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THE BOYS & THEIR GIRLS

 

NATHAN STUART

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His 1982 Toyota BJ42 Land Cruiser

Nathan is a 38 year old Central Coast native.  At 18, Nathan moved to Mexico where he lived and worked for 12 years. Throughout those years, he traveled extensively, learning the intricacy of Mexican culture. In 2011, he moved back to his hometown of Paso Robles where he took a job as a ranch manager. Locally, he has come to be known affectionately as "The Shepherd." Nathan is an avid surfer and videographer when he's not at work.

 

Nathans rig is a 1982 BJ42. The truck was made in Japan, exclusively for the Candian market. The 42 lived most of its life in Vancouver where she picked up a healthy amount of rust. The Cruiser was sold to its previous owner in Bend, Oregon. In 2016 Steve & Nathan took a train up to Bend and drove the truck home the same day. She now lives a rust free life in sunny Paso Robles, California! 

 
 

STEVEN PLOOG

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His 1979 Toyota BJ40 Land Cruiser

 Steve is a 34-year-old Army veteran and accomplished adventurer from Merced, California. He has set foot in over twenty-five countries, and just as many states. In 2017, he racked up over 2,600 miles of backpacking on the Oregon Coast and Pacific Crest Trail. When Steve isn't venturing into the wilderniess he's crafting songs.

 

LEFTY is a 1979 BJ40 from Costa Rica. The truck required quite a bit of body work, and in the long run was replaced with an all aluminum Aqualu tub. The Cruisers Original B-engine has been replaced with Cummins R2.8 and a 5-speed NV4500 transmission. Steve opted for Toyota's original Olive Brown color with pinstripes.