Well, after sitting and thinking for quite sometime I have decided to keep my Pajero and modify it to be a self sufficient long range tourer. I chose to keep the pajero due to its reliability and ease to fix.
A few goals I have so far are:
-1500km Range between fuel stops
-enough battery power for 48 hours rest stop with out starting wagon
-comfy to drive a/c must be maintained
The work not pictured to date is standard maintenance that would be needed. repack the bearing, brakes. overall good clean.
Mod 1 - 2"/50mm lift - allowing to still be reliable yet give me that little extra clearance.
Well I got my lift installed today, 50mm toughdog kit.
50mm medium duty springs - good for 300kgs of weight in the rear.
41mm foam cell shocks on all corners
It started off great installing springs and shocks in the rear....
then it took a turn for the worst, I get underneath to crank up the torsion bars and find that 1 side is already cranked to the max... but no achieving anylift..
Run to the wreckers and get a spare for 110. auz dollars
start installing new bar.... removing the front bolts caused them to all strip..
Walk to bolt shop in blazing heat with no clouds in the sky..
get 2 dollar bolt and return. finish lift.
45mm front lift so far, will turn it up another 10mm max to level it out a bit
the rear is at 70mm lift right now till it settles. I am very happy with it.
And then I noticed....
Junk bar.. could be used as a beating stick or extra long paper weight
All done, with exception of settling and 10mm front raise to go.
All leveled out:
Fixed the front end lift issue, got it as level as I can safely do with torsion bar fronts. the back should sag about 10mm still.
For the Inside:
Went online today and found an 80L Waeco fridge for sale for 900.00 so I went for a drive to check it out and ended up taking it home. WOOT WOOT.
Roof Top Tent
Got my roof top tent today. got it installed on the new roof rack I built. the rack is not finished as we had to be able to live out of the tent in about 6 hours since we are out of a place to live till wednesday.
looks good all installed. will have opened photos tomorrow. after opening it up already I was to aggrivated to take photos.. LOL. there was a lot of guess work.
a little closer: