Yeah, I've watched quite a few of their videos on YouTube.. Very capable machines!
Little progress on the 'build', but having read thru Pairoa's thread (Expedition Portal) on his Merc 6x6 AK build thread and seen his sketches, it has got me thinking that perhaps I should draft my intended plan... So here it is! Reasonably simple I hope! A lightweight 50 x 50 RHS body frame, skinned on the outside with alli or steel, 50mm kingspan insulation pushed in between the steelwork, and then finished with 12mm marine ply or laminate. This will be mounted on three points so the chassis can do as it pleases under it without twisting the body. The spare wheels and rear bumper will be attached to the rear of the chassis, independant to the body and will have a channel/mast setup (similar to a forklift mast) using rollers and a pump. The lights, wheels and additional storage box will lower to the ground when required. The 'log basket' will be attached to the living body and remain up out of the way, as it won't often be used. I will also have simple removable 'side skirts' that match in with the rear body but hide the air tanks, batteries and fuel tanks. It won't have the clearance of a Unimog or AK, but I'm not planning to do any extreme off roading! The front roof rack will be on a pivot, so it can be lifted up out of the way when the cab has to be tipped. I hope to reproduce the 'Dragoman' type seal between the cab and body. Simple but effective. The body will still have a 'cab to living' access door which will probably be an internal slider so it can be slid into the front wall out of the way. It will also have a low point at the entrance door with the third step built in. The skirt on the left will have a pull out first and second step. That is the plan
1995 Mercedes 1222 4x4
1969 (Now know! Thanks Diana!!) Ser 2 Tdi SWB
1990 Case IH 1455xl
2012 VW Golf Mk 6 GTD
1993 Range Rover 3.9 V8 Classic
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'The more the smoke, the more the poke!!'