Originally Posted by whatcharterboat
Yes that makes sense. Thanks.
thanks for invitation ...
and for the compliments on our camper
it is still under construction and often anoying us with necessary but unexpected and long lasting problemsolvings....
I will have some time Friday night to rummage in your forum...seems to be just about the importent aspects of life !
if there are any questions I try to answer them...
Last edited by soenke; 03-24-2009 at 10:29 PM.
Haven described everything better then I could already...
I have just a few digital pictures from friends or dias I´ve scanned. So they will be pretty much the same as already posted on mud...
Last edited by soenke; 12-03-2008 at 07:22 PM.
First we wanted to stretch the frame and make a longer cabine with an upright back.
While making the first set up we noticed, that we might go without touching the frame...
here finding the design, this was no good:frown:
the metall work, stretching the J4 body and the fenders, the build up of the cabine, welding the tanks and most of the work getting 40 and 80 together was done by Markus ( www.offroad-schmiede.com )...we did most of the planing and the design (sometimes contrary to Markus´concepts, sometimes fabrication ways forced us to build different to our plans) and we build the interior / furniture
transporting the cabine to get started with the inside
we could use a well equipted carpenders garage in the neighborhood
Last edited by soenke; 12-03-2008 at 07:16 PM.
some from the build up time:
placing the J4 body on the 80 frame. It´s sitting further toward the front then original when the 1HD-T is keept in place. Still very little space is left when the visko-clutch fan is used. The Body has to be mounted higher to provide space for the tires underneath the fender.
the frame goes in curves, wich helped to make it not to easy for Marcus to manufacture the cabin-mounts
The vintage A/C radiator fits perfectly in front of the radiator from a HZJ75. Adapted metal fenders and aluminium storage front bumper. You can see the 13cm body lift
f/g sandwichplates glued to the aluminium frame of the cabine
the top, easy to lift with two persons
and the extended J45 roof
getting it together
just to take it apart again and again.... untill everything fits quite well.
Time for some paint
stabilizers for the fenders
Last edited by soenke; 12-03-2008 at 07:18 PM.
without the cabin
The window is bigger then stock, a Reimo window to slide open. In the cabins front wall is a matching window, allowing emegerncy exit to the cab..
I liked the look, would be nice as a flat bed...
if you have any technical questions I try to answer and see if I can find an explaining picture...
Last edited by soenke; 12-03-2008 at 07:21 PM.
Welcome, Sönke! Your Toyota is wonderful! thanks for the extra
Let me pose the question everyone else has been too polite to ask:
What is your estimate of the cost to build a replica of your camper?
+1Originally Posted by Willman