towns, and historic spots of the Old West." This restored pickup has 8-inch diffs, G2 chromoly Birfield front-axle kit, 2-inch Old Man Emu lift and shocks, and 4.88s. Toyota FJ-40 steel wheels are mated to 31-inch Milestar Patagonia M/T tires. The pickup also gained a Softopper cap and ARB compressor for onboard air, while a Toy SR5 console upgrades the gauges.

The 2020 Four Wheeler Overland Adventure takes place November 16-20, 2020, and will begin in Wickenburg, Arizona, then conclude in Mayer, Arizona. The event will include highway and backcountry driving by day led by a professional off-road guide and camping at night. The expedition will feature 20 overlanding-equipped rigs, handpicked from dozens of applicants.