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Alu-Cab Hercules Roof Conversion for the Toyota Land Cruiser Troopy

Too many products are marketed with exaggerated terms like “groundbreaking” or “revolutionary,” which, to be honest, often leads to disappointment as the hype seldom lives up to reality. The Alu-Cab roof conversion kits are a clear exception as this is a product that has changed the way many overlanders travel, and we have seen Alu-Cab roof conversions serving explorers across the globe. Once a vehicle is fitted with one of these conversions, it instantly transforms into a secure and robust live-in camper without permanent and costly modifications.

Alu-Cab recently launched the Hercules Roof Conversion for the Toyota Land Cruiser Troopy (75 and 78 Series), and it is guaranteed that this product will sell faster than a boerewors roll at a Blue Bulls match (please forgive the heavy South African references; Alu-Cab is based in Cape Town).

The new Hercules Roof Conversion is designed specifically for Toyota Troop Carriers, differing from Alu-Cab’s Icarus conversion kits, which cater to Land Rover Defenders. This system integrates the functionality of accessing a rooftop tent, clothing, storage compartments, and a kitchen into a single unit, providing a solution that maximizes space and convenience.

Constructed from high-grade aluminum and fortified with durable hardware, the Hercules Roof Conversion is built to withstand both the rigors of off-road adventures and the demands of daily use. Its aerodynamic profile not only elevates the vehicle’s aesthetics but also minimizes wind resistance, which is intended to improve fuel efficiency.

One of the conversion’s notable features is eliminating the need for external ladders. Instead, the roof can be opened in seconds using an easy-to-operate latch system. This system reveals a flip-up bed and mattress, allowing users to stand upright while changing clothes or accessing the roof space. Bedding can be conveniently stored inside the roof when it is closed, simplifying the packing process.

According to Alu-Cab, the Hercules Roof Conversion kit is designed for global distribution and can be installed within three to four days. It promises to convert the Toyota Troopy into an ultimate companion for overland travel. The kit is available in multiple colors, including black, white, and beige.

Key attributes of the Hercules Roof Conversion include:

  • Its robust construction.
  • Improved fuel efficiency due to the aerodynamic design.
  • Specialized adaptation for Toyota Land Cruiser Troopy models.

The internal roof opening allows easy access to tents, storage, and kitchen amenities without external modifications. The Hercules supports a load rating of 110 pounds for cargo rails, although it must be noted that the placement of cargo can affect the ease of opening the roof.

From $10,000 | alu-cab.com

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Graeme Bell is an author and explorer who has dedicated his life to traveling the planet by land, seeking adventure and unique experiences. Together with his wife and two children, Graeme has spent the last decade living permanently on the road in a self-built Land Rover based camper. They have explored 27 African countries (including West Africa), circumnavigated South America, and driven from Argentina to Alaska, which was followed by an exploration of Europe and Western Asia before returning to explore the Americas. Graeme is the Senior Editor 4WD for Expedition Portal, a member of the Explorers Club, the author of six books, and an Overland Journal contributor since 2015. You can follow Graeme's adventures across the globe on Instagram at graeme.r.bell