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Thread: BY REQUEST- MY FG SWB (the 20 cent tour)

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    Default BY REQUEST- MY FG SWB (the 20 cent tour)

    As requested by John of ATW fame (yes I take requests) this is the tour of my 07 649 extra SWB
    The Truck
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    the concept behind the design of the body was to carry all my wordly possesions and have a "ready in a minute" sleeping area
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    the top half is a no clutter accomodation area that we use when we dont have the van in tow, you just pull out the weaco and roll out the bed, presto all weather accomodation in seconds
    As we are on the road full time we carry everything
    Under the floor I keep all my tools (welder etc) diving, fishing, camping and boat gear, it all fits (just)
    The truck is fitted out with lighting, sound, 12 & 240 volt power, 100L of water and on board air
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    the starting batteries have been moved into the forward locker along with a 150aH AGM deep cycle battery, air compressor that feeds a 25Lt reciever, switch gear for the domestic services and high amp breaker for the winch. I also keep my ready use tools in there just in case.
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    The cab has been refitted with bucket seats and custom built floor and roof consoles. The keen eye among you may notice the Eaton Fuller "road ranger" gear shift. no it doesnt have a 12 speed box just the knob although it could do with some more gears past 5th for highway use
    Theres also a small platform for the bird, he likes to see whats going on, but after hours of "jingle bells" being whistled in your ear he should ride in the back.
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    My latest additions are a set of lightforce 240's, LED day running lights(just in case you dont see it), and a 16500lb Mako winch

    The Boat Loader
    On top I carry 2 boats, a 3.5M tinnie set up for fishing and a 4M inflatable for diving
    to get them on and off I use a "RHINO" boat loader customised to roll forward for travel
    boat 1.jpgboat 4.jpgboat 5.jpg
    At the moment its all handraulic but im working on a starter motor set up to automate it
    Cheers
    STU

    IT AINT WORTH A THING - IF IT DONT GOT THAT BLING

    LIFE Its an adventure - Not a race

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    Nice setup.

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    Very nice Stu

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    Default the 20 cent tour part 2

    my apologies
    im currently in a spot with poor internet
    The Outboard
    I keep my little 15hp motor between the cab and body on a fold away trolley
    outboard 1.jpgoutboard 2.jpgoutboard 3.jpgoutboard 4.jpg
    the idea is it holds keeps the motor well out of the way and can act as a service stand when required
    the best part is by attaching the wheels you dont have to carry the motor
    Behind the motor in the gap I keep the boat fuel tank,dieso and bike fuel jerry cans and a locker for recovery equipment

    The Bike Loader
    Under the heading of you just cant have enough toys I also carry a Suzuki V Strom 1000 on the back
    its a decent sized bike cause im a decent sized bloke (no 250's here)
    bike on sml.jpg
    It uses "C" sectin channel as rails with a winch driven carrige that holds the front wheel
    Its a one man operation, takes about 3 minutes to set up and packs away neatly into itself
    bike 1.jpgbike 3.jpgbike 1a.jpgbike 4.jpg
    Operation is simple. you place the front wheel on the carrige and strap it down to the front axle, then using the winch haul the lot up the ramp onto the truck, Removal is the reverse
    For safety i have a video monitor that looks down onto the bike while im moving
    I have a video of the bike loader in use and when i figure out how to post it ill put it on

    New Bits
    Im planning on a set of parabolic springs when I finally get back round to Queensland and maybe some super singles. Short of that im running out of room to put bits

    If theres anything here that may be of use to your set up and you want more detailed info drop me a line
    toys sml.jpg
    Cheers
    STU

    IT AINT WORTH A THING - IF IT DONT GOT THAT BLING

    LIFE Its an adventure - Not a race

    blackduckontour.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackduck View Post
    At the moment its all handraulic....

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    Stu,
    Sweet looking very well thought out.

    Pete and Kel

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    just a quick shot of our rig at the wind farm in Geraldton WA
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    Cheers
    STU

    IT AINT WORTH A THING - IF IT DONT GOT THAT BLING

    LIFE Its an adventure - Not a race

    blackduckontour.com

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    Hi Stu,

    I would like to know where you had your custom consoles made.

    Thanks,
    MAB

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    MAB
    unfortunatley I made them myself
    the timber work was the easy part I had to beg to the wife to do the covering.
    I searched for someone who makes consoles for the canter but not much luck

    I think ATW do a centre consoles for thier trucks, it might be worth giving john a yell
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    Cheers
    STU

    IT AINT WORTH A THING - IF IT DONT GOT THAT BLING

    LIFE Its an adventure - Not a race

    blackduckontour.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackduck View Post
    MAB
    unfortunatley I made them myself
    Why is that unfortunate?
    Anyone can pop down to the local 4x4 shop and hand over money for some mass produced stuff. When you build things yourself you make your vehicle unique.

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