Our latest custom build to leave the Twisted Factory here in Thirsk was this spectacular T130 Pick-Up. Designed and created to explore the vast African Plains and featuring a whole host of specialist, one-off features, we take a closer look at the specification before speaking to the technicians responsible for it.


MODEL: Twisted T130 Hi-Cap Pick-Up

COLOUR: Corris Grey

TECHNICIAN: Owen Mortimer

ENGINE: 2.2L Diesel

DESTINATION: Namibia, Africa


  • 16” Wheels With 35” Tyres
  • External Roll Cage
  • Electric Side Steps
  • Heavy Duty ARB Front Bumper
  • 2” Suspension Lift With Castor
  • Corrected Radius Arms
  • Differential & Transmission Guards
  • LED Rear Load Space Work Lights
  • Rear Lockable Storage Boxes
  • Dual Battery Split Charge System
  • Extended Wheel Arches
  • Cabin Air Filter Snorkel
  • Internal CB Air Radio
  • Intercom System
  • 40” Laser Light Bar
  • Auxiliary Water Tank
  • XD9000-S Warn Winch


The build took over 2,000 hours of handcrafted detail to complete, with an array of one-off production techniques used. To learn more about the level of detail that went into creating this machine, we spoke to the talented technicians responsible.

Our Senior Technician, Owen Mortimer took charge of the mechanical side of the build and said:

“This vehicle had a number of interesting requests by the customer that we’d never done before, including electric side-steps and a ladder that slides into a storage box within the rear load space. Developing new features like these can be challenging but are great to take on and we can certainly be proud of the end result!”


Twisted Coach-works, who took charge of the bodywork side of the build said: “This was the largest vehicle we have had at Coach-works so it was a very challenging build. The extended arches took some thinking, as they aren’t available for the 130. We had to adapt a pair designed for a 110. It took heavy modification and re-moulding to ensure they fit correctly and we’re chuffed with the outcome.

After the arches our next task was the slide-out and fold-down ladder, another unique feature of this vehicle. The design team did a fantastic job of drawing up plans for this, which made fabricating it so much easier.

“All things taken into account, this 130 is one of the best we’ve seen at Twisted!”


Although no two builds are ever exactly the same at Twisted… If you would like us to create something similar for you, please get in touch today.

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