I've no excuse other than I've been really busy and side tracked so find myself a little behind on our vehicle set up. Anyway I thought I would post a couple of quick pics on my camper build but it's not going to be anywhere near the standard of earthromer's post whch I have just read and decided there is no way I can keep up with that level of dedication, full points for that post - interesting reading other people's take on travel in general. It's allways nice reading about the plethera of idea's and set up's out there! Anyway enough rambling, here's a couple of quick pic's
First is just fitting an ARB winch bar and a dual battery set up no detail in the photo, I can add some detail if anyone is interested but hey I figure everyone has there favoured set up!
Camper shell sitting on the chasis, nothing is fixed at this stage. Everything comes appart for the interiour fit out, I'm only workning on the shell and chasis at the moment!
Assorted pics, chasis is galvanised steel while the body is 2.5mm aluminium. The interiour fit out, roof and so on will be composote products for the obvious weight saving and the range of finishes that are available, makes all the difference in getting the cosy feel! well that's the plan anyway!
A little tig welding here and there but the shell is almost completely glued and rivetted, I'm hoping to gain enough flex so as not to crack anything on undulating or corrugated terrain. Should work OK as the shell is only 2300mm long and bolted to the tray support rails on the ute and therefore relying on them to cushion the ride (hopefully!)
We have seen a couple of German Cruisers around our area lately and managed to have a chat with them, they are just finishing a 12month sojurn around OZ and had a great time - goes without saying! Anyway it keeps the juices flowing, great to gain some info on areas you'll be travelling from like minded people!, allways nice reading posts of others out and about on this forum too I might add! anyway more pics of my build as it takes shape. Any input appreciated cheers for now!!