2003 Mitsubushi FG Overland Camper Renovation

PaulJensen

Explorer
I have been hand the keys to my dream vehicle, a 2003 Fuso Overland Camper to renovate a tired interior...

Some background first...
http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/120808-4x4-Camper-for-sale-PRICE-REDUCED!

http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/132100-How-much-do-I-have-to-modify-a-Fuso-FG








(above) The existing interior is mostly plastic laminate surfaces...


(above) The cabinetry is heavy MDF drawers and doors...


(above) It looks worse in person...






(above) The carpenters who initially built the interior were weak on a lot of levels...

















So there it is, next up: Out with the bad...
 

dlh62c

Explorer
Paul

Looks like a fun project. Please keep us up to date. The rebuild is a great chance to really make it your own.
 

Maninga

Adventurer
Will be following this build. Like what you've done on other builds and about to start the interior on my camper, be good to see how you go about it.
 

PaulJensen

Explorer
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Demolition well underway...










(above) "found space" behind the fridge... about a foot deep...might put the water heater in here or near the shower...???...




(above) Hoping for a pantry / wine cabinet...


(above) I have a couple ideas...


(above) yuck...


(above) Glad to see it gone... the dog smell remains...


(above) Once demo get rolling, and stays organized, it's pretty fun...


(above) Wasted floor space... Goodbye bed...


(above) Better see first what is in the cut line...


(above) Dangerous in the clue-lessness basic understandarding of conformity of wiring... Some rules just make sense... Shuddderr...


(above) Traced each and every one...


(above) Needs a fresh start...


(above) And this was a half day of general dismantling...


(above) Like where else you gonna put it...???...


(above) Rumored to be dead...


(above) No slowing down now...


(above) Not bad for half a day...


(above) It feels like weight has been lifted...


(above) Ready to plug and play..
 

GR8ADV

Explorer
Reasonably painful. Kind of like watching someone in rehab; painful at the beginning with new hope everyday. My understanding is that the large 3000 w instahot for the shower works, but only under shore power.
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I have tasked Paul with only a few basic parameters, leaving the rest up to him. One of those is that the bed area must be available for one person to remain in bed while the other has full access to the house. A reasonable expectation as not everyday do my wife and I have the same schedule. Having two people in bed and having the whole house available is/was waisting valuable space.
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Looking fwd to tomorrow!
 
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dlh62c

Explorer
Webasto Diesel Heater


(above) Not bad for half a day...
GR8ADV

Is that an Webasto diesel heater I see in the lower left corner?

Was it more than enough for heating the living space?

Do you have plans to do away with the propane and go with all diesel appliances?

Under the vinyl tile appears to be a wood sub floor, possibly oak, how has it held up considering where the truck has been?

It'll look good when its done!
 
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