After receiving their vehicle dealer license in March, Gritr Sports and Outdoors plans to offer customers specialized overland, safari and expedition vehicles, collaborating with local Toyota specialists Black Dog Traders from Dallas, TX. They will start with a custom build of a diesel powered Toyota Land Cruiser Bandeirante – an FJ45 style truck code named “GRITR Edition.”
The goal is to build a rugged and reliable daily driver Toyota Land Cruiser truck, with an iconic safari look but with a modern twist. Without revealing too much, the GRITR edition will be based on an FJ80 chassis, have air conditioning and Apple CarPlay. Interested parties are encouraged to follow GRITR Sports and Black Dog Traders social media (links to social) for specific details and pictures of the build.
“We are fortunate to have Black Dog Traders so close to us in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.” stated Zach Meraz, GRITR Sports General Manager of Retail Operations . “Their experience in building and customizing Toyota Land Cruisers and other overland vehicles is second to none. We look forward to working together with BDT on this project. Many of our customers have ranches and hunting leases in Texas and many have been on African safaris as well. This vehicle will be equally at home on top of a West Texas mesa as in downtown Dallas, where it may actually be spotted more frequently.”
Black Dog Traders ( https://blackdogtraders.com ) is a custom builder of Toyota Land Cruisers located in Dallas, Texas.
GRITR Sports ( https://gritrsports.com ) is a specialty retailer with a large showroom and firearms range in North Richland Hills, Texas.