This old girl came to me in the form of an old 4×4 fire tanker truck from western NSW Dubbo. The brief was to build a budget expedition truck that was super tough and reliable. The truck finished up with a new Isuzu 6bb1 engine, fully epoxy painted chassis with independent spring articulation and new all terrain tyres. All bearings and seals were replaced and brakes rebuilt with stainless sleeves. I designed a simple one person jacking system which could remove the accomodation pod off the body in under 10 minutes leaving the flat bed truck as a usable off road transporter. I called her “Big Red”.