Overland Car Talk – All you Want to Know about Overland Vehicles
How do we deal with car troubles in the middle of nowhere? Where and how do we find workshops? What have been our favorite workshops on our overland journey? Learn about our favorite overland recovery gear and equipment – we’re talking winches, rooftop tent, air filters, and, of course, tires! Meet the overland communities and Land Cruiser communities throughout the world. Enjoy stories about other overlanders’ rigs, whether 4×4 or 2×2.
Roll-up blinds, blackout shades, insulation material and, while we’re at it, mosquito netting. Here are our car window shades for the Land Cruiser.
Check out these inspiring solo women motorcyclists traveling across the world and what they have to say about their favorite motorcycle tool.
A flashback to the first Dakar Rally in South America. In the company of Argentineans we found a perfect spot to watch the spectacle.
Discussions abound on what is the right overland tire. Coen summarizes 15 years of overlanding in the 8 sets of car tires we bought, and why.
With 15+ years of experience on the road, Coen shares what he finds important when buying starter batteries for overland travel.
Romance Factory in South Korea saved our day, our trip, and potentially lots of other vehicles – they fixed the car’s failing brakes.
What are women requirements when it comes to equipping an overland vehicle? Is it all about colors and design are is it about tech issues too?
These adventurous overlanders travel in a 2WD overland vehicle: a Mini, a TVR Chimaera, on a Vespa, and more.
What is the Overland Reunion, where will it be held, and whose coming?
From an Eezi Awn we switched to a Carpas Anaconda.. Why? What do we like about rooftoptents, what not, and how often have we used them?
Rooftop tents, roof tents, car top tents: different names for a bedroom on our home on wheels. Why one do you buy, and why?
s a 4WD overland vehicle a must when traveling the world? Opinions differ and here are ours on the pros and cons of four-wheel drives.
Do you need four-wheel drive when driving in South America? Here are our impressions and experiences about needing a 4WD.
Do you need a 4WD when driving to Asia? Some feel a 4WD is a must, others don’t. Here are our experiences.
Hey – Have fun with this. It’s very easy to construct paper roof racks, bumpers and things out of strips of black paper. If you get stuck, make another. The trickiest part are the front fenders.
We had been thrown into Japan’s Land Cruiser community with enthusiasm and hospitality thanks to the Land Cruiser’s Festa in Kyushu, which was held on the weekend we arrived in the … Read more
The Land Cruiser returned the factory where it was built in 1984: Toyota Auto Body, in Toyota City. Next, the Toyota Automobile Museum.
This year’s turnout has not surpassed previous Overland Reunions. And we’re happy with that as we feel we have reached some sort of sweet spot. You can wander about and … Read more
As we weave our way through urbanized Honshu, we stop in Hiroshima, make new friends and kill the clutch in the middle of the highway.
We hoped for magic things in our Land Cruiser’s country of birth, Japan, but this is beyond expectation. A look into 4Friendee Auto Workshop.
November 29, 2016. We make new friends, admire hellish-looking ponds, and have our first car accident in 13 years on the road.
In Kyushu we joined the 19th Land Cruiser’s Festa near Mount Aso. Among so many BJ40s and BJ45s, our Land Cruiser was right at home.
Underground, above the ground, on foot, or varying from using 1 to 4 wheels or more. See the fascinating, nifty, and fun ways of traveling in South Korea.
The annual overland reunion in the Netherlands (2016) in photos.
This is part 3 of a 3-series story of the second overhaul on the Land Cruiser and how we remodeled it with a water tank, sink, and a whole lot … Read more
After 12.5+ years on the road we switched from water canisters to a water tank and sink. Here’s how we did it.
Getting the bodywork welded proved to be a major challenge: meet the 5 welders.
Overlanding in Venezuela: making new friends and becoming part of Destinos Inteligentes for a weekend.
What can happen with your winch if you don’t use it regularly and don’t do any maintenance?
Photos, impressions and information on the Overland Reunion 2015 in the Netherlands.
We met Academia 4×4’s founder in Bogotá and joined him for one of the fun and exciting competitions he organized: the Duel of Couples.
Part 3 in the series Problem Solving on the Road, this time focused on the car workshop in Quito, Ecuador.
A workshop is more than a collection of cars that need to be fixed. In fact, you could see it as a place of art.
Colombia is home to many old Renault 4s and Coen is a happy man.
What is our favorite recovery gear, and what do we like about these overlanding essentials? The winch, the hi-lift, a saw?
As the years go by the wear and tear of the Land Cruiser continue. A while back driving off roads became less pleasant because my door increasingly rattled. First I thought it was the placement of … Read more
With 70 past, present and future overlanders we had lots over info, adventures & challenges to share during our annual Overland Reunion in the Netherlands.
Problem solving on the road, in Ecuador to be exact, continues with stories on idler shafts, gearbox dismantles, and tires (once more).
It started with an odd sound, it ended with new leaf-springs, and the transfer box taken down. Part one of car problem solving in Ecuador.
As Coen inspected wheel nuts on Ecuadorian vehicles he noticed many were missing; what does this say about car mechanics?
Weird sounds and friction came and went for years. Time to get to the bottom at this and for that we visited the workshop Fire Wheels in Lima.
Our Land Cruiser did carry the king of air filters; however, it rusted through all the same. How did the car get to sport a fancy Donaldson Full-View Pre-Cleaner?
Is it wise to do an 4×4 Off-road Training before starting an overland trip? We thought so, and took a private course. Here’s what we learned.
From traditional road maps we moved on to the digital version: How do we use our Garmin GPSmap 60CSx in our overland trip?
Hella Marine Netherlands has been extremely supportive of Landcruisingadventure and has supplied us with Hella LED lights – read more how we use them.
Tips on where to get your car fixed in Bolivia with gps waypoints of workshops and tips on what to do in case of a major repair (overhaul).
During Landcruising Adventure’s 8th overland reunion overlanders met in the Netherlands to share stories & tips on exploring the world with their vehicle.
You think you need a 4WD to drive the Americas? Julie & J.B. show that you don’t.
Overlanding in Asia in a unique set of vehicles. Check them out.
Our plans go up in smoke.
Fiberglass cars are common in Brazil. Does the technique offer a solution for some of the Land Cruiser’s nasty holes and cracks?
How did we become owner of a vice, a custom made key ring, and rear light protectors? And how is that related to Egyptian Pyramids?
How did the welding of two cracks turn into a nineteen-day project?
Ever heard of Guyana’s Tapirs? Take a look, they are quite a sight.
New country, new impressions. In Guyana we appreciate the gesture of welcome when in need of getting a flat tire fixed.
The 18-hour SOL Adventure Rally and the 4-day Savanna Rally focus on the savanna of Suriname. We joined the dozens of teams and conquered our own challenges.
A Toyoteiros Charity Rally near Salvador da Bahia, to help bring attention to the needs of the nearby village of Maracangalha.
The snow-white Basilica of Copacabana, along Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, is the backdrop to a weekly ritual: La Benedicion de Movilidades. After a six-month, stressful restoration of the Land Cruiser, we feel it can definitely use a blessing before we hit the road again.
An impression of Ernesto’s immaculate workshop.
Time to get some work done on the Land Cruiser…
Batteries on fire that need to be replaced in Paraguay.
Can’t miss them: the vintage cars in Uruguay. Take a look!