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    That looks like an epic project in the making....

    That looks like an epic project in the making. That's a well equipped vehicle for sure.
  2. Hi dinoevo Thanks for the link. Do you work...

    Hi dinoevo

    Thanks for the link. Do you work for explorer magazine? You seem to post a lot of links to their website.

    Regards,

    Nick
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    I've now added a load of additional photos to the...

    I've now added a load of additional photos to the blog, all as links to photobucket and flickr galleries.

    You can find photos I took when converting Jim in the 'Converting Jim' tab...

    And you...
  4. How would you improve on the original man cab?...

    How would you improve on the original man cab? It's impossible for the aftermarket to replicate the huge budget and resources of a company like that.

    Sorry to see these pictures, I hope that the...
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    I do not think that it is necessary for you to be...

    I do not think that it is necessary for you to be getting quotes from specialist expedition truck manufacturers. Any local welding/engineering company with experience of working on commercial vehicle...
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    Hi Julius, Sorry, I misunderstood you. The...

    Hi Julius,

    Sorry, I misunderstood you.

    The cab is actually much simpler. I got a local welding and engineering company ( http://www.specializedgroup.co.uk/ ) to make and fit four brackets to...
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    Hi Julius, most of what you can see in this...

    Hi Julius,

    most of what you can see in this photo is an awning from a British company called The Awning Co.

    http://www.theawningcompany.co.uk

    it is mounted to a custom galvanised roofrack ...
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    Thanks Iain! 28l/100km is pretty poor, even by...

    Thanks Iain! 28l/100km is pretty poor, even by big truck standards, but this was after a lot of driving in mountainous areas. I actually noticed a fair improvement after I got the truck serviced in...
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    Knowing how useful it would have been to me when...

    Knowing how useful it would have been to me when I was planning the trip around America, I wrote a blog post detailing all of the major costs associated with the trip. Hopefully others will find it...
  10. I work in the London office, Arup's London ATG...

    I work in the London office, Arup's London ATG group are particularly good with the kind of project that you are doing.
  11. It's a small world, I also work for Arup.

    It's a small world, I also work for Arup.
  12. I inherited the semi integrated cab-over format...

    I inherited the semi integrated cab-over format from Jimís previous life as a cash in transit truck. The cab has a welded in-situ internal steel lining that prevents the driver or passenger from...
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    In the UK it is common and legal. Many tractor...

    In the UK it is common and legal. Many tractor units get turned into rigid or drawbar trucks this way. The cost is not high but if you only want an extra 50cm, it seems a little extravegant.
  14. The comfort of having a cold shower on a hot day...

    The comfort of having a cold shower on a hot day cant be underestimated. I found that even after carrying water around for two weeks with ambient temperatures of over 40 degrees centigrade in the...
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    he had better luck than this truck: ...

    he had better luck than this truck:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf3fPATAPuc

    crazy flooding in Morocco recently
  16. Sticky: A while back I was looking for ways of upgrading...

    A while back I was looking for ways of upgrading my truck from Euro 3 to Euro 4 to enable me to enter London's low emmission zone without paying the fine. I ended getting exemption but was previously...
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    I put Jim through the annual test again this...

    I put Jim through the annual test again this weekend, as part of the process of getting him road legal after a year out of the country.

    All went fine, but the strange result was the weight....
  18. Thanks campo, I'm back at work in London now,...

    Thanks campo,

    I'm back at work in London now, starting the process of saving again for another trip. Some people can earn money whilst travelling but for me this hasn't been possible yet.

    For...
  19. Hi biotect, I'm not sure how seriously you want...

    Hi biotect, I'm not sure how seriously you want to progress with e-drive but I met a guy recently working for GKN who is working on the development of large electric motors. GKN have a long history...
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    Mount Ellen, Utah http://i.imgur.com/SmNXUxf.jpg

    Mount Ellen, Utah
    http://i.imgur.com/SmNXUxf.jpg
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    me too, I guess I was just getting used to the...

    me too, I guess I was just getting used to the american hospitality at the time. It took me a while to calibrate my English attitude of not wanting to impose myself on anyone, to the amazing...
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    Nevada de Toluca, Mexico...

    Nevada de Toluca, Mexico
    http://i.imgur.com/HA2nX7Z.jpg

    Henry Mountains, Utah
    http://i.imgur.com/ds6OWjy.jpg
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    It was at Couch offroad in Denver when I passed...

    It was at Couch offroad in Denver when I passed through earlier in the year, it's a great vehicle but I can't remember much about its history
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    I think you'd be mad to get an American truck as...

    I think you'd be mad to get an American truck as the basis for an expedition truck when you are situated in Europe. You have a host of vehicles perfectly suited to world travel that are made on your...
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    Looks great! Good luck with your journey!

    Looks great! Good luck with your journey!
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