The Hilux sold down in Belize is incredibly expensive. This is why it is cost effective for me to export trucks from Japan to sell in Belize. It would be much more cost effective for me to buy an engine-less truck in the states and install a diesel drivetrain that will cost me around $1200. Since I am already shipping engines and such, doesnt cost me to throw an extra in for my own project. Same for the front & rear susp. Shipping a whole frame would take a bit more space than I am willing to give up to profitable inventory. Hence my desire to convert using shipped suspension parts.
Reason I am thinking of doing the 2 to 4 conversion is because my buddy has a 2WD I can pretty much have for free. If I can find a very cheap 4x4, I would probably jump on that.
From Phoenix, its about 5 days drive to get to Belize including time spent at N & S borders of Mexico.
If I had a facility where I could unload/store/crate engines in the US, I could definitely ship a 20' container of engines... Unfortunately, being in Japan I would not be able to manage such a facility and the associated overhead.
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