The Japanese studio Flex has developed tuning to “age” the Land Cruiser. The kit is suitable for SUVs in the bodies of J80, J90 (Prado), and J100, and the degree of improvement depends on the wishes of the client. You can install external body panels, radiator grille, and headlights from Land Cruiser J60, paint the ROVER in classic Toyota colors, add old-school wheels, replace the steering wheel, and also alter the interior with retro-style fabrics.
On the official website of the Flex workshop, there is a configurator that allows you to “age” Toyota SUVs for 10-20 years. For improvements, original Toyota parts and custom elements are used; you can install a mask with round or square headlights, experiment with the color of the radiator grille and the design of the wheels, as well as add wood inserts on the sidewalls in the spirit of American SUVs.
The upgrade of the cabin comes down to the choice of an upholstery of chairs made of fabric or leather, as well as the replacement of the standard steering wheel with a wooden three-spoke classic. In addition, Flex studio offers elevator kits for suspension, but tuning does not involve interference with engines or the frame. In addition to the Land Cruiser 80 and 100, as well as the Land Cruiser Prado 90, it is possible to modify the Probox station wagon and the Town Ace minivan.
Prices for retro-style tuning start at 2.8 million yen (21.4 thousand US dollars), but a complete revision from Flex can cost twice as much. However, in Japan, there is an increased demand for modern cars in retro style.
Source: Flex Dream Co / CarScoop.com